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 three wins.

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.

A slight edge for China in the 14th Nongshim Cup


The 14th Nongshim Cup resumed play from November 26 to 30, 2012 for the second stage of games. When we last caught up with the 14th Nongshim Cup, Lee Hobum (3p) was celebrating Korea’s first win, having stopped China’s Tan Xiao from becoming a runaway train…

Lee Hobum stops Tan Xiao’s repeat run: 14th Nongshim Cup


On October 16-19, 2012, the first four games of the 14th Nongshim Cup took place in Busan, Korea. First up for China was Tan Xiao, who won four consecutive games at the previous Nongshim Cup. It looked like Tan was well on his way to repeating his previous run. Next up was Korea’s Lee Hobum…

Go Commentary: Kim Jiseok vs Xie He – 13th Nongshim Cup


This is the 12th game of the 13th Nongshim Cup, between Kim Jiseok (7p) of Korea and Xie He (7p) of China. The Nongshim Cup is a win and continue tournament between China, Japan and Korea. Kim Jiseok has won four games in a row at this point. Xie He is China’s final player in this event. He has to win three games in a row now.

Go Commentary: Kim Jiseok vs Gu Li – 13th Nongshim Cup


This is the 11th game of the 13th Nongshim Cup, between Kim Jiseok 7p of Korea and Gu Li 9p of China. The Nongshim Cup is a win and continue tournament between China, Korea and Japan. When this game was played, it was the final round of this team event and Kim Jiseok had already […]