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Korea's "gup"s [#1597]
22.214.171.124: Korea's "gup"s
(2008-10-27 15:53) [#5184]
What happened to Korea's "gup"s on that page?
: Re: Korea's "gup"s
(2008-10-27 16:00) [#5185]
They were replaced by K's (because gup is simply Korean for kyu), and the current list reflects the Hankuk Kiwon system as explained at http://senseis.xmp.net/?Gup#toc2
: Gup ratings are still relevant.
(2009-03-12 06:49) [#5830]
Even if there is a new dan-kyu rating system in Korea, the gup rating is still relevant. Multiple times I have met Korean Go players and described myself as a 1- or 2-dan, only to receive a gasp of astonishment at the mistaken surprise of meeting a professional-strength go player. (Then I have to correct the mistake, a downer for both parties.) :)
Basically, the gup levels make communication with older players easier, even if no one is handing out new gup ratings (this could be debated). Deleting them, rather than adding a caveat or placing them elsewhere, was a mistake because it takes away information that is still meaningful.
126.96.36.199: Re: Gup ratings are still relevant.
(2009-03-12 08:40) [#5831]
Rather than reintroducing G instead of K, we should point players to the Gup article, which explains all this.