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.

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…

Tuo Jiaxi seizes his first international title – 18th LG Cup


The last game of the 18th LG Cup final was played on February 13, 2014. Tuo Jiaxi 3p defeated Zhou Ruiyang 9p, with a 2-1 score, after winning game 3 by resignation. This is Tuo’s first international title! According to the Chinese promotion rules, Tuo will now be promoted to the rank of 9p…

No longer underdogs: Zhou Ruiyang and Tuo Jiaxi fight their way to 18th LG Cup final


The semifinals of the 18th LG Cup were played on November 13, 2013, at the Paradise Hotel in Incheon, Korea. Zhou Ruiyang 9p defeated Chen Yaoye 9p and Tuo Jiaxi 3p defeated Li Zhe to proceed to the final. Both of them are in very good form these days, so it’s hard to predict who will have the advantage in the final…

Go Commentary: Lee Younggu vs Iyama Yuta – 18th LG Cup


This is a game between Lee Younggu and Iyama Yuta, from the round of 16 at the 18th LG Cup. Iyama Yuta 9p is the #1 player in Japan. He currently holds five of the seven major Japanese titles. Lee Younggu 9p is currently #14 in Korea. He won the 7th Price Information Cup in 2011 and it was his first title…

18th LG Cup: Japan fights on, Korea knocked out


After a brief day’s respite, the 16 remaining players in the 18th LG Cup returned to battle on June 12, 2013. For the first time in the history of the LG Cup, there are no Koreans in the quarter final line-up. Meanwhile, Japan continues their charge through the draw…

Japan strikes back! The 18th LG Cup


The main tournament of the 18th LG Cup started on June 10. There were many sensational games, especially those of Japanese players. There were only four players from Japan in the main tournament, but three of them won their first round games…