Alexandre Dinerchtein

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Alexandre Dinerchtein is a Russian professional 3-dan Go player who became yeongusaeng (Korean version of an insei) in South Korea in 1997

Dinerchtein became a professional shodan with the Hankuk Ki-won in 2002, 3-dan in 2008.

Alexandre had a major success in the first round of the 8th LG Cup (2003-2004): he defeated O Rissei 9p, Japanese Kisei titleholder

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Major Tournament Wins

  • European Go Championship 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009
  • European Ing Cup? 2001, 2002, 2005
  • European Go Oza? 2002, 2005
  • European Masters tournament? 2005,2007
  • Russian LG cup? 2000, 2001, 2003
  • Russian championship? 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Russian Pair Go championship? 2012
  • European Pair Go championship? 2012


Alexandre offers one-to-one and group lessons via Skype on KGS and DGS, simultaneous games and live commentaries for tournament organizers.

More details on : [ext]

In January 2010, he started the Korean-style Insei League on KGS. It started in with 5 divisions. Later this was extended with a league on DGS

Publications and Websites

The main editor of Goama, International Go Game Newsletter

[ext] San-ren-sei his website dedicated to teaching this fuseki.

His home page [ext]

Recently, he created much more on the internet.

  • Followed - early in 2010 - by a pro-version of it , which focuses on major games from several world title events, like Ing-, LG-, or Fujitsu-Cups.

In the same time he had worked also on - his alternative as a social site (but only for the go community) to Facebook, which was launched in March 2010. Soon, it gained several 100s of members.


Recent photos, Moscow -2005: [ext] [ext] [ext]

His name (Александр Динерштейн) is also transliterated as Alexandr Dinerstein or Alexander Dinershteyn, but "Alexandre Dinerchtein" is the form he seems to use himself.[1]

His KGS nickname is breakfast

[ext] Alexandre Dinerchtein's KGS games

Go tests, compiled by Dinerchtein: [ext] and [ext]

Go search engine, created by Dinerchtein: [ext]

Game reviews at GTL: [ext]

[1] Charles That's a Cyrillic romanisation based on French pronunciation - there are very traditional reasons for it.

Alexandre Dinerchtein last edited by on December 28, 2012 - 16:49
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