Ing Cup

The Ing Cup is the oldest continuous international Go tournament for professionals.
It started in 1988, just after the inaugural (and now defunct) Fujitsu Cup, and is held every 4 years, coinciding with the Summer Olympics.
The format is a 30 player knockout with the defending champion and former runner-up seeded into the second round. Previous iterations of the tournament saw more players seeded into the second round.
The tournament uses the Ing Rules, which were designed by Ing Changki. Ing Rules have some unique aspects.

Park Junghwan and Tang Weixing proceed to 8th Ing Cup final

2016 is divisible by four, which means only one thing to Go fans – forget the Olympics, it’s an Ing Cup year!

The semifinals of the 8th Ing Cup were held in Wuhan, China from June 10 to 14, 2016. China’s Tang Weixing 9p and Shi Yue 9p vied desperately for a coveted spot in the final. Meanwhile Park Junghwan 9p faced fellow countryman, Lee Sedol in the other semifinal match…

Go Commentary: Fan Tingyu vs Park Junghwan – 7th Ing Cup Final – Game 4

This is the 4th game from the 7th Ing Cup final, between Park Junghwan and Fan Tingyu. Fan won the first game and the third games, and was leading the best of five series 2-1 at this point. With the score at 2-1 in Fan’s favor, the pressure was now on Park to win the next game, just to stay in the final…

Fan Tingyu’s record breaking 7th Ing Cup victory

Fan Tingyu defeated Park Junghwan to win the 7th Ing Cup on March 6, 2013. After the semifinals took place in September 2012, the stage was set for a showdown between these two precocious teenagers. The Ing Cup is the Go world’s most prestigious event and it’s only held once every four years…

Prodigies prevail at the 7th Ing Cup

On September 23, 25 and 26, 2012, the semifinals of the 7th Ing Cup were played in Dujiangyan, China. September 23 saw the all Korea semifinal between Lee Changho and Park Junghwan get started in epic style. Lee and Park struggled against one another for over nine hours. Eventually though, Park’s dragon prevailed over Lee’s in the marathon match…

Go Commentary: Liu Xing vs Cho Chikun – 7th Ing Cup

This game is from the round of 16 in the 7th Ing Cup. It’s between Cho Chikun 9p and Liu Xing 7p. Cho Chikun is one of the most well known Go players in the world. He’s very famous for his indomitable spirit. On the other hand, Liu Xing is currently ranked number 16 in China. His style of play is lively and free, so it’s unpredictable.

Seeded players enter the fray at the 7th Ing Cup

The first two rounds of the 7th Ing Cup concluded on May 25, 2012 with some surprising results. The most notable was Chinese 15 year old, Fan Tingyu, who defeated Lee Sedol by resignation. For Cho Chikun’s fans, the crazy hair will continue to show up in photos, after Cho defeated Liu Xing by resignation.

The 7th Ing Cup begins

The waiting is over and 7th Ing Cup is about to start. Round 1 takes place on May 23, 2012. Players arrived in Taiwan yesterday, with photographers tailgating them from the moment they touched down in Taipei. The Ing Cup is the oldest continuous international Go tournament for professionals…