I am Stefan Verstraeten, born in Belgium in 1971. I bluff my way through the go world pretending to be a Euro 2 kyu.
Go discovered me in September 1994. I picked up Iwamoto's beginners book and never looked back. The real fun started in early 1995, when I convinced my best friend Dieter Verhofstadt that his life would become magical and wonderful if he became a go addict too. The fun was over when he started beating me (that was two games later). I've been trying to catch up with him ever since.
When you bump into ' Jazz' on IGS or arthur on KGS, be aware that it's me and feel free to invite me for a game, regardless of your rank. Don't be shy. Really! I don't mind at all playing a 5 dan every now and then.
Apart from go, most of my time goes to my family and to running. You can use this e-mail address for private communication.