*Dream has to be awaken*

Jannik Lundgaard RASMUSSEN (White) vs Xinwen (Black)
Jannik Lundgaard RASMUSSEN (White) vs Xinwen (Black)

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” This is the third time been to Korea, and the forth time joining Go Tournament in my go life…”

Everyone had fought the toughest they can to get a better result in the tournament. Xinwen met Jannik Lundgaard RASMUSSEN from Denmark 4dan in the morning with his own uniqueness of fuseki, started off with 2 6-4 starting. Xinwen had a chance in the middle game but due to the byo-yomi pressuring, made another mistake in Life and Death.

Maybe Black should omit the “A” first and hit at somewhere around “1” first? Not really sure about this. Need to do research.

Francis ROADS (Black) vs Xinwen (White)
Francis ROADS (Black) vs Xinwen (White)

In the afternoon, Xinwen fought against Francis ROADS, UK player and would thought he could win this time but ended up losing so much of the game. The blame was the White “1” and “3” exchange to what Xinwen thought, maybe “3” at “a” would be better.

Then to the utmost sadness of Xinwen, he managed could calm himself down to play for the best in the last round against Paolo MONTRASIO (Italy) and managed to force him resign by killing one big group.

Hence, the final result was 3 wins 5 losses with the position of 46th out of 68 players.

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*Closing Ceremony*

Prize Ceremony
Prize Ceremony
Top 16th
Top 16th
Special Prize
Special Prize

The 3rd KPMC had finally came to the end with Li Chen CHIEN (简立宸) of Taipei, Taiwan getting the Champion, while Lee Sang Hun (李尚x) getting the 2nd place and lastly to the Chinese player, Wei ZHAO (赵威).

Then there were awards also given to the top 16th place and 5 special prizes (categorized by the oldest player, the only female, all-lost player, the favorite player, the best player).

Lastly, TAN Jia Cheng broke his record again from 10th (last year) up to 9th this year! congratulation!!

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*Joyful Dinner*

With the Latinos
With the Latinos (2008)
With the Latinos(2007)
With the Latinos(2007)

Its Xinwen and Handy honors to take picture with the Latinos Brother! Ever since the 2nd KPMC (2007) and with the participant from Costa Rica, Mario had made Xinwen and Handy to become an officially latino brother!

Unfortunately, Mario didn’t come for the the 3rd KPMC and instead, Totoro aka. Juan Manuel VILLATA CERDAS of Costa Rica came for the 3rd KPMC.

Staffs
Staffs

The staffs and interpreters had been working hard and being helpful for everyone for the week. Everyone really love them and sadly that they were just volunteers and hence it is not possible to be able to meet them during the next International Event.

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*Memorable Bowling*

Bowling
Bowling Night 2008
Bowling Night 2007
Bowling Night 2007

It had been a year Xinwen played the game of Bowling; and this time again with about the same people, they held the Bowling match!

Lee-san had decided to divide themselves (12 people) into groups and the loser team had to treat the winner team, such as drinks and taxi fares. The match was intense yet fun, knowing that Jayden Sia and Sharen were total beginner in bowling! Sharen even managed to score better than Jayden Sia in the first match. However Jayden Sia managed to learn from mistakes getting to score 80 in the final match!

For more pictures of the 3rd Korea Prime Minister Cup, one may go here.

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*Lastly*

Dream has to be awaken, yet mortal has chance to dream on to make it a true great story  -Xinwen

It was really a great experience to have Xinwen bringing along friends from Brunei whoever deserve this dream that he visioned of, dream of.

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*Xinwen Go Result*

Nanning, Guangxi Asian Tournament – 2 WIN 5 LOSE
the 2nd KPMC, Korea – 3 WIN 5 LOSE
the 1st Taiwan CMC – 0 WIN 8 LOSE
the 3rd KPMC, Korea – 3 WIN 5 LOSE

Winning Rate – 27% (2007 – 2008)

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“I may be lacking of experience in tournament, but i will work harder for the next time…”