“I couldn’t bring my underwear. I suck every day.”
This is the story of ‘dark horse’ Kim Wook (42), who beat Lim Jun-hyeok 3-1 in the round of 32 of the PBA 5th Tour High1 Resort Championship held at High1 Resort in Jeongseon, Gangwon-do on the 13th and went on to win three consecutive victories.
Kim Wook, who debuted in Part 1 for the first time this season, said, “I knew how to go back after the first game and couldn’t bring his clothes. I want to go home today, but I don’t know what will happen.”
Kim Wook, who quit his job as a salesperson at a large company and started playing professional billiards in June, was eliminated in the round of 128 in the 1st to 3rd tours this season, and did not participate in the 4th tour. In this 5th tour, my first opponent in the round of 128 was the strongest Frederic Kudron (Welcome Savings Bank), so I was very worried.
However, after defeating Kudron, he is running fast, beating Philippos Casidocostas (Hana Card) in the round of 64 and Joon-hyeok Lim in the round of 32.
He said, “I have been wearing the uniform for several days. I hope it doesn’t bother other players,” he laughed.
Kim Wook is a latecomer who recently changed his path to become a professional player. He registered as a player and never played before debuting in 2020 in the 3rd division of professional billiards Phoebe Aig.
However, he could not suppress his desire to win in professional billiards and passed the cue school in May of this year to qualify for the first division. In June, he gave up his job as a salesperson for a well-known domestic steel company. However, in order to keep his promise to his wife, after only 4 months of study, he obtained a real estate broker license and gained a definite support group. 안전놀이터
Kim Wook said, “When I was young, I started as a hobby by helping my father who ran a billiard room. When he was in middle school, he never thought he was good at billiards,” he explained.
The existence of Kim Wook shows that there are many talented players who can appear on the professional billiards stage at any time. Because of its high explosive power, it can grow rapidly if it is refined and elaborated.
He said, “I learned the importance of the system after dropping out early in the first tour this year. Now, I am trying to hit efficiently by grafting a sense and a system,” he said. He also said, “I lost a lot of strength than before. The bank shot is also properly mixed and hit.”
He is concerned not only with game management but also with psychological management. He said, “Rather than thinking about defense or the position of the ball, I do my best to hit the ball at the time.” The moment you think you’re winning, your concentration drops. We have to change that,” he said.
Kim Wook’s challenge is still the current formation. He said, “I am a style that rides momentum. As I reached the round of 32, my confidence grew. I will play in the round of 16 with the idea that winning a game is my goal.” I wonder how far his rise will go.