Renjuplayers in the world - 11. Dino Hsu

 0.Your name, your nationality, your age, male or female.

My name is Dino Hsu, my nationality is Republic of China or Taiwan,

male, 33.


1.When did you start to play renju and how did you learn it?

I have known gomoku game since about 1978, when I was a child.

I won the second place in a gomoku computer program competition in 1986,

when I was studying at National Central University.

I started to play renju in 5lin in 1997, after I contacted Hsien-Chi Chung.


2.Do you play in a club? In which clubs have you played?

I hosted a club called Taipei Renju Study, which meets every Friday

since the beginning of 1998.


3.Which are your best results in national and international tournaments

(Usual  tournaments and e-mail tournaments). Which is your international rating

for the  moment?

I haven't attended international tournaments yet As for national tournaments, I have only attended Taipei City Major Cup, when I was in 12'th place.

 4.Which is the best player you have met?

Ando Meritee. We will invite Ando to be a renju coach in Taiwan.

 5.Can you explain why you enjoy renju?

I am devoted to renju promotion because renju is a game easy to learn,

not too time-consuming, and not country-specific (games such as Chinese chess

or Shogi are kind of country-specific because of the national characters on

the chessmen); I expect renju to have a much larger population in 21'th



6.Which is your plans for the future as a player?

Firstly, I will study harder to get my own level up. 

Secondly, I want to help promote renju internationaly, not only in Taiwan.

Thirdly, if I become strong enough. I want to write books in English to explain my opinions about renju theory.


7.Please, send me an image of you - if possible a jpg- or gif-file.

See attachment for the photo taken in Ueno Zoo near Tokyo.


 8.If you have anything else interesting to tell that you think that I

should have  asked for, please, do it as answer no 8.

I work for Avon Taiwan in ITS (Infomation Technology Services), and, because Avon is an international business, I wish I had the chance to be a regional or global supporter.

I love Japanese culture, so I begin to learn Japanese in order to be able to read their books or watch their TV programs.

 If you are one of the leaders in your club our in your country, please, answer also  these questions:

 a.Tell something about your current club. How many players, when do you train?  and so on.

Taipei Renju Study is meant to be a study-oriented regular gathering for true renju fans. However, we have adopted a casual style right from the start, no tournaments, no official training or anything. I-Feng Chang is one of the strongest players in this club, he have started to train some students in order to attend the World Championship Tournament in Kyoto in 2001. 

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