Korea’s bid to win its first gold medal in 13 years began with the ‘China-Korea match’.
Shin Shin-seo 9 and Park Jung-hwan 9, who are competing in the men’s individual event, will play the first round of qualification in Group A and Group B, respectively, at the Qiyuan Chess Hall in Hangzhou, China, on Thursday.
The opponents for the first round of the qualifiers will be selected by a random draw, and from the second round onward, they will be matched with players with similar winning percentages using the Swiss system.
Four players from each of the nine groups will advance to the quarterfinals of the main tournament, where the winner will be decided in a tournament style.
Shin Shin-seo from Group A and Park Jung-hwan from Group B will face China’s Yang Dingxin 9th dan and Kirze 9th dan, respectively.
In their head-to-head record, Shin has a slight lead over 바카라사이트 Yang Dingxin with 7 wins and 6 losses.
Shin won his third career major title in February last year, defeating Yang Dingxin 2-0 in the third round of the 26th LG Cup Final.
However, in their most recent meeting, in the quarterfinals of the 27th LG Bae in November last year, Shin Shin-seo defeated Yang Ding-shin with black after 252 moves.
Park also holds a slight advantage in the career head-to-head with 16 wins and 14 losses.
Park defeated Kurze in the round of 32 of the Samsung Hwa Jaehyup last October and in the main draw of the Nongshim Shin Ramyun in February of this year to take a commanding lead.
The Korean team is determined to sweep all three gold medals, including the men’s individual event and the men’s and women’s team events, at the Asian Games, which marks the sport’s return to the Asian Games stage after a 13-year absence.
Korea swept the men’s and women’s team and mixed doubles gold medals at the 2010 Guangzhou Games, the first time the sport was included in the program. 슬롯게이밍