Hello, my name is Tanguy Le Calvé and I’m a 6dan Go player.
I started playing Go at the age of 12, in 2007, after I’d made the link between the Goban that had been in my room for ages, forgotten by my father, and the manga I’d just read, Hikaru No Go.
After playing about fifty games on the web, I went to the local Go club in Nantes, where I improved pretty fast thanks to the better, more experienced players. I was really keen, enthusiastic about the game and eager to learn.
It didn’t take me long to get my first results. 2 years later, I won the French Youth Championship Under 16’s,
and I was invited to Tokyo to discover the Go world in Asia, as I had dreamed of it in Hikaru.
It was a kid’s dream come true : visiting Nihon Ki-In, putting a few stones on the famous Goban of Yugen No Ma,
and even playing a game against master Takemiya Masaki 9dan, I felt like I was walking in the same steps as Hikaru.
At this time, I knew just how much Go was unique and amazing, and that I could never really stop playing.
Thanks to the French Youth team led by Fan Hui 2p and Motoki Noguchi 7d, I quickly reached my first dan. I continued taking part in about 10 tournaments every year, mostly in France and more recently in Europe where it’s important to travel around to meet stronger opponents.
I owe everything to the game of Go. My trips all over the place, from Perpignan to Seoul, to play in tournaments,
the amazing people I’ve met, the discovery of a true passion that gives my life a meaning,
and which has lead to sensations and experiences I would never have known if I hadn’t played in international competitions and meetings.
After all these wonderful experiences, it seemed obvious to me to turn to teaching so as to share what I’d learned, and to allow other people discover what makes the game of Go so mysterious and exciting.
Every year, since 2012, I’ve been asked to participate as a teacher in the French Go summer camp. I’ve also been teaching on the KGS Go server for several years, and have commented a few games for the French Go Magazine (RFG).
In 2015, thanks to CEGO and EGF, I had the opportunity to study 6 months at the famous
Ge Yuhong Go Academy, in Beijing.
Now that I have a lot of experience in playing and teaching, I would like to share this knowledge
with you, and all the people who want to get better at Go!
- 2nd at French championship – 2016
- European Champion with the french team – 2015
- 1st ex aequo at Amsterdam tournament 2015
- 2nd at Wien tournament 2015
- 2nd at French championship – 2012
- 5 times youth French champion from 2009 to 2013
You can find more informations about my results and ratings here !