*张文东*

Xinwen, 张文东 and Handy
Xinwen, 张文东 and Handy

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Instead of 王汝南 (wang ru nan), Xinwen happened to meet 张文东, who’s another famous professional player 9-dan back in 1980s, in Korea. Mr. Zhang then told Xinwen about the Go event that is going to be held in Asian Games 2010, and hoping to invite Brunei to join as well, sending bout 10 players.

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*The Venue of the tournament*

Children playing go
Children playing go
Playing with kid
Playing with kid
Side Event
Side Event

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Reaching to the venue, there were children playing go using different colour stones, some of the representative players had already there playing with other kid, and there were other event going on at the same time such as:

– The 11th LEE ChangHo Amateur Baduk Tournaments
– KABA Cup Team Baduk Tournament
– The 14th GS Caltex Cup Pro Baduk Championship

The Tournament started at around 13 30. and first round Xinwen against Austria!

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*Silly habit*

(White) Ralph SPIEGL - (Black) Xinwen
(White) Ralph SPIEGL - (Black) Xinwen

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Xinwen thought it would be a good game until White made the jump “3” then Xinwen having the bad habit of not bothering to read – thought to be nothing will happen – responded at “4” causing all group disconnected and lost by resignation.

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*Lucky win*

(White) Sandro POLDRUGO - (Black) Xinwen
(White) Sandro POLDRUGO - (Black) Xinwen

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the second round started bout 15-20 mins after the first round. Surprisingly Xinwen got to play with Italian player, which he had faced for the past 2 years (different players, 2nd KPMC and 3rd KPMC).

The fuseki went quite badly for Xinwen, very tough game until White tenuki-ed Black move at “3” then went for “4” instead, xinwen got the chance and hit “5” to decide the game, and eventually after long reading, Xinwen found the killing move-answer at “A”.

Thus, won by resignation.

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*Encounter*

Xinwen - India
Xinwen - India
(White) Rahul JAYARAMAN - (Black) Xinwen
(White) Rahul JAYARAMAN - (Black) Xinwen

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Funny encounter meeting Indian player for the first time. Xinwen had tried to play seriously with him and happened to overplay the move at “1” area but got to kill the group of White forcing the opponent to resign.

India as part of the Asian Go Federation’s members, Xinwen tried to get to know Rahul and to share some knowledge of the Go stories in India.

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*others*

(Macao) Wan Kao vs (Singapore) Jia Cheng
(Macao) Wan Kao vs (Singapore) Jia Cheng