The 10th Maxim Coffee Cup 9 dan Championship awarding ceremony held in Maple Hall of the Plaza Hotel, Seoul on Tuesday, March 24.

The championship started in September 2008, and lasted 5 months creating lots of dynamic game records. All 48 Korean 9 dan players including Cho Hunhyun, Lee Changho and Park Jieun, the female player, participated in the tournament.

The winner Choi Chulhan, The second place Park Younghoon, the CEO of Dongsuh Foods (The company of Maxim Coffee) Lee Changwhan, the CEO of Baduk TV Sim Yongsub, the president of professional players union, Cho Daehyun and other celebrities gathered for the ceremony.

The CEO of Dongsuh Foods, Lee Changwhan said at the address I am grateful to all of you for coming here despite the final game of WBC. I will keep trying to make this tournament sweeter.

Before the ceremony, the beautiful magician Pan Jihyun presented Graceful Magic Show and received big applause.    

Choi Chulhan awarded 25 million won (Korean currency) for the first place and 10 million won went to Park Younghoon, who took the second place.


Choi Chulhan 9P, CEO Lee Changwhan, Park Younghoon 9P (from left)


Cake Cutting


the view of Maple Hall, Plaza Hotel


Magician Pan Jihyun

Photos from Cyberoro