Knocking off the Steamroller with ‘Custom Orders’

2022-2023 KB League Semi-PO 1st Leg (Sudam)
Suiryeohan Hapcheon wins 3-1 over Ulsan Gororyeon

(Hangeul Game Baduk = Han Chang-kyu reporter) The order of Ulsan Go was Choi Jung 9 dan, Shin Min-joon 9 dan, Park Hyun-soo 6 dan, Yoon Jun-sang 9 dan, and Hong Moo-jin 6 dan. For the semi-playoffs, the lower-ranked team in the regular season will be handicapped and will be given five moves in advance for the first round.

The top teams, who can pick and choose their opponents, have an advantage. After being handed the order, Soo-rae Hapcheon, with Park Young-hoon 9-dan, Park Jung-hwan 9-dan, and Park Jong-hoon 6-dan, secured a spot in the bracket for countries 1-3. It was a head-to-head토토사이트 match with comrade name cards.

The team took down the first game of the semi-playoffs after strategizing based on the opponent’s order.

Head coach Ko Geun-tae said, “We made an order with a high probability of winning that the fans would like,” while Ulsan Goryeong’s coach Park Seung-hwa said, “I’m satisfied because I wanted a confrontation between similar names.”

The results of the three games, which started simultaneously at 7:00 p.m., showed a 2-1 lead in favor of Suryuhan Hapcheon. Park Jung-hwan 9th dan lost to Shin Min-joon 9th dan and Park Jong-hoon 6th dan lost to Park Hyun-soo 6th dan. Ulsan Goryeo Yeon extended the series to four games or less after Choi Jeong 9-dan defeated Park Young-hoon 9-dan in a two-player matchup.

‘Custom Order’ Park Jong-hoon 6-dan (right), who holds a 5-1 head-to-head record, defeated Park Hyun-soo 6-dan, who was making his postseason debut.

Fifteen minutes later, in a quick-fire four-game match, Hapcheon Suryuhan brought out Futures Yoo Oh-seong 7th dan. With a 2-0 lead against ‘Open Order’ Yoon Jun-sang 9-dan, he considered his opponent’s head-to-head record, and it paid off. He had a long time to prepare, but his decision to go for the kill against a shaky opponent on the first move proved to be the difference in the first game.

“I’m very happy to have won the game,” said Yoo Oh-sung, 7th dan, “and I think the fact that I had Kim Jin-hwi behind me made me feel more relaxed, which led to the victory. It was also his first postseason victory.

Choi Jeong 9th dan (left) turned back Park Young-hoon 9th dan who came to snipe at him. The rankings are now 21st and 19th, and the head-to-head record is 2-2.

The first round of the 2022-2023 KB Kookmin Bank Go League Semi-Playoffs (Sudam League), which began at 7 p.m. on the 25th, with the Go TV studio lit up, was dominated by Suryeohan Hapcheon, who had a significant advantage in order strategy and won all four games.

Game 2 will be played on the 26th. It will be evenly matched in ‘blind order’. The deadline for orders is 11 p.m. and the announcement is 2 p.m. that day. If Ulsan Goryeong takes the best-of-three series, the final game will be played on the 27th to determine who will advance to the Sudam League playoffs.

Ulsan Goryeong Aeon’s Future League player Yoo Oh-seong 7th dan (left) clinched the first round victory with a come-from-behind win over Yoon Jun-sang 9th dan. They won the best-of-three series.

The 2022-2023 KB Go League will feature a bi-lateral regular season with a record 12 teams, followed by semi-playoffs and playoffs in each league, and a championship match between the top teams in each league to determine the final standings.

Each stage of the postseason is a best-of-three series and each match is a best-of-five series. The first three legs of the series will begin simultaneously, with the results determining whether the fourth and fifth legs will continue. The prize money is 250 million won for the first place, 100 million won for the second place, 40 million won for the PO elimination team, and 20 million won for the semi-PO elimination team.

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