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Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2015/2016

Romania

Catalin Taranu

1: Catalin Taranu

  • Pandanet account: CatalinT
  • Go career: Ţăranu 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 second European (after Manfred Wimmer from Austria in 1978) 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 was the president of the Romanian Go Federation for 2009 to 2011.
  • Club / city: Saijo/Bucuresti
  • Rank: 5 dan professional
  • Profession: Pro Go 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


Mihai Valentin Serban

5: Mihai Valentin Serban

  • Pandanet account: kidu24
  • Go career: Started to play in 2002. Best performance: European Youth Champion in 2005, 2010
  • Club / city: Bistrita
  • Rank: 5 dan
  • Profession: Student
  • Year of birth: 1994


Lucian Deaconu

6: Lucian Deaconu

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


Daniel Cioata

7: Daniel Cioata

  • Pandanet account: DC9
  • Go career: Playing Go for 25 years. Programmer.
  • Club / city: Meijin Pitesti
  • Rank: 4 dan
  • Profession: Programmer
  • Year of birth: 1970


Lucretiu Calota

8: Lucretiu Calota

  • Pandanet account: Crelo
  • Go career: Playing Go for 30 years.
  • Club / city: Tengen Brasov
  • Rank: 4 dan
  • Profession: Programmer
  • Year of birth: 1970


Sorin Sora

9: Sorin Sora

  • Pandanet account: sora13
  • Go career: I started playing Go in 1985, when I was in college. I received the game as a present from my brother and I could not stop playing since then. When my daughter, Adelina, started 1st grade, I contacted the school's board and, with their help, I became a Go teacher there. In 2000, I reached 4Dan. President of the Romanian Go Federation. European Veteran Champion 2014 - Sibiu, Ro
  • Rank: 4 dan
  • Profession: Go teacher