Shin Shin-seo 9 (left) at the top of the podium.
Shin Shin-seo 9 won the highest prize money in a single tournament, surpassing 1 billion won for the fourth consecutive year.
Shin Shin-seo 9 defeated Shaker 9 in 226 moves in game 3 of the 9th Ng Sibae World Go Championship Final against Shaker 9 at the Sunker Villa in Shanghai, 토토 China on March 23.
With another complete victory in Game 1, Shin Shin-seo 9 won the championship 2-0. They also took home $400,000 (approximately $536,000) in prize money.
This marks the fourth consecutive year that Shin Shin-seo 9 has surpassed $1 billion in prize money. The tournament brings Shin’s total prize money to $1.26 billion, having won $726 million before the final.
In 2020, Shin Shin-seo 9 won more than 1 billion won for the first time in his career when he won 1.038 billion won, and the following year he took home 1.06 billion won.
And last year, he won the LG Pear and Samsung Flower Cultivation titles, earning 1.44 billion won, 안전놀이터 breaking the record for the highest annual prize money for a Korean knight set by Lee Sedol in 2014 (1,410,336,770 won).
This year, Shin Shin-seo’s 9th dan had not had much luck at major world championships until the Ng Cee Bae. He finished runner-up at the Lanker and was eliminated in the round of 16 at the Mongbaekhap.
However, he clinched the Korean title as the finalist in the Nongshim Shin Ramyun, and increased his prize money with a strong showing in the KB Go League. In addition, he topped the prize pool in the KBS Go King, Maxim Coffee Go, Saw Pal Cossanol Supreme Knight Decider, and YK Dry Go.
Shin Shin-seo 9 is already in the final of the Yongseongjeon. He will also compete in the Samsung Hwajaejae as the ‘Defending Champion’ and attempt to win his second consecutive title. If Shin Shin-seo 9 continues his good form in the remaining four months and earns a steady stream of prize money, 스포츠토토 he can rewrite his own record for the highest annual prize money in a year.