Ing Cup

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The Ing Cup is an international Go tournament, with a large cash prize of over US$400,000. It was begun by, and is named after, Ing Chang-ki.

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.


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 Semifinal
1988/89 South Korea Cho Hunhyun 3–2 China Nie Weiping Taiwan Rin Kaiho Japan Hideyuki Fujisawa
1992/93 South Korea Seo Bongsoo 3–2 Japan Otake Hideo China Rui Naiwei South Korea Cho Chikun
1996 South Korea Yoo Changhyuk 3–1 Japan Yoda Norimoto Taiwan Rin Kaiho South Korea Cho Chikun
2000/01 South Korea Lee Chang-ho 3–1 China Chang Hao China Yu Bin Taiwan Wang Ming-wan
2004/05 China Chang Hao 3–1 South Korea Choi Cheol-han China Peng Quan South Korea Song Tae-kon
2008/09 South Korea Choi Cheol-han 3–1 South Korea Lee Chang-ho China Liu Xing South Korea Lee Sedol
2012/13 China Fan Tingyu 3–1 South Korea Park Junghwan South Korea Lee Chang-ho China Xie He
2016 China Tang Weixing 3–2 South Korea Lee Sedol China Shi Yue


  1. ^ "Go Tournament: Ing Cup". Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Introduction". Retrieved 31 May 2011. 

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