Kim Ok-kyun

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Kim Ok-kyun (김옥균, 1851-1894) was a Korean reformist (개화파) activist & go player in exile in Japan from 1884-94. He developed a close friendship with Honinbo Shuei, and helped to organize the reconciliation between Murase Shuho (head of the Hoensha) and Shuei (head of the iemoto resistence to the Hoensha).

Honinbo Shuei instructed Kim in go.

A 6-stone game exists between Kim and Shuei marked 1886-02-20, and is noted as "the oldest game record involving a Korean." (GoGoD 2010)

Kim Ok-kyun last edited by on October 7, 2012 - 10:46
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