*Downfall*

Xinwen - Wuqi XU (New Zealand)
Xinwen - Xuqi WU (New Zealand)
(White) Xinwen - (Black) Xuqi WU
(White) Xinwen - (Black) Xuqi WU

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Xinwen somehow believed that whenever he got good scores for the first day, he would start facing downfall of losing streak the second day, reason? probably “jinx”.

Xinwen met Wuqi XU from New Zealand in the 4th round, this was also the second time Xinwen happened to play against New Zealand. Mr. Wu used mini chinese fuseki, and Xinwen had happened to play the joseki of Mini Chinese wrongly, resulting a extremely tough game for Xinwen to continue.

Thus, lost by resignation.

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*Losing streak*

(White) Xinwen - (Black) Gyorgy CSIZMADIA
(White) Xinwen - (Black) Gyorgy CSIZMADIA

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For the 5th round, Xinwen played against Hungary representative, Gyorgy CSIZMADIA. Xinwen started again with a bad start.

Supertjc had reviewed that the exchange of 1 -4 were bad, basically because of the thickness black happened to have. Later, Xinwen bad habit had ON when Black played atari move at triangle mark. Instead of just covering up at b, Xinwen went to capture the stone at a.

The game went on until Xinwen resigned when knowing that he didn’t have enough points.

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*Depressing*

(Black) Xinwen - (White) Felipe Herman van RIEMSDIJK
(Black) Xinwen - (White) Andrius PETRAUSKAS

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In the afternoon, for the 6th round, Xinwen finally gotten black and hoping to play a stable fuseki which he did quite achieved in this game. The opponent is Andrius PETRAUSKAS from Lithuania.

Joseki to reply the white’s 19 was wrong, should have played at 23 first, said Jia Cheng. and lastly the losing of fuseki was the Black’s move 30, should’ve hane at “a”.

Eventually lost.

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*Maximum*

Xinwen - Felip Herman van RIEMSDIJK
Xinwen - Felip Herman van RIEMSDIJK
(White) Felip Herman van RIEMSDIJK - (Black) Xinwen
(White) Felip Herman van RIEMSDIJK - (Black) Xinwen

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The last round, Xinwen played against Brazi, Felip Herman van RIEMSDIJKl. To Xinwen, he had to win this game no matter what it took. and which he did, making the game a big battle in middle and killed the group A connected to B.

Thus, 3 wins, same as past 2 years… pretty disappointing.

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*other pictures*

Hong Suk SONG
Hong Suk SONG
Players practicing with koreans
Players practicing with koreans
Tornament atmosphere
Tornament atmosphere
Jia Cheng vs Cristian Pop
Jia Cheng vs Cristian Pop

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Some hot topic is Jia Cheng playing against Cristian Pop from Romania in the last game, 7th round and Jia Cheng won quite a big margin.