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KBS Cup

The KBS Cup is a Go competition.

Outline

The KBS Cup is sponsored by KBS. From 1980 to 2003, the tournament was named the KBS Baduk Wang, but was recently renamed to the KBS Cup. The main tournament consists of 16 players who compete in a knockout tournament. There is a winner's and a loser's round to decide the challenger. The thinking time is 5 minutes with byo-yomi. The final is a best-of-3 match.

Past winners

Player Titles Years Held
Cho Hunhyun 12 1980, 1981, 1984 - 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1999
Lee Chang-ho 11 1988, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
Park Junghwan 2 2010, 2011
Seo Bongsoo 1 1983
Yoo Changhyuk 1 1995
Mok Jin-seok 1 2000
Song Tae Kon 1 2003
Lee Sedol 1 2006

Final Results

Volume Year Winners Score Runners-up
30 2011 Park Junghwan 2 x 0 Paek Hongsuk
29 2010 Park Junghwan 2 x 0 Paek Hongsuk
28 2009 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 0 Kang Dongyun
27 2008 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 1 Lee Sedol
26 2007 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 1 Cho Hanseung
25 2006 Lee Sedol 2 x 0 Choi Cheol-han
24 2005 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 0 Yoo Changhyuk
23 2004 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 0 Cho Hanseung
22 2003 Song Tae Kon 2 x 0 Park Byeongkyu
21 2002 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 1 Lee Sanghun
20 2001 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 0 Lee Sedol
19 2000 Mok Jin-seok 2 x 1 Lee Chang-Ho
18 1999 Cho Hunhyun 2 x 0 Lee Chang-Ho
17 1998 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 0 Jung SooHyun
16 1997 Cho Hunhyun 2 x 0 Lee Chang-Ho
15 1996 Cho Hunhyun 2 x 1 Lee Chang-Ho
14 1995 Yoo Changhyuk 2 x 0 Lee Chang-Ho
13 1994 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 0 Cho Hunhyun
not held 1993 - - -
12 1992 Cho Hunhyun 2 x 0 Yoo Changhyuk
11 1991 Lee Chang-Ho 2 x 1 Cho Hunhyun
10 1990 Cho Hunhyun  ? x ?  ???
9 1989 Cho Hunhyun 2 x 1 Seo Nungwuk
8 1988 Lee Chang-Ho  ? x ?  ???
7 1987 Cho Hunhyun 2 x 0 Seo Bongsoo
6 1986 Cho Hunhyun  ? x ?  ???
5 1985 Cho Hunhyun  ? x ?  ???
4 1984 Cho Hunhyun  ? x ?  ???
3 1983 Seo Bongsoo  ? x ?  ???
not held 1982 - - -
2 1981 Cho Hunhyun  ? x ?  ???
1 1980 Cho Hunhyun  ? x ?  ???
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