Choi Jeong, the pride of Korean women’s baduk, is one step closer to winning the Senko Cup for the first time in her life.
On the 4th, in the semi-finals of the 5th Senko Cup World Baduk Women’s Strongest Match held at the Kaie Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, Choi Jeong-eun won the black 7th and half victory over Japanese Go prodigy Sumire Nakamura (Japan) in 274 moves.
Starting from the first tournament in 2018 to this one, Choi Jeong-eun, who has only been runner-up twice without winning, reached the finals of her third tournament in her career and challenged to win the Senko Cup for the first time.
Choi Jung-eun recovered her pace as she progressed through her struggles in the early half. However, Nakamura succeeded in turning around again in the mid-to-late half, and it seemed that the match was over. However, in a situation where a simple player swap was required, Nakamura committed a fatal error on the back 128, and Choi Jeong, who did not miss it, immediately punished, barely defending his hemp, and immediately responded and decided the game. 스포츠토토
Choi Jeong-eun said after her match, “It was a very difficult baduk. She goes to the finals and thinks she’s lucky, and she’ll definitely come home with the Senko Cup trophy,” she vowed. National team coach Oh Jung-ah, who accompanied Choi Jeong, said, “It seems that Choi Jeong was conscious of her opponent. As long as there is a final tomorrow, I think we will study together,” she said.
Choi Jeong’s final opponent is China’s Zhou Hongyu, 6th Dan. In the semifinals, Zhou Hongyu defeated Asami Ueno, 4th Dan, the winner of the previous tournament, with a black fire victory in 189 moves. Regarding the opponent record between Choi Jeong and Zhou Hongyu, Choi Jeong has won all 3 matches. The final will be held at the same place on the 5th.