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2011-12-31 Expert: Parik Stefanov Rate: (4.8)  33 ratings

The 9th Tong Yang Life Insurance Cup (Final, game 3) : "hope(P)" takes the title

            "hope(P)" is the new Tygem hero. The way he played in the third game was fantastic. He showed once again his tremendous power. It was another painful day for "idontca1", who lost the second consecutive final, after the Kings of Kings.
             Because "hope(P)" plays at such a high level, many people refuse to accept that he is in fact Tan Xiao, even if Tan is the current Chinese champion and number 3 in the Chinese ranking. There were some comments today that only Kong Jie or Gu Li can display such extraordinary strength. As usual, Gu Li is a prime suspect.
            We have the same debate about "idontca1", but here the things are more complicated. If you read the comments from the previous article, you learned that Tygem posted an incomplete picture of "idontca1", leaving us to solve and to complete the puzzle. Ok, it does not appear to be the picture of a very young Korean boy (as "pm" feared once) and "kishakyuu" does not think that he is Park Junghwan as well.
            In my opinion, if Tygem published that incomplete photo and they don't play a sadistic game with us, the next step will be to reveal the whole picture. But was "idontca1" always the same player, with so many ups and downs? At the beginning, it was a strong opinion that he must be Lee Sedol. After the King of Kings, due to a majority of commentaries from the Korean media, the general opinion headed to Park Junghwan. Shall we discover now the picture of a third player? Another possibility might be that they wanted to reveal the photo of "idontca1" only if he would have won this tournament. We shall see. So no more real pictures today.
            The crucial fight in the third and final game was on the right side. As a viewer ("theControll") pointed out, black would win if he could kill the white stones there. Well, he couldn't. He tried so hard though, that in the end it was like he committed suicide just in the name of that lost cause.
           This is my last article. I tried to choose the most beautiful games played on Tygem during the year. They speak better than any of my words. Thank you all who have spent a little time to read my posts.

                                         "hope(P)" 9D (China) : 175 - 162 (38067 p)

                                         "idontca1" 9D (Korea) : 312 - 142 (37289 p)


2012-01-04 08:01
Parik, you are one of the top writers in the west. Thank you for the time you have spent here.
1d 2012-01-04 12:01
Hey, Parik. You did a great job! Since most western players are not familiar with Tygem and tygem stars. If I watch a game on Tygem, I just go back to your articles to see players' story and this way it's much more interesting to watch the games.
Thanks again and my best wishes to you!
1d ( FR ) 2012-01-03 10:01
Hello Parik! Like many others, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your posts, always well-written, documented and burning with passion! It was a great time reading you, and I wish you the best for your personal issues. Thanks for everything.

(and do no hesitate to come back and post from time to time when you feel it, hehe)
2012-01-01 09:01
Thank you, Parik
It was always a big pleasure to read your articles!
2012-01-01 06:01
Hi Parik, it was a real pleasure to read you. Most if the time i was not even looking at the games but the way you wrote about top go players made it so exciting i was checking everyday if a new article had arrived. I always wanted to post a comment to thank you and now I wish i did it earlier. Im your biggest fan in japan, wish you the best for 2012.
2012-01-01 06:01
I haven't commented in a while but just wanted to also say thanks to Parik for all the articles. I've followed them with great interest throughout the year and echo the others sentiments that one day wish you'll continue :-)
Happy New Year!
2012-01-01 02:01
I appreciate that you care.
Tygem is a big thief which steals my time. There are also some personal reasons and I have the feeling that this is the right time to stop.
2012-01-01 11:01
thank you parik for every of your article you wrote. i only hope you can change your decision to stop writing them. wish you all the best!
1d ( NL ) 2012-01-01 05:01
Parik, may I ask, why will you stop writing these articles? I have always enjoyed them very much!
2011-12-31 09:12
Thank you, kishakyuu. Your comments have always been very helpful and completed the articles in the best possible way.
Yes, you are right. I don't know how, but I read "I don't think so", instead of "I do think so". Fortunately, this blindness does not change much. It's still some mystery there.
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