In the 2nd round of 12th Nongshim Cup, Lee Sedol 9P of Korea defeated Iyama Yuta 9P of Japan by resignation after 199 moves. Therefore Lee Sedol has 2 wins so far.
As he first wanted to be the 1st player of Korea, is he going to have 10 consecutive wins?
The next player of China is Xie He 7P as people has expected. He has good results on the games with Lee Sedol; his records against Lee Sedol is 3 wins and 1 loss. Also Xie He had 5 consecutive wins in the last Nongshim Cup. For Lee Sedol 9P, this match will be the toughest one.
Nongshim Cup is a ring contest where five representative players of Korea, China, and Japan participate to determine the winner of the country. Each player who wins continues to play opponents from the other two teams, alternating between them until there are no more opponents left. The champion prize is 200 million won (approx. 1,200,000 RMB), and each player is given 1 hour and 1 period of 60 seconds for over time.
The 12th Nongshim Cup is sponsored by managed Nongshim Co., Ltd., and managed by Korea Baduk Association.
◇ Match Results
1 Round : Lee Sedol 9P vs. Wang Xi 9P
2 Round : Lee Sedol 9P vs. Iyama Yuta 9P
3 Round : Lee Sedol 9P vs. Xie He 7P
◇ Representative players
Korea: Lee Sedol 9P, Lee Changho 9P, Choi Chulhan 9P, Mok Jinsuk 9P, Park Seunghwa 4P
China: Kong Jie 9P, Wang Xi 9P, Xie He 7P, Zhou Rui Yang 5P, Tuo Jia Xi 3P
Japan: Iyama Yuta 9P, Hane Naoki 9P, Takao Shinji 9P, Yuki Satoshi 9P, Sakai Hideyuki 8P
◇ The first matches Schedule
Round 1 : Oct. 18, 15:00 (Korean Standard Time)
Round 2 : Oct. 19, 15:00 (Korean Standard Time)
Round 3 : Oct. 20, 15:00 (Korean Standard Time)
Round 4 : Oct. 21, 15:00 (Korean Standard Time)
◇ 12th Nongshim Cup World Baduk Championship Schedule
First matches: Oct. 18 ~ Oct. 21, 2010 – Beijing, China
Second matches: Nov. 29 ~ Dec. 4, 2010 – Busan, Korea
Third matches: Jan. 18 ~ Jan. 21, 2011 – Shanghai, China