BadukMovies started out in March 2012. The episodes are created by Peter Brouwer 6D, Kim Ouweleen 4D, Cho Hye Yeon 9p, Kim Sung-rae 8p, Yoon Youngsun 8p, YoonYoung Kim 4p, Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p, Baek Jihee 2p and Gansheng Shi 1p. BadukMovies is heavily inspired by RailsCasts, a screencast show with weekly screencasts about web development with ruby and rails. Instead of web development BadukMovies covers a wide variety of topics on go. It aims at publishing at least one new episode each week and planting igo trees all over the world.

Cho Hye Yeon 9p

  • Born in Suwon on June 7, 1985.
  • Graduated from Korea university.
  • 1997: Became a professional and reached the semifinals of the Women's Kuksu.
  • 2000: Runner-up at the Women's Kuksu and the Heung Chang World Women's Cup.
  • 2003: Won the championship in the Women's Kuksu. Runner-up at the Women's Myung-in. Advanced to the Osramkorea Cup finals. Earned the MVP award of the women pro players.
  • 2004: Won the championship in the Women's Myung-in.
  • 2005: Won the championship in the Women's Kuksu. Won the championship in the Joenjaland Women's race. Runner-up at the Women's Myung-in. Runner-up at the Women's Masters Cup.
  • 2006: Runner-up at the Women's Myung-in. Runner-up at the Jeonjaland Women's race. Runner-up at the Women's Kuksu.
  • 2007: Became member of the Korean Baduk League. Won the GG-auction team competition.
  • 2009: Runner-up at the Women's Myung-in.
  • 2010: Became 9p. Won a gold medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games. Won the GG-auction team competition. Qualified for the olleh-KT Cup final. Runner-up at the Women's Myung-in. Runner-up at the Women's Kuksu.
  • 2012: Won the Hwajungchaup World Women's team competition. Won the GGAuction women and senior team competition.

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Young-sun Yoon 8p

  • 1992: Became professional
  • 1994-1998: Won Female Kuksu Tournament four times
  • 2002: Won Hojak Female World Championship
  • 2003: 2nd place at Junggwanjang Female World Championship
  • 2005: 2nd place at Female Kuksu Tournament
  • 2005: Graduated from Myongji university
  • Author of many English go books - 100 tips for amateur players, Think like a Pro Haengma and Think like a Pro Pae.
  • Currently active making baduk popular in Germany
Photo from flickr by ralphunden

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Kim Sung-rae 8p

  • Kim Sung-rae is a 8 dan Hankuk Kiwon professional.
  • He was born 11 november 1963 and became professional player in 1996 when he was 34.
  • He is the author of many English language books - Speed Baduk, Train like Pro, After Joseki, 21st Century New Openings etc.
  • He was the headmaster of the King's Baduk Center (an international Baduk school) in 2009, South Korea.
  • From 2010 to 2011, he teached european players at the Korean Baduk center in Budapest, Hungary.
  • His first daughter became professional player in 2011.

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Baek Jihee 2p

I became a professional Baduk player in 2003 and was promoted to 2p in 2010. In 2009, I graduated from Myongji University with BA degree in Baduk Studies. After I graduated, I have taught Baduk to soldiers, university students, and members of Korea Women Baduk Association once or twice a week for almost 2 years. Through these teaching experiences, my colleague Lee Dahae 4p and me got the idea to publish Baduk books for adult beginners in 2011 and it is called “Falling in Love with Baduk”. Now I study for the master’s degree in Baduk. I hope you will learn a lot from my lectures while having fun!

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Gansheng Shi 1p

My name is Gansheng Shi. I started Go at the age of six and have been playing for 13 years now. My childhood goal has been to become a go professional but that changed after I moved to Canada at the age of nine. However due to a lucky opportunity I was able to become pro thanks to Tygem and the AGA for holding the first American pro test. My best accomplishments so far where to win Redmond Cup two years in a row. I represented Canada in the Korean Prime Minister Cup, World ING Youth Championships and World Amateur Pair Go Championship Tied first in the Canadian Open. After I became pro I went on to train and study with Korean pros in Korea I have many pro friends and played in two Korean Pro Tournaments: the Olleh Cup and the MyungIn.

