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by Sung-Hwa Hong


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In Korea, first kyu is the analogue of amateur six-dan in much of the rest of the world: it's the strongest amateur rank. You run into many many different first kyus in the book, with so many different gradations of strength, all putting out huge amounts of effort to try to improve a fraction of a stone.

In Korea, first kyu is the analogue of amateur six-dan in much of the rest of the world: it's the strongest amateur rank. Thus, like amateur six-dan, it encompasses players with a wide variation in strength: from players who are the strongest players at your typical local club, one stone stronger than the two kyus, to players strong enough to think about becoming professionals but who lose all of their games in the first round of the qualifying tournament, to players who really are professional.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Born in Seoul, Korea in 1950, Sung-Hwa Hong graduated from the famed Kyunggi High School, and after serving in the Korean army for three years, immigrated to Vancouver in 1974. Let me tell you a story. An old story, a really old story. He then, in 1981, graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. Winning the Canadian Go Championship twice, he participated in the World Amateur Go Championship in Japan as the Canadian representative in 1989 and 1995.

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Nowadays all kinds of bad players call themselves first kyu. This story is, however, not about those fake first kyus. It's a story of the real first kyus.

Do you know how to play go? You do? First kyu, a player of the first rank? Really? Have you ever competed in a professional qualifying tournament? No? Then you are not, I repeat NOT first kyu! I know, I know. Nowadays all kinds of bad players call themselves first kyu.

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Kyu-Hong Ahn, Korean science educator. Achievements include invention of method for preparing porous membranes. Vice president Environmental Science and Technology, Seoul, since 1994; member Korea Peaceful Reunification, Seoul, 1999. Member WEF (secretary-treasurer 1985-1988), International Association on Water Quality, Pax Koreana. Ahn, Kyu-Hong was born on July 21, 1952 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Son of Byung-Chull Ahn and Sook-Hee Hwang. Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1976.

How far would you go to be first?

"BEFORE WE BEGIN...

Let me tell you a story. An old story, a really old story.

Do you know how to play go?

You do? First kyu, a player of the first rank? Really? Have you ever competed in a professional qualifying tournament? No? Then you are not, I repeat NOT first kyu!

I know, I know. Nowadays all kinds of bad players call themselves first kyu. This story is, however, not about those fake first kyus. It's a story of the real first kyus.

There is a guy who runs a smoke shop near Niagara Falls. His name is Shin. On rainy days he keeps staring at the falls and mumbles something like this: "I'm sure they must all be playing for bangneki stakes happily somewhere..."

Can you even guess what he is talking about? If not, just hold on and listen to what I'm going to tell you. Only about a handful of people know this story. So listen up."

Thus begins a compelling, insightful, and haunting tale of love, sacrifice, the search for excellence, and Go- the world's oldest game.


Comments: (7)

Yozshujinn
I just finished this book, and I absolutely loved it. I'm a Go player, so it's perhaps not surprising that I would like a novel about Go. And in fact, there is a lot said about the game, including a number of useful ideas on improving one's play that I haven't seen elsewhere. But what really stood out for me is how well-written the book is and how involved I got with the fates of the characters. The author really has a way of breathing life into the characters and the stories, and the book showed me many facets of the go culture I had never suspected could exist (Go as a gambling game?). What also fascinated me is the depiction of the dark side of the game: people who get so wrapped up in the game that real life gets left by the wayside. The ending is not very happy, but it feels perfectly appropriate to the tone of the rest of the story.

Every Go player should read this book, and it's also worth reading if you're just interested in Korean culture generally.
Amis
I first read the book from a Go friend and enjoyed the story, plus it was a short read. The translation could be improved but overall good book to introduce Korean Go. Glad to have found the book at good price(~$10). It's quite ridiculous to be priced over $100.
JoJolar
You do not need to be a good Go player to enjoy this short book. However, it certainly helps to know the basics of the game and perhaps a little about its history or, at least, the esteem in which the game is held in the East. The story is a touching coming-of-age one about a youth growing up in (South) Korea. The central character, Wook, is totally infatuated with the idea of becoming a professional Go player as opposed to the academic-route career planned by his family. It's a tale of the normal rebellious inclinations of youth but also about display of a degree of dedication, honesty, honour and generosity that exceeds that found in the older traditional generation. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Kadar
I am about half way through this book, but can whole heartedly recommend it to anyone interested in the world of GO. This tale rings true, with lots of human interest details as well as background on the motivations and development of a strong player. If you are interested in Korea, Go(Badook) or both, you should enjoy this one.
Mr.jeka
First Kyu follows Wook in his jourey into the world of Go, the ancient Japanese boardgame. More than the story of a bright young man rising in the Korean Go world, First Kyu is a touching coming of age story. Wook learns lessons of life in between his rigorous study of the game of Go. The Korean Go association's professional qualifying tournament is the only way to make it in the Go world. With new age restrictions coming into effect, Wook must work to become a top go player before it's too late to become professional.
First Kyu was translated from the original Korean text. While the author himself translated the book, it still lost some of the important emotion that perhaps existed in the Korean version. My only complain with this book is the objective black and white narrative.
Overall, First Kyu is a quick and delightful read. Whether you are a Go player or are hearing of the game for the first time, this book presents a genuinely interesting story. Pick this up as a quick read. If you're a Go player, it's required reading.
-Nealo.
Xal
1. There are not enough novels that revolve around - or that feature in passing - the game of go so this is a welcome addition to every go collection.
2. Thanks to the folks at Good Move Press for encouraging Dr. Sung-Hwa Hong to work on his new translation so "First Kyu" could be reprinted.
3. The story is set in the mid-60s in South Korea, a time and a culture that Americans might find alien if not downright weird. The highly structured society, subjugation of women, and old world customs can make your skin crawl.
4. "First Kyu" is a story, a novel, a fictionalized look into another world long ago, far away. So #3 (above) is pointless, nevermind.

conclusion: I enjoyed this short book. If you play go or study Korean culture, I think you will like it, too. I was satisfied with the ending although I would have liked another 200 or more pages to read.
Dr. Hong has successfully spun go proverbs and board positions into metaphors for the protagonist's adolescent struggle and his quest to become a professional go player against tough competition and cultural pressure.
Knowing how to play go is not necessary but will add tremendously to your appreciation of the author's storytelling abilities.
Additional information: "Go" is the Japanese term for an ancient game that has been played more or less in the same way for 3,000 years. Go is inarguably far more interesting than any Western board game you have ever played. Go is also know as wei'qi, baduk, and igo. Go is enjoying a worldwide surge in popularity after the release in Japan of an illustrated serial (manga) called "Hikaru No Go."
david boise ID (member American Go Association)
Celak
It's difficult for a white western computer nerd to get a feel for the different flavors of asian culture. Everything I know about japan comes from anime, go, and manga...

But what do I know about Korea? Nothing. I think we can safely ignore everything from M*A*S*H...

As a go fan, I was roped into this book from page one. I very much enjoyed the feel of Korea the author gave me -- literally my only exposure.

I also enjoyed the way the main character started to see all of his problems in life as go problems. In truth, this happens to anyone that gets really into the game.
First Kyu download epub
Author: Sung-Hwa Hong
ISBN: 0964479699
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Good Move Press (July 1, 1999)
Pages: 194 pages