Korea Open 2009: Day 6 (Finals) Sunday January 18

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  1. leonardklh

    leonardklh Regular Member

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    when will malaysia team go to england?
     
  2. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    Badminton is becoming more popular in Korea

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    Badminton is becoming more popular in Korea.

    An article from The Korea Times, by By Kim Jae-won: click here

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    Beijing Olympic gold medallist Lee Yong-dae, right, smashes the shuttlecock in a match against Thai mixed doubles duo Songphon Anugritayawon and Kunchala Voravichitchaikul in the Super Series Korea Open in Seoul Sunday. Lee, paired with Lee Hyo-jung, took the title for the second straight year after beating their opponents 2-0 (21-8, 21-7). / Yonhap
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    nah PG is half way there, he promised to beat to Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, so technically... he's half-way through his goal already! =]
     
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    Yeah I do that sometimes too :D. Some people are so good at "commentating" that reading it later is like it's happening live all over again!
     
  5. X Ball

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    My overconfidence jinxed LCW ? Is it possible ? Ok, maybe a good attempt at a joke, even though a naive one.:)

    I am glad PG stepped up and won albeit the fact that he had a good rest the day before whereas LCW didn't.

    But please don't put out words that I didn't say : "toys for LCW" ? A smart person would know it is just friendly 'rubbishing' (me having a bit of fun), so please don't be so serious and try to pin on me the 'death sentence'.;)
     
  6. X Ball

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    I am happy for PG - he knew he had the advantage of a day's rest over LCW and he took it. A sign of a very intelligent guy. I watched the game and yes, it was not boring.:D
     
  7. chris-ccc

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    2009 Korea Open SS Finals: LCW is not unbeatable

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    :D:D:D That's for sure, and I agree with you ...
    (1) PG did play well
    (2) LCW is not unbeatable
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    Yes I did say LCW is unbeatable in the MO.:D The KO is different kettle of fish - PG was in-form and had a day's rest (even I knew, b4 the game started, it would work against LCW).

    LCW played well but made a lot of unforced errors trying to outfox PG - he was trying too hard (e.g. playing the shuttle too long quite a few times).

    So many factors can change a match. Hopefully, this win would give PG added incentive to work harder for the AE. But LCW is still going to be hard to beat in the AE.

    As for the Chinese, it will be even harder as it is inconceivable to come back straight from a 'spell' and be immediately match fit (in terms of temperament).
     
  9. Pemuda

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    Yes, KO is held not in Malaysia and for a jagoh kampung it will be tough to win away from home.

    Errr ... the AE is a big tournament. It is not some NGP or Kedah Open, mind you.

    LCW dont have the mental strength to cope with the big boys in a big tournament.

    Wanna have a side bet on this one?
     
  10. OneToughBirdie

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    I would concur with you LCW is among the favorites for AE but I do not share your optimisim LD, CJ and pretty Bao are not match ready...just check out CO and HK. Maybe Bao is suspect (we will find out after the 1st round), CJ and LD are among favorites to win;)
    Hey, btw, LCW did quite well,I reckon Dato earn >RM600K between August 08 to Jan 16 09, not bad payday;)
     
  11. X Ball

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    I thought they got rid of you.:D

    AE is a big tournament but remember who won it (no prize for a correct guess !)?:rolleyes::D

    Side bets don't mean anything to me coz I don't get to collect - I can't remember how many bets I won from the Indonesian brothers, and I didn't get to collect.

    I cannot do bets like yours : 'going bald' because I need to look good with my hair on.:D
     
  12. X Ball

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    I think the Korean player, LYD, earns quite a bit too with his doubles and mixed doubles winnings throughout last year and this.

    As I said, it is hard for the chinese but not impossible of course to win the AE. I love to be proven wrong. Coming back from not playing with the regular guys in the circuit is always going to be tough going - I am definitely not convinced it will be anyone from the Chinese camp to win the AE.
     
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    ** Bang!!! ** Someone shot himself in the foot again. :D

    No prob la with those friendly 'rubbishing'. Here have another humble pie.
     
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    Haha, they should really get rid of you.:D
     
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    Enjoy that humble pie ...
     
  16. bananakid

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    Hey Pemuda,
    You are betting a lot on this one...
    Your reward is like 1/5 on this one. In order to be completely bald, you will have to lose at least 5 pieces per 1 piece of hair off X Ball... making X Ball's reward % at possibly 500% or more(of course only if he wins, that is)

    Here is the proof... the furtherest one to your right. :p

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46870
     
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    sigh...some ppls never learn their lesson...
     
  18. X Ball

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    Show us what you look like. Pin your photo here. You are probably 1/10 of what I have :D
     
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  19. george@chongwei

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    hmm, i have to admit that pg played 1 of his best matches in his career yesterday;)
    his shot and gameplay is superb..
    anyway, that match was very exciting and superb i would say besides the md match of course;)
     
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    congrats to team denmark for clinching 3 titles in korea yesterday!:)
    boe/morgensen..the suitable pair to replace eriksen/lundgaard. for sure:)!
    korea must be under pressure already on their own homegrown yesterday during the md and wd category respectively..;)
     

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