The schedule for the finals of Mr. Ing, which is called the ‘Go Olympics’, has finally been confirmed.
The Korea National Board announced on the 3rd that the 3rd final of the 9th Ing Cup World Professional Baduk Championship will be held in Shanghai, China from August 21 to 24.
Held once every four years, Ingsibae is the most prestigious world competition, but after completing the semifinals online in January 2021, the finals have not been held for the second year and drifted.
This is because the Ingchangqi Baduk Foundation, the organizer of Ing-ssi-bae, has set a policy to play face-to-face for the third final, even when all international competitions are held online after the great spread of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
The organizers, who did not pay attention to the urging of the Korea Origins Committee, confirmed the schedule for the finals and notified them when Corona 19 subsided to some extent and even China declared ‘With Corona’
In this time, the finalist was eclipsed early on.
Shin Jin-seo (23), 9th Dan, the immovable No. 1 in Korea, and Sheke (23, 9th Dan) of China, born in 2000, are the same age.
Shin Jin-seo overcame China’s Sheerhao 9-dan in the round of 28 in the first round of the finals held on September 8-11, 2020, and then defeated Fan Tingyu, the winner of the 7th tournament, 9-dan in the round of 16.
Shin Jin-seo, the only Korean player to reach the quarterfinals온라인바카라, also defeated Gu Zhao of China, and in the semifinals held in January 2021, he defeated Zhao Chenyu 8th dan 2-0 and reached the final.
Sheker, the final opponent, is a strong player in China that cannot be ignored, but there are many analyzes that Shin Jin-seo is ahead in terms of objective power.
In terms of career opponents, Shin Jin-seo won the 2017 Li Min-bae World New Baduk Strongest Match once.
Shin Jin-seo, who has been ranked No. 1 in Korea for 38 months, is considered to be No. 1 in the world rankings, although it is unofficial.
In his latest national competition, Nongshim Shin Ramyun Bae, Pajuk won 10 consecutive victories, leading Korea to win the championship for the third consecutive year.
If Shin Jin-seo, who is recognized as the best player in the world by all accounts, defeats Sheker in the finals of the Ing Cup in August and wins the championship cup, he will have a grand coronation as the ‘Emperor of Go’ both in name and reality.
Established in 1988 by the late Ying Chang-chi, a Taiwanese baduk enthusiast and entrepreneur, Ing’s Cup offered an unprecedented total prize money of 1 million dollars and a prize of 400,000 dollars for the winner at the time of its launch, and it quickly became the world’s best baduk tournament.
From the 1st to the 4th, Cho Hoon-hyeon, Seo Bong-soo, Yoo Chang-hyeok, and Lee Chang-ho, 9th dan won the Ing Cup in turn, and in the 6th competition, Choi Cheol-han, 9th dan, won the championship a total of 5 times.
China has won the championship three times: Chang Hao (5 times), Pan Tingyu (7 times), and Tang Weixing (8 times).
Japan finished runner-up twice, and Chinese Taipei did not advance to the finals.
Meanwhile, the schedule for the Mongbaek Combined Competition hosted by China along with Mr. Ing has also been confirmed.
The 5th Mongbaek World Baduk Open, with a winning prize of 1.8 million yuan (approximately 340 million won), will be held from August 1 to 17 in Lugao, Jiangsu Province, China, from the round of 64 to the round of 16.
The quarterfinals are scheduled for the second half of this year, and the final is scheduled for May next year.