▲ Participants of 13th KPMC
“One Baduk, One World”
The 13th KPMC took place at Julpo Bay Tidal Ecological park, Buan-gun from 8th to 14th.
Celebrating its 13th KPMC, players from 59 countries/territories were fighting for a new champion title which won this year by Chinese player, Liyan LYU(7D).
▲ Round 6 ? Chan Ho Jung(7D) vs. Liyan LYU(7D)
LYU has been considered as the most probable champion, he finally grabs the championship trophy after playing an intense game in the Round 6 against Chan Ho JUNG(7D) that finished by resign. LYU wins with complete victory with 6 wins and China defends the championship for 4 consecutive years.
The representative of Korea, Chan-ho JUNG(7D), finished 2nd. He took 5 straight wins against Peru, Argentina, Romania, Czech Republic and Hong Kong. Yet JUNG lost final Round 6 match against Liyan LYU from China, resulting in the 2nd place. Jung describe his loss to LYU and his feelings about the KPMC as follows:
“LYU was very strong. We played a modern opening and I tried to build as thick as I can. But in the middle game stage, I realized lack of territory by counting. So I started to play more aggressively and I collapsed. I heard he became pro recently. I reviewed his game records, but he was a lot stronger than I thought“
Followed by Fukashi MURAKAMI from Japan finished 3rd and Chi Hin CHAN from Hong Kong, China finished 4th.
Yi-Tien CHAN from Chinese Taipei, another player favored to win, finished 7th.
▲ Liyan LYU(7D)
▲ Chan Ho Jung(7D)
▲ Fukashi MURAKAMI(7D)
The 13th KPMC is hosted and organized by Korea Baduk Federation, sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korean Sport&Olympic Committee, Korea Sports Promotion Foundation, Jeollabuk-do and Buan-gun. Cooperated by Asian Go Federation and European Go Federation.
In the past results, Korea maintains the most winning country with 7 wins while China with 5 wins and Chinese Taipei with 1 win.