Monthly Archives: April 2006

Mr. Chun, the master of Baduk, in Russia

Mr. Chun is a 8 pro dan Baduk from Sourth Korea.

Go Game, Mr Chun, 8 pro dan from Korea, on Russian tournament

He contributed a lot to Go development in Russia.

Mr. Chun often came to Russia and taught Russians how to organize tournaments, to teach children, and how to play Go.

I met Master Chun in Kazan during a tournament for children, organized by him and his friend. Mr. Chun spent a lot of time with children, he reviewed their games and taught them how to play Go.

Thanks for Mr. Chun, Alexandre Dinerchtein and Svetlana Shikshina went to Korea to study Go. And now both of them have 1 pro dan.

All Go fans from Russia say “Thanks a lot!” for Mr. Chun.

You can also find exclusive early Russian Go photos at the Go Game Gallery

The first Russian Go-Book for beginners

We congratulate the authors – Igor Grishin, the President of the Go Federation, Mikhail Emelyanov and Andrey Stepanov on this great event. The first Russian Go-book for begginers is published. It is named «Think and Win. Go Game for Beginners». It was edited in cooperation with City-Class company, that organizes courses in Moscow for all people. In this book there is the full Go theory, more than 400 diagrams and 300 pages of texts. Alexandre Dinerchtein, 1 pro dan, recommend it for all who want to study Go and learn a lot about history and culture of this ancient game. The authors are planning to translate it into English to give European fans of Go an opportunity to read this perfect book.

Russian Go Game book for beginners

5000 copies of the book were published.

The initial sense of Go

Go is an ancient intellectual practice.
Nowadays go is a sport. Initially it was one of the ways of mind potential development .
The “Voskhojdenie” School in Moscow, Russia, rediscovered the lost sense and meaning of the game having separated Go and sports.
The method of the “Voskhojdenie” School is unique indeed.

The method of the

You can find more Go pictures and photos at the Go Game Gallery

“GOAMA”, The International Go Newsletter

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)
January 2006

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:

Alexandre Dinerchtein

Experts and contributors:

Mace Li
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.

Mace Li

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.

Dino Mario Cremonese

Mikhail Emelyanov
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.

Mikhail Emelyanov

Ivo Schuurink
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.

Ivo Schuurink

“GOAMA”, International Go Newsletter