H2 DREAM Samcheok succeeded in taking first place.

H2 DREAM Samcheok won 2-1 over Pohang POSCO Future M in the 4th game of the 10th round of the 2023 NH Nonghyup Bank Korea Women’s Baduk League held at the Korea Baduk TV Studio on the 17th.

In a match between two teams in which the winning team rose to first place, H2 DREAM Samcheok Kim Eun-seon succeeded in taking the lead. Kim Eun-seon, who was playing for the first time in the season, pushed the 4th pick of POSCO Future M, Kim Seon-bin, and won the match in 158 moves, giving the team a 1-0 lead.

H2 DREAM Interview with Samcheok captain Kim Chae-young and 3rd pick Kim Eun-seon, the winner. Photo = Provided by Korea Times
Next, Kim Chae-young, captain of H2 DREAM Samcheok, who participated in the second country, defeated POSCO Future M captain Kim Hye-min in 251 moves, confirming the team’s victory. After gaining the upper hand in the early stages, Kim Chae-young showed such perfect content that she was never at a disadvantage, winning by a landslide, brightening her prospects for the upcoming Asian Games.

In the last three countries, POSCO FutureM’s 2nd pick, Kim Gyeong-eun, was defeated by H2 DREAM Samcheok’s 4th pick, Kim Su-jin, after 209 moves. Kim Gyeong-eun won the life-or-death fight with the left upper body and achieved a redemption point to avoid losing Yeongbong. On the other hand, Sujin Kim suffered her first loss of the season after three consecutive wins.안전놀이터

Round 10 ends, the battle for rankings is over.
With all 10 rounds completed, the battle for rankings is a mixed bag.

H2 DREAM Samcheok and defending champion Seogwipo Chilsimni were tied at 7 wins and 3 losses, but H2 DREAM Samcheok took first place in individual wins by 2 wins. POSCO Future M is in 3rd place with 6 wins and 4 losses, Suncheon Bay National Garden, Bukwang Pharmaceutical, and Buan Red Sunset are in 4th to 7th place with 5 wins and 5 losses, and Yeosu World Island Expo is in 4th to 7th place with 4 wins and 6 losses. It is expected that whether or not the team will advance to the season will be determined. Boryeong Mud, led by Choi Jeong, is set for next season with 1 win and 9 losses.

The first game of round 11, which will be held on the 21st, continues with a match between Seogwipo Chilsimni and Suncheon Bay National Garden. Seogwipo Chilsimni, which is fighting for first place in the regular league, is trying to win its first two games in a row. Suncheon Bay National Garden, which ranked second last season, will attempt its fifth consecutive win this season. The team atmosphere is also on the rise thanks to the performance of Sumire Nakamura 3rd Dan, who joined as a mercenary this year. In the first half of the game, Seogwipo Chilsimni won 2-1.

The 2nd to 4th games of the 11th round will continue between Boryeong Mud-Yeosu World Island Expo (22nd), H2 DREAM Samcheok-Buan Red Sunset (23rd), and Bukwang Pharmaceutical-POSCO Future M (24th).

The 2023 NH Nonghyup Bank Women’s Baduk League, in which 8 teams play a 14-round double league with a 3-game multiple-win system, will determine the final winning team through a postseason held in a step ladder format among the top 4 teams in the regular league.

The winner’s prize is 55 million won, the runner-up prize is 35 million won, and separately from the prize money, a match fee of 1.3 million won is paid to the winner and 400,000 won to the loser. Thinking time is 20 seconds per 40 minutes for Django Baduk, and 20 seconds per 20 minutes for Shorthand Baduk.

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