The IBK Industrial Bank Cup, a competition of female knights, made Jung Yu-jin, 2nd dan, a Cinderella last year. 16-year-old rising star Jeong Yu-jin started from the preliminaries and kissed her championship trophy with 7 consecutive victories.
She, who was also the previous year’s winner, defeated the women’s strongest Choi Jeong, 9th Dan, in the round of 16, and her age rival Kim Eun-ji, 3rd Dan, in the semifinals. In the final, she turned ‘hard puncher’ Park Tae-hee, 3rd dan, 2-0.
It was recorded as her first professional win for her 2nd dan Jeong Yoo-jin. At that time, Jeong Yu-jin was ranked 23rd in the women’s ranking. She was only 15th out of 16 who qualified for the finals (more than one unit at the time).
Will another Cinderella be born? Will the strong of tradition gain strength? The 2023 IBK Industrial Bank of Korea Women’s Go Masters, which celebrated its third season, completed the finals.
The final round of the round of 16 tournament is Jeong Yoo-jin, 3rd dan, and Park Tae-hee, 3rd dan, who both reached the first quarter finals. It consists of 9th dan Choi Jeong, 7th dan Kim Chae-young, and 12 people who passed the preliminaries.안전놀이터
From the 8th to the 10th, 55 contestants (including 4 amateurs) registered for the preliminaries held at the Korea Kiwon Convention Hall, and from the first group Kim Joo-ah 2nd dan, Oh Yu-jin 9th, Lee Dan-bi Cho-dan, Heo Seo-hyun 3 dan. Yunyeong Kim 5th Dan, Minjin Lee 9th Dan, Heesu Kim 1st Dan, Seungah Cho 6th Dan, Lee Nakyung First Dan, Joohyun Yoo 2nd Dan, Hyemin Kim 9th Dan, Eunji Kim 5th Dan succeeded in advancing to the finals.
The oldest is 39-year-old Lee Min-jin, 8th dan, and the youngest is 15-year-old Lee Na-kyung, first dan among 81 female knights in Korea. Kim Hee-soo and Lee Na-kyung passed the preliminary round for the first time after joining.
The finals will start on June 1st. Sponsored by IBK Industrial Bank and hosted and supervised by Korea Kiwon, the prize money for the winner is 30 million won (12 million won for runner-up). The time limit is 1 hour, and the countdown is 40 seconds 3 times.