Go Commentary: Yu Zhiying vs Li Qincheng – 21st Xinren Wang

This was the game 3 from the 21st Xinren Wang (Rookies’ tournament) final.

The game was played between Yu Zhiying 5p and Li Qincheng 1p on March 4, 2014, in Shanghai, China.

Li Qincheng 1dan (left) and Yu Zhiying 5 dan at the Xinren Wang final.

Li Qincheng 1dan (left) and Yu Zhiying 5 dan at the Xinren Wang final.

Yu Zhiying won game 1 of the final, but Li Qincheng made it tie with 1-1 in game 2, and this is the title deciding game.

Yu Zhiying

Yu Zhiying was born in 1997, and became a pro in 2010.

Yu Zhiying 5 dan at the Xinren Wang final.

Yu Zhiying 5 dan at the Xinren Wang final.

Yu defeated Xie Yimin 5p at the last game of the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup, Women’s team competition, and brought the Huang Longshi Cup home for China in 2012.

In 2013, Yu won six consecutive games against Korean and Japanese women players at the 3rd Huang Longshi Cup, and she’s been regarded as one of the strongest women players in the world.

Yu was in the final of the 4th Bingsheng Cup as well, but she was defeated by Wang Chenxing 5p in the final.

Li Qincheng

On the other hand. Li Qincheng was born in 1998, and became a pro in 2009.

Li Qincheng 1dan at the Xinren Wang final.

Li Qincheng 1dan at the Xinren Wang final.

In 2012, Li was progressed to the round of 16 in the 17th Samsung Cup, and he was on the quarter finals of the 18th LG Cup in 2013.

He’s one of the rising stars in China, and many Chinese fans expect him to become one of the top players in the world in the near future.

Shi Yue 9p, who was ranked #1 in China at the time, mentioned of Li Qincheng as one of top three prospect youngsters along with Ke Jie 4p and Yang Dingxin 3p. By the way, Ke Jie won the 2nd Bailing Cup in January 2015.

Xinren Wang

Xinren Wang is important and meaningful tournament for young pros. Only young and new players are allowed to participate, so they have more chances to win compared to other major tournaments.

Chinese top players have won this rookies’ tournament including Chang Hao 9p, Gu Li 9p, Kong Jie 9p, Zhou Ruiyang 9p, Shi Yue 9p, and Fan Tingyu 9p, and they’ve all become world champions.

Let’s have a look at the final game of Xinren Wang.

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Yu Zhiying vs Li Qincheng

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