5 hours… Park Jung-hwan, the final path of his fighting spirit

January 31, 2024 | by

He has 12 wins and 12 losses against others. He has no match to match. Among them are the finals of domestic competitions and the finals of world competitions. Park Chung-hwan and Kang Dong-yoon are close friends since 2007.

They competed to advance to the finals for the 25th time in their career. They had a showdown at the revival of the second round of five-armed 七 joint timing, the Korean Baduk TV set semifinal. It took place at a Go TV studio on Tuesday afternoon.

The 2nd 5th 七 Joint Timing Korea Baduk Championship, which took over the predecessor Useul Bongjo Korea Baduk Championship, is a double elimination of 4 players in each round from the finals, with 2 winners and 2 wins and 1 loss advancing to the top round.

Both Park Jung-hwan and Kang Dong-yoon lost to Seol Hyun-joon in the semi-finals and had one win and one loss, and the winner took the ticket to the final. Park Jung-hwan, 9 dan, who turned the tables after 5 hours and 13 minutes of the game, beat Kang Dong-yoon 9 dan with a victory in 255 moves.

In the middle of the match, Kang Dong-yoon was leading the game with a score of 5 to 5 at 4 hours and 20 minutes after the start of the game. Park Jung-hwan was more accurate in the tight race that took his breath away 꽁머니. Commentator Choi Myung-hoon said, “It was a battle of spirit.”

Park Chung-hwan, 9 dan, was the winner of the first round. He won all eight games to become the champion in the first year. Park, who had won seven consecutive games again this year, was in danger after being hit by Seol Hyun-joon in the semifinal, but revived through the revival game.

The final round will be held in February. Park Jung-hwan, ranking third in January, is ahead of Seol Hyun-joon, ranking 12th, with four wins and two losses.

Last year, Park Jung-hwan, a 9-dan player, had no championship title in 15 years. He has special commitment for his first chance to win the title at the beginning of the new year. In addition, Seol Hyun-joon, a 8-dan player who advanced to the finals of the all-around competition for the first time in more than 10 years, is also full of commitment. The prize money is 50 million won (43,530 U.S. dollars) for the winner and 20 million won (13,540 dollars) for the runner-up.


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