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LG Cup - Go

LG Cup (Go)
Full name LG Cup World Baduk Championship
Started 1997
Sponsors LG
Prize money 250,000,000 Won ($200,000)

LG Cup World Baduk Championship (Korean: LG배 세계기왕전, Hanja: LG杯 世界棋王戰) is a Go competition.


The LG Cup is sponsored by the LG Group of Korea. The LG Cup was created after the Kiwang title from Korea was abolished. There are 16 players who compete in a preliminary, and another 16 players are invited. The latest edition had 256 competitors in the preliminary, the biggest in history. The players are invited from the following WeiQi/Go/Baduk associations.

The final is a best-of-three match. The komi is currently 6.5 points. The winner's purse is 250,000,000 Won ($200,000).

Winners & runners-up

Years Nat. Winner Score Nat. Runner-up
1997   Lee Chang-ho 3-0   Yoo Changhyuk
1998   O Rissei 3-2   Yoo Changhyuk
1999   Lee Chang-ho 3-0   Ma Xiaochun
2000   Yu Bin 3-1   Yoo Changhyuk
2001   Lee Chang-ho 3-2   Lee Sedol
2002   Yoo Changhyuk 3-2   Cho Hunhyun
2003   Lee Sedol 3-1   Lee Chang-ho
2004   Lee Chang-ho 3-1   Mok Jin-seok
2005   Cho U 3-1   Yu Bin
2006   Gu Li 3-2   Chen Yaoye
2007   Zhou Junxun 2-1   Hu Yaoyu
2008   Lee Sedol 2-1   Han Sang-Hoon
2009   Gu Li 2-0   Lee Sedol
2010   Kong Jie 2-0   Lee Chang-ho
2011   Piao Wenyao 2-0   Kong Jie
2012   Jiang Weijie 2-0   Lee Chang-ho
2013   Shi Yue 2-0   Won Seong-jin
2014   Tuo Jiaxi 2-1   Zhou Ruiyang
2015   Park Junghwan 2-1   Kim Jiseok