LG Cup

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Korean: LG배 세계기왕전

The international LG Cup, begun in 1996, is the successor to the discontinued Korean domestic Kiwang title. The winner's prize is ₩250,000,000 (about $250,000 USD).

The main event is a 32-player knockout tournament, leading up to a best of three (was best of five before 11th cup) final match. Time limits are 3 hours main time with 5 periods of one minute byo-yomi (2014 cup has 5 periods of 40 seconds byo-yomi). Previous winners and defeated finalists:

# Timeline Winner Country Opponent & result
1st (Jun 1996 - May 1997) Yi Ch'ang-ho Korea, Republic Of (d. Yu Ch'ang-hyeok 3-0)
2nd (Jun 1997 - Mar 1998) O Rissei Japan (d. Yu Ch'ang-hyeok 3-2)
3rd (Jun 1998 - May 1999) Yi Ch'ang-ho Korea, Republic Of (d. Ma Xiaochun 3-0)
4th (Jun 1999 - May 2000) Yu Bin China (d. Yu Ch'ang-hyeok 3-1)
5th (Jun 2000 - May 2001) Yi Ch'ang-ho Korea, Republic Of (d. Yi Se-tol 3-2)
6th (Jun 2001 - Apr 2002) Yu Ch'ang-hyeok Korea, Republic Of (d. Cho Hun-hyeon 3-2)
7th (Apr 2002 - Mar 2003) Yi Se-Tol Korea, Republic Of (d. Yi Ch'ang-ho 3-1)
8th (Jun 2003 - Apr 2004) Yi Ch'ang-ho Korea, Republic Of (d. Mok Chin-Seok 3-1)
9th (May 2004 - Apr 2005) Cho U Japan (d. Yu Bin 3-1)
10th (May 2005 - Apr 2006) Gu Li China (d. Chen Yaoye 3-2)
11th (May 2006 - Mar 2007) Zhou Junxun Taiwan, Province Of China (d. Hu Yaoyu 2-1)
12th (May 2007 - Feb 2008) Yi Se-Tol Korea, Republic Of (d. Han Sanghoon 2-1)
13th (May 2008 - Feb 2009) Gu Li China (d. Yi Se-Tol 2-0)
14th (May 2009 - Feb 2010) Kong Jie China (d. Yi Ch'ang-ho 2-0)
15th (May 2010 - Feb 2011) Piao Wenyao China (d. Kong Jie 2-0)
16th (May 2011 - Feb 2012) Jiang Weijie China (d. Yi Ch'ang-ho 2-0)
17th (May 2012 - Feb 2013) Shi Yue China (d. Won Sungjin 2-0)
18th (May 2013 - Feb 2014) Tuo Jiaxi China (d. Zhou Ruiyang 2-1)
19th (June 2014 - Feb 2015) Park Junghwan Korea, Republic Of (d. Kim Ji Seok 2-1)
20th (June 2015 - Feb 2016) Kang Dongyun Korea, Republic Of (d. Park Yeonghun 2-1)
21st (May 2016 - Feb 2017) Dang Yifei China (d. Zhou Ruiyang 2-0)
22nd (May 2017 - Feb 2018) Xie Erhao China (d. Iyama Yuta 2-1)


LG Cup last edited by 80.6.183.4 on February 8, 2018 - 10:55
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