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29th World Amateur Go Championship
Full results at
Korea (Ha Sung Bong) won the tournament in a very close (1/2 point!) match with China (Guo Yuzheng). Argentina (Fernando Aguilar) came an excellent 3rd. New Zealand's representative (Zhou Juhua) came top of the 4-win category in 25th place, one of our best finishes in recent years.
 History: predictions from NZ "expert" before the tournament started
Tournament favourites are 15-year-old Guo Yuzheng from China, 26-year-old Ha Sung Bong from Korea, and 35-year-old Tsuchimune Yoshiyuki from Japan. The 21-year-old American representative, Mozheng Guan, may be good for an upset or two.
The strongest of the Western players looks like being 48-year-old Fernando Aguilar from Argentina, although his recent form has not been great. Burzo of Romania and Balug of Hungary are on the rise and might be worth watching. McFadyen of England, Jannsen of the Netherlands, and Heiser of Luxembourg have probably all seen better days but should be up there.