*Grandfinal Round 4*

聂卫平 (NIE Wei-Ping) vs 曹薰铉 (NIE Wei-Ping)
聂卫平 (NIE Wei-Ping) vs 曹薰铉 (NIE Wei-Ping)

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One of the lecture shared in Xinwen’s series was Professional Commentary Game regarding the 1st ING GO World Professional Championship between the best players from the 80s, 聂卫平 (NIE Wei-Ping) vs 曹薰铉 (NIE Wei-Ping).

The event was held in Singapore, Swissotel the Stamford Hotel; it was also the time when Go World of Korea started to change, and became really popular.

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*Kifu recorded in Singapore*

Kifu
Kifu

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This grand event was lasted for a year since preliminary round.NIE Wei-Ping and CHO Hun-Hyun, best players of that time were competing for this grand event. NIE Wei-Ping holds a leading score of 2 to 1 until the Round 4 which was commenced in the luxurious 5-stars Swissotel the Stamford Hotel, Singapore.

Regardless, Go in Singapore had weak foundation back in 80s but had developed rapidly such as hosting certain International Event and inviting Professional Players such as Rin Kaiho and etc lastly the grand finale of World ING GO Professional Championship.

Furthermore with latter event announced in media of Singapore that the grand-prize was as much as USD400,000, obviously it had stirred the public awareness.

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Figure 1 (1~46)
Figure 1 (1~46)

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White: Nie Wei Ping
Black: Cho Hun Hyun
Komi: 8
Venue: Swissotel the Stamford Hotel, Singapore
Date: 2nd September, 1989
Round: 4

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[Figure 1 (1~46)], White move-26 defended was unexpected by everyone, usually one would obviously played move-28 (to reduce the power of wall) or kakari at “A” (to expand the joseki).

Black move-27 is a directional play, as Black might has considered the cutting weakness at B, hence he has decided to develop the top.

Black move-29 attacked the corner immediately, White move-30 forced to counter-attack.

If Black move-33 presses at “35” first, White would then gain sente by playing at “33” forcing Black to defend at C.

 Black move-39 actually had other choices such as “D” topping to attack while building the centre, or “E” invasion. Black move-39 was being calm, waiting to play “F” sente to remove the cut weakness.

White move-40 hesitated to destroy the Black, somehow said to be unnecessary in an 8-points komi game; should have jump at D instead.

For complete commentary of this fabulous game, can be downloaded here:- http://www.box.net/shared/ubdgmtqoav5uyg1sxcnz by Xinwen translated from 1989 围棋 第十一期.

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External Links:-

http://sports.titan24.com/qipai/08-08-13/102488_7.html

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Cho Hun Hyun receiving prize
Cho Hun Hyun receiving prize
During the match
During the match
Commenting the game
Commenting the game