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Someone who plays, or teaches the play of games for a living. Examples abound in golf, tennis, and other sports, as well as sedentary games like bridge, chess, and go.

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What board and card games have full-time professional players?

Can we provide a listing of what board games or card games are played by full-time professionals? I define such a professional as someone whose income arises primarily from competing and winning ...
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Mysterious move

I'm watching a NHK cup match between Hane Naoki and Chang Hsu with japanese commenters so unfortunately I can't understand the explanations, and there is a move from black I can't understand (move 3 ...
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What is the actual world ranking of Fan Hui

I've read somewhere that Fan Hui was ranked between 600th and 700th world Baduk player. Knowing he's 2P whereas some players are up to 9P, it seems reasonable to me. Is there any official and ...
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Do professional-level Go players memorize a list of endgame positions as part of their training?

As in this question there were two questions, I extract the second question here.
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Strategy for studying professional games?

I recently took A. Dinershtein's Go style test. It was useful to me, as the test is aimed at finding professional players who might think the way you do, for study purposes. It has definitely worked ...
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Why did black avoid the straightforward capture here?

The following position is from a 1998 China-Japan friendship match, described in Shuko's book The Only Move by Hinoki Press. $$Bcm31 Why B33? $$ --------------------------------------- $$ | . . . . . ...
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Where can I read Mahjong game commentaries?

To improve, I'd like to read game records of professional players, and to understand these commentaries would be useful. Do you know if these game commentaries exist, and where I can find them?
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How do I become a professional game designer? [closed]

How I can become a full- or part-time professional developing games? Are there specific courses? What specific knowledge should I be looking to learn? How do I enter the industry?
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