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Post #1 Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:30 am 
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We had some interesting discussion last year on this tournament. I am happy to report that the sponsor has made big effort to turn this into a truly reputable international tournament.

This year, the final stage will be similar to last year, although expanding slightly to accommodate eight players: winner of last year (Park Junghwan); 4 top players representing Japan, Korea, China and Chinese Taipei; and three positions from a very proper preliminary tournament.

The newly introduced preliminary tournament has three groups:

Group 1 is open to more senior players (24 of them, including China's Yu Bin and Rui Naiwei, Korea's Seo Bongsoo and Yoo Changhuk, and Japan's Takao Shinji and Hane Naoki, among others).

Group 2 and 3, 32 players each, cover the world's strongest players, including almost all former international titleholders. The quality of these groups are themselves like that of major international tournaments.

Group 2 has current or former international titleholders Shi Yue, Tan Xiao, Kang Dongyun, Tang Weixing, Park Yeonghun, Choi Cheolhan, Gu Zihao, Kim Jiseok, Zhou Ruiyang, Fan Tingyu, Weon Seongjin and Tuo Jiaxi.

Group 3 has current or former international titleholders Chen Yaoye, Lee Sedol, Xie Erhao, Jiang Weijie, Mi Yuting and Cho Chikun.

See https://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/match/wgc/003.html for more detail.


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Post #2 Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:15 am 
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Who are the lucky top players who don't have to fight through the prelims? Iyama Yuta, Ke Jie, Shin Jinseo, Wang Yuanjun?

P.S. Glad to see Mi Yuting is not left out.

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Post #3 Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:03 am 
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Uberdude wrote:
Who are the lucky top players who don't have to fight through the prelims? Iyama Yuta, Ke Jie, Shin Jinseo, Wang Yuanjun?


I don't see this mentioned anywhere. But those are all the big names missing from the preliminary game tables.

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Post #4 Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:21 am 
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The seeding has been announced. The format (after a now completed domestic preliminary) is an international preliminary broken up into two General sections and one Senior section.

The two General sections (knockouts) each comprise 10 people from each of Japan, China and Korea plus 2 from Taiwan. These have been arranged so that there are no Round 1 games between players from the same country.

The Senior section is weighted 12 places to Japan, 10 to Korea and 3 to China (0 to Taiwan). I assume this disparity reflects the strength of the veterans' events in JK as opposed to C and T. Some Japanese seniors qualified for the General sections, of course.

There seems to be no western component.

The three sections play to produce a single winner each and these join seeds in an 8-person final. The seeds are the previous winner (Pak Cheong-hwan) plus the top ranked player from each country. I haven't seen the names mentioned specifically.

The winner's prize 200 million yen (approx. US$180,000, or 60 million farthings for the seniors).


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