Suiryeohan Hapcheon has advanced to the playoffs (PO) of the Go League.
The team defeated Ulsan Goryeon 3-2 in the second round of the 2022-2023 KB Kookmin Go League Semi-Playoffs (Semi-PO) at the Korea Origin Go TV Studio in Majang-ro, Seongdong-gu, on Saturday evening.
The team, which finished second in the regular season, had defeated the third-ranked Ulsan Goryeon 3-1 in the first game the previous day.
With their second consecutive win, the team will play a best-of-three playoff series against the league’s top-ranked team, Jeonggwan Jangchunok, starting next month on April 4.
The second round of the semi-finals was a fiercely contested match that was not decided until the last minute.
The result of the three games played at the same time at 7 p.m. was 2-1 in favor of the team.
Jonghoon Park, 6th dan of Suiryeo Hapcheon, was the first to announce his victory by defeating Hong Moo-jin, 6th dan of Ulsan Go in 232 moves with black, but Ulsan Go responded by defeating Choi Jung, 9th dan of the “Queen of Go” to tie the score at 1-1.
In the second consecutive day of the first-ranked captain’s match, Park Jung-hwan 9-dan defeated Shin Min-joon 9-dan with an uncontested draw, giving Suiryeohan Hapcheon the advantage.
In the fourth game, Ulsan Goryeo Yeon sent the second game to a deciding game when Yoon Jun-sang 9-dan defeated Yoo Oh-sung 7-dan by fire.
In the final five games, which began at 11:24 p.m., veteran Park Young-hoon 9-dan, the second-ranked player of Suuryeohan Hapcheon, outplayed Ulsan Goryeong 5-dan Park Hyun-soo 5-dan early on and forced a surrender at 0:28 past midnight.안전놀이터
With the KB Go League being played in two leagues this season, the third round of the semi-finals between Nanga League runner-up Celltrion and third-place Kixx will begin next month.
The championship prize is 250 million won and the runner-up prize is 100 million won.
Teams eliminated from the playoffs will receive 40 million won, and those eliminated from the semi-playoffs will receive 20 million won.
The postseason, which will be held in a best-of-five, best-of-three series, will begin with the first through third rounds simultaneously, followed by the fourth and fifth rounds.