Mateusz Surma

Name: Mateusz Surma
Country: Poland
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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFjl_X7H2oI

Sample lecture in Silesian-Polish (przykładowy wykład w wersji śląsko-polskiej):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAA79GEcYA0

Sample lecture in Russian: (образец лекции на русском языке):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgf_VptruW0

Sample lecture in Korean: (견본의 강의 한국어로):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8h9HAeWaYg

Sample lecture in Spanish: (ejemplo de curso en la versión española):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58uPn1ElETg

Sample lecture in German: (Beispielvorlesung in deutscher Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYavNmK_P5s

Suggested time per one lesson:
1,5h (90 minutes)

Discounts:
Order 10h (600 minutes) of lessons with this trainer now and you will get two additional hours (120 minutes) for free!
Order 10 offline sgf reviews with this trainer now and you will get two more reviews for free!

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