Farid Ben Malek

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Farid Ben Malek (b. 1970) is a French amateur 6 dan player, who was French Champion in 1993, 1998 and 2002 and won the 1998 Obayashi Cup. He trained as insei in Japan in 1990-1991.

He is also a professional teacher, having obtained a 1 shidoin (not same as shodan, also not easy to obtain) certificate from the Nihon Kiin.

Since 2002 he has been working for the Université Paris-Dauphine and since 2000 he has been affiliated to Germe, a provider of professional coaching and training based in Nantes, France.

Source: [ext] linkedin profile

[ext] Coronavirus : il joue au jeu de go, une ville chinoise lui offre 400 masques pour Malakoff An article about how the game helped him obtain masks during the Coronovirus Lock Down.

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Farid often makes this shape in games  

Obviously this is a minor piece of trivia. I noticed when replaying Farid’s games, that the following shape appeared several times. Probably it says something about his style of play.

Farid Ben Malek last edited by DudleyMoore on May 15, 2023 - 13:09
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