China’s Sheilhao 9th dan has qualified for the Samsung Flower Farming Finals with his specialty of ‘shorthand go’.
Xu Shehao defeated Xu Ziyang 9th dan in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Samsung Fireworks World Go Masters at the Samsung Fireworks Global Campus in Goyang City, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, in 183 moves to reach the final.
This is the first final for Xu, who won the 2018 E-Grade title.

He had previously reached the quarterfinals in the 2018 and 2020 tournaments.
Sheerhao, who is a shorthanded and aggressive player, took advantage of her opponent’s use of the two-hour time limit to tighten her breathing.

With the white pieces in hand, Xu Ziyang used up two hours of Go to take a slight lead on the AI meter.

However, after the 106th move, when the time ran out, the game was reversed.
With 1 hour and 10 minutes to go, Sheerhao had plenty of time to spare and launched a time attack against Xu Ziyang, who was forced to read the clock, which shook the game. 토토

Eventually, on move 126, Xu Ziyang made a mistake and Sheerhao managed to turn it over, leading to a complete victory.

At the end of the match, she still had more than 40 minutes left on the clock.
The previous day in the quarterfinals against 9th dan Xinxin, she had also pushed her opponent to the brink with 40 minutes remaining.

Sheerhao utilized his generous time limit to psychologically pressure Xinxia, forcing Xinxia, who was also a strong reader and had other combat skills such as taijutsu, to make a move.
When the game ended, with 37 minutes remaining, Sheerhao was still going strong, winning two straight games after losing seven in a row to Xin Xin.
Meanwhile, in the other quarterfinal match on Thursday, South Korea’s sole survivor Park Jung-hwan 9 dan will face Ding Hao 9 dan.
Park holds a 2-2 head-to-head record against Ding Hao, who won the E-Games title in February this year.
Samsung Cultivation’s prize pool is 300 million won for the winner and 100 million won for the runner-up.

Each player will have two hours and five one-minute second reads.

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