On July 5, 2012, the second round of the 4th Quzhou Lanke Cup took place in Quzhou, China.
A giant Go board
Go fans may know Quzhou for its famous giant Go board at the nearby Lanke Mountain.
- Gu Lingyi 5p
- Wang Xi 9p
- Tuo Jiaxi 3p
- Meng Tailing 6p
- Kong Jie 9p
- Shi Yue 5p
- Niu Yutian 7p
- Peng Quan 7p
The Quzhou Lanke Cup
The Quzhou Lanke Cup is the most generous Chinese domestic tournament in terms of prize money.
The winner’s prize is half a million Chinese Yuan (approximately $80,000 USD at the time of writing).
The format is a straight knockout of 32 players – 24 are seeded directly into the main draw while eight spots are determined through a preliminary tournament.
Players each have 2 hours main time, followed by 5 times 1 minute byo yomi.
It is co-hosted by the Zhejian Sports Department and Lanke City Council. The tournament first started in 2006 and is held only once every two years. So far, a different player has won each time.
Finals take place in August
The finals will take place in August over three days. Stay tuned to see who wins the over-sized check!