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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 39)
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]


2004-03-25CA3rdA0Premier1v12004 HanaFOS CENGAME MSL2004 HanaFOS CENGAME MSLTheMarineKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs1 : 3South Korea  NaDa$3,400
2004-02-28BA2ndA0PremierTeamLG IBM MBC Team LeagueLG IBM MBC Team LeagueTheMarineKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs2 : 44 Union4 Union$1,063
2003-12-13IA9 - 10thA0Premier1v12003 KT KTF Premier League2003 KT KTF Premier LeagueTheMarineKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs1 : 0South Korea  Sync$3,200
2003-10-11EC5 - 8thA0PremierTeam2003 LifeZone KPGA Team League2003 LifeZone KPGA Team LeagueTheMarineKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs1 : 4KTEC PlusKTEC Plus$435
2003-06-22AA1stA0PremierTeam2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team League2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team LeagueTheMarineGreatest OneGreatest One4 : 1STX SouLSTX SouL$1,799
2003-01-03AA1stA1Major1v12002 GhemTV Gosu Invitational2002 GhemTV Gosu InvitationalTheMarineGreatest OneGreatest One2 : 1South Korea  YellOw 
2002-01-24CA3rdA0Premier1v12001 KPGA Winners Championship2001 KPGA Winners ChampionshipTheMarineProSumaProSuma1 : 0South Korea  H.O.T-Forever 
2001-12-28CA3rdA0Premier1v12001 SKY OSL2001 SKY OSLTheMarineProSumaProSuma2 : 0South Korea  YellOw 
2001-10-14AA1stA1Major1v12001 Jeju International Game Festival2001 Jeju International Game FestivalTheMarine2 : 0South Korea  SONJJANG$7,728
2000-01-28AA1stA1Major1v12000 KBK Masters Season 12000 KBK Masters Season 1TheMarine2 : 0South Korea  I.Love_Star$8,750
Complete list of 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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TheMarine to KTF (