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Park Junghwan, Challenge to be a champion for World Baduk Championship

'returned matchmaker' Yoo Changhyuk, Returning to the world stage in three and half years

Jhang Ho-Jung / 2019-03-13

▲ 2th competition award ceremony, Park Junghwan 9P who got a trophy

Park Junghwan 9P seeks a champion for World Baduk Championship again.

'World Baduk Championshiop 2019' will be held at Nihon Ki-in in Tokyo from 18th to 20th. In Korea,  'defending champion' Park Junghwan 9P, Yoo Changhyuk 9P, Shin Jinseo 9P will attend the competition. In Japan, host country, Iyama Yuta 9P, Cho U 9P, In China, Ke Jie 9P, Jiang Weijie 9P, Liao Yuanhe 7P etc will attend it and play games for a trophy.


Park Junghwan 9P succeeded to be winner for two times by defeating against Ke Jie 9P and Iyama Yuta 9P. It's a great concern whether 'Defending Champion' Park Junghwan 9P can get a win for three times. 


It is also big interesting thing whether Yoo Changhyuk 9P who comes back to world competition in three and half years can do well. Yoo Changhyuk 9P is getting good grades recording 11 wins and 2 losses(84.62%) this year. Yoo Changhyuk 9P, one of the most popular baduk players in the world, successfully advanced to the main matches of the World Baduk Championship defeating against Yuki Satoshi 9P.


In addition, Shin Jinseo 9P and Ke Jie 9P, Iyama Yuta 9P is seeking a trophy. before the first round on the 18th,  the eve for the event will be held at the New Ottani Hotel in Tokyo from 6 P.M. on the 17th.


For the event of World Baduk Championship, including Korea(Kim Cheayoung 5P, dolbaram(AI)), China(Rui Naiwei 9P, Golaxy), Japan(Mannami Nao, AQ), Taiwan(Yang Zixuan 2P, CGI) etc, the pair baduk, women players with AI, will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on March 17th.

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