In the era of 1.5 billion won, the annual prize money record is certain, and how far will Shin Jin-seo rise

It is unusual for Shin Jin-seo (23), the world’s strongest Go player who is facing the Year of the Blue Dragon, to be seen for the first two months. With the victory in the major world competition, Nongshim Shin Ramen Bae, a national competition, rewrote the history of the Go world by creating the “Shanghai Myth” beyond Lee Chang-ho’s Shanghai Battle.

Shin Jin-seo, who is showing a record pace, is also showing an overwhelming trend in terms of prize money. Although it has been less than two months since 2024, the cumulative prize money has already exceeded 600 million won.

Shin Jin-seo earned nearly 400 million won in prize money in January alone, including beating Bae Sang-il, 9 dan, at the LG Bae, a major world tournament, in January.

Shin’s prize money pace remained intact even in February. The 25th Nongshim Shin Ramen Cup, which impressed Korean Go fans, was the decisive factor in its victory over the six-game winning streak.

The distribution of the prize money for Nongshim Shin Ramen Cup is not disclosed to the public. The prize money is divided according to an internal agreement of the national team, and according to the Korea Foundation, 70 percent of the prize money has been evenly distributed by participating drivers, and the remaining 20 percent has been distributed as victory allowance and 10 percent has been distributed as victory decision allowance.

The prize money for Nongshim Shin Ramenbae is 500 million won. If five players divide the 350 million won, or 70 percent, into equal parts, it is 70 million won. On top of that, Shin Jin-seo is the only one who won the competition, so he will eat alone the 100 million won prize, which is equivalent to 20%. Since Shin has decided to win, Shin Jin-seo will also win 50 million won, which is 10 percent. In addition to the prize money, Nongshim Shin Ramenbae will pay each driver a match fee and a prize money for consecutive wins. The prize money for Nongshim Shin Ramenbae will be 3 million won per game, and 10 million won for consecutive wins will be added for each additional win.

Shin Jin-seo won 18 million won in the match fee and won six consecutive games in the Nongshim Shin Ramen Cup, receiving 40 million won in consecutive wins, and adding to the distribution of prize money, the total income will be 278 million won.

Shin Jin-seo, who exceeded 1 billion won in prize money for four consecutive years from 2020 to last year, earned 1,479.6 million won last year, the highest record ever. The victory of Eung’s Bae, whose prize money was $400,000, was decisive.

However, as the prize money exceeded 600 million won in just two months this year, it is certain that the prize money will surpass 1.5 billion won for the first time ever. The key is how far the prize money will rise.

More major world competitions are taking place this year than ever before. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, Chunlan Boat, and Lancashire, as well as the Ng Clan Boat, which is held every four years and is called the Baduk Olympics, are scheduled. There are also numerous domestic mechanisms.

Shin Jin-seo, who unfortunately failed to challenge for the first annual “90% win rate” last year, has a terrifying 19-1 record in 20 matches this year. As shown in Nongshim Shin Ramen Cup, Shin Jin-seo’s performance, which has been the best so far, is the best ever. Even if it is impossible to win all the competitions, if two to three more major world titles are added, it can rise to more than 1.5 billion won and nearly 2 billion won.

Shin Jin-seo’s determination not to lose the world competition is also a factor that increases the possibility. After returning home through Incheon International Airport on the 24th, Shin Jin-seo met with reporters and said, “I don’t want to lose the world competition this year as much as possible.” Korea, China and Japan all know how scary Shin Jin-seo is when he is “deciding.”

BY: 토토사이트링크

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