Round 8

(from the left) Qiao, Lee and Chen

Round 8 began with a detailed explanation of the anti-doping procedure. Five players would be tested: the top three finishers, and two others selected at random during the final round. This explanation was given in English by IGF director Martin Finke and interpreted into Chinese by Zhang Wei, who then went over the schedule for the next day in both English and Chinese. When they had done, chief referee Hua Yigang gave the instructions for the final round to start, slightly after the scheduled time.

On board generic name of cipro 1, China’s Qiao Zhijian played more deliberately against Germany’s Benjamin Teuber than he had in the preceding three rounds against opponents from Chinese Taipei and the two Koreas. As in those rounds, his game attracted the most attention from the spectators and it came to the expected conclusion. Qiao won to finish in first place with a perfect 8-0 record.

Kuronen (left) and Balogh

The game between the Chinese Taipei’s Chen Cheng-Hsu and Korea’s Lee Hyunjoon on board 2 then became a contest for second place. The contest was close, and the winner was Lee. Chen finished third, his 90 SOS points putting him well ahead of the other players who ended up in the six-win band. Those other players were Hong Kong’s Chan Chihan, who beat Russia’s Igor Popov to finish fourth, North Korea’s Ri Kwang-Hyok, who beat Thailand’s Saechen Panjawat to finish fifth, Hungary’s Pal Balogh, who beat Singapore’s Lou Yuxiang to finish sixth, Finland’s Juri Kuronen, who beat Romania’s Cornel Burzo to finish seventh, and Japan’s Nakazono Seizo, who beat Bosnia’s Dragan Paunic to finish eighth. Of their defeated opponents, Lou Yuxiang, Benjamin Teuber, and Cornel Burzo finished ninth, tenth, and eleventh, not high enough for an award but certainly deserving of an honorable mention.

Other honorable mentions go to Czechia’s Lukas Podpera, who defeated the U.S.A.’s Yuan Zhou to tie Cornel in 11th place, Denmark’s Jannik Rasmussen and Vietnam’s Do Kanh-Binh, who defeated Slovakia’s Pavol Lisy and Canada’s Xianyu Li to tie for 13th place, and Italy’s Carlo Metta, who finished with two straight wins to tie Saechen Panjawat for 15th place, the highest WAGC finish ever for an Italian player.

Carlo Metta

Carlo was also one of the two lucky winners of the random selection process for the anti-doping test. The other lucky winner was Colombia’s Carlos Acuna, who won his last two games to finish 34th. Carlo and Carlos were privileged to join Qiao, Lee, and Chen in attesting to the doping-free character of the WAGC.

Overall, the tournament was an impressive display of teenage power. Seven of the top twenty places went to teenage players, including all of the top four. Go seems to have a bright future, and not just in the Far East.

- James Davies

第八轮

第八轮开赛前,国际围棋联盟理事马丁•芬克先生向选手详细解释了兴奋剂测试程序,由张蔚进行中文解说:本次赛事的最后一轮比赛过后,五位选手需要接受测试,包括排名前三位的选手以及随机抽取的两名选手。随后张蔚向选手介绍了5月17日的行程安排。裁判长华以刚先生宣读比赛注意事项,第八轮比赛正式开始。

在一号桌上是中国的乔智健对德国的本杰明•托伊贝尔。相比起前三轮面对中华台北、韩国及朝鲜的劲敌,乔智健这局显得毫无压力。之前的几轮比赛中,他受到各方面极大的关注,结果也是意料之中:他以八连胜傲视群雄。

二号桌上,中华台北的陈正勋正与韩国的李炫准争夺第二名。双方旗鼓相当,最终李炫准得胜。陈正勋以对手分90,高于其他几名积分同为12分的参赛者,获得本次赛事第三名。香港陈志轩胜俄罗斯贾格拉•波波夫获得第四名,朝鲜李光赫胜泰国赛岑•潘贾沃特名列第五,匈牙利帕尔•鲍洛格胜新加坡娄宇翔获得第六名,芬兰尤里•库劳尼安胜罗马尼亚科尔内尔•布尔佐位居第七,日本中园清三胜波黑德拉甘•保尼克获得第八。第九名至十一名分别是娄宇翔、本杰明•托伊贝尔、科尔内尔•布尔佐。

其余赛果如下:美国周源不敌捷克洛卡斯•波德皮耶无缘前十一;丹麦詹尼克•拉斯姆森和越南杜汉宾分别名列十二、十三。意大利卡罗•梅塔相当幸运,最后两场连胜,获得第十五名,这是意大利选手在世界业余围棋锦标赛上最好的成绩。

卡罗也幸运地被抽中参加兴奋剂测试,另一名随机抽中的是哥伦比亚的卡洛斯•阿库纳(第34名)。他们将和前三名的乔智健、李炫准和陈正勋一起参加兴奋剂测试。

在本次锦标赛中,少年选手展示了他们强大的实力。排名前二十的选手中有七名是少年选手,其中包括前四名。围棋运动前途一片光明,已不仅仅是东方国家的专属项目。

文James Davies / 译 陈婷婷

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