Shin Shin-seo’s 9th team suffered an upset loss in the final game of the Quzhou Lanker Cup, finishing as runners-up.
On Sunday, Shin Shin-seo (9th dan) lost to Guo Zhihao (9th dan) in the final game of the third and final round of the inaugural Quzhou Lanker Bar World Go Open at the International Go Cultural Exchange Center in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, after 141 moves.
Shin won the first game with white, but was counterattacked once in the second game with black and lost the final game to finish 1-2 overall.안전놀이터
With white in the endgame, Xin Xinxue seemed to have the upper hand in the early game, building up 40 moves, but Gu Zhihao counterattacked by widening the center. Xin Xin’s white hemp could not withstand Gu Zhao’s onslaught. With the clock ticking down, Xin Zhenxue’s left and right white stones died.
He was looking for his fifth career major world title after winning the Samsung Flower Cultivation Tournament in November last year, but he will have to wait for another time.
He was also closely followed by Guo Zhihao, with a head-to-head record of 7 wins and 6 losses.
The prize fund for the tournament is 1.8 million yuan (about $320,000), while the runner-up prize is 600,000 yuan (about $115,000). According to Chinese Go rules, the prize is seven and a half moves.
The time limit was two hours and five one-minute second readings.