Summary of All EGC 2010 Tournament Results
Pair Go (pdf)
Team Tournament (pdf)
Lightning Tournament (pdf)
13x13 Finals and Leagues (pdf)
9x9 Tournament (pdf)
Man vs. Machine
August 7, 2010
Congratulations to the European Go Champion 2010, Ilya Shikshin 7 dan from Russia!
Main Tournament Final Results.
August 7, 2010
Hey, it's the last round. The winner will be decided today. The appeals committee reversed the referee decision and Dinershteyn won the game against van Zeijst yesterday.
Switch on to EuroGoTV channel again. Main Tournament, round 10 top boards are broadcast in KGS and IGS.
August 6, 2010
The Rapid Tournament is now finished! The winner is Kim JungHyeop, the second is Kim Chaelim - both 7 dans from Korea - and the third place goes to Antti Törmänen 6 dan from Finland.
Rapid Tournament Final Results.
It was time to open your EuroGoTV again, the ninth round of the EGC 2010 Main Tournament started in the morning. Tomorrow the tenth and the last round.
Main Tournament, round 9 pairing and Main Tournament after round 9. The result of the Dinershteyn - van Zeijst game will be discussed in the Appeals Committee early tomorrow morning.
August 5, 2010
The 9x9 tournament on Thursday night was won by the Oulu local hero Janne Kössö, 4dan. See 9x9 results in PDF format.
August 4, 2010
Coming back to last Wednesday, there were tournaments for computers and human teams. The Team Tournament was won by Gimbab Power (Kim JungHyeop, Kim Chaelim, Kang Kyoungnang, Javier-Aleksi Savolainen and Thomas Connor). Results in PDF format.
Computer Go was a fight between four recent developments of Leela, ManyFaces, Pachi and Valkyria. Valkyria won the 9x9 tournament and ManyFaces won the 19x19 tournament.
August 5, 2010
Yet another beautiful day in Finland. Also, many beautiful and maybe not so beautiful games ahead at round 8. Most importantly, everybody was trying very hard at this stage of the tournament. Ilya Shikshin and Artem Kachanovskyy are in the points lead two rounds before the end.
Main Tournament, round 8 pairing and
Main Tournament after round 8.
See also Rapid Tournament after round 6.
August 2, 2010
Let's go back to the Lightning Tournament on Monday. All together 107 players were divided into 6-player leagues for round-robin qualification using 10 min sudden-death time controls. The top 32 players continued in the knock-out phase, with the experimental 5 min + 2 s Fischer time controls. The final introduced the familiar faces of Ilya Shikshin 7 dan and Klara Zaloudkova 2 dan. Ilya won his second EGC 2010 side tournament, in addition to two side tournament 2nd places.
Lightning Tournament, complete results in PDF format.
August 3, 2010
Now we have taken the official group photos of the Zhuyeqing Tea 54th European Go Congress 2010 Tampere, Finland. It is so much easier to get the players at their boards than to herd them to a group photo, but we'll see later how the photos succeeded. Update: See us at the News page
Meanwhile, Main Tournament, round 7 pairing and EuroGoTV broadcasts in the air as usual (sorry about today's connection problems).
See also Rapid Tournament after round 5.
August 2, 2010
Rapid Tournament continued when 114 players out of 187 rapid-registered entered round 4. What a way to relax in the afternoon, right before the Lightning Tournament in the evening.
Last weekend we said farewell to about 60 people leaving after the first week, and welcomed about 40 new participants. This leaves 382 players at round 6 in the Main Tournament.
Main Tournament, round 6 pairing.
August 1, 2010
The Zhuyeqing Tea 54th European Go Congress Weekend Tournament is now finished. All 349 participating players hopefully enjoyed their games and the relaxing atmosphere. The serious games in the top group produced a cup winner: Kim Jung Hyeop 7 dan from Korea won all five games, in the final Ilya Shikshin 7 dan from Russia got his first loss in this Congress. The third prize went to Alexandre Dinershteyn, a 3 dan professional from Russia.
EGC 2010 Weekend Tournament Results
July 31, 2010
It's weekend! And it's a nice, sligthly cooler summer weather for a perfect holiday, except for the Weekend Tournament. After the hectic registration hours it appeared that the first round started half an hour late from the schedule. Apologies for everyone. Luckily, only one real miss in the player field to start with.
July 30, 2010 Pair Go Prize Giving
World Pair Go Association's Mr. Matsuura and Ms. Taki - the enthusiastic World Pair Go ambassadors - were present to give the generous prizes for the top pairs in this years European Go Congress Pair Go Tournament. The winner was Klara Zaloudkova 2 dan from Czechia teamed up with the top-notch Korean professional Mok Chin-Seok 9 dan pro. They won the final against Laura Avram and Ilya Shikshin in a game of seemingly peaceful contest of territory.
See the final results and the preliminary league in Pair Go Results Sheet (PDF format).
July 30, 2010
After the longstanding heat wave we wished all 408 players cool games today on Friday. EuroGoTV video and game broadcasts (KGS and PandaNet IGS) in the air as usual.
Main Tournament, round 5 pairing and
Main Tournament after round 5.
Rapid Tournament continued after a three days pause with 146 players at round 3. Nikola Mitic leads the field.
July 29, 2010
Again a slight increase in numbers, 412 Main Tournament players. My bet was the winning one: 50% of them won their games at this round.
Main Tournament, round 4 pairing.
July 28, 2010
13x13 tournament was played on Wednesday, the "day off" for the most of the congress visitors. All together 78 players tried to solve the game on a smaller board, and in the games we used the latest handicap for smaller boards -table by R. Jasiek.
Ilya Shikshin 7 dan won the final against Kim Jung-Hyeop 7 dan. See the results of Finals and for special interest the Preliminary Leagues (PDF format).
July 27, 2010
Stocks are up 1.5%! The Main Tournament player count is 406 at round 3.
Main Tournament, round 3 pairing and
Main Tournament after round 3.
Other news in the background field: The appeals committee for the Main Tournament is Alexander Dinerchtein (Russia), Cristian Pop (Romania), Hans Mulder (The Netherlands) and Geoff Kaniuk (UK). The Head Referee thanks them for the cooperation. So far, only one incident (Ing's clock, you guessed it right...) has needed arbitration.
July 26, 2010
The Children's Tournament attracted twenty youngsters from age 5 to 15 and everybody was having great time. Five round-robin leagues were played and the proud league winners are:
State Silvestru, 4 kyu from Romania
Petr Kouba, 5 kyu from Czech Republic
Yuki de Groot, 16 kyu from the Netherlands
Marcel Riedeman, 17 kyu from the Netherlands
(3 players tied, the youngest won)
Jan Hendrik Schomberg, 26 kyu from Germany
Good luck for the winners with all their Moomin stuff and Chidori artwork!
July 26, 2010
The second round of the Main Tournament with 400 players! See also the live video broadcast on EuroGoTV and game broadcasts on KGS and PandaNet IGS by EuroGoTV.
Main Tournament, round 2 pairing.
Round 2 of the Rapid Tournament attracted again 130 players to even more heated half-an-hour games (the summer days are getting hotter again). The heat also explains why two pairs returned their game result forms nicely signed but without any result marking. The hunt after lost wins continues.
July 25, 2010
The first round of the Main Tournament started smoothly in time with 398 players.
Main Tournament, round 1 pairing.
Round 1 of the Rapid Tournament attracted 140 players to heated half-an-hour games.
Rapid Tournament after round 1.