Name: Mateusz Surma
Strength: 2 dan pro EGF
Available languages: English, Polish, Silesian, Russian, Korean, Spanish, German
Price per 1h (60 minutes): 42 euro
Career and achievements as a player:
My name is Mateusz Surma. I was born on September 3, 1995 in Rydułtowy in the region of Silesia in Poland. My dad taught me to play go when I was six and a half.
At various points from 2009-2013, I trained Go in South Korea at schools: King’s Baduk Dojang, Yang Jae-Ho Baduk Dojang, and Choong-Am Baduk Dojang. Altogether, I spent 2 years and 5 months there.
In Poland, during middle school (Gimnazjum nr 1 w Rydułtowach) and high school (Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Rydułtowach), I had an individual study path. I would train in Korea for 3 months, then go back to Poland and study for school at home. In middle and high school, I had one exam per subject after every term.
In 2014, after passing matura (an equivalent to A-level, SAT, Abitur, etc.), I managed to qualify to study at the Faculty of Aeronautics and Space Technology. I was about to enroll, specialising in pilotage, but then— something happened.
In March 2015, I was one of sixteen people invited for the “pro” title qualification tournament in Pisa, Italy. I went there - and managed to win the tournament.
This way I became the first Polish player with the “pro” title.
I finished my first year at university. Even though I had one of the highest average grades at the faculty and a pretty high chance of acceptance to pilotage, I took one year off. I was invited to Beijing, China to study go at Ge Yuhong Weiqi Daochang. I trained there for 8 months through years 2015–2016.
I’ve decided not to go to university anymore, because I’ve realized that it made me study too many completely useless things - much more useful stuff might be learned by just self-studying at home. In regards to my graduation - I have my own company, nobody will ask me for any graduation certificates :-)
My best achievements:
• 1st place in the European Youth Championship under 12
(2006, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
• 6th place in the World Youth Championship under 12 (2006, Shenzhen, China)
• 1st place in the European Youth Championship under 16 (2010, Sibiu, Romania)
• 1st place in the European Youth Championship under 16 (2011, Brno, Czech Republic)
• 5th place in the World Youth Championship under 16 (2011, Bucharest, Romania)
• 3rd place in the European Championship (2013, Olsztyn, Poland)
• 1st place in the European Professional Qualifications and obtaining “pro” title as the first Polish player in history (2015, Pisa, Italy)
• 2nd place in the European Grand Slam (2015, Berlin, Germany)
• 2nd place in the Silk Road Tournament (2015, Xi’an, China)
• 2nd place in the European Professional Championship (2016, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
• 2nd place in the European Professional Championship (2017, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
• Four wins in a row in the Chinese Go League (2017, Quzhou, China)
• 1st place in the Samsung Cup preliminaries - World Division Baduk Masters
(2017, Seoul, South Korea)
• 2nd place in the European Championship (2017, Oberhof, Germany)
• 2nd place in the European Professional Championship (2019, Jena, Germany)
• 1st place in the European Grand Slam (2019, Berlin, Germany)
Career and achievements as a trainer:
• Giving go classes at the Rzeszow Institute of Technology; twice a week, 3h each time, for one academic year (2014/2015)
• Giving classes for two weeks at the Summer Go Camp (2012 and 2015, Gliśno Wielkie, Poland)
• Conducting 16 online lectures (0,5h each) for e-Mentor TAKOU (2014/2015)
• Conducting 8 online lectures (1,5h each) for members of the Polish Go Association (2016)
• Status of the official teacher/lecturer at the following events:
- European Professional Qualifications (2017, Pardubice, Czech Republic)
- 1st Latin American Go Congress (2017, Cancún, Mexico)
Suggested style of classes:
Playing a match with review or just review of your games. Lesson on any Go server, speaking by Skype (possible with video): 42 euro per hour
Offline sgf review of your game: 25 euro
Sample lecture in English:
Sample lecture in Silesian-Polish (przykładowy wykład w wersji śląsko-polskiej):
Sample lecture in Russian: (образец лекции на русском языке):
Sample lecture in Korean: (견본의 강의 한국어로):
Sample lecture in Spanish: (ejemplo de curso en la versión española):
Sample lecture in German: (Beispielvorlesung in deutscher Version)
Suggested time per one lesson:
1,5h (90 minutes)
10% discounts for each student of our Online Go School