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AGA City League 2017


1: Mark Rubenstein (Captain)

  • Pandanet account: easyaspi
  • Go career: Mark has been playing go for over 20 years, and is AGA 4k. He is the co-founder and president of the Evanston Go Club, which has been meeting every week for 20 years, and has hosted quarterly tournaments for the same amount of time. Mark has taught hundreds of people to play go at many events, such as Anime Central, various Japan Festivals, and school programs. He is currently studying with In-seong Hwang. Mark builds custom databases for a living, and is interested in interface design, technology and music.
  • Rank: 4 kyu

2: Liqun Liu

  • Pandanet account: Dukellq
  • Rank: 7 dan

3: Albert Yen

  • Pandanet account: lsugyen
  • Go career: Albert Yen is an 8 dan player from Chicago. He first started playing go at the age of five after watching Hikaru no Go on television, and became 6 dan in Taiwan when he was 7. Albert continued to compete in America after he moved to Chicago in fifth grade and studied under Jiang Mingjiu 7p. To date, he has made several showings in national and international tournaments, including winning representation to the World Youth Goe Championship in 2014, 1st place in the Redmond Cup in 2015, and 4th place at the 2019 World Amateur Go Championship. He is a regular contributor to the AGA E-Journal, and published his first Go book, titled "Overcoming Human Igo", last year. Albert is currently a fourth year undergraduate student in UIC's GPPA BS/MD program in Chicago. Outside of go, Albert enjoys running and ping pong.
  • Rank: 8 dan

4: Xing Chen

  • Pandanet account: magnetism
  • Go career: He began to learn go after entering university and is currently a LLM student in John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
  • Rank: 6 dan