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.

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.

China wins 15th Nongshim Cup in tightly fought match


The 15th Nongshim Cup ended on February 28, 2014, with Team China emerging victorious. Kim Jiseok was in the chair at the end of round 2 and resumed the campaign for Korea, against China’s Tan Xiao, at the start of round 3. Tan was able knock Kim out, but didn’t last long…

Japan all out at 15th Nongshim Cup


The second round of the 15th Nongshim Cup finished on December 7, 2013 with Team Japan being eliminated. When play resumed on December 2, 2013, Kang only managed one more win, over Kono Rin, before succumbing to Team China’s Chen Yaoye. Chen also had a pretty good run, with three straight wins…

Korea wins 14th Nongshim Cup


On March 1, 2013, the 14th Nongshim Cup concluded with Park Junghwan defeating Jiang Weijie and reclaiming the Cup for Korea. With this win, Korea continues its undisputed dominance in this team tournament – this is the Korean team’s 11th win in the history of the Nongshim Cup.