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Multiple Korean players who have used this name, see Dream.t)Marine, TheMarine, Marine (Jung Yoo Seok)

[e][h]Terran TheMarine
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kim Jeong Min
June 8, 1982 (1982-06-08) (age 38)
Alternate IDs:
By-the-Book Terran
Total Earnings:
????-??-?? — 2003-??-??
2003-06-10 — 2006-??-??

Kim "TheMarine" Jeong Min is a retired StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Terran for KTF MagicNs. He is currently a commentator for OnGameNet.


TheMarine was one of the most promising Terran players playing for the GO Team (now CJ Entus), known by the Korean community as 'By-the-book Terran', for always executing straightforward strategies and very rarely deviating from standard play. After the KTF MagicNs bought him off GO in mid-2003, his career began to decline and he was never able to reproduce his success from during his time on the GO team. TheMarine is an excellent example of the supposed KTF Curse (where players bought from other teams would slump and never reproduce the results they had on their old teams).

TheMarine retired in early 2006 and became a commentator for OnGameNet's Proleague coverage, quickly becoming a fan favorite. In late May 2009 he was drafted for military service and announced that he would leave OGN's Proleague team to do his service in the Army.[1]


  • nicknamed "By the Book Terran" for his safe and standard play [2]


In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2004-03-25 A33rd 2004 HanaFOS CENGAME MSL 1 : 3 South Korea  NaDa $3,447
2002-01-24 A33rd 2001 KPGA Winners Championship 1 : 0 South Korea  H.O.T-Forever
2001-12-28 A33rd 2001 SKY OSL 2 : 0 South Korea  YellOw
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2003-01-03 A11st 2002 GhemTV Gosu Invitational 2 : 1 South Korea  YellOw
2001-10-14 A11st 2001 Jeju International Game Festival 2 : 0 South Korea  SONJJANG $7,728
2001-05-09 A33rd 2001 3rd Game-Q Starleague 0 : 2 South Korea  BoxeR
2000-06-01 A44th 2000 1st Game-Q Starleague 0 : 1 South Korea  TheBOy
2000-01-28 A11st 2000 KBK Masters Season 1 2 : 0 South Korea  I.Love_Star $8,929

Complete Results in any Tournament

Place Year Event/League
2nd 2003 KBC Power Game Show Big Four Battle
2nd 2003 iTV Ranking 6th League
1st 2001 Knight Bridges Korea Jeju International Game Festival
1st 2001 iTV All-Star 8 Exhibition
3rd 2001 1st Game-Q Starleague
1st 2000 Kamex e-Sports Championship
2nd 2000-2001 iTV 2nd Ranking League
1st 2000 1st Knight Bridges Korea Masters

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