LG Cup (Go)

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LG Cup (Go)
Full name LG Cup World Baduk Championship
Started 1997
Sponsors LG
Prize money 250,000,000 Won ($200,000)

LG Cup World Baduk Championship (Korean: LG배 세계기왕전, Hanja: LG杯 世界棋王戰) is a Go competition.

Outline[edit]

The LG Cup is sponsored by the LG Group of Korea. The LG Cup was created after the Kiwang title from Korea was abolished. There are 16 players who compete in a preliminary, and another 16 players are invited. The latest edition had 256 competitors in the preliminary, the biggest in history. The players are invited from the following WeiQi/Go/Baduk associations.

The final is a best-of-three match. The komi is currently 6.5 points. The winner's purse is 250,000,000 Won ($200,000).[1]

Winners & runners-up[edit]

Years Winner Score Runner-up
1997 Lee Chang-ho 3–0 Yoo Changhyuk
1998 O Rissei 3–2 Yoo Changhyuk
1999 Lee Chang-ho 3–0 Ma Xiaochun
2000 Yu Bin 3–1 Yoo Changhyuk
2001 Lee Chang-ho 3–2 Lee Sedol
2002 Yoo Changhyuk 3–2 Cho Hunhyun
2003 Lee Sedol 3–1 Lee Chang-ho
2004 Lee Chang-ho 3–1 Mok Jin-seok
2005 Cho U 3–1 Yu Bin
2006 Gu Li 3–2 Chen Yaoye
2007 Zhou Junxun 2–1 Hu Yaoyu
2008 Lee Sedol 2–1 Han Sang-Hoon
2009 Gu Li 2–0 Lee Sedol
2010 Kong Jie 2–0 Lee Chang-ho
2011 Piao Wenyao 2–0 Kong Jie
2012 Jiang Weijie 2–0 Lee Chang-ho
2013 Shi Yue 2–0 Won Seong-jin

References[edit]

  1. ^ English LG cup website: http://baduk.lg.co.kr/eng/