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Park Young Woon 7D

  • Born in Suwon on September 20, 1986
  • 2000-2005 insei in Korea
  • 2006 won the Kaba Cup tournament
  • 2006 won the Taeback team tournament.
  • 2006 third place at the Hackcho cup tournament.
  • 2007 placed second at the Seodong cup tournament.
  • 2007 third place at the Michoohol cup tournament.
  • 2008 third at the LG cup tournament.
  • 2008 third at the Seoul cup tournament.
  • 2006-2013 teaching baduk in different elementary schools.
  • Plays on kgs as park1 and woonsai

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Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

In one sentence: 7 times European champion.

In 3 parapraphs:

I started to play Go in 1986. I was 6 years old and my father (10 kyu) was my first teacher. For the several years I was playing both chess and go, but from the age of 10 I gave up chess and started to learn Go more actively with a new teacher Valeryi Shikshin, 4 dan and his students. I was very fortunate to be living in Kazan, because it was the capital of Russian Go. There were so many top players around me : Ivan Detkov 6d, Valeryi Solovyev 6d, Ruslan Saifullin 6d, Rustam and Nail Sahabutdinov both 5d, Alexei Vasilev 5d and Roman Gataullin 5d. They kindly gave me Go lessons and I owe them a big debt of gratitude.

In 1996 (I already was a 5-dan) Cheon Pung-cho, 7-dan professional from Korean Baduk Association (KBA) invited Svetlana Shikshina (daughter of my teacher) and me to study Go in Seoul. First of all I was really surprised at the level of the Korean children. I was living in one of the largest Go Schools, and there were around 20 students who were both stronger and much younger than me. Later I changed clubs several times, but I was never the strongest player in any of them. I studied Go with Pak Yeong-hun, who was already the strongest Korean amateur (I only beat him once, in 1998), Pak Chi-eun 9p, Yi Chae-ung 6p, Yi Ta-hye 3p, Kang Don-yun 9p, Ko Kun-tae 7p and later, from 2001, with Pak Cheong-sang 9p, Chu Hyeon-wook 7p and Pak Chi-hun 3p. By the time you read this article many more of the children who were training alongside me will have become professionals.

I became a professional in 2002, by the special decision of the KBA with the kind support of Cho Nam-ch'eol 9p, an honorary member of the KBA, and my teacher Cheon Pung-cho 7p. I am probably not the weakest professional here, but to be honest, I would say that there is about 1 stone difference between me and the other new professionals in Korea. Nowadays I am still studying hard to make this difference smaller.

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YoonYoung Kim 4p

  • 2007 Became professional
  • 2008 2nd woman Kisei
  • 2010 Won woman Kisei
  • Won a gold medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games (woman team)
  • Bronze medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games (pair with Choi Chul Han 9dan)
  • 2011 2nd woman Kuksu
  • 2014 In the best 32 of Samsung cup
  • Became 4dan
  • Graduated from Myoungji university (Baduk department)
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Peter Brouwer 6D

  • Has been playing go for over 20 years now. First in Amsterdam, later in Århus, Denmark and now again in Amsterdam.
  • Plays as danoontje on the friendly KGS go server
  • Danish champion in 2003.
  • Played at the 2004 amateur world championships in Kurashiki, Japan.
  • Runner up at the Dutch championships in 2010, 2011 and 2015.
  • Dutch champion lightning go 2013.
  • Likes strange moves and novel ideas.
Photo by Judith van Dam

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Kim Ouweleen 4D

  • September 2004: Learned about go and started playing on KGS as Murugandi.
  • 2010: Studied go in Wuhan (China) for three months under the supervision of Yan An 7p After returning home, became 6dan on KGS.
  • 2011: Became well-known in the Western go community as “KGS legend Murugandi”; started the first English spoken video go show for EuroGoTV, together with Harry Weerheijm.

Competing for team The Netherlands in the Pandanet European Team Championships.
Some of my recent tournament results:

  • 2014: Winner of the Korean Ambassador's Cup & representing the Netherlands in the KPMC in Seoul, Korea.
  • 2011: Dutch Student Champion

I teach go privately on KGS. I am also an artist and illustrator. For more info on both, see my personal website.

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