Name: Marcin Majka
Strength: 4 dan EGF
Available languages: English, Polish
Price per 1h (60 minutes): 30 euro
Career and achievements as a player:
Learned the game at the end of 2007. It was love at first sight.
After a few months I decided that I want to pursue my dream of being a competitive player.
Since 2010 I started getting some results I was proud of:
• Polish Champion 2013
• 2nd place at Polish Go Championship 2018 and 2020
• 4th place at Polish Go Championship 2017 and 2019
• 3rd place at Polish Go Championship 2016
• 6th place at Polish Go Championship 2014
• 5th place at Polish Go Championship 2011
• Polish U16 Champion 2010
• Representing Poland at Korea Prime Minister Cup 2019 (22nd place)
• Representing Poland at Korea Prime Minister Cup 2014 (30th place)
• 1st place at Polish Young Masters League 2017
• 1st place at Polish Young Masters League 2013
• 1st place at Jerzy Sacharewicz Memorial Tournament (2010)
• 1st place at Summer Go School Marathon 2020
• 1st place at Summer Go School Marathon 2016
• 1st place at Porfirion Cup (2010)
• 1st place at Hobby Tournament 2016
• 2nd place in Amateur Division of World Team Championship – Guangzhou 2015, with Mateusz Surma and Stanisław Frejlak
• 2nd place at 1st Go Engineer’s Tournament
• 2nd place at 2nd Go Engineer’s Tournament
• 2nd place at Jerzy Sacharewicz Memorial Tournament (2015)
• 2nd place at The Black Stone Tournament (2011)
• 2nd place at Polish Young Masters League 2016
• 3rd place at Summer Go Camp Marathon 2015
• 3rd place at Jerzy Sacharewicz Memorial Tournament 2014
• 3rd place at Jerzy Sacharewicz Memorial Tournament 2016
• 3rd place at XXXIX Warsaw Go Tournament (2016)
• 3rd place at Polish Young Masters League 2012
• A few I-III places at local tournaments in Poland 2010-2020
Career and achievements as a trainer:
• Teacher of the intermediate group at Polish Summer Go Camp 2016-2020
• Teaching at Polgote (individual and group lessons) since 2018
• Running the Go Club at NAMI Foundation 2014-2017
• Giving weekly Go Lessons at NAMI Foundation 2014-2016
• Organizing the Go Camp at NAMI Foundation and teaching there 2014-2016
• Giving lectures with game analysis and tsumego problems at NAMI Foundation 2014-2016
• Teaching new players at events hosted by NAMI Foundation every month 2014-2016
If you order a package of 10h of lessons, you will get additional 2h for free.
Customers' opinions: (click to read)
Go class with Marcin Majka
I arranged a Go lesson with Marcin Majka (higaki) for my child. The lesson consisted of a game review and a commented game with the teacher. Even though we met online, Marcin was very engaging and made it feel like a live meeting. He was taking full use of the review tools on the server (OGS) to show important areas of the board, explain alternative variations, etc. The comments were clear and memorable, and my child really enjoyed the whole thing. We also got a link to download a video recording of the lesson soon afterwards. On the organization side, the contact with polgote, arranging the meeting and payment were quick and straightforward. We will come back!
Great introduction to core concepts
Our teacher, Higaki, knows the game very well and has a very humble take at teaching. He always has arguments to defend his opinions and admits it when doesn't know if a move is good or not. He is honest and has a great sense of humor.
The reduced class size and the teaching methods were great to always feel included.
The teacher was very good and tailored the lessons to what he thought would be best for us.
The instructor was very good with communications and tailored the session according to our needs and experience. He was also very flexible around rearranging the session times if needed.
I have a better understanding of the game now and I'm able to reason about where to look for moves rather than blindly groping for what I think are the big areas.
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