Who is the best female Go player?

Who is the best female Go player?

She is probably the strongest recorded female Go player, and is the only woman to have won one of the major open Go titles….

Rui Naiwei
Residence Seoul, South Korea
Turned pro 1985 (full time)
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Zhongguo Qiyuan (1985-19??) American Go Association (19??-1999) Hanguk Kiwon (1999-present)

How many 9 dan Go players are there?

There are currently over one hundred people who have the rank of 9p (the highest professional rank), though many of them no longer play competitively.

Is Go or chess harder?

Go is simpler than Chess and yet more complex. Simpler because all pieces are the same, just black and white, and in Go the pieces do not move around the board. But unlike Chess, Go offers a well balanced handicap system which allows a stronger player to play evenly against a weaker player and be fully challenged.

Who’s the best Go player?


# Player Total
1 Gu Li 9
2 Lee Changho 6
3 Chang Hao 5
4 Chen Yaoye 4

Is Lee sedol a woman?

Lee Sedol (Korean: 이세돌; born 2 March 1983), or Lee Se-dol, is a former South Korean professional Go player of 9 dan rank. As of February 2016, he ranked second in international titles (18), behind only Lee Chang-ho (21). In March 2016, he played a notable series of matches against AlphaGo that ended in 1-4.

What does 1st Dan mean?

Shodan (初段), literally meaning “beginning degree,” is the lowest black belt rank in Japanese martial arts and the game of Go. Also frequently referred to as “first dan”, it is a part of the kyū/dan ranking system common to modern Japanese martial arts.

How many Go players in the world?

A 2016 survey by the International Go Federation’s 75 member nations found that there are over 46 million people worldwide who know how to play Go and over 20 million current players, the majority of whom live in East Asia.

Who invented Go?

Go, probably the world’s oldest board game, is thought to have originated in China some 4,000 years ago.

Where is Go most popular?

Go is the most popular game in the world today. Although still rather obscure in the West, go is wildly popular in Asia, especially in China, Japan and Korea, where there are more than 100 million active players. Major tournament winners are international celebrities.

Is Lee sedol married?

Kim Hyun-jinm. 2006
Lee Sedol/Spouse

He is married to Kim Hyun-jin, and has a daughter, Lee Hye-rim. His older brother Lee Sang-hoon is also a 9 dan professional go player.