(Source: Xiamen Daily)
In the 2020 Fujian autumn amateur Go game of 5 stages, Li Xinyu, a seven-year-old girl from Xiamen, was successfully promoted to 5 stages! At the age of 7 years and 7 months, she became the youngest female player in the history of Fujian Province in the 5th stage. This is also the first female player to be promoted to the 5th stage in Xiamen in more than two years. What's more worth mentioning is that Li Xinyue's twin sister, Li Xinyue, was successfully upgraded to the 4th stage of amateur Go in the Xiamen Youth Go amateur stage competition the day before.
The twins learn chess together and won the national prize in kindergarten
"Li Xinyu showed her talent in the kindergarten stage. In the national competition "I am a little chess player" infant group and her twin sister Li Xinyue took the women's championship and runner-up." Huang Zhixiong, the director of Yuhui Chess Academy, the twins' enlightenment teacher, introduced. After primary school, learning chess did not delay the school of Xinyu children. She was rated as the star of Yanwu Primary School and won the championship on behalf of Yanwu Primary School in the Xiamen Youth Chess Championship.
Li Xinyu and Li Xinyue learned Go back three years ago. Father Li introduced that at that time, on the suggestion of a friend, he had the idea of sending twins to learn chess. At first, grandparents opposed it. In the eyes of the elderly, Go is learned by boys, and girls should learn more about dancing and singing. However, the twin sisters also won the championship and runner-up in the Xiamen Amateur Go Division the following year. This unexpected surprise made the grandparents no longer object.
Mom and Dad are busy at work, and the two little sisters are usually taken care of by their grandparents. Every time my dad returns from a business trip, the little sisters will report to dad excitedly how many games he has played and how many games he has won. When I first learned chess, my parents would listen in the classroom and learn a trick or two. After returning home, the little sisters played against their parents. "In the beginning, the two sides were able to fight for a few rounds. But it didn't take long for the two adults to be at a disadvantage and the children needed to give way." Father Li said, now, no matter how many children the little sisters give, they all recruit Can't stand.
I am very focused when playing chess
After being promoted to the high tier, the twins often play chess through network software. As soon as the game starts, my sister often sits for an hour or two, contemplating and forgetting myself, unaware of everything around her. The younger sister is more lively, but as soon as she enters the state, the whole person will instantly become focused and serious. Father Li took his little sisters to other provinces to participate in several national Go tournaments. Because of their young age and good performance, the twin sisters are well-known among chess friends all over the country.
Father Li thinks that learning Go is very helpful in cultivating the concentration, logical thinking ability and anti-frustration ability of the two daughters. "When solving some difficult math problems, the little sisters can quickly analyze the problem. The answer may not be correct, but the ideas and methods for solving the problem have merit."
After entering elementary school, the schoolwork pressure of the little sisters increased. Classes and homework take up most of their time, but the little sisters keep playing two to three games a week and have a Go class on Saturday and Sunday. "It doesn't necessarily require them to have high attainments in Go, as long as the two children can have a healthy and happy hobby." Speaking of expectations for the little sisters, father Li said frankly.