Reaching professional status, and reinstating Go of Ten

Time sure flies! It has been well over a year since I last posted on Go of Ten. My apologies to the people who have asked for updates: I decided I wanted to direct my energy fully to improving on my game, and as a result blogging got left forgotten in the background.

As the Nihon Ki-in officially announced me as a professional go player from 2016 on, I believe we could say that the decision paid out! Starting from now on, I imagine I will have the time and will to write a blog post once in a while again.

My first official professional game is likely to get scheduled for late April or May. Before that, I will go back to Finland for two weeks to spend the Christmas with my family, and between January and April I will be attending professional study meetings, doing teaching activities and possibly writing a theory book in English on endgame calculations.

I would like to extend a big thank-you to all the people who supported me to get this far, and I hope you will keep following my adventures in the future as well!