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Post #1 Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:44 am 
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John Fairbairn wrote:
P.s It's Posco not Poscho: they are a big steel company (I visited their factory as part of the physics olympiad in Pohang some years ago).

Saying they are a big steelmaker is like saying Roger Federer is a good tennis player :) I went there as part of Maggie Thatcher's press entourage. I'd been to steel works before but this was pretty mind-blowing - not just the size but the fact that there were so few humans around.

But if it's being nice to go sponsors time (which I approve of) I believe their official English name is POSCO as they see it as an acronym (Pohang Steel Company).

Interestingly there is also a Poscho steel company in Bombay.

The Korean lady is 17-year-old Heo Seo-hyeon but she also goes by Hu Suhyun and Heo Seohyun (and by analogy with other Heos, I expect there is, or will be, also a Ho version out there). Pro since last December. The Hanguk Kiweon seems to be feeding an awful lot of new 1-dans into the system, which seems odd given how hard it is for many of the established pros to maintain a decent living now. Is it all a desperate ploy to match the Chinese youth? With some events being reduced to 20 minutes + 3x20 seconds, I expect the next stage will be 10 seconds a move for pros straight out of Kindergarten. And so on, to vanishing point - literally.

Thank you for the note and story :).

Actually, I was wondering if you might have any idea's regarding how Go in Korea might be able to retain sponsors while maintaining longer time limits (A Go culture like in Japan's case may be admirable, but it might take too long or not be possible for that type of shift to occur at a rate faster than the current trend, before it's too late...)

Not to open a can of worms...

Maybe this is hundredth time many here has seen this tournament time limit balance 'complaint' if you will, I guess the only difference here is that I was wondering if we might come up with any half-practal solutions given the range of expertise in different fields on the forum... (Even I have some lousy ideas...)

On Go proverbs:
"A fine Gotation is a diamond in the hand of a dan of wit and a pebble in the hand of a kyu" —Joseph Raux misquoted.

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