Lee Hajin

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(b. 21 June 1988) 이하진 (李夏辰) Korean female professional 4 dan and from 2015-2016 secretary general of the International Go Federation.

In 2008, Lee Hajin opened up an [ext] English language blog (dead link) about professional Baduk in Korea. The blog turned into a book in 2016 "Outside the Board". The German edition "Jenseits des Bretts" is available as hardcover since 2017. For a signing session Hajin showed up on the European Go Congress the same year.

Once worked as a teacher on [ext] http://insei-league.com/. She has visited various go events in Europe and American such as the EGC 2010, EGC 2013, and London Open 2014.

In February 2015, [ext] Lee revealed that she was the recent Youtube Go streamer [ext] Haylee L.

A database of all her Youtube games is maintained by Ger de Groot at [ext] hajin.nl.

Directly after the match between Lee Sedol and AlphaGo she made a very insightful 94 minute discussion "AlphaGo Match Stories and Game Highlights" on [ext] Youtube.

Promotion History:

  • 2005 Shodan
  • 2005 2 dan (December)
  • 2006 3 dan
  • 2016 4 dan


Lee Hajin retired from her professional career by end of August 2016 and moved to Switzerland for studying at the University of Geneva. The reason she gave in her [ext] video is: "I just want to enjoy playing Go without any expectations or fancy title."

Lee Hajin last edited by 2a06:be00:024f:0000 on April 27, 2019 - 20:19
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