It’s post, which I’ve written yesterday, but couldn’t send, because of no internet connection.
We’ve been playing again blitz games to the team tournament yesterday. I had 2:1, but my team lost. I had 0:3 today (also blitz games, but for nothing).
There is studying at this school for about two weeks one Korean. Nice, because it’s possible to speak with someone more normally. I had a weird situation yesterday. Chinese words were going into my head instead of Korean words. So far, it was completely different. When I tried to speak with Chinese, the Korean words were in my head. So, I don’t really know, if to be happy or not. From one side it’s nice, because my Chinese is better. From the other side it’s worse, because my Korean is worse.
Anyway, I’ve got to know, that they have changed yeonguseng leagues again. These are leagues for the best Korean amateurs, who would like to become pros. By the way, it’s not so easy to get even into the last league, because the weakest yeonguseng are about 7 dan (in Europe). In 2010 there were 10 leagues, 12 people in each league. Round-robin system. The best ones were going up, the worst ones were going down. Girls were playing in different leagues. In 2013 (when I was yeonguseng), there were 5 leagues. 32 players in each league. Girls and boys were playing in the same tournament (if I wrote ‘playing together’ I guess you’d misunderstand). But couldn’t play less than 24 girls. So, almost whole the 5th league were girls. But the system was a bit different – it was possible to play with someone from the different league. Someone, who was in the 5th league had 0 points at the start. Someone, who was in the 4th had 1 point. Someone, who was in the 1st had 4 points. There was 10 rounds. So, even in 5th round someone from the 5th league could play against someone from the 1st. After every 10 rounds, new leagues were being made (for the next tournament), according to the final results of the tournament.
There are 6 leagues right now. In top three there is 12 people in each league. In the next three – 32 in each league. Girls play separately. System remained, so 10 rounds and these points at the start for the league.