Bian Wenkai, the young pro from the Nihon Ki-in, is now in Seattle. He was a very friendly and patient teacher at the McDonald Go Club this afternoon. Bian Sensei started playing Go in Shanghai China when he was 5 years old. His family moved to Japan when he was 8. Later on, he got serious about Go, and became an insei when he was high school aged.
Here is his schedule at the Go Center:
Saturday, March 25: simultaneous games at 2 pm. ($10)
Sunday, March 26: Free lecture at 2 pm. He will review two of his games. The first game he played many years ago, and he lost by .5 point. It is burned into his memory. The second is a recent game from the young professional’s tournament.
Monday, March 27: Nick’s Class, starting at 6:30. Free Lecture for DDK players, and players up to 5 kyu, probably on tesuji.
Tuesday, March 28: Simultaneous games at 7. ($10)
General Manager, Seattle Go Center
Nihon Ki-in Go Institute of the West
700 NE 45th Street
Seattle WA 98105
206 545-1424 (Go Center)
206 370-1069 (Cell Phone)
206 632-1122 (Office at Home)