Maxim Cup

The Maxim Cup is a 9 dan only invitational tournament in Korea, which was established in the year 2000.
 
This lightning tournament uses a straight knockout format, with a best of three final. Players have 10 minutes main time and three 40 second over time periods (byo-yomi) for a game. The tournament uses Japanese rules with a komi of 6.5 points
 
The winner's prize is 50 million Korean Won and the runner up receives 15 million Korean Won.
 
The sponsor is Dong Suh Foods Corporation, a South Korean company that deals mainly in coffee and tea related products.

Choi Cheolhan wins 16th Maxim Cup

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Choi Cheolhan 9p won the 16th Maxim Cup on May 5, 2015, defeating Hong Seongji 9p with a 2-1 score. Hong Seongji won game 1, but Choi Cheolhan won the next two games to take the best of three match…

Go Commentary: Choi Cheolhan vs Park Junghwan – 13th Maxim Cup

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This is the second game of the 13th Maxim Cup final. It’s between Choi Cheolhan (9p) and Park Junghwan (9p). The Maxim Cup is a 9 dan only invitational tournament in Korea. Let’s have a look at the game…

Park Junghwan wins 13th Maxim Cup

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On March 5, 2012, Park Junghwan (9p) defeated Choi Cheolhan (9p) to take the 13th Maxim Cup two games to zero. The Maxim Cup is a 9 dan only invitational tournament in Korea. It seems that reporters make a habit of giving the players a hard time at the Maxim Cup finals…

Go Commentary: Park Younghun vs Lee Changho – 12th Maxim Cup

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This game is the second and last game of 12th Maxim Cup final, between Park Younghun and Lee Changho. It was a relatively peaceful game, and there weren’t any big fights, but if you look deeper, it’s a really interesting and fun game, as it was close throughout. You can see both players’ great endgame skills and accurate counting in byoyomi.

Park Younghun wins 12th Maxim Cup

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On April 7 2011, Park Younghun (9p) won the 12th Maxim Cup, beating Lee Changho (9p) by half a point in the second match. Park won the first match several weeks ago (March 21), and with two wins he took the best of three title. The Maxim Cup is a rapid Korean domestic tournament for 9 dan players only. This year, the tournament was held on the beautiful Jeju Island.