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Shin Jin-seo, Instructor Lee Chang-ho is my Idol

Mar 06, 2024

Shin Jin-seo, “Instructor Lee Chang-ho is my idol… I want to continue his prime for up to 10 years”

“I’m jealous of the popularity of Baduk in China… I need to work hard to grow the game first.”

Shin Jin-seo (23), 9th dan, who set an unprecedented record in the Nongshim Cup of the ‘National Baduk Tournament’, humbled himself in comparison to the 9th dan Baduk emperor Lee Chang-ho.

However, because he knew very well his role in leading Korean baduk, he did not push his future prospects too low. 파워볼사이트

Shin Jin-seo defeated China's last runner, Gu Zihao (25), 9th dan, at the 25th Nongshim Shin Ramyun Cup held in Shanghai, China on the 23rd, leading Korea to victory for the fourth consecutive year.

With this win, Shin Jin-seo set new Nongshim Cup records for the most consecutive wins (16 wins) and the most consecutive wins (6 wins).

He broke the record of 14 consecutive wins and 5 consecutive wins set by Lee Chang-ho during the 'Shanghai Battle' in the 6th tournament in 2005.

Shin Jin-seo, who returned to Korea through Incheon International Airport on the 24th, shook his head at the evaluation of him compared to Lee Chang-ho.

Shin Jin-seo said, "Instructor Lee Chang-ho is my idol.

I am very far from being compared to legendary senior knights.

Even if I do, I hope that the comparison will take some time."

He continued, “Rather than thinking that I am ahead of my respected senior players, I want to continue to improve my Baduk game.”

Although he had a humble attitude, his bold ambition could also be felt in his words, ‘Please compare as time passes.’

Shin Jin-seo said, "I started this year well, but my goal is bigger.

I once said, 'I don't want to lose even once at the world championships,' and I want to show that I always win at this year's world championships."

He said, “Even if we consider (the beginning of my prime) when I first won at age 20, it hasn’t been that long.”

He added, “I have to continue my prime for at least 5 to at most 10 years.”

Shin Shin-seo’s sense of purpose is not just due to a sense of personal accomplishment.

He said, “I think the burden of playing Korean baduk should be sublimated into a joy rather than a burden.”

In the first place, Shin Jin-seo's six-game winning streak was possible because the leading runners, Seol Hyeon-jun, 8th dan, Byun Sang-il, Won Seong-jin, and Park Jeong-hwan, 9th dan, were eliminated without even a single win.

The experience of learning about the status of baduk in China also increased Shin Jin-seo’s sense of responsibility as a ‘guardian god.’

Shin Jin-seo said, "Chinese fans may boo Korean players, but I was grateful that they liked it regardless of nationality.

I felt that baduk was popular and active in China.

I was very envious."

At the same time, he said bitterly, "The national baduk team is consistently showing good results, but I heard that the (support) budget has been reduced.

Coach Hong Min-pyo is having a hard time managing the national team."

He then added, "I will work hard first to increase the size of the (Korean baduk) pie.

“I think I need to make an effort,” he pledged.

Shin Jin-seo, who has already competed in the LG Cup and Nongshim Cup this year after competing in the Ng Cup and Hangzhou Asian Games last year,

said of his plans, "I don't think I've had a proper rest because there are so many important games.

First, I want to recharge."

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