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[ The Final ] March 25, 2016
Jing Yi Wang
Aidu Chuo Hospital Title
Daisuke Murakawa 8p

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1st round - Semi final, All Results are here.
February 6 (Sat), 1st round - Semi final All Results [ Click here ]
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Tournament Outline

  • Organizers: Japan Pair Go Association
  • Special Cooperation: Nihon Ki-in / Igo & Shogi Channel
  • Cooperated: Kansai Ki-in / Go Weekly
  • With a support of: Yomiuri Shimbun

Tournament Outline

16 pairs of male and female professional Go players who represent the Japanese Go world will play tournament games, and in the 4th round, the winning pair will be decided. Games from the 1st round to the semifinal round will be played at the Nihon Ki-in, and there will be commentaries using a large demonstration board. The final game will be played in the studio of IGO & SHOGI CHANNEL and broadcast at a later date.


The winning pair will be awarded the title of "Professional Pair Go Champions," a trophy, and prize money.


This is a four-round knockout tournament, with pairings in the first round made by drawing lots. All games are played on even, with Black giving a komi of 6.5 points. The time allowance is 30 seconds per move plus ten minutes of thinking time, to be used in one-minute units.


DateFebruary 6 (Sat) 2016March 2016
RoundRound 1 / Round 2 / SemifilnalsFinal
Selection number16 pairs / 32 players
8 pairs / 16 players
4 pairs / 8 players
2 pairs / 4 players
Time schedule 9:15 - Open
9:45 - Opening ceremony
10:00 - Round 1 & Lunch
13:30 - Round 2
16:00 - Semifinals
18:30 - Closing ceremony
VenueNihon Ki-in (Tokyo)IGO & SHOGI CHANNEL INC.

* Time is subject to change depending on circumstances.