Tianyuan (Go)

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Tianyuan (Chinese: 天元; Pinyin: Tiān Yuán), literally meaning center or origin of heaven, is the center point on a Go board, i.e., tengen. It is also the name of a Go competition in China, which is the equivalent to the Nihon Ki-in's Tengen in Japan, and the Hanguk Kiwon's Chunwon. The winners of the Tianyuan and the Chunwon go on to play each other, in the annual China–Korea Tengen competition.[1]

Outline[edit]

Tianyuan competition is sponsored by the Zhongguo Qiyuan, New People's Evening News and New People's Weiqi Monthly Magazine. The preliminaries is a direct knockout while the final is a best of three. The komi is 7.5 points. The winner's purse is 150,000 CY ($24,000).

Past winners and runners-up[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1987 Ma Xiaochun 2–1 Nie Weiping
1988 Liu Xiaoguang 3–2 Ma Xiaochun
1989 3–2 Jiang Zhujiu
1990 3–2 Qian Yuping
1991 Nie Weiping 3–0 Liu Xiaoguang
1992 3–1 Ma Xiaochun
1993 Liu Xiaoguang 3–1 Nie Weiping
1994 Ma Xiaochun 3–0 Liu Xiaoguang
1995 3–1 Nie Weiping
1996 3–1 Liu Xiaoguang
1997 Chang Hao 3–1 Ma Xiaochun
1998 3–2 Wang Lei (Go player)
1999 3–1 Liu Xiaoguang
2000 3–1 Dong Yan
2001 3–0 Ding Wei
2002 Huang Yizhong 2-0 Chang Hao
2003 Gu Li 2–1 Huang Yizhong
2004 2–0 Xie He
2005 2–1 Zhou Heyang
2006 2-1 Zhou Ruiyang
2007 2-1 Liu Shizhen
2008 2-1 Zhou Heyang
2009 Chen Yaoye 2–0 Gu Li
2010 2-1 Gu Li
2011 2–0 Zhou Hexi
2012 2–0 Zhou Hexi
2013 2–0 Gu Lingyi
2014 2–1 Ke Jie
2015 2–0 Mi Yuting
2016 2–0 Tang Weixing
2017 Lian Xiao 2-0 Chen Yaoye

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China Korea Tengen". Sensei's Library. Retrieved 20 August 2011.