*The 9th Nanning International Weiqi Tournament*

Against the 7-dan pro during opening ceremony
Against the 7-dan pro during opening ceremony

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The tournament was commenced from the 6th September to the 12th September, but Brunei Team (Xinwen and ChaiHui) took a transit on the 5th September in Kuala Lumpur and stayed overnight at HockDoong‘s house.

Regretfully, Brunei’s player KaoXiang was unable to go on boarding with the team. The immigration had became strict with any damage to your passport especially the profile page of the holder; if there was a sign of peeling off from its protective layer, the custom will have to reject your passport and demand renewal of your passport.

Nevertheless, thanks to KaiChen, PhilipCher and Jimmy for all the hospitality.

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*Opening*

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
 Steven Burrall from LA, USA
Steven Burrall from LA, USA

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Opening Ceremony speeches were conducted by Admin-Manager of  State-General Administration of Sports, Liu Shi Ming (刘思明) who is also the current President of Chinese Weiqi Association being said.

On the same day, professional 7-dan female champion, Hua Xue Ming (华学明) played simultaneous games with the representative players. While the other female professional player 3-dan, Chao YouYi (曹又尹) played with the other representatives players. The rest had the opportunity to play against the local young go players (shown on the pictures).

The event is in conjunction with the 5th Guangxi Chinese Chess International Tournament as well where players from all over the world came to compete.

This Year, countries that participated in this event are: Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam,Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Macao, Hong Kong, Taipei, USA Los Angeles and USA San Fransico. Nevertheless, there are many familiar faces from Vietnam Le May Duy, Malaysia’s Wynes Leong, Macao players and so on.

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*Kifu against the professional*

Diagram 1 (Move 1 - 51)
Diagram 1 (Move 1 – 51)
Diagram 2 (Move 52~71)
Diagram 2 (Move 52~71)
Diagram 3 (Critical Point)
Diagram 3 (Critical Point)

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Diagram 3 (Critical Point), Xinwen had however did not find the chance to play and/or which cost this game; it was fun game overall.

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*Round 1 vs Cambodia*

First Round vs ZhaoJun
First Round vs ZhaoJun

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Diagram 1 (1~50)
Diagram 1 (1~50)
Result in Game 1
Result in Game 1

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Diagram 1 (1~50), The opponent made a weird joseki and prompted Xinwen to move 32 ~ 36 to break free; however the game did not actually go easy from that point. However it was lucky to trap the two groups dead in the Result in Game 1. Thus Xinwen snatched the first win in the afternoon of Day 1.

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