Participants are 10 professionals from Japan, 5 from China, 5 from Korea, 7 invited players, and the winners of preliminaries held in Europe, North America, South America, and in Asia-Oceania-Africa.
Time is 3h each, komi 5.5 the first edition, 6.5 afterwards. The final was a single game the first edition, a best-of-three afterwards.
|1||2003||Lee Changho||Chang Hao||1-0||1|
|2||2005||Lee Sedol||Chang Hao||2-1||1 2 3|
|3||2007||Lee Sedol||Cho U||2-1||1 2 3|
|4||2009||Gu Li||Piao Wenyao||2-0||1 2|
(The year given is the year of the final.)