Byun Sang-il wins first GS Caltex Cup, second after World Kijun Chulan Cup

SEOUL (Yonhap) Byun Byung-hyuk Byun Sang-il, the No. 3-ranked Korean Go player, won two titles in July.On July 31, Byun Sang-il defeated Choi Jeong 9-dan in 206 moves in the third round of the final five of the 28th GS Caltex Baduk Professional Tournament at the Korea Origin Go TV Studio in Mazang-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.With an overall record of 3-0, Byun Sang-il won his first title of the tournament.Byun Sang-il also reached the finals of the 26th and 27th editions of the tournament, but lost to Shin Shin-seo 9-dan twice in a row, finishing as runner-up.Byun Sang-il, who won the title at the major world championship Chunran Bae on April 19, also won the domestic title, making it a double crown.Choi Jeong-jeong, on the other hand, became the first Korean female knight to reach the GS Caltex final with eight consecutive victories, including four in a row in the qualifiers and four in the main event, but was unable to overcome Byun Sang-il’s barrier.On the day, Byun Sang-il fought a fierce defensive battle from the beginning, attacking the right-center black pieces and forming a large house with more than 40 pieces in the center to gain the upper hand.Choi Jeong-jeong tried to make a comeback in the last minute, but was unable to make 온라인카지노 a move and eventually threw a stone.After the game, Byun Sang-il said, “I thought I was doing okay in the beginning, but it got tougher as I easily saved the black pieces on the bottom side.” “I don’t know exactly what happened after that, but I think my form improved a little bit as I attacked,” he said.He also said, “I haven’t been feeling very good lately, but I think I’m recovering as I win game after game.” “My goal is to win a gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games,” he said.”I tried my best, but I didn’t get a win, so I’m sorry to my fans,” said Choi, who finished second. “There will be many opportunities in the future, so I will try to do better than this.”Byun Sang-il has a 10-1 head-to-head record against Choi Jung.The prize money for the GS Caltex Bae is 70 million won, while the runner-up prize is 30 million won.The time limit is one minute and one second read per hour.

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