I am a 4dan go player.
Go is an Asian tactical board game estimated to be 4000 years old.
It originated in China under the name weiqi. In Japanese the game is called igo and the Koreans call it baduk.
The game is played on a board with 19 x 19 lines. Two players take turns placing black and white stones on the intersections of the lines. By doing so they divide the board in an attempt to surround more territory than the opponent.
In 2004 I started to play the game as Murugandi on the KGS server.
In 2010 I studied go in Wuhan (China) under Yan An 7p.
I have been involved in the following go projects:
2011: EuroGoTV: Murugandi Reviews with Harry Weerheijm 1d.
2012-2015: BadukMovies with Peter Brouwer 6d.
2016-now: Writing news articles for the European Go Federation.
2016-now: Murugandi & Ajka Twitch with Justyna Kleczar 2k.
I give private or group go lessons on the internet or face to face.
I charge 15 euros per hour. If you are interested, please have a look at my lessons page.
Click here for a Dutch interview with me for newspaper NRC Next, 14-01-2015, about my artwork and Go.
Some of my better results and memories are:
- 2015: 5th place at the Dutch Championships
- 2014: Winner of the Korean Ambassador's Cup, getting to represent the Netherlands at the KPMC in Seoul, Korea
- 2014: Summer Go Camp of the Nihon Ki-in in Tokyo, Japan
- 2011-2013: Three time consecutive winner of the Cork Go Tournament, Ireland
- 2012: 3rd place in Dublin, Ireland
- 2011: Dutch student champion
- 2010: Studying go in Wuhan (China) for 3 months
- Finished 41st out of 608 players at the European Go Congress 2012 in Bonn, Germany
- Playing for national team The Netherlands in the Pandanet European Team Championships