Mingren (Chinese: 名人; Pinyin: Míng Rén), literally translated, means "Brilliant Man," i.e., meijin in Japanese, and myungin in Korean. It the name of a Go competition in China, which is the Chinese equivalent of the Nihon-Kiin's Meijin.
The Mingren is sponsored by the Zhongguo Qiyuan and Chinese People's Daily. There are 64 players who compete to get into a 16 player preliminary. The preliminary is a single knockout format, and the final for the challenger is a best-of-3 while the final is best-of-5. The winner's purse in 2008 was 100,000 CY ($14,600). In 2010, the defending Champion Gu Li failed to defend his Mingren title, after 6 consecutive triumphs. His opponent, the rapidly improving Jiang Weijie, lost the first game by brilliant moves from Gu Li, won the second with white by leading largely in territory, won the third with Black with a brilliant move to force Gu's loss of territory, lost the important fourth game by the inability to look after 2 sides, and Finally won the fifth by provoking Gu Li's aggressive style and neutralizing all blacks efforts, also playing move 174 which gained Jiang a 15 point advantage and then lead in territory with white. Jiang will now enter the 2011 "Meijin of Meijins".
Past winners and runners-up 
See also