Peter Dijkema

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The main claim to fame to his name is not by his game, but by his hundreds of publications. He started to write and edit GO, the Dutch magazine, early 1986. Soon he also contributed to Ranka and Go World, reporting on Dutch and European events, as well the top-title events in Japan. With Rob Kok he edited the book "2nd European Ing-Cup". In May 1988 he started GO MOON to celebrate the first ever opening game of a top-title match in Europe, the Honinbo-sen in Paris, which featured on the front page of #0. Main sources were Go Weekly, Igo Club, Kido Monthly and kansai-Kiin Monthly. Later also Baduk Monthly and a Weiqi magazine from Taiwan. wlosing editing facilities at EGCC, Go Moon styopped abruptly hich in January 1994 with #37&38.

From 1994 (Maastricht), he often (1994-6, 2004-5,7-9, 11) edited bulletins - if they had any - at the European Go Congress. Starting May 2007, he contributed for a year to [ext] and he began to report European news to the AGA e-journal as well. A year later, he usually contributes a handful of articles every week, sometimes reporting on a dozen tournaments. Also he returned to extensive reporting for GO, like he did last century for almost a decade. In November 2009, he gave a boost to EuroGoTV by providing news and stories on almost a daily basis. He is VIP-subscriber to both the American Go Association e-Journal and DGoZ. After GO stopped to be printed he retired from reporting. His only publications since are at a few pages he started in Facebook, like [ext], after an idea born in a chat with miss Cho Hunhyun 9P and another professional in Seul, who happens to be a Professor of Philosophy as well. See his private profile there for links to some other Go-related pages, like GoInAmsterdam? and EuropeanFreeGoHosts?.

Peter Dijkema met the game at December 5 in 1966, when his younger brother got a cardboard and plastic set for present by 'St. Nicolas'. Sadly, the family competition with a Chess-playing father and his brother petered out soon. As an academic student he recognized the power of the game, hence he would not risk serious play before he had collected all his three degrees in September 1982. His first European Go Congress was Porrentruy (CH, 1984). He played a minor, but decisive role in the choice of location - rainy Terschelling (NL) island - for 1985. However, his tournament play stopped after barely five years, at the brink of his sho-dan degree. Ever since, he has been taking part in all EGC's but a handful. After a break of a decade devoted to general journalism, he started to work on an honorary degree - preferably at least 1P - in go-journalism some time in the future. Perhaps he should aim at a Ph.D. at the Baduk Science Department of Myongji University in Korea.

Peter Dijkema last edited by on March 23, 2017 - 20:32
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