Chinese Go 围棋

Go is an international game of the mind, processing very simple rules: players take turns to place black or white stones on a board, trying to capture the opponent’s stones or surround empty space to make points of territory. It is also a game of profound complexity, requiring a unique integration and working of analytic (left brain) and artistic (right brain) mental abilities at the same time.

Originated in China more than four thousand years ago, Go (围棋Wéiqí), together with Zither playing, Calligraphy, and Painting, is one of the four supreme artistic genres in Chinese culture. It is believed that a strong Go skill is an indication of great wisdom. As the oldest game still played in its original form, Go today is popular among men and women internationally at all ages.

Adult Go Classes Phase I (Beginner to 15 kyu players are all welcome!)

Class Description: China Institute is proud to offer a double-digit kyu Go class for adult players. This class is led by two professional players from the New York Institute of Go. Its scope is suited for students who wish to learn the basics of the game of Go, or for those with some prior knowledge of the basics.

5 sessions (15 hours)
Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm
Summer Session: 7/20, 27, 8/3, 10, 17
Tuition: $300 for each session

* Price includes TsumeGo practice sheets and record paper. Go board and Go stones will be provided in class)
* Plus a non-refundable registration fee: $30

To learn more about Go, please Click Here for “A Brief History of Go”.

The Go classes at China Institute are being offered in collaboration with the New York Institute of Go

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Stephanie Yin: The founder of New York Institute of Go (NYIG) and New York Go Association (NYGA), Stephanie Yin (Chinese: 殷明明) is a professional One Dan Go player in American Go Association (AGA) and Chinese Wéiqí (Go) Association. She became professional in 2007 and won multiple tournaments in the US since 2010. As an experienced Go teacher, Stephanie is fluent in both English and Chinese. Since the founding of NYIG, Stephanie has been invited to multiple international Go events including US Go Congress. In May 2017, Stephanie attended the “Future of Go Summit” in China as a main commentator of the Google team DeepMind.


Ryan Li: Ryan became professional in the 3rd AGA professional qualification tournament. Ryan represented North America in numerous occasions, including the IMSA (International Mind Sports Association) Elite Mind Games, Samsung Cup, and Mlily World Go Open. In the 3rd Mlily World Go Open, Ryan defeated world champion Chen Yaoye 9p to advance to the final 16 players. Ryan is currently a PhD student at Yale University studying earth sciences. Ryan is an influencer and instructor at Yale University Go Club in 2017 and University of Toronto go Club since 2011. He has also begun to teach at the annual US Go Congress.

Summer Session 11am-12:30pm
July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17
Instructor: Mingming Yin and Ryan Li