Fujitsu Cup

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The Fujitsu Cup (富士通杯) is an international Go competition that ran from 1988-2011.


The Fujitsu Cup is an international competition. Fujitsu and Yomiuri Shimbun host the oldest international Go competition. The players are picked as follows:

All 24 players play through preliminaries, until 8 players with the best record are given automatic advancement to the second round. The other 16 play against each other in the first round. The format is a single knockout, with 5.5 komi. The time limit is 3 hours' thinking time, and the winner's purse is 15,000,000 Yen ($142,000). Up until this point, only three people have ever defended their title, Lee Sedol, Cho Hunhyun and Takemiya Masaki. Kang Dongyun was the defending Champion, but lost in the 2010 playoffs in the quarter-finals to Qiu Jun by half a point with the Black stones. The other three semi-finalists are Lee Sedol, Kong Jie and Piao Wenyao. The semifinal and final would be held on the 3rd and 5 July.

In December 2011, the Japanese Go Association announced the permanent closure of the tournament.[1]

Past winners and runners-up[edit]

Year Nat. Winner Nat. Runner-up
1988 Japan Takemiya Masaki Japan Rin Kaiho
1990 Rin Kaiho China Nie Weiping
1991 Cho Chikun China Qian Yuping
1992 Otake Hideo Japan O Rissei
1993 South Korea Yoo Changhyuk South Korea Cho Hunhyun
1994 Cho Hunhyun South Korea Yoo Changhyuk
1995 China Ma Xiaochun Japan Kobayashi Koichi
1996 South Korea Lee Chang-ho China Ma Xiaochun
1997 Japan Kobayashi Koichi Japan O Rissei
1998 South Korea Lee Chang-ho China Chang Hao
1999 Yoo Changhyuk China Ma Xiaochun
2000 Cho Hunhyun China Chang Hao
2001 Cho Hunhyun South Korea Choi Myung-Hoon
2002 Lee Sedol South Korea Yoo Changhyuk
2003 Lee Sedol South Korea Song Tae Kon
2004 Pak Yeong-hun Japan Yoda Norimoto
2005 Lee Sedol South Korea Choi Cheol-han
2006 Park Jungsang China Zhou Heyang
2007 Pak Yeong-hun South Korea Lee Chang-ho
2008 China Gu Li
2009 South Korea Kang Dongyun
2010 China Kong Jie South Korea Lee Sedol
2011 South Korea Park Junghwan China Qiu Jun

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