Chinese Changqi Cup
Changqi Cup (倡棋杯中国围棋职业锦标赛) is a major Chinese domestic Go tournament sponsored by the Ing family and its Go foundation. The tournament is smartly named: changqi(倡棋) literally means 'promoting Go'; it is also the Chinese pinyin of the given name of Ing Chang-Ki, the millionaire businessman who spent his lifetime promoting Go. Ing Chang-Ki passed away in 1997. In memory of him, his family created this tournament in 2004. Each year, the main tournament often starts on his birthday 23rd of October.
The main tournament is in a knock-out format. Each year there are 30 players. Previous year's winner and runner-up are directly seeded into the 2nd round. Due to the Ing family's connection to Taiwan, a seat is always reserved for a top Taiwanese player.
Gu Li and Kong Jie both won the title twice.
Wang Lei (b)