Lee Se-dol

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Sedol
Full name Lee Sedol
Hangul 이세돌
Hanja 李世乭
Revised Romanization I Sedol
McCune–Reischauer I Sedol
Born (1983-03-02) 2 March 1983 (age 31)[1]
Sinan County, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Residence South Korea South Korea
Teacher Kweon Kab-yong[1]
Turned pro 1996
Rank 9 dan[1]
Affiliation Hanguk Kiwon[1]

Lee Sedol (born 2 March 1983) is a South Korean professional Go player of 9-dan rank.[1]

Biography[edit]

Lee was born in South Korea in 1983 and studied at the Hanguk Kiwon. He ranks second in international titles (11), behind only Lee Chang-Ho (18). Despite this, he describes his opening play as "very weak".[2]

Sedol is married and has one daughter.[3]

In February 2013, Sedol announced that he planned to retire within three years and move to the USA to promote Go.[4]

He plays on Tygem as "gjopok".[5]

Much more information is listed on Sensei's Library: [2], including a discussion of his playing style and particular strengths and weaknesses.

Promotion record[edit]

Rank
Year
Notes
1 dan 1995 Promoted to professional dan rank after passing qualifying test.
2 dan 1998
3 dan 1999
4 dan 2003
5 dan 2003
6 dan 2003 Won the LG Cup against Lee Chang-ho.
7 dan 2003 Runner up in the KT Cup against Yoo Changhyuk.
8 dan 2003 Skipped over because of the Hanguk Kiwon promotion rules.
9 dan 2003 Won Fujitsu Cup against Song Tae Kon.

Career record[edit]

  • Total: 472 wins, 185 losses, 0 jigos (71.8% winning percentage)[1]

Titles and runners-up[edit]

Ranks #3 in total amount of titles in Korea and #2 in international titles.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Guksu 2 (2007, 2009)
Myungin 2 (2007, 2008)
Siptan 1 (2011)
GS Caltex Cup 2 (2002, 2006) 1 (2007)
Prices Information Cup 3 (2006, 2007, 2010) 1 (2008)
Chunwon 1 (2000) 2 (2006, 2008)
KBS Cup 1 (2006) 3 (2001, 2004, 2009)
Maxim Cup 3 (2005–07)
Wangwi 2 (2002, 2004)
Baedalwang 1 (2000)
BC Card Cup 1 (2002)
KTF Cup 1 (2002)
KT Cup 1 (2003)
SK Gas Cup 1 (2002) 1 (2000)
New Pro King 1 (2002)
Paedal Cup 1 (2000)
Olleh KT Cup 2 (2010, 2011)
Total 23 11
Continental
Asian TV Cup 2 (2007, 2008) 1 (2009)
China-Korea New Pro Wang 1 (2002)
China-Korea Tengen 1 (2001)
Total 3 2
International
LG Cup 2 (2003, 2008) 2 (2001, 2009)
BC Card Cup 2 (2010, 2011)
Samsung Cup 4 (2004, 2007, 2008, 2012) 1 (2013)
Chunlan Cup 1 (2011)
Fujitsu Cup 3 (2002, 2003, 2005) 1 (2010)
World Oza 2 (2004, 2006)
Zhonghuan Cup 1 (2005)
Total 14 5
Career total
Total 39 18[6]

Korean Baduk League[edit]

Season Team Place Record
2007 Team No.1 Fire Insurance (Captain) 4th place 9–5[7]
2008 Team No. 1 Fire Insurance (Captain) 4th place 13–3[8]
2010 Team Shinan Chunil Salt (Captain) Champions 16–2[9]
2011 Team Shinan Chunil Salt (Captain) TBD 1–2[10]

Chinese A League[edit]

Season Team Place Record
2007 Team Guizhou (Captain) 2nd place 9–3[11]
2008 Team Guizhou (Captain) 2nd place 8–0[12]
2009 Team Guizhou (Captain) 8th place 6–4[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lee SeDol gobase.org, accessed 22 June 2010
  2. ^ Lee Sedol Interview justplaygo.com, accessed 22 June 2010[dead link]
  3. ^ An Younggil. "Biography of Lee Sedol". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  4. ^ An Younggil. "Interview with Lee Sedol". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  5. ^ [1] gosensations.com, accessed 19 February 2012
  6. ^ Lee Sedol 9p gogameworld.com, accessed 22 June 2010
  7. ^ "2007 Korean Baduk League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "2008 Korean Baduk League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "2010 Korean Baduk League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "2011 Korean Baduk League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "2007 Chinese A League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "2008 Chinese A League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "2009 Chinese A League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011.