Professional baduk player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his seven-year sentence, he gets in touch with his brother's former associate "Tricks," hermit and blind master player "The Lord," and skillful junkyard owner Mok-su; together, they begin formulating a plan to get back at Sal-soo and his men. Tae-seok slowly penetrates Sal-soo's inner circle and his gambling joint, and eliminates Sal-soo's men one by one. But Sal-soo discovers Tae-seok's true identity and engages him in one final game that will seal the fates of the two men involved
This story was an interesting mixture of cerebral thinking and gangster martial arts. Go, a gambling game in Asia places brothers at odds when they go up against the local gangsters in town and attempt to out wit them in a game. The two brothers are doing well until their partner turns on them and one is killed while the other (a Go competitor) is placed in jail for his murder. Once again another Korean revenge movie develops but with a strategic competition aspect. The preparation and the infiltration into the society by the brother and his rag tag team is slow and deliberate but turns out to be very interesting. Old master GO players are recruited to battle wits with the young corrupt gangsters. Before leaving jail, the brother learns fighting techniques so when he goes up against these men that killed his brother. He can kill them with his own hands. But setting them up is a well calculated plan that flows all the way to the end. Good acting by some veteran Korean actors I've come to enjoy and a pretty good story line.
Great ending fight scene but the story and relationships built up to the finale is worth seeing the whole movie.