About Mingren Title

The Mingren title (also known as Chinese Meijin) is sponsored by Chinese Weiqi Association and Chinese People's Daily. It is one of the longest-running and biggest events in Chinese Weiqi world. A total of 64 players will compete for 16 allocations in the preliminary, these 16 players together with 16 seeds will enter into the main event. The first several rounds use a simple knockout format, the challenger final is best-of-3 and the final is best-of-5. The champion prize is 25,000 Chinese Yuan (about US$ 3,000). From Term 2 in 1989, Ma Xiaochun had achieved thirteen consecutive titles in this event, it was amazing!

All editions of Mingren Title

Type Edition Year Country First Place Second Place Details
title 14th 2001 China Ma Xiaochun Chang Hao Games
title 13th 2000 China Ma Xiaochun Shao Weigang Games
title 15th 2002 China Zhou Heyang Ma Xiaochun Games
title 12th 1999 China Ma Xiaochun Chang Hao Games
title 11th 1998 China Ma Xiaochun Liu Xiaoguang Games
title 10th 1997 China Ma Xiaochun Luo Xihe Games
title 9th 1996 China Ma Xiaochun Liu Xiaoguang Games
title 8th 1995 China Ma Xiaochun Liu Xiaoguang Games
title 7th 1994 China Ma Xiaochun Luo Xihe Games
title 6th 1993 China Ma Xiaochun Cao Dayuan Games
title 5th 1992 China Ma Xiaochun Zhang Wendong Games
title 4th 1991 China Ma Xiaochun Nie Weiping Games
title 3rd 1990 China Ma Xiaochun Yu Bin Games
title 2nd 1989 China Ma Xiaochun Liu Xiaoguang Games
title 1st 1988 China Liu Xiaoguang Yu Bin Games
title 16th 2003 China Qiu Jun Zhou Heyang Games
title 17th 2004 China Gu Li Qiu Jun Games
title 18th 2005 China Gu Li Yu Bin Games
title 19th 2006 China Gu Li Zhou Ruiyang Games
title 20th 2007 China Gu Li Ding Wei Games
title 21th 2008 China Gu Li Piao Wenyao Games
title 22th 2009 China Gu Li Gu Lingyi Games
title 23th 2010 China Jiang Weijie Gu Li Games
title 24th China Games
title 25th China Games