Ing Cup

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The Ing Cup is an international Go tournament, with a large cash prize of over US$400,000.

In the 7th Ing Cup (2012/13), Fan Tingyu (b. 1996) beat Park Junghwan (b. 1993) [3-1] and became the youngest Ing Cup winner in history. In the semifinal, Fan defeated Xie He, and Park defeated Lee Chang-ho.

Outline[edit]

The Ing Cup is sponsored by Ing, Yomiuri Shimbun, the Nihon-Kiin, and Kansai-Kiin, and held every 4 years (and thus often nicknamed Go Olympics). The competition has its own rules and an 8 point komi. The time allotment is 3.5 hours for each player, while players are available to buy an extra 35 minutes for an additional 2 point komi a maximum of three times. The first rounds are knockouts, while the semi-finals and finals are a best-of-3 and best-of-5 respectively.[1][2]

Past winners and runners-up[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1988/89 South Korea Cho Hunhyun 3–2 China Nie Weiping
1992/93 South Korea Seo Bongsoo 3–2 Japan Otake Hideo
1996 South Korea Yoo Changhyuk 3–1 Japan Yoda Norimoto
2000/01 South Korea Lee Chang-ho 3–1 China Chang Hao
2004/05 China Chang Hao 3–1 South Korea Choi Cheol-han
2008/09 South Korea Choi Cheol-han 3–1 South Korea Lee Chang-ho
2012/13 China Fan Tingyu 3–1 South Korea Park Junghwan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Go Tournament: Ing Cup". gogameworld.com. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Introduction". gobase.org. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 

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