Around 1986, I bought a go board and a book on the rules. A friend and I played each other, constantly adjusting the handicap between us as either of us would win three games. We never played anyone else, and I do not think go would have ever had my attention if I had not found it online.
On KGS where I play too infrequently.
June 2004, completed my MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Degan comes from the German name for the sport I spent a great deal of time playing at as a young adult, known in English by it's French name, Epee.
I am presently doing some consulting work in Munich and am playing nearly every week at the Munich Go Club. I was 13k in 2005 and 11k now in 2009, that is depressing progress, and a great indication of how little I have been playing.