Western Professionals

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Professionals that have received their ranks from Eastern professional go associations:

Name Nationality Pro since Affiliation Most recent rank (Year) Status
Manfred Wimmer Austria 1978 Kansai Ki-in, Japan 2 dan (1978) deceased
James Kerwin United States 1978 Nihon Ki-in, Japan 1 dan (1978) teaching / retired
Michael Redmond United States 1981 Nihon Ki-in, Japan 9 dan (2000) active[1]
Janice Kim United States 1987 Hankuk Kiwon, South Korea 3 dan (2003) teaching
Catalin Taranu Romania 1997 Nihon Ki-in, Japan 5 dan (2001) teaching
Hans Pietsch Germany 1997 Nihon Ki-in, Japan 4 dan (2000, at time of death),
6 dan (2003, posthumously)
deceased
Alexandre Dinerchtein Russia 2002 Hankuk Kiwon, South Korea 3 dan (2008) teaching
Svetlana Shikshina Russia 2002 Hankuk Kiwon, South Korea 3 dan (2008) teaching
Diana Koszegi Hungary 2008 Hankuk Kiwon, South korea 1 dan (2008) active / teaching
Joanne Missingham Australia/Taiwan 2008 Taiwan Qiyuan, Taiwan
(pro qualification through the Zhongguo Qiyuan, China)
7 dan (2015) active
Mariya Zakharchenko Ukraine 2012 Hankuk Kiwon, South Korea 1 dan (2012) active
Francis Meyer United States 2014 Kansai Ki-in, Japan 1 dan (2014) active
Antti Tormanen Finland 2016 Nihon Ki-in, Japan 1 dan (2016) active[2]

Professionals that have received their ranks from Western professional go associations:

Name Nationality Pro since Affiliation Most recent rank (Year) Status
Alexander Qi USA 2022 NAGF 1 dan (2022) active
Kevin Yang USA 2022 NAGF 1 dan (2022) active
Stanislaw Frejlak Poland 2021 EGF 1 dan (2021) active
Tanguy Le Calve France 2019 EGF 1 dan (2019) active
Andrii Kravets Ukraine 2017 EGF 1 dan (2017) active
Artem Kachanovskyi Ukraine 2016 EGF 1 dan (2016) active
Eric Lui USA 2016 NAGF 2 dan (2021) active
Mateusz Surma Poland 2015 EGF 2 dan (2019) active
Ilya Shikshin Russia 2015 EGF 4 dan (2021) active
Ryan Li Canada 2015 NAGF 3 dan (2021) active
Pavol Lisy Slovakia 2014 EGF 2 dan (2018) active
Ali Jabarin Israel 2014 EGF 2 dan (2018) active
Calvin Sun USA 2014 NAGF 1 dan (2014) active
Gansheng Shi Canada 2012 NAGF 1 dan (2012) active
Andy Liu USA 2012 NAGF 1 dan (2012) active

Some of these are professionals residing outside Asia as well. Quite a few non-Asian amateur players have also been insei for a time.

See also Westerners Beating 9d Professionals


[1] Active refers to activity in tournaments of the professional organisation(s). Those listed as teaching often still play in open or amateur tournaments in the US or Europe and occasionally as national or continental representatives in international championships.

[2]Newspaper announcement on Tormanen: [ext] http://mainichi.jp/articles/20151208/k00/00m/040/037000c

See also: AgaProfessionals and EuropeanProfessionalSystem


Western Professionals last edited by 136.226.56.102 on August 1, 2022 - 04:17
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