Games of Cho Chikun against Jimmy Cha

Jimmy Cha was born Ch'a Min-su, in 1951. He was the top baduk player in Seoul University and national amateur champion. He was given a 4 dan ranking in 1984, partly because of his efforts in spreading go abroad. He transfered to the USA as a citizen in 1975, deviding his time between playing poker and managing (he is said to come from a wealthy family and to have inherited several businesses).

He is famous for reaching the quarter-finals of the second and third Fujitsu Cup, which earned him the nick name "eternal Mr. quarter-finalist". In an interview he said there was not much difference between playing poker and go. He was, or is still is, one of the better poker players in the world.

Nr. Date Event & Result Mvs
11990-04-093rd Fujitsu Cup, Round 2 (B, W+4.5)250

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