A Foreigner Learns to Play Chinese Go-Game in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu


Spending one and a half years on learning to play Go-Game in Chengdu, Tim has become a 5-Dan amateur Go player.
A handsome foreign young guy in a white shirt, with sweat streaming down his face, hurried into the chess room. “Would you like some water?” he asked. That was the first time that we saw Timur Sankin (known as Tim to his friends), at a Go-Game ("Weiqi" in Chinese) training center in downtown Chengdu.
With brown curly hair and a medium build, Tim is from Russia. He told us that he likes chess games, especially the Chinese Go-Game.
Tim has spent one and a half year on learning to play the Go-Game in Chengdu and he has become a 5-Dan (or "duan", a rank indicating a player's level) amateur Go player. During the 2008 World Mind Sports Games in China, he was given an opportunity to come to Chengdu to further his study on the Go-Game, while also learning the Chinese language. He aims to open a Go-Game club for foreigners in Russia.
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