"Bee", 8-dan - The last Korean professional on IGS?
There are only 2 Koreans in IGS best 100 list. V7, IGS ranking #4 is very
strong, but I believe he is an amateur. Top amateur who is not weaker than
Lee Kibong, 7-dan, at least.
IGS ranking #5 is "bee", 8-dan. He started to play on IGS almost 10 years ago.
I am almost sure that he is Chang Suyong, 9-dan professional. His nickname is
"bee" and the style is similar. Chang's Go is very defensive - he never fights,
if he can keep the game simple. Bee, 8-dan plays very peacefully too.
About his scores:
Bee has 5-7 score with agasa (Yamashiro Hiroshi, 9-dan)
2-0 with bakon (Yamashita Keigo, 9-dan)
2-0 with May (Hikosaka Naoto, 9-dan)
0-3 with You (Kobayashi Satoru, 9-dan)
All these games were played 7-8 years ago - that time Chang was younger and stronger.
In 80's-90's he was in best 5 in Korea, so there is nothing strange with his score against
Top japanese pros.
Most of his games are dull, but I found one interesting battle. Enjoy!