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Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2010/2011

Romania

Catalin Taranu

1: Catalin Taranu

  • Pandanet account: CatalinT
  • Go career: Catalin started learning go from Cristian Cobeli in 1989, at the age of 16. His first tournament was for players in the 10 to 4 Kyū range, when he was a 6 kyu. He won all eight games. He moved up to amateur 1 dan in a year, and just a year later moved up to 4 dan. He started winning small tournaments in Romania around this time. He was invited to Japan by Saijo Masataka in 1995. He quickly joined the Nagoya branch of the Nihon-Kiin and became an insei. After two years, he became the first European to pass the professional examination. It took Catalin just 4 years to reach 5p (5-dan professional). He won the European Go Championship in 2008. He is now the president of the Romanian Go Federation.
  • Club / city: Shusaku Tg.Mures
  • Rank: 5 dan professional
  • Profession: Go Pro Player
  • Year of birth: 1973


Cristian Pop

2: Cristian Pop

  • Pandanet account: CPop
  • Club / city: Sanatatea Bucharest
  • Rank: 7 dan
  • Profession: Go Teacher
  • Year of birth: 1974


Gheorghe Cornel Burzo

3: Gheorghe Cornel Burzo (Captain)

  • Pandanet account: Cornel
  • Go career: Started to play in 1994, became 1d egf in 1997, 6d since 2003
  • Club / city: Kisei Go Club (Baia Mare)
  • Rank: 6 dan
  • Profession: Go Teacher
  • Year of birth: 1980


Dragos  Bajenaru

4: Dragos Bajenaru

  • Pandanet account: bok
  • Club / city: Bucuresti
  • Rank: 6 dan
  • Profession: Software developer
  • Year of birth: 1980


Ion Florescu

5: Ion Florescu

  • Pandanet account: Tsurukame
  • Go career: Started to play in 1984. Studied GO in Japan for 3.5 years, reaching the A class of Insei. Best results: Romanian Champion, runner-up for the European Championship, Balkans Champion, winner of other Grand Prix and minor tournaments. Full-time GO instructor, certified by Nihon Kiin. Teaching GO on the internet and privately since 2000.
  • Club / city: Meijin/Pitesti
  • Rank: 6 dan
  • Profession: International GO instructor
  • Year of birth: 1970


Lucian Deaconu

6: Lucian Deaconu

  • Pandanet account: shimamura
  • Club / city: Atari/Braila
  • Rank: 5 dan
  • Profession: chartered accountant
  • Year of birth: 1969


Lucian Deaconu

7: Lucian Deaconu

  • Pandanet account: shimamura
  • Club / city: Atari/Braila
  • Rank: 5 dan
  • Profession: chartered accountant
  • Year of birth: 1969


Lucian Corlan

8: Lucian Corlan

  • Pandanet account: LucianC
  • Club / city: Bucuresti
  • Rank: 5 dan
  • Profession: Software Architect
  • Year of birth: 1979