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2011-06-30 Expert: Parik Stefanov Rate: (5)  7 ratings

King of Kings (last 8) : "idontca1" vs. "boss(P)"

           This is the only meeting of the quarterfinals between two Koreans. Not long ago, I said that a Chinese player can be eliminated just if he plays against another Chinese. Now the same rule applies to Korea.
           The favorable situation to enter directly into the quarterfinals did not help "boss(P)" too much, as he met "idontca1", a formidable opponent, currently the most spectacular and popular Tygem player. Sometime, in the first half of the game, "idontca1" placed an innocent stone ( 58 at R 17 ) in the upper right corner which, within the next moves, gave the feeling that was transformed into a dead aji, so he was no more interested in it. The most beautiful part of the game is the way he activated that aji, with brilliant moves and perfect timing. When everyone expected "boss(P)" to start a KO fight as a last chance to save his group, he gave up, somehow surprising to some viewers.
         "boss(P)" was really affected by the result, as he showed his frustration and vented his anger immediately afterwards by winning 3 consecutive games against "tmch" (a Chinese player who lost to "charisma24" in the previous round).
          The debate about the real name of "idontca1" reached a standstill where we need more information. The translation oh his Korean handle is "Loner" and together with "idontca(re)" would fit the story of Lee Sedol, specifically the painful moment when he retired for a while from all official competitions.
          A chance for this mystery to be solved is that "idontca1" to win the tournament. In this case, I'm sure the secret will be more and more difficult to hide.

                                                  "idontca1" 9D, Korea : 178 - 68 (36978 p)

                                                  "boss(P)" 9D, Korea : 755 - 587 (36321 p)


18k 2011-07-01 10:07
I guess it would go something like this: S12, S11, T11, T17, R19, Q19, T15, S17, T13, T16, T12, T10.. white dead
2k 2011-07-01 08:07
No doubt there was a good reason for T11 rather than S12, but I do not see it. Would someone explain that?

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