Go Commentary: An Jungki vs Chen Yaoye – 20th LG Cup

This game is from the 20th LG Cup, round of 32.

The game was played between An Jungki 5d amateur and Chen Yaoye 9p on June 8, 2015, in Kangwon, Korea.

An Jungki 5 dan amateur (left) and Chen Yaoye 9 dan at the 20th LG Cup.

An Jungki 5 dan amateur (left) and Chen Yaoye 9 dan at the 20th LG Cup.

Chen Yaoye

Chen Yaoye is currently ranked #6 in China.

He’s held the Tianyuan title for seven years in a row now. He defeated Mi Yiting 9p in April 2015, and it was the most recent defending match for Chen.

Chen won the 9th Chunlan Cup in 2013 defeating Lee Sedol 9p, but he hasn’t added any international titles since then. However, he’s still regarded as one of the best players in the world.

Chen Yaoye 9 dan with his children fans at the reception party.

Chen Yaoye 9 dan with his children fans at the 20th LG Cup.

Chen used to be good at this LG Cup. He was on the final of the 10th LG Cup in 2006, and that was his first international title match.

Although he lost to Gu Li 9p, it wasn’t bad for a 16 year old boy.

In 2013, Chen was on the semifinals of the 18th LG Cup, but he was defeated by Zhou Ruiyang 9p.

He went to semifinals of the 10th Chunlan Cup, but he lost to Zhou Ruiyang again. At the 3rd place deciding match, he defeated Kim Jiseok 9p and took the 3rd place on June 1, 2015.

An Jungki

An Jungki was born in 1997, and he’s yeongusaeng (Korean insei) at the moment.

He’s ranked #6 in yeongusaeng, but he had a chance to participate the preliminaries in this LG Cup, because a few amateur players are invited to participate.

An Jungki 5 dan amateur at the reception party of 20th LG Cup.

An Jungki 5 dan amateur at the reception party of 20th LG Cup.

He defeated Zhu Yuanhao 4p (ranked #39 in China), Liao Yuanhe 2p, An Joyoung 9p in the preliminaries.

In the final of the preliminaries, he faced against Kim Seungjae 6p, who is ranked #10 in Korea, and An defeated Kim to progress to the main tournament.

He was the first amateur player who survived through the preliminaries in the history of LG Cup, so it was already quite amazing.

In an interview, after An won the final of the preliminaries, he said that he hoped to play against Chen Yaoye in the main tournament.

That’s because he likes Chen’s style of play with the special sense of haengma, even though An likes fighting from the beginning.

Anyway, let’s have a look at the game.

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An Jungki vs Chen Yaoye

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