李海 (Li3 Hai3)
(b.1961-05-31) Chinese pro, 4 dan in 1982 and 5 dan in 1988.
He currently lives in Irvine, California.
Hai is available for "lectures, simultaneous games, small group lessons, or seminars. The cost can be discussed depending on the location of the club. A Mandarin translator will be helpful."
Biography by the AGA:
Hai Li was born in China in 1961. In 1988, he was granted professional 5-dan status by the Chinese Weiqi Association, and has won several national Go championships in 1993-1998. From 2003 to 2005, he worked as the chief instructor of the Tianjin Go Team. After that he opened the Jinhai Go school in China where he has instructed thousands of students, including more than 10 players who became professional.
One of his students, Yue Shi, has won the LG Cup. Since 2010, he organizes the annual Tianyuan Go Competition, 11 years in a row, which usually has over 700 participants from the Bohai-Rim region of China. He is also actively attending international workshops and has given lectures in Japan, Korea, and the US since 2005. Since 2017, he organized Go players from China to attend the US Go Congress, 3 years in a row.
In 2018, he immigrated to the US and is now living in Orange County California. He gives Go lessons in several Go clubs and Chinese schools, including the San Diego Go Club, South Coast Chinese Culture Center (Irvine, CA), etc. In the past 3 years, he has instructed over 100 students and extensively promoted Go activities in the south California area. He also helps with the California State Go Championship and San Diego Go Championship several times per year.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend of November 2021, he was the tournament director of the U-16 tournaments of the 4th California State Go Championship, for which he receive a special recognition trophy.