*Token of Duke*

Token of Duke
Token of Duke

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The title of Duke is the first royal title, http://www.royalsunrise.com/mm12.lasso?-token.r=&-token=

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*Finale Play*

Diagram 1 (1-18)
Diagram 1 (1-18)

White: Mah Zhe Fan
Black: Sia Kao Xiang

Komi: 6.5

Commentator: Xinwen

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Finally, the promotion test of Kao Xiang against Zhe Fan had finally begun! This game will decide whether Kao Xiang will be officially recognized and be addressed as one of the royal member to server for the castle.

So far we have his majesty Zhe Fan, his highness Shi Hong, his excellency Muien, his holiness Xinwen served in the castle which symbolises great power and foremost – Brunei top players.

The Heraldry, Guardian of the castle are those who has yet beaten any of the top Brunei players.

Diagram 1, White had rather made a slow start, worst part was that Black gotten good sente after White played non-threatening move at 18.

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*looking for chance*

Diagram 2 (18-36)
Diagram 2 (18-36)
Diagram 3 (36-55)
Diagram 3 (36-55)

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[Diagram 2] Kao Xiang, however lagging the sense of flow in game played at 19, gave a perfect chance for White to cut 32 and gained speed at 36.

[Diagram 3] Kao Xiang, who’s talented in pressing the opponent’s group played well from 37 to 57. Both of the side was somehow equally matched.

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*Deciding part*

Diagram 4 (56-65)
Diagram 4 (56-65)
Diagram 5 (65-83)
Diagram 5 (65-83)

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[Diagram 4] Zhe Fan, hit the move 56, and decided not to go easy for the Black. Xinwen thought maybe Black 61 could had been better to played at “a” instead. White would then sealed totally at the corner.  However Black decided to “call” the bet for 61.

[Diagram 5] The fought continued intensely until White made a successful turn-over the black group. Kao Xiang cut at 83 without hesitate! Probably this cut would decide the game.

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*His Grace, Kao Xiang*

Diagram 6 (211-218)
Diagram 6 (211-218)

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[Diagram 6] The game was pretty much at close margin and Zhe Fan totally lost the ko at “a” to exchange at move 218.

Kao Xiang won 9.5. and thus the new lord of the Castle; His Grace, Dukes Kao Xiang, the Crusader.

Congratulation!