About NYGA

The New York Go Association, founded in 2016, is a non-profit charitable organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to prolong 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 Transcription: 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 became professional in the 3rd AGA professional qualification tournament. 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 current PhD student at Yale University studying earth science. Ryan is an influencer and instructor at Yale University Go Club in 2017 and University of Toronto since 2011. He has also begun to teach at the annual US Go Congress.

Felipo (Zhongfan) Jian

Assistant Project Manager, Expert Amateur Go player, AGA 7d

Felipo is one of the top active go players in north America. He went through professional go training as a student of Xuelin Song 9P in China. Since 2007, Felipo studied in multiple countries, including Singapore, South Korea and the United States, and received his masters degree in finance at North Eastern University in 2019. As a persistent self-trainer, Felipo continuously improved his go skills in recent years, winning the gold medal of the 2018 Sichuan Games and ranking top 20 in several national amateur tournaments in China. In 2019, Felipo tied 1st place in the US Go Congress Masters Division. Felipo has been a popular Go teacher and activist in Singapore, Atlanta, Boston, and New York.

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