Renjuplayers in the world - 38. Torben Zahle

Alf Dahlgren, Sweden plays 16 games with Torben Zahle, Denmark in Helsingborg January 14, 1979. The winner should have beeen appointed "The best go-moku player in Europe". The match ended draw (8-8).

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

Torben Ulrik Zahle, Danish, 60 years, male.

1.When did you start to play renju and how did you learn it? How many years have you played renju?

I started to play Gomoku in highschool. I do not play Renju.

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


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 won an international competition in Gomoku in Wien which took place during a Go tournament.

4.Which is the best player you have met?

A Swedish player when Denmark played against Sweden.

5.Can you explain why you enjoy renju?

I prefer Gomoku for its simplicity of rules and regret that it is completely analysed.

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

I have switched my interest to Go.

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

No club

b.If you are the connection man of your country, please, tell a little about renju in your country. 

I am connection man, but there are no clubs and I do not know of anybody playing Renju.But I expect that there is a lot of grassroot playing of Gomoku in schools and universities as there was in my youth. We play it with noughts and crosses on a squared piece of paper.

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