Korean-style Insei League is the project started by An Younggil 8p(younggil on KGS), Lee Hajin 3p (hajin on KGS) and Alexander Dinerchtein 3p (breakfast on KGS) at the end of 2009 with the support of the EuroGoTV, German Go Federation, Russian room on KGS, KGS group on Facebook, Go4Go portal, Goama magazine, AGA E-Journal, Enclave magazine, Suji magazine and Weekly Korean newspaper Baduk361.

The main goal of the project is improving Go skills of League members as fast as possible!

The entry fee is not low ($95 per month), but considering the number of teaching games (8), game reviews (up to 11) and audio-lectures(25-30) it's probably the cheapest way of learning Go with the assistance of Go professionals.

Currently our League has no relation to Korean Baduk Association (KBA), but we plan to contact KBA in future and get some privileges for best inseis of our project. Maybe they will allow our stars to enter the KBA Insei League without preliminary competitions.

What is the difference between Korean Baduk Association (KBA) League and our KGS League? I think, it's better to compare it with local leagues they have in biggest Korean Go schools. In KBA they don't have any teaching games, reviews or lectures. KBA inseis only play with each other every week-end. They can get teaching games, reviews and lectures in local Go schools. Actually, you cannot find any lectures in Korean clubs, as you see them in KGS+ project. They are different. All lectures are mainly game reviews by professional players. Usually only 10 students are allowed to watch them and ask the questions. I remember that our teacher punished some kids, because they did not record their games, played in KBA insei league, and later they were not able to remember the games and show them. All games you play will be stored on KGS and tournament tables, so it will be much easier for us to review them later.

I did not invent anything, I just made the Korean system more suitable for playing online and gathered all experience I had in Korea myself. For 5 years I stayed in several largest schools in Korea and studied together (and also played league games) with Park Younhun 9p, Kang Donyun 9p, Park Jeun 9p, Park Chunsang 9p, Kim Jiseok 9p, Ko Guntae 7p, Hong Mongpyo 7p and many other kids, who became top professionals later.

I will show you the way they studied Go, so you may try to repeat their successful roads by yourself!


Alexander Dinerchtein, 7-time European champion
Seoul, South Korea