Life In 19x19

2017 Japanese money rankings
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Author:  John Fairbairn [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:02 am ]
Post subject:  2017 Japanese money rankings

Obviously Iyama won all the big titles in Japan in 2017, and so tops the annual money list. But it makes the old joke about second place is nowhere seem tragic.

With figures rounded, He made 160 million yen. Ichiriki Ryo, in danger of becoming a perpetual runner-up, made second place with a just 25 million yen, a few sen ahead of Takao Shinji. There is then a close cluster of players down to tenth place with Mutsuura on 17 million yen.

Fujisawa Rina is 4th on 24m and Xie Yimin 8th on 20m, so all round the men are having a frugal time. The male teenyboppers are also having a tough time making a showing compared to their youthful counterparts in other countries.

Author:  EdLee [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:48 pm ]
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¥en    $       €        ¥uan     Bitcoin
160m   1.51 m  1.22 m   9.51m    144.55
_25m     235k    190k   1.49m     22.59
_24m     226k    182k   1.43m     21.68
_20m     188k    152k   1.19m     18.07
_17m     160k    129k   1.01m     15.36
:study: taxes, fees, "net" pockets.

Author:  zac [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2017 Japanese money rankings

What's that in bitcoin?

On a more serious note, what's the best source for finding what other professionals (I.e. Chinese, Korean) are making?

Author:  Javaness2 [ Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2017 Japanese money rankings

Another question, is there a general pattern for prize money distribution in title tournaments?
For example
1st : 1/2 prize fund
2nd : 1/8 prize fund
3rd & 4th: 1/32 prize fund

Author:  Uberdude [ Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2017 Japanese money rankings

I don't know what's typical for Japanese titles (it's probably in GoGoD), but the prizes for the Lee Sedol vs Gu Li match were rather more lopsided than normal: 5,000,000-yuan for the winner and 200,000-yuan for the loser. I seem to recall Lee wanted a big difference. But 2nd here is also last so maybe you shouldn't compare it to 1st and 2nd in an event with many players.

Edit: I looked in GoGoD: 2nd place of Japanese big titles was about one fifth of first (or a little more with the less asymmetric game fees), surprised me how small a fraction.

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