Nongshim Cup

The Nongshim Cup is a team event between China, Japan and Korea.
 
The sponsor, Nongshim, is a Korean instant noodles company.
 
The tournament uses a win and continue format, which is common in these team events.
 
Korea has dominated this event, winning it 11 times. In contrast, Japan has won it only once, while China is slowly catching up with four wins.
 
The prize money for the Nongshim Cup will be greatly increased in 2016. The current winner's purse is 200 million Korean Won, but starting with the 17th edition of the tournament, the prize for the winning team will be 500 million Korean Won.

Ke Jie defeated Lee Sedol to win for China -17th Nongshim Cup

Ke Jie 9p defeated Lee Sedol 9p in the final game of the 17th Nongshim Cup on March 5, 2015. With this victory, Team China takes the Cup back home for another year. The final round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from March 1 to 5, 2016, in Shanghai, China.

Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup

Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup. The 2nd round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from November 27 to December 1, 2015, in Busan, Korea. Choi Cheolhan 9p, the 3rd player from team Korea, played against Wu faced to Guangya 6p, who stopped Ichiriki Ryo’s winning streak at the end of round 1.

Ichiriki Ryo wins first three games at 17th Nongshim Cup

The first round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from October 20 to 23, 2015, in Chongqing, China. Ichiriki Ryo 7p, the first player from team Japan, won three games in the first round; defeating Baek Chanhee 1p, Fan Yunruo 4p and Min Sangyoun 4p consecutively…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: How to maintain a small lead – Lian Xiao vs Kim Jiseok

This game, from the 16th Nongshim Cup, was very exciting. There was heavy fighting in the top left corner, but the game soon became well balanced. The middle game was calm and quiet, but there was an big, unexpected ko at the end of the game and it’s exciting to watch…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: Last men standing – Kim Jiseok vs Iyama Yuta

The last stage of the Nongshim Cup featured a last men standing showdown between Japan and Korea. The losing side will be out of the competition…

Go Commentary: Kim Jiseok vs Lian Xiao – 16th Nongshim Cup

This is game 13 from the 16th Nongshim Cup. The game was played between Kim Jiseok and Lian Xiao on March 5, 2015 in Shanghai, China…

China wins 16th Nongshim Cup

Lian Xiao defeated Kim Jiseok in the final round of the 16th Nongshim Cup on March 5, 2015. With this victory, Team China takes the Cup back home for another year. Captain Iyama Yuta, who was the last man standing for Team Japan, played against Mi Yuting in the first game of the final round…

Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Park Junghwan – 16th Nongshim Cup

This is game 10 of 16th Nongshim Cup. This game was played between Iyama Yuta 9p and Park Junghwan 9p on December 3, 2014 in Busan, Korea…

All 3 countries still in play for the final round of the 16th Nongshim Cup

The 2nd round of the 16th Nongshim Cup was played from November 28 to December 3, 2014, in Busan, Korea. After the last round, Korea’s Kang Dongyun was looking confident. He’d defeated both Tuo Jiaxi and Ida Atsushi in round 1. Kang’s next opponent was China’s Wang Xi…

Go Commentary: Kang Dongyun vs Ida Atsushi – 16th Nongshim Cup

The 16th Nongshim Cup got started in Beijing, China, from October 21 to 24, 2014. The Nongshim Cup is a team event between China, Japan and Korea. We’re going to have a look at the fourth game, between Kang Dongyun and Ida Atsushi.