Individuality is the main achievement of the European civilization.
We are playing Go, not like common people. We created The Go Federation in Russia in 2004. We did it because there is a big difference between our Federation and other Go organizations and communities around the world. We changed our life a lot, after we had started to play Go. Go gives us different possibilities to use in the real life. We are the members of Go family – the family of amateurs and Go masters.
I am glad to say, that this newsletter, with Mr. Alexandre Dinerchtein, as the editor in chief, gives us new ideas. By reading this newsletter, we will get a chance to make acquaintance with each other, and I believe that you will not be disappointed.
Somebody asked me: “What is the goal of this newsletter?”
I answered: “What is the goal of playing Go? To win the game?
For me it’s a pleasant journey. The same as the newsletter”.
Igor Grishin, The President of Go Federation (Russia, Moscow)
Editor-in-chief: Alexandre Dinerchtein
1-dan professional of the Korean Go Association. Mr Dinerchtein has been playing Go since the age of 6 and was European champion in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
From 1997 to 2003 he studied Go in Korea as the student of Cheon Pung-cho, 8-dan and Heo Changheui, 9-dan.
Nowadays Alexandre teaches Go on KGS (as “breakfast”) and leads the commentary section on Go4Go portal.
His homepage is:http://breakfast.go4go.net/
Experts and contributors:
Mace Li is known as ‘macelee’ on major Go servers.
Having studied Go for 25 years in China, Mace has reached amateur 6-dan during his 5-year stay in the United States.
Mace Li’s Go4Go portal has been serving the Go community since 2001, providing up-to-date professional Go news and game collections among other services. He is currently working and living in London.
Dino Mario Cremonese
Amateur 5-dan from Vancouver (Canada). Plays as “TheCaptain” on KGS and draws a lot of observers due to his spectacular playing style.
The president of two mineral exploration companies (Teuton Resources Corp. and Minvita Enterprises Ltd.).
Learned Go in 1972, reached 5-dan in 1977. Best tournament result: 1994 Fujitsu cup in Houston, beat Janice Kim 1-dan pro in even game.
Managing Director of the Go Federation (Russia, Moscow)
Amateur 1-dan. Mr Emelyanov has played Go since December 2003.
Mikhail studied Go in Harbin. His teacher in China was U Guon Shin 3-dan professional, and his Russian go teacher is Igor Grishin, 3-dan.
Learned Go in August 2003 by watching “Hikaru no go”. The student of Alexandre Dinerchtein, he was recently promoted to 1-dan by the Dutch Go Association. Often playing Go on KGS and in European tournaments.
“GOAMA”, International Go Newsletter