Is this the world’s biggest Go board? 4th Quzhou Lanke Cup

On July 5, 2012, the second round of the 4th Quzhou Lanke Cup took place in Quzhou, China.

A giant Go board

Go fans may know Quzhou for its famous giant Go board at the nearby Lanke Mountain.

A giant Go board at Mount Lanke in China.

Quarter finalists

After two rounds of play, the winners of the past two tournaments, Gu Li 9p and Xie He 9p, have both been knocked out. The eight quarter finalists are:

Time to make a break? Shi Yue 3 dan at the 4th Quzhou Lanke Cup.

The Quzhou Lanke Cup

Kong Jie 9 dan. Can he regain his previous form?

The Quzhou Lanke Cup is the most generous Chinese domestic tournament in terms of prize money.

The winner’s prize is half a million Chinese Yuan (approximately $80,000 USD at the time of writing).

The format is a straight knockout of 32 players – 24 are seeded directly into the main draw while eight spots are determined through a preliminary tournament.

Players each have 2 hours main time, followed by 5 times 1 minute byo yomi.

It is co-hosted by the Zhejian Sports Department and Lanke City Council. The tournament first started in 2006 and is held only once every two years. So far, a different player has won each time.

Finals take place in August

The finals will take place in August over three days. Stay tuned to see who wins the over-sized check!

4th Quzhou Lanke Cup Photos

Game records

Wang Xi vs Piao Wenyao


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Liu Xi vs Kong Jie


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Chen Yaoye vs Meng Tailing


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Liu Xing vs Tuo Jiaxi


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  1. jangalf says:

    If the world is a big go board, then I am a dame point…..