Renjuplayers in the world - 16. Leonid Gluhovsky


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

Leonid Gluhovsky, Israeli, 32, M.


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

I started to play in 1985 (I lived in Moscow then). In February 1985 I got a phone call from Andrey Sokolsky who invited me to play in a tournament in the Renju club of the Moscow Aviation Institute (he invited me because in 1984 I took part in some Gomoku event). Fortunately, I signed up for that tournament, and very soon was enchanted by the game.


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

Currently, I don't play in a club. When I lived in Moscow, I played in Moscow Renju club, and in the Renju club of the Moscow Aviation Institute.


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?

Once I was third in the championship of USSR, and once I won Moscow championship. I don't have an international rating because in the recent years I only play by e-mail.


4.Which is the best player you have met?

Ando Meritee. Against other strong players I sometimes manage to build up some sort of resistance, but when I play with Ando, I feel absolutely helpless. Besides that, in the older days I had the good fortune to play with Igor Sinyov, Konstantin Nikonov and other very strong Russian players.


5.Can you explain why you enjoy renju?

There is no single reason. Sometimes very complicated and beautiful positions arise during the game - I like that. Getting to know people from around the world who share enthusiasm for the game is also good.

After all these years, Renju has become a part of life. I can't imagine not playing.


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

I'm afraid I don't have any ambitious plans. I will continue to play by e-mail and enjoy the game.


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

Sorry - no image.


B.If you are the only player in your country or connection man of your country, please, tell a little about renju in your country.

There is no organized Renju in Israel. We don't have a critical mass of players to start a club. Over the past years, I was in touch with several Israeli Renju players: Alexander Radshun, Andrey Tsouladze and recently Alexander Aizikovsky. But we all live in different cities, and we never tried to start up a club. Maybe some day...

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