(source: Nie Sheng liquor) （来源：聂升酒）
(source: Nie Sheng liquor)
On October 10th, the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday just ended on October 10th, the Go players are about to usher in a new journey. The second "Anglikang Cup" China·Shengzhou Wangzhongwang Go Tournament will start in Shengzhou, Shaoxing, Zhejiang. Ke Jie, Lian Xiao, Yang Dingxin, Tang Weixing, Xie Erhao, Fan Tingyu, Mi Yuting and Ding Hao competed for the title of "King of Kings".
In March 2019, the first King of the Kings Tournament was born in Shengzhou, and the game adopted a double elimination system. In the course of the game, the peaks of the game rose one after another, and the seven-time champion Ke Jie, who had the highest voice for the championship, unexpectedly lost his second consecutive defeat early. At that time, the youngest player, Cher Hao, was thrilled to resurrect from the loser group and finally counterattacked to win the championship.
Chess Saint Nie Weiping delivered a speech at the closing ceremony, saying that this game reminded him of the past 40 years ago. In 1979, China's first unplanned Go game, the New Sports Cup, was held. This was the first commercial Go game (with bonuses) after China's reform and opening up. Coincidentally, the match system used in that match was the same double elimination as the king of kings match. Nie Weiping, who won the championship, was also resurrected from the loser group and defeated the champion of the winner group, like this time Xie Erhao. Holding a cup. Nie Weiping recalled: “I won the championship at that time and the prize money was 80 yuan. Now the prize money of the competition is thousands of times that of the previous year. Forty years later, Shengzhou held this competition, which is of great significance.”
Due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, the 2nd King of Champions Tournament originally scheduled to start in March 2020 had to be postponed to October, and the double-elimination system was also adjusted to single elimination. But everything is the best arrangement. Let us raise the wine glasses and wish the eight chess players a wonderful performance, and continue to use black and white chess pieces to interpret the moving story.
October 13th, after the King of Kings game is over, Ke Jie, Yang Dingxin, Tang Weixing, Fan Tingyu will also rush back to Beijing to participate in the new Nongshim Cup. From October 13th to 16th, the 22nd Nongshim Shin Ramen Cup World Go Team Championship will have four games in the first phase online. In addition to the above four world champions, the Chinese team will also have Koo Zihao, the world champion lineup Very luxurious.
On August 22, the decisive battle between China and South Korea at the 21st Nongshim Cup seemed to have happened yesterday. Ke Jie turned the tide and blocked the four-game winning streak Park Ting-hwan, once again leaving the Nongshim Cup in China. After the game, the whole country was in joy, and the news of such a Go game once rushed to the fifth place in the hot search on Weibo.
Nie Weiping commented on Weibo "Good! Good! Good!", some netizens joked: "Lao Nie just had a good drink, Nie Erliang, but I am afraid that two and two are not enough today?!" The starting point of the Chinese Go Legend in the China-Japan Go Challenge The Nongshim Cup is another glorious moment for Chinese Go. The interaction between Nie Weiping and Ke Jie two ring heroes makes people feel that the past is like yesterday.
"Go, exists in order to connect the ancient past and the distant future." This is a classic line in the comic "Gossman". In fact, the same is true for fine wine. Nie Shengjiu (to the sky) exists to record the various exciting moments of Chinese Go.
Golden Autumn October, let us continue to drink the wine of celebration.