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Xinan Wang

The Xinan Wang (Chinese: 西南王; Pinyin: Xīnán Wáng), literally meaning King of the Southwest, is a Go competition in China sponsored by Zhongguo Qiyuan.


The Xinan Wang is a fast game tournament where players get 30 seconds for each move. The format is a single knockout, and the final is only one game. 16 players participate from 5 different Wei-qi national teams from southwestern China. The winner's purse is 30,000 ($3,600).

Past winners

Player Year Held
Yang Yi 2002
Gu Li 2003
Zhou Heyang 2004
Wang Lei 2005, 2006
Gu Lingyi 2007