Monday, February 12, 2007

Interview with Lee Changho, 9-dan, who won the last game of the Nongsim Cup

- Congratulations! What can you tell us about the last game?
- I played badly and was losing the game. Luckily, Gu Li, 9-dan made a mistake when he was in byoyomi.
- Who is the hardest Chinese opponent for you?
- Young Chinese players and top masters are of course very strong. It’s always difficult to play them.
- You played both Chang Hao and Gu Li recently. You probably know that they will meet each other in the final match of the Chunlan Cup. Who do you think has the better chance of winning the cup?
- Personally I am on Chang Hao's side, because he is my friend, but actually Gu Li is
slightly stronger. There is another important thing: Chang Hao has more experience of playing important international tournaments, so it will be a good final. It’s hard to say who has the better chances of winning it.

P.S. Lee Changho's achievement is really outstanding. His total score in the Nongsim Cup (including preliminary competitions) is 37-1.
Game records of the tournament are available on

Translated from korean Alexandre Dinerchtein

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