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Fresh interview with Hwang Inseong, champion of the 16th Go to Innovation (Berlin)





Hwang Inseong: Hi, Viktor!

Sandmann: Hi! How are you? I heard you won the Go to Innovation tournament, congratulations!

HI: Thank you! It’s the 7th time I win this tournament (and I was runner-up once).

S: How do you feel about it?

HI:
I’m very happy. It’s my first tournament after a 20 months break :P This is one of the hardest tournaments for me; even so, I try to join every time because… There are many reasons.

1. This tournament uses Hahn-system; Prof. Hahn is the guy who gave me the chance to go to Europe in 2005. Without him, I could not have come to Europe at all :) so I want to keep this tournament runnung and thus I join and try to make it more fun for people who enjoy this tournament.
2. When I came to Europe for the first time, I stayed for about 6 months at Martin's place (main organiser). I know how much he likes Go and this tournament. So I want him to rejoice in my participation and showing a good performance.

S: What do you think of the Hahn system?

HI: Ah, the rules are very hard for strong players. Therefore, I don't want many tournaments to adopt these rules, but on the other hand, to play this very special tournament once a year would be very nice for Go players!
So I'd like to recommend to Go players to join this tournament!

S:
I heard you are staying in Berlin, what are your plans?

HI: Between GTI and Kranich tournament, there is the Berlin Go Week. There are different events every night, I’m in charge of two events: a workshop on Wednesday and live-commentary of the Berlin championship finals on Friday night. More info: www.govb.de

S: Does Semi (Inseong’s wife) want to say something?

HI: About?

S: Whatever :D I heard you are learning French.

HI:
Semi said “no”:P

S: ;(

HI: Yes, I moved to Grenoble. Starting in Decembre or January I’ll become one of the national pédagogues in France. The FFG hired me as a teacher, therefore I’ll have a visa in France. I’m very grateful to the FFG that they hire and give me an opportunity to stay in Europe longer. Of course Semi is with me all the time :) <3

S: I ran out of questions. Do you want to leave a message for your fans? Semi can say something too.

HI: Semi went shopping… :P

S: Noooooo.

HI: Hmm, these 2 years I haven't joined many tournaments in Europe because I focused more on teaching with my online Go school Yunguseng Dojang. However, in the future, I plan to join more tournaments and show good quality games so people can enjoy my games therefore enjoy Go more.
It doesn't mean that I won't focus on my Go school. I'll open one more Go school next year for American Go players (same system for different time zone). I will start advertising in Decembre.
My plan is that, I'd like to provide good quality teaching and teaching system. Therefore Go players can improve their strength and enjoy this great game more! I'll do my best to let people know what I know.

S: Oh wow. Ok, I think it’s enough. Thank you for your time! I will arrange it in an intelligent way for EuroGoTV.

HI:
Thx Viktor! It was very good to see you in Berlin. Hope to see you again soon!

(further smalltalk omitted)

P.S.:
HI:
Hi, Viktor, please add a link for the Yunguseng Dojang:) http://yunguseng.com/
(click to access SFW pictures of Inseong!)

placed by sandmann on 16:52 Mon 25 November 2013

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