Learned Go at the age of 16 in 1989
1993 – Third place at the European Championship, promoted to 6 Dan Amateur.
1995 – Stops University of Bucharest studies and leaves for Japan where he becomes Insei (Go student) at the Nagoya branch of Nihon Kiin ( Japanese Professional Go Association)
1997 – Becomes the first European that achieves pro status with Nihon Kiin
2002 – Reaches 5 dan pro rank and thus enters the elite of Japanese pro system (1-4 Dan pro are considered low level pros, 5-9 high level and pro tournaments are organized accordingly). Along with American Michael Redmond 9 Dan they are currently the only 2 westerners that made it to the elite class of the pro system.
2004 – Returns to home country Romania in order to embrace a promoter and teacher career. Teaches at various events and workshops all over Europe, many schools in Romania
2008 – European Champion, multiple vice champion titles in other years
Winner of European ING Cup and Fujitsu Cup multiple times, chosen to represent Europe at various International Pro Tournaments.
2009-2011 President of the Romanian Go Federation, gets involved in organizing a lot of large events, most notable being : European Team Championship 2009, European Youth Championship 2010, Balkan Championship 2011, World Youth Go Championship in Bucharest, 2011. Also initiated the event Japanese Ambassador’s Cup in cooperation with the Japanese Embassy from Bucharest and Nihon Kiin. The event had 5 editions, from 2
2007 until 2012
Currently coach of the Romanian National Team