About NYGA

The New York Go Association, founded in 2016, is a non-profit charitable organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to prolonging Go in New York through sponsoring activities such as tournaments, workshops, social events, and clubs.


Stephanie Yin

President and Founder, Professional Go Player

Stephanie Yin (Mingming, Chinese: 殷明明) is the founder and president of New York Institute of Go (NYIG). Stephanie is 1 dan professional Go player in American Go Association and Chinese Weiqi Association. She became professional in 2007 and won multiple tournaments in the US since 2010. As an experienced Go teacher, Stephanie is fluent in both English and Chinese. Since the founding of NYIG, Stephanie has been invited to multiple international Go events including US Go Congress. In May 2017, Stephanie attended the "Future of Go Summit" in China as a main commentator of the Google team DeepMind.


Ryan Li

Vice President, Professional Go Player

Ryan is a professional 3 dan Go player in the North American Go Federation. He represented North America in numerous occasions, including IMSA (International Mind Sport Association) Elite Mind Games, Samsung Cup, and Mlily World Go Open. In the 3rd Mlily World Go Open, Ryan defeated world champion Chen Yaoye 9p to advance to the final 16 players. Ryan is a PhD student in atmospheric physics at Yale University. He also teaches regularly at the annual US Go Congress.