LG Cup

The LG Cup is a major international Go tournament. It started in 1996 and the prize money is currently 300 million Won. The runner up receives 100 million Won.
 
The main draw of 32 players is part invitational, comprising of 5 Korean players, 5 Chinese players, 4 Japanese players, 1 Taiwanese player and including the previous year's winner and runner up.
 
The rest of the main draw is determined through a preliminary tournament. The format is single knockout, with the final played as a best of three games.
 
The tournament is sponsored by LG Electronics, a multinational consumer electronics company whose headquarters are in South Korea.

An interview with Kang Dongyun, 20th LG Cup winner

Kang Dongyun 9p returned to the top by winning the 20th LG Cup, 2–1, against Park Younghun 9p on February 4, 2016. The three games of the final were played on February 1–4, in Pyeongchang, Gangwon province, Korea. It was the battle of two past world champions, both looking for another elusive world title…

Go Commentary: Ke Jie vs Kang Dongyun – 20th LG Cup

This game is from the 20th LG Cup, quarter finals. It was played between Ke Jie 9p and Kang Dongyun 9p on November 16, 2015, in Gangwon, Korea. Kang Dongyun is ranked #4 in Korea. He was born in 1989, and became a pro in 2002. Ke Jie is ranked #1 in China, and apparently he’s the strongest player in the world at the moment.

Kang Dongyun and Park Younghun to meet in 20th LG Cup final

Kang Dongyun 9p and Park Younghun 9p proceed to the final of the 2015 LG Cup. The quarter finals and semifinals of the 20th LG Cup took place on November 16 and 18, 2015, in Inje Speedium, Gangwon, Korea. Kang Dongyun 9p and Park Younghun 9p defeated Shi Yue 9p and Tuo Jiaxi 9p in the semifinals respectively.

Go Commentary: An Jungki vs Chen Yaoye – 20th LG Cup

This game is from the round of 32 of the 20th LG Cup. The game was played between An Jungki 5d amateur and Chen Yaoye 9p on June 8, 2015, in Kangwon, Korea…

Almost pro: An interview with An Jungki

An Jungki 5d defeated Chen Yaoye 9p in the round of 32 of the 20th LG Cup on June 8, 2015. Since then, many Go fans have been interested in learning more about him. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to Jungki and this is what he said…

Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Kim Jiseok – 19th LG Cup

This is game 3 from the 19th LG Cup Final. The game was played between Park Junghwan 9p and Kim Jiseok 9p on February 12, 2015, in Gangneung, Gangwon-do, Korea…

Park Junghwan wins 19th LG Cup – Breaking international title drought

Park Junghwan defeated Kim Jiseok to win the 19th LG Cup. The final of the 19th LG Cup was held on February 9, 10 and 12, 2015, in Gangneung, Gangwon-do , Korea…

Korean comeback at the 19th LG Cup

The quarter and semifinals of the 19th LG Cup were played on November 17 and 19, 2014, in Gangwon, Korea. When we last reported on the LG Cup, Korea and China were evenly pegged – with four players each in the quarter finals…

China and Korea evenly pegged after 19th LG Cup round of 16

After one brief day to lounge by the pool, it was back to business on June 11, 2014 for the winners of 19th LG Cup’s round of 32. Three of the pairs have only played each other once before and two of the games repeated the previous result…

19th LG Cup gets serious – Round of 32

The main draw of the 19th LG Cup kicked off on June 9, 2014 at the Lakai Sandpine Resort in Korea. This year, Li Weiqing broke through to the preliminaries, to rub shoulders with the big guns in the main draw. Like us, this next fact will probably make most readers feel their age…