Shin Shin-seo and Byun Sang-il 9th dan will battle for the top spot in the LG Chess Championship.
South Korea’s top-ranked go player Shin Shin-seo (23) defeated China’s Kerze (26) 9th dan in 251 moves in the quarterfinals of the 28th LG Go Chosun Ilbo Kiwangjeon at the Shinan Tidelands Museum in Jeungdo-myeon, Shinan-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Jeolla Province, on Wednesday.
Byun Sang-il, 26, also advanced to the final after defeating Mi Yuting, 27, 9th dan of China in the quarterfinals in 174 moves.
The final between the two will be held at the end of January next year for a prize of 300 million won.
Shin is aiming for his third Elgibae trophy, while Byun Sang-il is reaching the final for the first time.
Shin leads the head-to-head series with 32 wins and 7 losses.
In their head-to-head matchups in various domestic and international tournaments, Shin is 5-1.
This is the first time a Korean player has reached the final of a major tournament.
At last month’s Samsung Flower Cultivation, Ding Hao-Sheil Hao 9th dan met in the final due to the Chinese “strong winds,” and Ding Hao won. 카지노사이트777
Xin Xin’s victory extended his winning streak to six games in their last seven meetings.