One of the exotic games of the Hangzhou Asian Games is Go.
In order to avoid the world’s strongest men’s and women’s duo Shin Jin-seo – Choi Jeong 9th Dan, China changed the event to men’s individual event instead of men’s and women’s pair match in Hangzhou.
However, as Shin Jin-seo, the ‘new artificial intelligence’, is making headway, China’s trick is likely to be a handshake.
Reporter Kim Dong-min reports.
At the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, Korea swept all three medals in Go.
Lee Seul-ah and Park Jung-hwan, who won the men’s and women’s pair, won two gold medals together with the team championship.
However, in Hangzhou, men’s and women’s pairs are abolished and men’s individual competitions are held.
It is highly likely that the host country, China, judged that it could not defeat the world’s strongest Shin Jin-seo-Choi Jeong.
However, in the meantime, Jinseo Shin, 9th Dan, has grown remarkably and is making China worried.
China is expected to launch an all-out war, led by Ke Jie, to pass Shin Jin-seo.
[Shin Jin-seo / 9th Dan: (Go) I think that the Asian Games are no different from the Olympics because Korea, China and Japan are the strongest. I don’t think there are many such opportunities for Go players because they represent their country.]
Unlike the world tournaments, there is no prize money for the Asian Games, but the pride of playing with the Taegeuk mark is another honor for professional players.메이저사이트
The biggest challenge is to maintain composure and demonstrate one’s skills as the burden is high.
[Choi Jeong / 9th Dan: If I lose, I lose, and if I win, Korea wins, I feel comfortable. I think you will cheer for us even harder during the Asian Games, and we will definitely repay you with a gold medal.]
The national team will start training in June, and in August, they will enter the Jincheon National Training Center for the final hardening.
[Mok Jin-seok / Director: I’m thinking of inviting celebrities who won medals representing the country in other events to learn their experience and know-how.]
Another Asian game that will go down in the history of Go as long as you play with the Taegeuk mark.
Whether it will prove once again that Korea is the world’s strongest, the battle of our players on the board has already begun.