The awards ceremony of the ’23rd Maxim Coffee Cup Freshman Competition’ sponsored by Dongseo Food and hosted by Korea Kiwon was held on the 28th at Korea Kiwon, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.
On this day, the winner of this competition, Park Jeong-hwan 9 dan, received the championship trophy and a cash prize of 50 million won. Park Jeong-hwan, 9th dan, ranked 2nd in Korea, won a total of four championships in Maxim Coffee Cup, starting with the 13th, followed by the 14th, 18th, and 23rd this time. Unfortunately, Lee Dong-hoon, who stayed in the runner-up, also received a prize of 20 million won along with a trophy.
Choi Sang-in, managing director of Dongseo Food, said, “I applaud the 32 knights who played a great game with excellent strategy and concentration worthy of the title of freshman for the past 4 months. We will do our best to keep the interest in it,” he said.
The Maxim Coffee Cup freshman championship started in 1999 with the sponsorship of Dongseo Food. Celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year, it has established itself as a representative professional Go tournament with deep roots in Korea.
As the name suggests, ‘Seventh Dan’ is a competition in which only the 9th Dan, who has reached the height of the gods, are eligible to participate. Past winners include Choi Kyu-byeong 9 dan, Yoo Chang-hyuk 9 dan, Joo-ju Jang 9 dan, Ru Inai Wei 9 dan, Lee Se-dol 9 dan, Park Young-hoon 9 dan, Choi Cheol-han 9 dan, and Park Jeong-hwan 9 dan.
On the other hand, Dongsuh Foods is offering domestic representative professional Go competitions such as ‘Maxim Coffee Cup Freshman Competition’, ‘Fragrance of Life Dongseo Literary Award’, ‘East West Coffee Classic’ that communicates with the local community, and musical instruments to dreamers of music. It is carrying out various cultural arts social contribution activities such as ‘Maxim’s Scent of Love’, which it sponsors.
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