Korean Prices Information Cup
The Korean Prices Information Cup is a rapid-game Korean professional tournament open only to 6-dans and higher, instituted in 2005. The time limits are 10 minutes each, with 60 seconds per move thereafter.
The prize money for the winner of the 2005 Cup is 20 million won ($20,000) with 6 million won ($6,000) for the runner-up.
Many Go fans in Korea have suggested that the prizes are too low for the competition to live on, so it's not entirely clear how optimistically this tournament will be received by professional Go players in Korea when it ends. -- kyeser, go4go.net
The final phase of the tournament consists of 4 four-player round robin leagues, with the winners of each league being seeded into the leagues the next year. Further, the league winners go into another round to determine the winner.
(It is not entirely clear whether the next round to decide the winner will be another league, or a knockout format).
The remaining twelve players for the initial leagues are chosen from a preliminary round.
|1||2005||Park Yeonghun||Yi Ch'ang-ho||2-0|
|2||2006||Yi Se-tol||Choi Wonyong||2-0|
|3||2007||Yi Se-tol||Lee Yeongkyu||2-1|
|4||2008||Hong Sungji||Yi Se-tol||2-1|
|5||2009||Kim Jiseok||Yi Ch'ang-ho||2-0|
|6||2010||Yi Se-tol||Yi Ch'ang-ho||2-0|
|7||2011||Lee Yeongkyu||Yun Junsang||2-1|
|8||2012||An Sungjoon||Kim Jiseok||2-0|
|9||2013||Park Junghwan||Lee Yeongkyu||2-1|