The emergency light turned on in Korean Go. Not a single Korean driver was included in the quarterfinals of the 5th Mongbaek Cup, which was decided on the 6th. This is the fifth time that Korean baduk has been wiped out before the round of 16, including the 10th Fujitsu Cup in 1997, LG Cup once (5 times), and Mongbaek Combined Cup (1st, 4th, and 5th times) three times.
The slump of Shin Jin-seo (23, photo), who has been recognized as the world’s No. 1 player, is receiving particular attention. The new 9th Dan is overwhelmingly in first place in various record categories such as wins, win rate, ranking, and number of titles, but it is currently in a difficult condition that has not been seen before in international competitions.스포츠토토
In June, in the finals of the 1st Ranker Cup, it was a signal that they defeated Gu Zihao 1-2 and won the championship. After losing to Shin Min-jun in the finals of the Guksu Mountains held in July, he was eliminated at the beginning of the Mongbaek Competition. It is a sight that neither he nor his fans are accustomed to.
The problem is that major international competitions are just around the corner. Shin Jin-seo is scheduled to play the 3rd final match against the Chinese shaker in the 9th Yingssi Cup, starting on the 21st, about 10 days later. Yingssi Cup, which is held every four years, is the most important international competition.
Shin Jin-seo is also a key force in the Hangzhou Asian Games, which are approaching next month. Participating in both individual and team events, he is aiming for two gold medals. Shin Jin-seo’s quick recovery has emerged as the key to the international baduk world in the second half of this year.