I'm not fully clear on the limits of the Jubango match between Gu Li and Lee Sedol in terms of handicaps being involved, etc. I'm not even sure if the stipulation of the match is they play *all* 10 games regardless of the score or if it's a "best of" 10 games.
Regardless of this...is there a possibility Gu Li may withdraw from the match to avoid loss of face if he loses the third game? It's clear to me the pressure is definitely on Gu Li to strike back to get back in the score hunt but I think overcoming a two game loss like this may be too difficult.
This second game loss must have really stung Gu Li. I didn't even hear if they had any remarks about the game afterwards like they did after the first game.
But if history is anything to go on...there is the big struggle between Fujisawa and Kato Masao in their match that's similar to this one. Fujisawa lost the first two games and struck back to win the entire match afterwards. But duplicating something like that may be nearly impossible. I think the 4 hour limit per player may not be enough time. Maybe 6 to 8 hours would have been a better limit.