Quotes from the American Go E-Journal:
Alex is 14 years old and lives in New Jersey. He started playing go six years ago. His teachers include Feng Yun, Zhongfan Jian, and Ryan Li. Some of his recent accomplishments include first place in the 2022 Stone Brook Sakura Matsuri Go Tournament, and second place in the 2021 Canadian Open in 2021. Representing the US he took second place in the 2021 CCTV World Youth Amateur Online Go Tournament (13 and under group). He also represented the US in the 36th World Youth Goe Championship Junior Division in 2019.
He credits studying life and death with helping improve his game, along with reviewing pro games. Although he says he doesn’t have a lot of time for other hobbies, he does enjoy playing table tennis.
In the 2022 Canadian Open, Alex placed joint first before tiebreaks on 5-1, with amateurs Alan Huang and defending champion Guanyu Song. "Qi came in second place to champion Guanyu Song with a tiebreaker difference of just one SOS point."