‘Lee Se-dol’ professional player Kwon Gap-yong, 9th Dan, dies

Kwon Gab-yong, 9th Dan, the teacher of Lee Se-dol, passed away on the 23rd from a chronic disease. Age of death 66.

Kwon Gap-yong, 9th dan, joined in 1975 and became the 99th dan in Korea (an alias of 9th dan) in 2021, and along with his daughter, Kwon Hyo-jin, 7th dan, made her name known as the 1st women’s professional knight in Korea.

Since 1982, he has devoted his life to nurturing younger students at Kwon Gap-yong Baduk Academy, Kwon Gab-yong Baduk Dojang, and Kiba Baduk. In 1989, Park Seung-moon, the first pro player, was produced. Since then, eight male and female students, including Lee Se-dol, Won Seong-jin, Choi Cheol-han, Baek Hong-seok, Kang Dong-yoon, Kim Ji-seok, Park Jeong-hwan, and Yoon Young-seon, have become world champions. He also raised more than 50 professional players, including Lee Young-gu, Yoon Jun-sang, and Chen Si-yuan. In 1993, he received the Special Achievement Award at the Baduk Culture Awards.

He is survived by his wife Park Ok-joo and two daughters, Hyo-jin and Hyo-yeong. His mortuary is at the funeral home of St. Mary’s in Seoul, and the burial is at 6:30 am on the 26th.메이저놀이터

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