Helen, 42, is a Management Information Analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland, Manchester. She has been playing Go for 19 years. She initially learnt from her husband, Martin, although she is now stronger than him. She regularly attends UK & European tournaments, and has represented the UK twice in Japan, once in Romania and also at the WMSG 2008 in Beijing.
Anna, 32, lives in London and manages Sales and Technical Support at cloud hosting provider, ElasticHosts. At University she studied AI and her final year project was about a computer program that solved life and death problems.
Anna has been playing Go for over 20 years, having first learnt the game at Furze Platt School in Maidenhead.