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The Choegowi (Korean: 최고위; literally Top Position) was a Go competition that ran from 1959 to 1997. The preliminary stages were 8-player knockout rounds, with the players who won the preliminary split into two sections. The winners of those sections played a best-of-three match to decide who would challenge the holder of the title. The final was played in a best-of-five format. The thinking time was 5 hours, and komi was 5.5 points.

Choegowi
Hangul
최고위
Hanja
最高位
Revised RomanizationChoegowi
McCune–ReischauerChoegowi

Past winnersEdit

Player Years held
Cho Namchul 1959 - 1966
Kim In 1967, 1971, 1972
Kang Cheol-min 1968, 1970
Cho Hunhyun 1973 - 1979, 1981 - 1988, 1992
Seo Bongsoo 1980
Lee Chang-ho 1989 - 1991, 1993 - 1997