|Full name||Hans Reinhard Pietsch|
September 27, 1968|
|Died||January 16, 2003
|Teacher||Satoru Kobayashi, Chizu Kobayashi|
|Rank||6 dan (posthumously)|
He was born in 1968, in Bremen, Germany. He began playing Go at the age of 12. In 1990 he became the first German insei at the Nihon Ki-in and was promoted to professional 1-dan in 1997. He was then promoted to 4-dan in 2000. On January 16, 2003, during a tour in Guatemala to promote Go he was confronted by armed robbers and was shot. He later died from his wound at a local hospital. The Nihon Ki-in posthumously promoted him to the rank of 6-dan.
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