2008 WAGC Day 3 (5/30)
ARGENTINA LEADING TOPSY-TURVY FIELD AT WAGC: Dark horse Argentina has vaulted into the lead in this year’s World Amateur Go Championships, edging out top seeded Korea, while 16th-ranked Luxembourg and 11th-ranked Hong Kong have nudged aside both China and Japan. In a highly-anticipated showdown, Korea’s Sung Bong Ha defeated Yuzheng Guo of China in Round 5 Friday morning, while Fernando Aguilar defeated Frank Janssen of the Netherlands. Aguilar then beat Laurent Heiser of Luxembourg in Round 6 Friday afternoon to give him a 3-point SOSOS lead over Korea and setting up a 7th-round head-to-head with Korea on Saturday morning. Aguilar has competed in the WAGC six times and finished 5th in 1982. Mozheng Guan of the US defeated Antonio Fernandez Caballero in Round 5 but lost by 2.5 points to 15-year-old Nai San Chan of Hong Kong in Round 6 for a 4-2 result thus far with two final rounds to play on Saturday. There’s been a lot of movement in the top seeds this year, with Luxembourg moving up from 16th to 3rd in the rankings, Hong Kong jumping from 11th to 4th, China slipping from 1st to 5th, Japan dropping from 3rd to 7th and Thailand moving up from 29th to 10th. Click here for complete results www.nihonkiin.or.jp/amakisen/worldama/29/29th-reslut-en_a... and game records www.nihonkiin.or.jp/amakisen/worldama/29/29th-kifu-en_ama...
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