A little about me to satiate your undying curiosity ;-)
I'm a 21-year-old student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I learned go in October of 2002. I was introduced to a strong Korean amateur (my best guess around 9-dan AGA) and was taken under his wing about two months later. I quickly progressed thereafter.
Now, I am 3-dan as "Velirun" on KGS. I used to teach a lot, in fact to anyone and everyone who asked nicely... but I need to concentrate on my own go for a bit. So until after 2004 Go Congress, I will not be playing anyone under my level. I may on occasion answer questions for those who ask nicely though.
See my ramblings about my go experiences at VelirunsGoBlog.
News: My bookstore has been overhauled, and pricing/shipping structures redone. Please take a look, you might just like what you see! BadukBooks.com!
kritz Your store looks good - Are there Korean versions of some of the more famous Japanese tesuji dictionary type books? Can you post some sample pages? I am a bit concerned about the Korean Language issue.
Velirun: Hi Kritz - this is on my list of "things to do" for the store. Thanks for the suggestion! As for Korean versions of Japanese books - I am sure they're all available, but the only ones I know for sure are from Japanese editions are the life and death collections. I'll have to check on that further.
Also, I finally got around to it - I made a really basic how-to to get a foreigner account on Tygem. It is contained on the site listed above. When I get a little more time, I'll put up some instructions about the client.
Velirun: I have decided to take on WuQingYuan (on KGS, not the real go master!) as my student. I have high hopes for him - with a little nudging now and then, I'm sure he can make 1-dan in a matter of a few months.
teweili: Hello Velirun! I would be very grateful if you could mentor me when you have time. I am very dedicated and would like to achieve 1d by the end of this year. Thank You very much! (i am random27 on KGS 5k.) btw- i might be applying to UIUC this fall of 2005 =P
kritz get those Korean Problem books yet?
(any word yet?)
kritz Tell us more! - 150 problems or more? do they match the problems at gobase?
QWerner Hello, I am searching for e teacher since a few months.My be you have time to teach me. I found you on the KGS Mentoring Scheme page I learnd go 6 months ago and try to have some progress on my one. But its hard to learn without an teacher. Currently I am 17k since one and a half month. I woud be nice to hear from you : QWerner@gmx.de