*Go-Ban-Go*

1st Round Go-Ban-Go between Alex - Xinwen
1st Round 五番碁 between Alex - Xinwen

[photo credit by Chyn]
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Malaysia Weiqi Association has decided to host this informal Competition, the “五番碁“. The title “五番碁” is originally derived from the traditional contest from Edo Period of Japan, 十番碁 (Jubango)¹´². Due to the time constraint and attendancy of the participants, Malaysia Weiqi Association had decided to just make it 五番碁.

Detail of the 五番碁 (gobango), can be found in the here(Forum of Malaysia Weiqi Association).

Thus, the first match of the event began on the 10th of October, 2009 in Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur.
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*Half-point game*

(Black) Xinwen - (White) Alex Chan
(Black) Xinwen - (White) Alex Chan

[game can be downloaded here]
[Recording credit to HockDoong]
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The first 五番碁 match of Xinwen started playing against Alex Chan (kgs: veilchen). Xinwen had always acknowledged the strength and skills of Alex Chan and thus, Xinwen had decided to play with his top form with Tornament mode on, as well as treating the game as if he was playing in the upcoming International Tournament, Korea Prime Minister Cup.

The critical mistake done by Xinwen losing the game was playing at the move “15” instead of “A” then, later another Yose judgment mistake making the game even closer to just half-point.

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*Alex owning*

(Black) Hock Doong - (White) Alex
(Black) Hock Doong - (White) Alex

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(Black) Hock Doong - (White) Alex
(Black) Hock Doong - (White) Alex

[download the game here]

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The first 五番碁 match of Alex against Hock Doong started shortly after Xinwen’s. Hock Doong did not perform at his best.  Xinwen think some timing judgment was off from Hock Doong giving him some tough fight through out the games…

Visit Hock Doong’s Blog for more information!

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*Cite*

1. Sensei Library: Jubango

2. Wikipedia Jubango