Huang Longshi Cup

Overview: 

Huang Longshi, a Chinese guoshou of the 17th century, is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished go players in history. This tournament is named after him because it is held at Jiangyan, a small town in Jiansu province of China, known as Huang's hometown. The tournament was first introduced in 2011 as a women's team tournament competed by four teams. In 2012 it became a win-and-continue team tournament for the three major Go-playing countries, apparently to replace the defunct Jeongganjang Cup. The tournament is also referred to as Shuangdeng Cup after its sponsor, a local enterprise providing green energy solutions.

Tournament Format: 

For term 1, four teams from China, Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei, each with 3 players, competed in a round-robin fashion. Win and continue format has been adopted since term 2, with China, Japan and Korea each sending 5 players. Each country has its own way to select representatives, via preliminary tournaments or by recommendation. Up to 14 games are played each year, over two stages.

Prize Money: 
Winning team receives 450,000 CNY prize money. For each game there is also a game fee of 8,000 CNY. For term 1, the four teams split the prize pool of 400,000 CNY as 200,000/100,000/50,000/50,000.
Time System: 
Current time format: 1 hour for each side plus 1-minute 'byoyomi'. Games in term 1 were longer with 2 hours for each side.
Ruleset and Komi: 
Chinese rule with 3 and 3/4 stones komi (equivalent to 7.5 points).
Key Players, Events and Statistics: 

Wang Chenxing set a record of eight consecutive wins in term 2. Yu Zhiying won 6 games in a row in term 3, but even that was not enough for her team.

Historical Results: 

Term

Year

Winner

2nd Place

3rd Place

Final game

Scorechart

Winning streak

1

2011

China

Korea

Japan

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

2012

China

Japan

Korea

Wang Chenxing: 8

3

2013

Korea

China

Japan

Yu Zhiying: 6

4

2014

China

Korea

Japan

Kim Hyeoimin: 5

5

2015

Korea

China

Japan

Oh Jeonga/Song Ronghui: 5

6

2016

China

Korea

Japan

Kim Cheayoung: 4; Wang Chenxing: 3

Go4Go Collection Note: 
Go4Go collection contains all games from this tournament.