Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Tang Weixing – 2014 Samsung Cup

This is the last game of the 2014 Samsung Cup semifinals.

This game was played between Park Junghwan 9p and Tang Weixing 9p, on November 7, 2014. The match was played at the Samsung training center in Daejeon, Korea.

Tang Weixing won the first game of this match, but Park tied the score in the second game, so this game would decide the finalist of 2014 Samsung Cup.

Park Junghwan

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Park Junghwan 9 dan is currently ranked #1 in Korea.

Park Junghwan 9p is currently ranked #1 in Korea. Nobody else has taken the #1 position from Park over the last year.

His results in domestic matches are excellent, but he hasn’t been doing very well in international tournaments over the last couple of years.

He won the 24th Fujitsu Cup, defeating Qiu Jun 9p in 2011, but since then he hasn’t gained any other international titles.

Many Korean fans want to see him win another international title soon, because he’s the absolute #1 in Korea at the moment.

Tang Weixing

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Tang Weixing 9 dan has become even stronger since winning the 2013 Samsung Cup.

On the other hand, Tang Weixing 9p is #9 in China and he’s the defending champion in this tournament.

He won the 2013 Samsung Cup last year, defeating Lee Sedol 9p with a 2-0 score. It was a sensational result at the time.

His career wasn’t that remarkable up until then, but since becoming a world champion, he’s become even stronger and his game is more stable.

Tang is very strong in second half of the game, especially when he’s losing. He plays even better when he’s behind.

His style of play is provocative and it’s very hard to deal with players like him when you’re winning and are trying to simplify the game.

The head to head record between these players stood at 3-1 in Park’s favor before this game.

Park defeated Tang in the 10th Chunlan Cup and the 19th LG Cup in 2014, and they’d shared one win each in this semifinal match.

Let’s have a look at the deciding game of this 2014 Samsung Cup semifinal match.

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Park Junghwan vs Tang Weixing

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