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July 10th, 2006

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End of an era

Cho Nam-cheol, the founder of the Korean Baduk Association and the most dominent baduk player in Korea in the 1950’s and 1960’s, passed away just over a week ago. 83-year-old Cho died of old age at home on 2 July.

Cho was awarded the Eun-gwam Order of Culture Merit for his development of baduk in Korea in 1989, and on Tuesday, the Korean president, Roh Moo-hyun, posthumously awarded him the Geum-Gwan Order of Culture Merit as well. Cho was a student of Minoru Kitani in Japan from 1937-1944, before he returned to Korea intent on developing the game back home. It is largely due to his efforts that Korea features at all on the international pro scene, not to mention their many recent years of total domination in international tournaments.

More details can be found in this article in the Korea Times.

Posted by Steve in Pro News

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