Welcome Korea to FIDE Rating List Print
Sunday, 23 April 2006 00:00
We welcome the first Korean players to the FIDE Rating List. The Korean Chess Association organized the first Korean International 2006 in Ilsan, producing six FIDE-rated Korean players. FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong, concurrently FIDE Development Commission Chairman, helped Korea join FIDE in 2003. FIDE supports all players, from the mass base of players to World Champions. The FIDE family is growing and we shall be pleased to see a Korean team in the Turin Olympiad. We welcome the first Korean players to the FIDE Rating List. The Korean Chess Association organized the first Korean International 2006 in Ilsan, producing six FIDE-rated Korean players. FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong, concurrently FIDE Development Commission Chairman, helped Korea join FIDE in 2003. FIDE supports all players, from the mass base of players to World Champions. The FIDE family is growing and we shall be pleased to see a Korean team in the Turin Olympiad.

Here is the list of the first Korean FIDE-rated players.
Choi, Junil   KOR 1898
Kim, Hyunwoo  KOR 1858
Kim, Yongtae  KOR 1818
Lee, Kiyul    KOR 1931
Lee, Sanghoon KOR 2000
Oh, Jungyub   KOR 1605
 
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