|Won Seongjin 9p|
|Gu Li 9p - current title holder|
But now I will show you the games they both played in the semifinals. The semifinals are best-of-three play-offs.
Gu Li had to face Na Hyeon 1p from Korea. In the first game Gu Li w/black played a hoshi - shimari opening against white's chinese opening. First impression - territory and fighting!
In the second game, Na Hyeon played better than in the first game. Unfortunately Na Hyeon couldn't beat Gu Li in this match again and had to resign after just 130 moves. Gu Li advanced to the final with a 2-0 score over Na Hyeon.
The second semifinal was between Won Seongjin and Chen Yaoye 9p from China. Both players are well known in the Baduk community and they showed interesting games.
A short introduction of the first game: White, Chen Yaoye resigned after 203 moves, due to less points :)
The second game was better for the Chinese representive. Chen could fast biuld up a huge territory on the left side. But this didn't last long, as Won invaded it successfully and reduced the points down. In the end the game was won by Chen with a margin by 2.5 points.
The standings are even now. The last game dicided the semifinal #2 between Won Seongjin and Chen Yaoye.
This time Won Seongjin was white again and fought well until the end. The last result in this years semifinals was a victory for the Korean. He won the game by 7.5 points - kinda huge in pro world.
I hope that Won Seongjin will win the title, due to the fact, that Gu Li is the current title holder :P
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