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2011-06-22 Expert: Alexander Dinerchtein Rate: (5)  3 ratings

Mariya Zakharchenko(Korean insei)

Maria is 16 years old Ukrainian girl, who stayed in Korea for several years as a student of vic1000 on KGS (Chun Pungjho, 8p). She is in Kiev currently, but plans to return back to Korea and study Go again after 2 months
but , of course, she is much stronger now. Maria played her last rated EGF tournament in 2009.

She plays as baduk1 on WBaduk and has 18-2 score.

We played each other yesterday (during my simultaneous on 3 boards) and I was suprised to see her current level. It seems that she is not weaker than other Ukrainian 4-6d players. Artem (artem92 on KGS) is of course stronger, but I don't think that other Ukrainian players can beat her easily.

Svetlana Shikshina (redrose on KGS) started to learn Go in Korea as an insei at the age of 17 (as Russian 4-5d). Maria started 2-3 years earlier as 1d. 
As you know, it's very important to start early! I feel that in few years Maria can improve a lot and she can become a hard opponent even for top European male players!

About our game: Black was too much afraid of me, it seems. I saw too many defensive moves. But anyway, it was not an easy game for me.

You can learn more about Maria by adding her as a friend on Facebook:


( PT ) 2012-12-28 05:12
Update: she became pro in Korea :)
1d ( RU ) 2011-06-23 06:06
WBaduk Free Simultaneous Teaching Game Schedule
Events shown in time zone: Seoul

Seoul time = UTC + 9
Moscow time = UTC + 4
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is arguably the same as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
1k 2011-06-23 04:06
Alexander, whats the time zone difference for simultaneous games schedule on wbaduk? Compared to GMT? What Moscow time?
2011-06-22 10:06
Her another nickname: mariya95, 8d on WBaduk, 77W-19L score, 33037 RP

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