In 1997, she created Samarkand, an online store for go-related items. Samarkand later became wholesale only. In 2003, she was promoted to a 3-Dan professional go player, the first female Westerner to do so. Kim is the author of the Getting Go articles that accompany installments of Hikaru No Go, a manga about a boy who releases the spirit of a famous go player, in the American magazine Shonen Jump. She also writes occasionally for The American Go E-Journal.
She has now become a professional poker player.
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