[photo credit: Jayden]
Brunei Igo Society had their strongest players:- Xinwen (2-dan), ZheFan (1-dan) and Haidar (1-kyu). Then came the young prince, Shi Hong (2-kyu); lately young lord of Tutong had gaining his pace quick reaching the top of Brunei, Sia Kao Xiang (3-kyu) – kgsnick: hiuhiu.
Sia Kao Xiang, who is in-charge of Tutong’s SMSO Go Club, has much enthusiast and passion in Go as Xinwen. Nevertheless, Xiang is one of the heir to the throne – as in to be one of the recognized, has an ability to teach, review, analyze, convince others and guide the others – “path of king“
Date: 8th October, 2009
This was the first match in handicap to certify Kao Xiang be one of the heir to the throne, to decide the path of king.
Move 74 hit jackpot of Xinwen’s group, suppressing them into elimination.
*Journey to the empire*
Date: 8th November, 2009
Xiang set foot to the empire, with high spiritual form, clean swords and attire moved to the next trial, the 3-handicap match.
Xiang made a spectacular strike at move 98 which was to decide the result of the game.
Thus further granted acknowledgment from Xinwen.
Date: 2nd December, 2009
This game, unfortunately, Xiang met uncertainty and encounter uneven road in the odyssey – path of king.
Well, generally, Xinwen would not do any “insane” digging move instead, Xinwen would only use usual playing style where one needs to be strong in invasion, judging and test of endurance of course life and death skills – honesty in playing.
Date: 13th December, 2009
The elite guard would not permit any lightly taken trial towards the empire. sharply pierce through the armor, and a blow in the center of vitality point, forcing Xiang to retreat had indicated the immature training of Xiang.
It is also good practice for Xinwen, in handicap learning.
Xiang’s next assessment – 22nd December, 2009.