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LG Cup Go
LG Cup (Go)
Full nameLG Cup World Baduk Championship
Prize money300,000,000 Won ($266,000)

LG Cup World Baduk Championship (Korean: LG? , Hanja: LG? ) 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 6.5 points, and the winner's purse is 300,000,000 Won ($266,000) as of 2019.[1]

Winners & runners-up

Edition Years Nat. Winner Score Nat. Runner-up
1st 1996-1997 South Korea Lee Changho 3-0 South Korea Yoo Changhyuk
2nd 1997-1998 Japan O Rissei 3-2
3rd 1998-1999 South Korea Lee Changho 3-0 China Ma Xiaochun
4th 1999-2000 China Yu Bin 3-1 South Korea Yoo Changhyuk
5th 2000-2001 South Korea Lee Changho 3-2 Lee Sedol
6th 2001-2002 Yoo Changhyuk 3-2 Cho Hunhyun
7th 2002-2003 Lee Sedol 3-1 Lee Changho
8th 2003-2004 Lee Changho 3-1 Mok Jinseok
9th 2004-2005 Japan Cho U 3-1 China Yu Bin
10th 2005-2006 China Gu Li 3-2 Chen Yaoye
11th 2006-2007 Chinese Taipei Chou Chun-hsun 2-1 Hu Yaoyu
12th 2007-2008 South Korea Lee Sedol 2-1 South Korea Han Sanghoon
13th 2008-2009 China Gu Li 2-0 Lee Sedol
14th 2009-2010 Kong Jie 2-0 Lee Changho
15th 2010-2011 Piao Wenyao 2-0 China Kong Jie
16th 2011-2012 Jiang Weijie 2-0 South Korea Lee Changho
17th 2012-2013 Shi Yue 2-0 Won Seongjin
18th 2013-2014 Tuo Jiaxi 2-1 China Zhou Ruiyang
19th 2014-2015 South Korea Park Junghwan 2-1 South Korea Kim Jiseok
20th 2015-2016 Kang Dong-yun 2-1 Park Yeonghun
21st 2016-2017 China Dang Yifei 2-0 China Zhou Ruiyang
22nd 2017-2018 Xie Erhao 2-1 Japan Iyama Yuta
23rd 2018-2019 Yang Dingxin 2-1 China Shi Yue


  1. ^ English LG cup website: http://baduk.lg.co.kr/eng/

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