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 [ext] 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.


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

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

Robert Pauli: Why not plain Alexander Dinerstein ??

  • According to [ext] usefulenglish, Alexander is just as good as Aleksandr. Alexandr isn't even mentioned. And if you look up the [ext] Russian rulers, you'll find six Alexander and not one Alexandr. Or what about [ext] Alexander Pushkin or (German) [ext] Alexander Solschenizyn (the footnote in the [ext] English version to Aleksandr there reads: often Romanized to Alexandr or Alexander) ?
  • Concerning the surname, there are hundreds of Dinerstein on [ext] geni, not one Dinerchtein. Neither do you find Dinerchtein on [ext] hebrewsurnames, only Dinerstein. According to [ext] jewishgen, both variants share the Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex 369436 as well as the NARA Soundex D562. And you know what, German stein is English stone. Fits nicely to someone with his profession. [ext] Ancestry agrees: Yiddish diner shteyn is English thin stone, and that's that's German dŁnner Stein.


His KGS nickname is breakfast , kitra (9d) on Tygem

[ext] Alexandre Dinerchtein's KGS games

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

Go search engine, created by Dinerchtein: [ext]

Go blog (russian): [ext]

Game reviews at GTL: [ext]

Alexandre Dinerchtein last edited by RobertPauli on January 19, 2018 - 13:15
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