The end of the Corona 19 situation is also visible in the Baduk world. The international baduk tournament, which fell into the dark period of the online game due to the corona pandemic, recovers in a face-to-face manner.
The signal event is the Senko Cup hosted by Japan held in the new spring. The 5th Senko Cup World Women’s Go Championship will be held at the Kaie Hotel in Tokyo, Japan from March 3 to 5. It will be the first international competition to adopt a face-to-face match after entering the corona pandemic.
The size of the prize money was also restored to the pre-coronavirus level. The championship is 10 million yen (approximately 96 million won), runner-up 3 million yen (approximately 29 million won), third place 2 million yen (approximately 19.2 million won), fourth place 1 million yen (approximately 9.6 million won), quarterfinal elimination 200,000 yen (approximately 1.92 million won).
In the Senko Cup, which was established in 2018, the winning prize was 10 million yen until the 2nd tournament in 2019, but the 3rd tournament in 2021 and the 4th tournament in 2022 decreased to 5 million yen as they switched to online competitions. For runners-up and below, 1.5 million yen, 1 million yen, and 500,000 yen, respectively, were cut in half. 스포츠토토
This tournament also competes for the championship in an 8-man tournament. It consists of 1 Korean, 4 Japanese, 1 Chinese, 1 Taiwanese and 1 Vietnamese. The time limit is 2 hours, and the countdown is 1 minute and 5 times.
Korea was invited to Choi Jeong 9th Dan, who has held the top spot in the women’s rankings for 111 consecutive months. It is 5 consecutive appearances from the 1st tournament. The results so far are 3rd place, runner-up, runner-up, quarterfinals. I haven’t tasted the radish yet. The championship has been won in the order of Wiziing 6p, Wiziing 6p, Wiziing 6p, Ueno Asami 4p.
Japan, which has four players, was composed of the semifinalists of the 7th Senko Cup in 2022, the national team. These are New Eiko 4th Dan (Senkobae), Nakamura Sumire 3rd Dan (Yeoryu Kiseong), Ueno Asami 4th Dan (Senko Cup, Yakri, Yeoryu Ipgyubae), and Fujisawa Rina 6th Dan (Female master/Female Master). All of them are the strongest lineup that currently holds the title.
China’s Zhou Hongyu 6-dan will be the first to compete. She is the winner of the 2020 Qingwen Wu World Women’s Championship and is ranked No. 2 in the Chinese Women’s Ranking. Taiwan’s Lu Yuhua 4th Dan, the runner-up in the previous tournament and the women’s name, and Kuyan An Ha Ama 6th Dan, who won the World Women’s Amama Strongest Net Go Tournament in Vietnam for two consecutive years, were recommended by the organizers.