Born 1953, British 6 dan amateur, British Champion in most years since 1979. Runs a correspondence course in Go.
Matthew started playing at home with his brothers when their father purchased a set for the boys. He played weekly during his studies at Oxford. Upon moving to London after graduation, he became a steady presence at the London Go Centre each weekend (playing and reviewing at the centre and studying books during the week) for the three years that the Centre was open reaching 3 dan during that period and 6 dan in 1980. Matthew has played in a number of International Tournaments including the World Amateur Go Championship and the 2008 World Mind Sports Games. In the 2008 World Mind Sports Games, he placed third in his bracket, immediately behind Li Zhe (李喆) , thereby just missing the knockout tournament. Li Zhe went on to place third in the tournament.
Author of The Game of Go.
Matthew Macfayden's go web pages dead link.
Matthew reached the milestone of 25 British Titles in 2011, European Champion in 1980, 1984, 1987 and 1989