There will be five teachers who will give us lectures during the camp.
Ali Jabarin – 2 professional dan
Ali started playing go 11 years ago, when a friend told him about the game. After playing online for a while he started to enter to tournaments as well. Some of his best achivements:
- 2009 – European Youth U18 champion
- 2014 – 2016 – Limin Cup world youth championship (2014-2016)
- 2015 – European Championship runner up
- 2016 – European Championship runner up, Samsung Cup top 32, Grand Slam champion
- 2018 – European Championship 3rd place, European Grand Prix Champion
Dusan Mitic – 7 dan
Dusan started playing Go when he was 6 years old – his father taught him and his brother. Since then, he progressed steadily and has reached the rank of a 7 dan. His favourite number is komi. Although he had some breaks from Go, the pure depth and endless possibilities in Go made him always come back to the game.
What motivates Dusan to play Go is the feeling that he improves. This is not a steady improvement, but rather a sudden realization that his abilities got better. The stronger he is, the more time he needs for this realization to happen, so he continues studying and believing in practice. His favourite ways to study are reviewing professional games and playing with his idol, Ali Jabarin.
Nikola Mitic – 7 dan
Nikola first met Go when he was a kid, as his father taught him the rules. Later he started attending to tournaments and playing more competitively. He went to Japan to study go as an Insei for more than 2 years. After he returned he became 7 dan in 2018 and currently he is one of the top players in Europe.
Benjamin Dréan-Guénaïzia – 6 dan
My name is Benjamin Dréan-Guénaïzia, 27 years old from France. I started playing Go at the age of 13, in the Go Club of my hometown in Concarneau. I reached 3d level after 3 years of playing, then I took a break from the game for 2 years. After that, I started playing more and reached 6d level. My best achievements so far have been French Go Champion in 2017 & 2019.
Pocsai Rita – 5 dan