Kim In

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Kim In (김인)

Kim In (김인, 金寅, 23 November 1943 -- 4 April 2021 (born in Kangjin, Cheollanam Prov., South Korea) was a Korean professional 9-dan. He was a top player in South Korea during the period of 1965-75 -- before the Cho Hun-hyeon era. He's won 30-titles, putting him at #3 in South Korean top titles holders; once held the record for most consecutive wins (40) until it was overtaken by Yi Ch'ang-ho in 1990 (41); was the third Korean to reach 9-dan; and became the managing director of the Hanguk Kiwon.

In 1962, Kim trained at the Kitani dojo for a year and was allowed to enter the Nihon Kiin Oteai. After winning all his games his final match was to be a 2-stone handicap game against Fujisawa Hosai 9d -- with a win Kim would receive a 3-dan promotion, with a draw a 2-dan, and with a loss 1-dan. He defeated Fujisawa and was thus awarded a 3-dan grade (only Go Seigen had matched the same promotion feat as a foreigner).

"The Story of Kim In, 9-dan":
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[ext] Part 2
[ext] Part 3

Style

Slow, thick moves like his teacher, Kitani Minoru.

Rank Promotion

Korean:

  • 1958: 1-dan
  • 1959: 2-dan
  • 1960: 3-dan
  • 1961: 4-dan
  • 1964: 5-dan
  • 1966: 6-dan
  • 1969: 7-dan
  • 1974: 8-dan
  • 1983: 9-dan, third Korean to reach 9d

Japanese:

  • 1963: 3-dan

Titles

  • 1965: 6th P'aewang
  • 1966: 10th Kuksu
  • 1966: 1st Wangwi
  • 1967: 11th Kuksu
  • 1967: 12th Kuksu
  • 1967: 2nd Wangwi
  • 1967: 7th P'aewang
  • 1968: 8th Chaegowi
  • 1968: 1st Green Dragons Cup?
  • 1968: 13th Kuksu
  • 1968: 8th P'aewang
  • 1968: 2nd Wangjwa?
  • 1968: 3rd Wangwi
  • 1968: 6th Young Players Cup?
  • 1969: 14th Kuksu
  • 1969: 2nd Myeongin
  • 1969: 9th P'aewang
  • 1969: 4th Wangwi
  • 1970: 15th Kuksu
  • 1970: 10th P'aewang
  • 1970: 5th Wangwi
  • 1971: 11th P'aewang
  • 1971: 6th Wangwi
  • 1972: 12th Chaegowi
  • 1972: 7th Wangwi
  • 1973: 13th Chaegowi
  • 1974: 1st Paengnam?
  • 1974: 9th Wangwi
  • 1977: 3rd Kiwang
  • 1977: 12th P'aewang

Runner-ups

  • 1962: 3rd Chaegowi
  • 1962: 6th Kuksu
  • 1967: 7th Chaegowi
  • 1968: 1st Myeongin
  • 1969: 9th Chaegowi
  • 1969: 3rd Wangjwa
  • 1971: 16th Kuksu
  • 1971: 3rd Myeongin
  • 1973: 1st Strongest Players?
  • 1973: 8th Wangwi
  • 1974: 14th Chaegowi
  • 1975: 15th Chaegowi
  • 1975: 2nd Paengnam
  • 1975: 10th Wangwi
  • 1977: 12th Wangwi
  • 1978: 4th Kiwang
  • 1978: 13th P'aewang
  • 1979: 14th P'aewang
  • 1979: 5th Strongest Players
  • 1986: 4th Bacchus Cup
  • 1988: 1st KBS 7-8-9 Dans?

Pupils

Hong Seong-chi?

AGA obituary

From a [ext] post on the AGA site:

"Kim In 9P, one of the major figures in modern Korean go, died on April 4 at the age of 77. Kim was born on Nov. 23, 1943. He became a professional in 1958. In 1962, he became a disciple of Kitani Minoru 9P and was promoted to 3-dan, jumping a rank. He returned to Korea the following year. He reached 9-dan in 1983. He dominated the tournament scene after his return home, winning 30 titles, and remained the number one player until the return of Cho Hun-hyun from Japan in 1972. His career record is 860 wins, 703 losses, and five draws. In 1968, he won 40 games in a row, the second-longest winning streak in Korea (Lee Chang-ho topped it by one win in 1991)."


Notes

  • He's annotated modern Korean versions of the go classics edited by An Lyeong-i?.

Kim In last edited by bugcat on July 17, 2021 - 14:01
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