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Richard Duan wins Virginia Youth Championship

Published on 12/8/2022

Eleven-year-old Richard Duan 2D upset two adult 4-Dan players in even games at the November 27th Capital Go Club’s Fall Tournament in Fairfax, Virginia, winning the Youth Championship, a subset of the overall tournament. Three other players achieved two wins: Chebong Cho 4D, Raymond Kim 4D and Sun Lee 14K. Samuel Lee 7D (1W-2L) and James Park 7D from the Korean American Baduk Association (Annandale Va.) have been invited to the 2022 VA State Championship Final, coming up this Sunday, December 11. Pairings for the first round, which starts at 9:30a at 4119-B Chatelain Rd, Annandale VA, will be Park 7D vs Zhang 6D, and Lee 7D vs Yaming Wang 5D.

Ms. Mei Cai (1-2) is a candidate for the Virginia women’s champion though other Virginia female players may request a challenge by 12/15/2022 via email Meng Wang and Michael Zhou helped organize the quarterly tourney.

Report by Capital Go Club; photo by Bin Duan.

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