Russian teenagers ask for leave from school to study Go in China and dream of becoming professional chess players

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 Russian teenagers ask for leave from school to study Go in China and dream of becoming professional chess players


In the first round of the Dream Lily Cup the day before, Ilia, a Russian chess player representing Europe, defeated Chinese chess player Ilingtao in the mid-set and entered the next round, causing a sensation in Chinese Go circle. Yi Lingtao is a post-00s chess player, ranking 32 in ranking. He has won the most victories in Weifang in 18 years. In 19 years, Weifang High-tech Zone Team succeeded in relegation, representing the height of young Chinese chess players.

After the game, Huaxue, the leader of the Chinese Go team, also indicated that after the game, everyone analyzed the course of the game and found that the situation between the two sides was very close for most of the time. It was not surprising that Ilia won. Unfortunately, Ilia was defeated by Korean amateur 9-stage chess player Bai Xianyu in the second round. And the movement he made in this Lily Dream Cup may create a huge echo in European Go.

Today, Ilias victory has attracted two Russian chess fans to watch the match of the Dream Lily Cup in the Chinese chess court. Even in the Go World Competition arena, very few children from Europe are seen watching the game on the spot.

Beijing Youth Daily reporter learned that two Russian children, Alex and Yegel, were 13 years old. Both of them are currently studying Go in Beijing. When Alex was 11 years old, he was attracted by the charm of the Oriental Intelligence Game in a go promotion. Afterwards, with the support of his parents, Alex went to Weiqi class and learned the rules of Weiqi. Later, Timothy Zankin, a local chess player, was found to further improve his level.

Reporters learned that Alexs teacher was studying Weiqi at Ge Yuhong Road in Beijing, and Alex came to Beijing to follow Ge Yuhong Road to learn Weiqi. I plan to study in Beijing for five months this time, and now the teacher says that my level is already two to three amateur stages. Alex said.

From Ilia, a professional chess player who is playing in the Lily Dream Cup competition, to Alex and Yegel, pupils of Ge Yuhong Daochang, it is the result of Chinese Go training institutionsdeep cultivation of the European market and popularization of Go culture in recent years.

In 2013, China Beijing Zongyiyuan Cultural Communication Co., Ltd. (CEGO) signed a 10-year development agreement with the European Go Federation (EGF). China has invested in the development fund for European Go and helped establish a professional Go system in Europe. CEGO organizes young European chess players to come to Beijing Geyuhong Weiqi Stadium for intensive training. Geyuhong Stadium disclosed in an interview that many of the current European professional stakeholders have received training and assistance from Geyuhong Stadium.

It is said that Go can help children develop their intelligence, and Alex, who talks to reporters, shows at least a fairly strong language ability. Alex, 13, is fluent in English and has a well-organized speech. But he stressed that his Chinese was not good enough. When I come to Beijing, the most common thing I say is that I dont understand. Whether its Chinese or Go, its not easy. By contrast, Alex is somewhat contemptuous of his junior high school curriculum. In order to learn Go, I asked my parents to take time off and stop the course first, Alex said. When I learn Go, I go back to Russia to go to school. It doesnt matter. The course in Russia is very simple. Compared with the homework of Chinese students, its too simple. I can keep up with it when I go back. Like most BeiPiao children, Alex was accompanied by his mother in Beijing. My parents cant play go. But they all support my sports hobby. For example, support me to learn Go, support me to play basketball. Thank them. Speaking of his goal of learning chess, Alex said, I want to be a professional chess player. (Zhu Peng) Source of this article: Responsible Editor of Beijing Youth Daily: Wang Muqing_NB12712

It is said that Go can help children develop their intelligence, and Alex, who talks to reporters, shows at least a fairly strong language ability. Alex, 13, is fluent in English and has a well-organized speech. But he stressed that his Chinese was not good enough. When I come to Beijing, the most common thing I say is that I dont understand. Whether its Chinese or Go, its not easy.

By contrast, Alex is somewhat contemptuous of his junior high school curriculum. In order to learn Go, I asked my parents to take time off and stop the course first, Alex said. When I learn Go, I go back to Russia to go to school. It doesnt matter. The course in Russia is very simple. Compared with the homework of Chinese students, its too simple. I can keep up with it when I go back.

Like most BeiPiao children, Alex was accompanied by his mother in Beijing. Neither my father nor my mother can play Go. But they all support my sports hobby. For example, support me to learn Go, support me to play basketball. Thank them. Speaking of his goal of learning chess, Alex said, I want to be a professional chess player.

(Zhu Peng)