*Opening Ceremony*

Photo Exhibition
Photo Exhibition
Opening Speech
Opening Speech

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All the participants were brought to KINTEX for their opening ceremony, and the tournament. Photo Exhibition was held outside the Multi-purpose hall of the tournament venue, showing the past event of Baduk Tournament: AABC, KPMCs and World mind sport event.

(Xinwen could notice his appearance and Penghui‘s, Queenie‘s and Lydia‘s on them)

The Opening Ceremony speeches were delivered by the Mayor of Goyang City (Hyun Seok KANG), President of KABA (Kun Ho CHO), Vice President of KABA (Yoon Jae LEE), Vice President of the Goyang City Sports Council (Myung Sik CHOI), and others to address.

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*Side Event*

Side Event
Side Event
27th KBS Pro Baduk Championship
27th KBS Pro Baduk Championship

In conjunction with the International Baduk Championship, there were also hosting the Goyang Mayor Cup Amateur Baduk Tournament (for age over 35) and the Goyang Office of Education Cup Student Tournament (for elementary school, Middle and High school students), then also the KABA Cup Baduk Tournament (partipcants were those 7-dans and the members of local baduk association).

Moreover, there was also the 27th KBS Pro Baduk Championship held but in different room. The game will be commented by CHO Hoon Hyun and HAN Hae Won. competitors are:-
JO Han Seung vs PARK Young Hoon
Mok Jin Suk vs LEE Hyun Ho

With CHO Hun Hyun
With CHO Hun Hyun

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*First Round*

Thomas HSIANG 7-dan (USA) vs Sin Voon CHIN 2-dan (Brunei)
Thomas HSIANG 7-dan (White) vs Sin Voon CHIN 2-dan (Black)

The first round was competing Thomas Hsiang Ama 7-dan from USA, nevertheless Xinwen had lost the game BUT by time; Xinwen was hoping that he could at least finished the game…

The game started out Xinwen playing the ogeima kind of Shimari, which he had tried sucessfully in the past records with the chosen fuseki. “Xinwen’s mood at Thickness”. Mistake such as “57” gave white a rather big corner, move like “103” was played kind of wrongly in covering up the cut, and “49” was wrong to extend, should had just captured – sort of minor mistakes yet contributing to losing.

Noting that any amateur with “7-dan” registered could not be as fake as any amateur of 5-dan and weaker.

Thomas HSIANG and Xinwen
Thomas HSIANG and Xinwen

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*Second Round*

Xinwen (White) vs Venezuela (Black)
Xinwen (White) vs Eric Omar PACHECO CADIZ Venezuela (Black)

The 2nd round was Xinwen playing Eric Omar PACHECO CADIZ from Venezuela; with only consideration of having him weaker than USA’s Xinwen played the game calmly.

The Fuseki was presented strangely to an extend that Xinwen never had learned the Kobayashi Fuseki’s Variation, regardless of that – play as simple as possible. Then The Joseki at move “15” was delivered unexpectedly as well as Xinwen had yet to learn this Variation.

Having thought that territory might lost to Venz but Xinwen had captured around 20 stones which highly tally up the score, and the Yose Tesuji at move “228” was the winning move!

Xinwen (white) and Venz (Black)
Xinwen (white) and Venz (Black)

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*Others in-conjunction happening*

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Baduk Workshop

In-conjunction with the current tournament, the KABA had organized an activities plan for the extra guest, Baduk Instructor (Jayden). Thus, he will be working with the other Asian Instructor in a room, beginner baduk books were given to him, presentation was done, and etc.

Commentary game
Commentary game

While inside the hall, far to the other end – opposite of the area where KPMC’s participants were, was the commentary game by CHO Hun Hyun and HAN Hae Won for the 27th KBS Pro Baduk Championship. This is the first time to witness a real life commentary!