Name: Lukas Podpera
Strength: 7 dan EGF
Available languages: English, Czech
Price per 1h (60 minutes): 32 euro
Sample review (group lesson from the polgote.com Online Go School):
Career and achievements as a player:
My name is Lukáš Podpěra. With my current rank of 7-dan I'm the strongest player in Czechia. I was born on 4th February 1995 in Prague.
My dad taught me to play Go, when I was 7 years old. The game became the main part of my life very soon and I was improving very fast. When I was 12, I have become a dan-player and participated in Czech Championship finals. Then my improvement slowed a little bit, but I started to improve again soon mainly thanks to Vladimir Danek and I finished on 6th place on World Youth Championship 2010.
I realized at that time, that I would like become a professional player, so I started to train Go also in Asia. It all started in 2012 and 2013 when I stayed two times one month in Choong-Am Baduk Dojang in Seoul. Two years later I got an opportunity to join CEGO programme and was invited to Beijing to study in Ge Yuhong Weiqi Daochang, where I stayed between 2014 and 2015. Studying there gave me new inspirations and experiences in Go. Since then I have been participating in more than 20 tournaments per year, I became a captain of the Czech National Team and still trying hard to become EGF professional player, that remains my lifetime goal.
The most notable results:
5x Czech Champion (2013, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021)
7x Czech Go Baron (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
Winner of Ellie Cup 2023 in Grenoble
4th place on World Amateur Championship 2021
5th place on European Grand Slam (2021)
2x 3rd place on European Championship (2016, 2019)
2x European Youth Champion (2012, 2014)
Career and achievements as a trainer:
Since 2015 I started online teaching on KGS and OGS open to everyone. Soon it became my full-time job. I’m also coaching the Czech Youth Team and organizing group lectures in Weiqi Club Prague.
10% discounts for each student of our Online Go School
If you order a package of 13,5h of lessons, you will get additional 1,5h for free.
Customers' opinions: (click to read)
Great learning experience
I've had a batch of four lessons with Lukas, one of the teachers, and it was overall a great experience. The process of coordinating a schedule with the teacher was seamless, and the lessons themselves were great. Lukas was really helpful, and he gave me very useful insight about my game. I'm looking forward to continuing the lessons.
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