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The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) invites you to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Go, presented in partnership with the New York Institute of Go (NYIG). This ancient game, which originated in China over 4,000 years ago, is a revered element of the Four Arts 琴棋书画 (Guqin, Go, Calligraphy, and Painting).

Led by Stephanie Yin, founder and president of NYIG and a professional 1P Go player, this introductory workshop offers a captivating exploration of Go’s rich heritage and profound complexities. We will experience Go’s simple yet strategic rules, delve into pivotal moments in Go history, including the historic 2016 AlphaGo vs. Lee match, and gain insights into Stephanie’s personal journey as a professional Go player and her role in shaping the global Go community.

Beyond the board, discover the role of Go in creating connections across diverse cultures and generations. Since its inception in 2016, NYIG has been dedicated to promoting the spirit and philosophy of Go, offering a range of educational programs, tournaments, and community outreach initiatives. Join us for this engaging workshop to discover the transformative power of Go, connect with fellow players, and become part of this vibrant community.

About Stephanie Yin
Stephanie Yin (殷明明) is the founder and president of the New York Institute of Go (NYIG). Stephanie is a professional 1P Go player. She became professional at the age of 16 and has won multiple US Go tournaments. Stephanie is an experienced Go teacher fluent in English and Chinese. Stephanie led NYIG’s organization and support of several international and national Go events. She was a main commentator in the Google Deepmind team for the Ke Jie vs. AlphaGo matches in the Future of Go Summit. Stephanie was appointed as a Vice President of the American Go Association in 2019, focusing on Go development in the US, US-China relations, and collaboration with international organizations.

About New York Institute of Go
NYIG was founded in 2016. We are a group of professionals out of 1,000 in the world supported by the American Go Association and Chinese Weiqi Association. Our goal is to communicate and prolong the Go spirit and Go philosophy. At NYIG, classes are offered for students of all ages. Individual and team tournaments are held seasonally and annually.

April 11, 2024
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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