On the 5th, at the 2022 Crown Haitai Cup Final 3rd Station 2 held at the Korea Baduk TV Studio, Shin Min-joon won 100 bucks in 146 moves against Park Gun-ho 6th Dan, recording the first victory of the tournament.
Shin Min-joon scored the first goal 안전놀이터 with a black fire succession after 235 moves in the first station held at the same place on the 4th, and also took the victory in the second station, making a 2-0 shutout victory.
Both players were in perfect condition and continued the tight flow until the middle, but when Park Kun-ho made a mistake right after, Shin Min-jun responded without missing the opportunity.
Shin Min-jun, who won two wins in this final, widened his opponent to 7 wins and 2 losses.
Shin Min-joon, who won the first championship cup in the tournament, said, “I had beaten Park Gun-ho a lot in the past, but I expected it to be a difficult final because Park Gun-ho’s skills have improved recently. He said, “I haven’t been able to use my strength at the Crown Haitai Cup so far, but I’m happy to win, and I want to continue my upward trend with this victory.”
Park Gun-ho was also blocked by Shin Min-jun in the round of 32 of the electric tournament. And this time, he couldn’t overcome Shin Min-jun’s ‘wall’ and delayed his first title win.
Meanwhile, 28 of the 91 professional players under the age of 25 participated in the preliminaries, and advanced to the finals. The first round champion Byeon Sang-il 9-dan, seeded Shin Min-joon, Oh Yu-jin 9-dan, and Park Geon-ho held a round of 32 tournament in the finals.
‘Defending Champion’ Byun Sang-il lost to 3rd Dan Kim Hyun-bin in the round of 16 of the finals.
The prize money for the winner of this tournament is 30 million won, and the runner-up prize is 12 million won.