Shin Shin-seo (23), the ninth-ranked Korean Go player, will finally try to end Sheol Hao’s (25) winning streak.
China’s vanguard Xu Erhao defeated Japan’s fourth-ranked Wu Zhiqi 8-dan in 192 moves in the second round of the 25th Nongshim Shin Ramen Boat World Go Championship at Hotel Nongshim in Busan on Wednesday.
It was Xu’s seventh consecutive victory over Pazuk, and China moved one step closer to winning the title.
In the first round of the tournament in Beijing, China, in October, Xu Shenghao defeated Xu Jiajian 9-dan, Byun Sang-il 9-dan and Shibano Toramaru 9-dan.
In the second round in Busan, he defeated Won Sung-jin 9 dan, Ichiriki Ryo 9 dan, Park Jung-hwan 9 dan, and Wei Zhiqi to record his seventh straight win.
She tied the record for the longest winning streak in a single tournament by a Nongshim player set by Fan Tingyu 9 dan in the 18th and 20th tournaments and Yang Dingxin 9 dan in the 21st tournament.
South Korea, on the other hand, with four professional knights without a single win, is down to the last man standing, Shin Shin-seo 9-dan.
China is represented by 9th dan Qiu Ze, Guo Zhihao, Ding Hao, and Zhao Tianyu.
Japan is represented by Yuta Iyama 9th dan.
In the final nine nations of the second round on Thursday, Xin Xinxue will try to end Sheng Hao’s winning streak.
Shin leads the all-time head-to-head record against Sheng Hao 7-2.
However, she has lost two in a row after winning seven in a row, including a quarterfinal defeat at the Samsung Flower Growers last month.
If Shin Shin-seo loses in the ninth round, South Korea will not even qualify for the final three rounds in Shanghai, China, next February and will finish last.
For South Korea to pull off the upset, Shin will need to win six straight games down the stretch.
Shin won five in a row in the 22nd edition, four in a row in the 23rd edition and came from behind to win the 24th edition, giving him a 10-game winning streak in the Nongshim Boat.
South Korea won the title for the third consecutive year thanks to Shin’s “one-man show.
The prize fund for the Nongshim Bae, a national go tournament between Korea, China, and Japan, is 500 million won.
A player who wins three games in a row receives a streak prize of 10 million won. For each additional win after the three consecutive wins, an additional 10 million won will be awarded.
Sheerhao, who won seven games in a row in the tournament, secured a streak prize of 50 million won.
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