Shin Jin-seo, 9th Dan (23), the strongest player in Korean Baduk, is showing extraordinary momentum in the early stages. Compared to last year토토사이트, he showed an overwhelming pace and challenged his dream ‘win rate of 90%’ again.
Shin Jin-seo, the captain of Kicks, won 100 in 154 moves in 9th place with Kotaro Seki, the 1st place of Japanese origin, in the 2022-2023 KB Kookmin Bank Baduk League Interleague 4th round 6 matches held on the 19th. Since joining in 2012, he has never lost with 32 wins in 32 matches against Japanese knights. Seki, whom he faced that day, is a top-notch knight who is recording two consecutive losses in Japan’s Cheonwon match, but he was no match for Shin Jin-seo. The Kicks defeated the Nippon Kiwon 4-0.
With this victory, Shin Jin-seo took the 11th win (2 losses) in the Baduk League and took the sole lead in the most wins. Shin Jin-seo, who has never missed the most wins since 2017 except for 2021, will challenge the 6th Go league multiple wins in his career.
In addition, Shin Jin-seo recorded 27 wins (3 losses) throughout the season and recorded a win rate of 90% for the season. He led the team to victory with his own hands in the group matches, the China Gapjo League, Nongshim Shin Ramen Cup, and Hana Bank MZ Super Match. is showing off Because of his excellent pace, it became a hot topic when he held the 2nd YK Gungi Cup preliminary round on the 9th of last month. It has been 5 years and 2 months since the 20th Nongshim Shin Ramen Cup in 2018 that Shin Jin-seo took the preliminary round.
It’s still early days, but if he maintains his current momentum, he is expected to be able to challenge the ‘win rate of 90%’, which was considered difficult for anyone to achieve, exceeding the record for the highest annual win rate (88.37%) he set in 2020. The current pace is lower than the 21-1 loss and 95.5% win rate recorded at the same time in 2020, but significantly higher than last year (21-4, 84%).
In fact, the win rate of 90% is also a great record, but this year Shin Jin-seo can further solidify his position as the emperor of Go, so interest is high.
Shin Jin-seo is ahead of two important competitions this year. One is the Ing-ssi-bae World Professional Baduk Championship, also known as the ‘Go Olympics’. Although Shin Jin-seo succeeded in advancing to the final two years ago, the schedule has been postponed incessantly after the Yingchangchi Baduk Foundation, the organizer, announced that it would play the match if it faced the third match in the final. But this year, it finally opened. The opponent is China’s Sheker 9th dan, who is the same age as him.
Also, after Ing’s Cup, he will wear the Taegeuk mark for the first time and participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games. If Mr. Ing wins the championship and the gold medal in the Asian Games in turn, no one in the world will be able to dispute Shin Jin-seo’s title of ‘Go Emperor’.