Lee Chang-ho, 35-year-old Korean baduk (go) master of 9-dan rank, married Lee Do-yoon, 24-year-old former reporter of a baduk website and amateur go player educated at the Korea Baduk Association, at The Bailey House in Samsung-dong, Seoul, Oct. 28.
His teacher Cho Hun-hyun was the only professional baduk player among about 200 guests of both families. Lee had asked professional baduk colleagues and baduk officials to accept his plan to invite only family members of the couple. Only Cho was the exception, because Lee thought of him as part of the family.
Baduk (go) master Lee Chang-ho (left) poses with his bride, Lee Do-yoon during their wedding ceremony at the Bailey House in Seoul, Oct. 28. (Yonhap News)
The newly married couple went on a four-day honeymoon to Komatsu in Japan from Oct. 29.
They will live in an apartment in Ilwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, close to where he lived before marriage.
Born in July 1975 in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, Lee became a disciple of Cho in 1984, and turned pro in 1986 at the young age of 11. In 1992, Lee won his first international title, the 3rd Tong Yang Cup, at 16, becoming the youngest winner of an international tournament.