Professional tournaments

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This page is dedicated to current professional tournaments in general, international and domestic.

  • Pro-amateur tournaments are also included in this section. For amateur-only tournaments, see Amateur Tournaments.
  • Professional tournaments which are no longer being held can be found at Obsolete Titles.
  • Information about the current events in professional tournaments may be found at [ext] Go to Everyone! (results only) or [ext] Gobase (written reports) site.

Go professionals battle it out in domestic tournaments in Japan, Korea, China or Taiwan (for which only members of the relevant domestic associations can contend), and also in international tournaments which are also usually held in one of these countries. These international tournaments often involve players from only 2 or 3 of these countries, and sometimes all 4. Some international tournaments (particularly pro-amateur tournaments) also have participants from outside these 4 countries.

See Also Professional Tournament Time Limits


International Tournaments

(5 or more countries, at least potentially)

(see also International Title Statistics)

(4 East Asian countries)
(3 countries)
(2 countries)

Japanese domestic tournaments

(Prize money info last updated August 2013)

See also: schedule for the seven Japanese big titles.

The URLs for the go web pages of the newspapers sponsoring the seven[1] big Japanese titles can be found at Japanese Go Column URLs


Chinese domestic tournaments


Korean domestic tournaments

Taiwanese domestic tournaments

Other tournaments allowing professionals

Online leagues


[1] Hikaru No Go fans may wonder... shouldn't there be 8 big titles? First, Hikaru no Go is fiction so why would you expect it to agree with the real-world number? And second, there used to be an eighth title called the Kakusei, and similar had a Women's Kakusei as well, but it was discontinued after 2002.


Professional tournaments last edited by hnishy on September 25, 2022 - 07:44
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