One might wonder: what is the greatest achievement of Western go players in international tournaments?
Perhaps, Ryan Li beating Chen Yaoye 9p, three-time world champion, in the third MLily Cup in 2017.
We talked with Ryan about that game and his life as a professional go player. Besides, Ryan is a Ph.D. student in atmospheric physics at Yale University and runs the New York Institute of Go - an educational center with around 70 active students.
Want to learn more about Ryan? In the September edition of the European Go Journal, you will find an interview with him.
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Photo: Ryan with his wife Stephanie Yin 1p at the Brooklyn bridge in 2018.