Seo Bongsu, 9-dan will play in King of Kings Tournament on Tygem
There are 32 players in total, and only one of them Seo Bongsu, 9-dan
decided to show his face and play under his real name. The winner of
this tournament will get $30.000, the runner up will receive $10.000.
Seo-sabonim, can you please describe us your current life?
I play Go on Tygem Go server all day long. Also long time ago I decided
to learn how to play on saxophone and I am taking lessons from my
friend now. I thought, that it’s easy to use it, but actually it’s
necessary to put a lot of efforts for creating any sound. The only
sound I can create now is "Piiik…"
Why did you decide to play in King of King’s Tournament under your real name?
know that almost all players, who will take part in this event are
professionals. It’s good that I can learn something from them – it’s
the main goal I have
When did you start to play Go on Tygem?
About 2 months ago. I reached 9-dan exactly in 2-months
What do you think about internet Go?
interesting! Also, it’s interesting to observe games, because they are
usually fast. I was a beginner few months ago. I made mouse slips often
and was angry every time, when my opponents escape or write bad words
about myself. Nowadays I am getting more experience and I don’t pay
much attention on such things
It’s possible to choose opponents from 4 countries: Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. Which players do you play more?
I play in Chinese Room. My opponents are quite strong and it’s hard for
me to keep a good score. I heard, that most of Chinese 9-dans on Tygem
are professionals, so it’s not surprising that they beat me easily
Do you remember the nicknames of the opponents, you played?
of course. I have to remember them, so I can take revenge in future.
Also I wrote 5 names of players with bad manners and attached this
paper near my computer. I will never play them again!
What do you think about your chances in King of King’s Tournament?
depend on pairing luck. I know, that there are lots of participants,
who are stronger than me. I can finish the tournament quickly, if I
meet them in first rounds
a 5th King of King’s Tournament , but you are the first professional,
who will take part in this event under his real name. Can we say, that
it’s easier to play, if people don’t know you?
Yes, it’s true, but I will play for getting pleasure, first of all