“The stage is set for the main event!”.
The main draw for the 2023 Samsung Cultivation World Go Masters, which will be held face-to-face for the first time in four years, was held at the Samsung Fire Global Campus Auditorium in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, on March 15.
Hwang Sang-min, CEO of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company, and Choi Chae-woo, Advisor, were joined by Choi Hoon, Chief Writer of JoongAng Ilbo, Yang Jae-ho, Secretary General of the Korea Go Association, Han Jong-jin, President of the Professional Knights Association, Lee Kwang-soon, President of the Korea Women’s Go Federation, and more than 100 players and reporters from around the world to celebrate the start of the tournament.
A total of 32 players, including 17 from Korea, 9 from China, 4 from Japan, 1 from Taiwan, and 1 from the European Union, competed in the main draw. The round of 32 draw resulted in defending champion Shin Dong-seo 9th team meeting Wang Xinghao 9th team from China, while defending runner-up Choi Jung 9th team will play Shenghao 9th team from China in the round of 16.
South Korea will have nine players facing China and four against Japan as Lee Chang-ho and Shin Min-joon face off in a sibling battle. Jeong Dong-ki 7th dan takes on Asian Games individual gold medalist Hsiu Hao-hung 9th dan from Chinese Taipei, while Park Jung-hwan 9th dan takes on European champion Andriy Kravets.
The round of 32 will be held over two days on the 16th and 17th at the Samsung Fire Global Campus. After the round of 32, the round of 16 will be held on the 19th and 20th, the quarterfinals on the 21st and 22nd, the semifinals on the 23rd and 24th, and the final three rounds to crown the winner will be held from the 25th to the 28th. After each round, a new bracket will be drawn.
South Korea holds the record for the most wins with 14, followed by China with 11 and Japan with two. In the electric tournament, Shin Shin-seo 9th dan defeated Choi Jeong 9th dan 2-0 to win the tournament’s first title. The first prize for the tournament is 300 million won, and the runner-up prize is 100 million won. 아톰카지노 주소