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2011-06-29 Expert: Alexander Dinerchtein Rate: (4.5)  2 ratings

Korean Baduk maniacs

When I stayed in Korea, I saw lot of baduk players, who played baduk all day long. We also have such players on Baduk servers.
2 examples:

engpkjin on WBaduk
40998 W- 41059 L 
More than 80 thousand games played online!

31953 W-30636 L
Last time I saw him online yesterday at 5 AM Korean time (Moscow evening)

I was curious, do we have such maniacs in USA and Europe and I asked William Shubert, KGS owner to share statistic.
Here is the list of players with maximum games played on KGS, but as you can see all top nicknames here are bots

name          state    num_games
GadgetoBOT    active    189283
GnuGo2        active    153099
LibertyBot    active    137310
postneo2      active    123000
postneo       active    122468
RankBot000    active    99953
AyaBot4       active    97119
garmur        closed    96278
AyaBot        active    95715
AyaBot2       active    94384
AyaBot5       active    92508
AyaBot3       active    88515
postneo3      active    88405
WeakBot50k    active    87133
AyaMC2        active    76717
IdiotBot      active    69355
mgGnuGoBot    active    68994
RankBot001    active    63173
BeginerBot    active    53759
SchokoBot     closed    52798
GnuGoCVS      closed    49873
kotgo         active    45444
satton        active    35587
DrunkenGnu    closed    33934
babaw         active    28816
saswiz        active    28617
shui48        active    28286
NGCBot        closed    28053

How many games did you play online? We will try to find the most active player

2013-08-07 10:08
2d ( GB ) 2012-08-06 10:08
I've played about 1300 games in nearly 4 years. And most of those in my first year.
9p ( KR ) 2012-07-08 07:07
19k ( KR ) 2012-01-01 12:01
No Comment
1 kyu ( TR ) 2011-10-27 03:10
( AL ) 2011-07-06 02:07
Funny how the humans in this list cannot get better than 4k. I guess they really dont want to improve
2k 2011-07-05 09:07
On the main account, more than 5000 games since 2003 till 2011. But now I try to play less...
5d 2011-07-02 12:07
The less games I play between study, the quicker I improve.
Sven Radetzky
2k ( DE ) 2011-06-29 03:06
Well i'm Sven84 but i had to recreate the account in 2009 after a long pause from go.

Only 618 W and 556 L (1174 Games)

Not that much really :D
Adrian Petrescu
1k ( CA ) 2011-06-29 12:06
I once asked somebody how it was possible for these players to have played dozens of thousands of games and still be stuck at 10k. He offered an interesting possibility -- many Go salons in Japan, Korea, and China will have a couple of common computers hooked up to an account on a Go server that patrons can use at any time. Thus, it can be kept occupied playing games all the time, and the average strength will stay constant.

That seems to be a likely explanation for some of these.

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