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.


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 Nat. Winner Score Nat. Runner-up
1997 South Korea Lee Chang-ho 3–0 South Korea Yoo Changhyuk
1998 Japan O Rissei 3–2 South Korea Yoo Changhyuk
1999 South Korea Lee Chang-ho 3–0 China Ma Xiaochun
2000 China Yu Bin 3–1 South Korea Yoo Changhyuk
2001 South Korea Lee Chang-ho 3–2 South Korea Lee Sedol
2002 South Korea Yoo Changhyuk 3–2 South Korea Cho Hunhyun
2003 South Korea Lee Sedol 3–1 South Korea Lee Chang-ho
2004 South Korea Lee Chang-ho 3–1 South Korea Mok Jin-seok
2005 Japan Cho U 3–1 China Yu Bin
2006 China Gu Li 3–2 China Chen Yaoye
2007 Chinese Taipei Zhou Junxun 2–1 China Hu Yaoyu
2008 South Korea Lee Sedol 2–1 South Korea Han Sang-Hoon
2009 China Gu Li 2–0 South Korea Lee Sedol
2010 China Kong Jie 2–0 South Korea Lee Chang-ho
2011 China Piao Wenyao 2–0 China Kong Jie
2012 China Jiang Weijie 2–0 South Korea Lee Chang-ho
2013 China Shi Yue 2–0 South Korea Won Seong-jin
2014 China Tuo Jiaxi 2-1 China Zhou Ruiyang
2015 South Korea Park Junghwan 2-1 South Korea Kim Jiseok


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