Lui Becomes Queen of PadukChinese national Lui Nai Wei (37) has defeated Cho Hou-hyeon, known by many as the King of Paduk (Go) and a player of the ninth grade, to cement her claim to the title of world champion.
Lui's victory came on the heels of her defeat of the previous champion, Lee Chang Ho. Liu has the distinction of being the first female and the first foreign champion.
Chinese 'Iron Lady' Lui took the Kuksu title from Cho on the 199th move, after repeatedly attacking his utilitarian strategies. The contest, conducted at the Dong-a Media Center, was the first final match to include a woman.
Lui, as a ninth grade player, attained the Women's Kuksu title in April of last year. Paduk players have often perceived women as second-rate players of the 'brain game'.
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