Shin Jin-seo, who conquered the Go Olympics, said, “I need to win two gold medals at the Asian Games.”
South Korea’s No. 1 Go player Shin Jin-seo (23) won the Ngsi Cup, dubbed the Baduk Olympics.
Shin Jin-seo won 2-0 overall in 226 moves against China’s Sheker (23) 9 dan in the second country of the third round of the 9th Ngsi Cup World Go Championships in Shanghai, China, on the 23rd.
Shin Jin-seo added 400,000 dollars (520 million won), the highest prize money in the world’s Go tournament, to surpass 1.2 billion won in prize money this year. It is the record of surpassing 1 billion won for four consecutive years.
Shin Jin-seo, who entered the professional league through the 2012 Gifted Go Contest at the age of 12, won her 33rd title in 11 years. Including this tournament, the number of major world titles has also been increased to five.
With Shin Jin-seo winning, South Korea won six times in the Ngsi Cup, which was held nine times. South Korea, which won the first to fourth competitions with Cho Hoon-hyun, Seo Bong-soo, Yoo Chang-hyuk and Lee Chang-ho, recaptured the title for the first time in 14 years since Choi Cheol-han, the sixth.
The Ngsi Cup, which is called the “Go Olympics” held every four years, is considered the most prestigious major world competition.
Shin Jin-seo, who succeeded in taking the lead by winning a come-from-behind victory in the first round held on the 21st, took the lead in the second round with an advantage from the beginning.
There was a moment when Shaker’s chase in the middle was once effective, but it didn’t last long. Shin Jin-seo skillfully responded to Shaker’s strategy of picking up the pieces after the second half, finishing the match for more than five hours.
Shin Jin-seo, who won the Ngsi Cup, one of two goals this year, is aiming for a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games next month.
Shin Jin-seo said, “My Asian Games colleagues helped me a lot in the preparation process for the Eungsi Cup,” adding, “The goal is to win two gold medals.”
In the Hangzhou Asian Games Go event, a total of three gold medals are at stake, one each in the men’s and women’s team events and one in the men’s individual events. Shin will compete in the men’s individual and team events.