Song Tae-kon

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Song Tae-kon
Full name Song Tae-kon
Hangul 송태곤
Hanja 宋泰坤
Revised Romanization Song Tae-gon
McCune–Reischauer Song T'ae-kon
Born (1986-09-08) September 8, 1986 (age 31)
Seoul, South Korea
Residence South Korea
Turned pro 1999
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Hanguk Kiwon

Song Tae-kon (born September 8, 1986) is a Korean professional Go player.


Song Tae-kon started learning Go when he was 6. He turned pro when he was 13. He is one of the best young players in South Korea. His biggest moment came in 2003 when he reached the final of Fujitsu Cup losing to Lee Sedol. Became a 4 dan in 2003 after winning the Chunwon title. Song was promoted to 5 dan in 2003 for having been runner up in the Fujitsu Cup. He was promoted to 6 dan after winning the KBS Cup, and then promoted to his current rank of 7 dan for winning the BC Card Cup. All of this happened in 2003.

Titles & runners-up[edit]

Ranks No. 10 in total amount of titles in Korea.

Title Years Held
Current 5
South Korea KBS Baduk Wang 2003
South Korea Chunwon 2002
South Korea BC Card Cup 2003
South Korea New Pro Strongest 2002, 2003
Total 5
Title Years Lost
Continental 3
Japan South Korea China Taiwan Asian TV Cup 2004
China South Korea China-Korea New Pro Wang 2003
China South Korea China-Korea Tengen 2003
International 1
Japan South Korea China Taiwan Europe United States Fujitsu Cup 2003
Total 4

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