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Top pros Kim Jiseok and Lee Donghoon confirmed for U.S. Go Congress

Chris Garlock | Published on 5/15/2023

This year’s U.S. Go Congress will include two of the top-rated professional go players in the world, with both Kim Jiseok 9P and Lee Donghoon 9P confirmed to be in attendance.

Kim Jiseok (r) won the 2014 Samsung World Championship, was the runner-up at the LG Cup in 2015, and in 2018, he won the TV Asian Championship, a highly competitive world blitz competition. He also served as the captain of the Korean national Go team from 2014 to 2022.

Lee Donghoon (l) defeated Park Jeonghwan 9P in 2015 and won the first prize in the KBS Cup in 2015. The following year, he added a second win in GS Cup, further cementing his reputation as a top go player. He has also played an active role in the final stages of international go competitions.

Other professionals confirmed include Ryan Li 4P and Stephanie Yin 1P of the New York Institute of Go as well as Yilun Yang 7P, Ming Jiu Jiang 5P, Do Eunkyo 1P and more.  Click here for the complete list and/or send your questions to Congress Co-Director Jerry Jaffe at

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