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The best amateur player, Kim Jung-sun, won the World Baduk Championship of Prime minister's Cup

Kim Jung Sun, who won the World Baduk Championship of Prime Minister's Cup.


At the World Baduk Championships held offline for the first time in three years, South Korean amateur No. 1 Kim Jung-sun lifted the trophy.
Kim Jong-sun won all six games at the 17th Prime Minister's Cup World Baduk Championship, which ended in Gwangju on the 28th.


The tournament, which was held offline three years after the spread of the novel coronavirus infection disease (COVID-19), took place on 26-28 days with representative players from 54 countries around the world participating.


Kim Jung-sun beat Christobal Bravo of Mexico and Bogatsky Dmytroki of Ukraine on the first day, followed by Wichrich Karuehawanit of Thailand, Robert van Zeijst of the Netherlands, Yu-Cheng Lai of Taiwan, and Ozeki Minoru of Japan.

The winners of the competition took a group shot after the awards ceremony.

Shortly after the victory, Kim Jung-sun said, "It was not an easy experience for players from all over the world, so I enjoyed the match for three days," adding, "I was surprised that the level of foreign players was higher than I thought."

He also said, "The most difficult match was not a Japanese or Taiwanese player, but a Dutch player I met in the fourth round," adding, "It was once a must-defeat go in the middle, so if the opponent finished well, I would have lost." With Kim Jong-sun's victory, South Korea has maintained its most winning position by reaching the top nine times in its career.China has won seven times and Taiwan once. The Prime Minister's Cup was held in the sixth round of the Swiss League, and the time limit is three 30-second countdowns in 50 minutes.