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Ing Cup

The Ing Cup is an international Go tournament, with a large cash prize of over US$400,000.

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.

Outline

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.

Past winners and runners-up

Year Nat. Winner Score Nat. Runner-up
1988/89   Cho Hunhyun 3-2   Nie Weiping
1992/93   Seo Bongsoo 3-2   Otake Hideo
1996   Yoo Changhyuk 3-1   Yoda Norimoto
2000/01   Lee Chang-ho 3-1   Chang Hao
2004/05   Chang Hao 3-1   Choi Cheol-han
2008/09   Choi Cheol-han 3-1   Lee Chang-ho
2012/13   Fan Tingyu 3-1   Park Junghwan
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