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3 Torneo Pordenonese 44-2014

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Italy The 3� Torneo Pordenonese, a class C tournament, played on 26-10-2014 in Fontanafredda (PN), Italy, was won by Andres Saro 2k, second came Giuseppe Gennaro 8k and third was Davide Bertok 7k (photo)

Result table.

placed by jojo1 at 18:17 Thu 30 October 2014



Wessex 44-2014

United Kingdom The Wessex, a class B tournament, played on 26-10-2014 in Bath, United Kingdom, was won by Tongzhou Cai 3d, second came Alex Kent 3d and third was Richard Hunter 2d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:14 Thu 30 October 2014



Romanian Cup Preliminaries- Braila 44-2014

Romania The Romanian Cup Preliminaries- Braila, a class C tournament, played on 26-10-2014 in Braila, Romania, was won by Albert Venardi 16k, second came Adrian Iamandi 15k and third was Victor Cristian Vasiloanca-Smirnov 14k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:14 Thu 30 October 2014



8th Shodan Trophy 44-2014

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Romania The 8th Shodan Trophy, a class A tournament, played on 25-10-2014 in Bucuresti, Romania, was won by Iulian Lungu 1d (photo), second came Tiberiu Barbu 2k and third was Francisc Budai 2k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:14 Thu 30 October 2014



8 Jornada Liga AGOCA 44-2014

Spain The 8 Jornada Liga AGOCA, a class C tournament, played on 25-10-2014 in Cadiz, Spain, was won by Arturo De Celis 8k, second came Antonio-Eloy Martin 6k and third was Juan-Antonio Aparicio 20k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:14 Thu 30 October 2014



Cup of Izhevsk 44-2014

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Russia The Cup of Izhevsk, a class A tournament, played from 25-10-2014 to 26-10-2014 in Izhevsk, Russia, was won by Sergej Pavlov 3d, second came Igor Nemlij 5d (photo) and third was Jurij Beljaev 4d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:14 Thu 30 October 2014



Coupe Patrice Gosteli 44-2014

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Switzerland The Coupe Patrice Gosteli, a class A tournament, played from 25-10-2014 to 26-10-2014 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, was won by Lorenz Trippel 2d, second came Dominik Mueller 3k and third was Felicien Mazille 1d.
(photo Thibault Pillon 2k place 5 of 15)

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:14 Thu 30 October 2014



Cognifide Go Cup 2014

Poland The Cognifide Go Cup 2014, a class B tournament, played from 25-10-2014 to 26-10-2014 in Poznan, Poland, was won by Stanislaw Frejlak 4d, second came Marcin Majka 3d and third was Bruno Walaszewski 2k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:14 Thu 30 October 2014



Brussels 2014

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Belgium The Brussels 2014, a class A tournament, played from 25-10-2014 to 26-10-2014 in Brussels, Belgium, was won by Vladimir Danek 5d (photo), second came Kim Ouweleen 4d and third was Olivier Drouot 3d

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:14 Thu 30 October 2014



Oulun Syksy 2014

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Finland The Oulun Syksy 2014, a class B tournament, played from 25-10-2014 to 26-10-2014 in Oulu, Finland, was won by Mikko Nevala 4d (photo), second came Mika Niskala 3d and third was Henri Schmidt 1k.

Result table.



placed by Newsbot at 14:13 Thu 30 October 2014



Istanbul City Tournament 2014/9

Turkey The Istanbul City Tournament 2014/9, a class C tournament, played on 25-10-2014 in Istanbul, Turkey, was won by Salih Ozkan Dursun 5k, second came Barkin Celebican 1d and third was Asgar Akbarov 10k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:13 Thu 30 October 2014



22nd Folka go-tournament 44-2014

Croatia The 22nd Folka go-tournament, a class C tournament, played on 25-10-2014 in Zagreb, Croatia, was won by Mladen Smud 1k, second came Nikola Primetica 3k and third was Vladimir Ribicic 17k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 14:13 Thu 30 October 2014



La Carboneria 44-2014

Spain The La Carboneria, a class C tournament, played on 18-10-2014 in Sevilla, Spain, was won by Jorge-Antonio Nunez 8k, second came Pedro Castillo 8k and third was Alvaro Gutierrez 13k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 20:15 Tue 28 October 2014



Pavol and Ali at the 11th Sankei tournament in Japan


Pro preliminaries 1st round:
Pavol Lisy 1p (B) vs. Yuki Satoshi 9p (W) W+8.5
Ali Jabarin 1p (B) vs. Saito Tadashi 8p (W) B+8.5

2nd round:
Ali Jabarin 1p (B) vs. Nakano Yasuhiro 9p (W) W+3.5


Pavol and Ali have both been eliminated from the Sankei tournament and they will go back to Beijing tomorrow. Their performance exceeded everyone's expectations, possibly even their own, and their Go has been acknowledged by the Japanese pros.
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Pavol, besides defeating Hashimoto in the friendship match, has won several games in study groups with young local professionals. According to their judgement, Pavol would have no problems (of age and of playing strength) starting a pro career at Kansai Ki-in. In the tournament, however, he faced one of the strongest pros of Japan, who is also currently a title-holder. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p7lg4n7LA4Q/VE5xJAQmX4I/AAAAAAAA8Yc/xg7eG0cF7UU/w751-h563-no/image.jpeg
Yuki Satoshi 9p defeated Pavol, albeit not without getting in trouble. After the game he admitted that Pavol was stronger than him at certain points in reading, but sometimes Pavol's direction is completely off. Yuki took the lead early on in the game, but to his surprise, Pavol fought back step by step. Eventually Pavol caught him off-guard and punished an overplay by killing a corner. Later, at the crucial moment, Pavol couldn't bring himself to make the game chaotic, much to Yuki's relief, and couldn't win the game anymore.
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Ali has not won any games yet in Japan and was generally considered not as strong as Pavol. For this tournament, however, he accumulated all his strength and achieved a complete victory against Saito Tadashi 8p. Perhaps Saito was nervous and concentrated excessively on the 3rd line throughout the game. Ali simply let him and took the centre, which was more than enough to win. In an interview, Ali admitted that he usually neglects the centre, but his opponent forced him to take it.
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And thus Ali advanced to the second round, where he faced Nakano Yasuhiro 9p, a player dreaded by many and strong enough to beat Yuki in 1 out of 3-4 games. Nakano exhibited his strength and got an early lead. However, in a Pavolesque fashion, Ali caught up and reclaimed the lead, maintaining it for a long time. The pros in the reviewing room started discussing the formalities if Ali qualified to the main rounds, as nobody was prepared for this. This possibility crumbled away step by step in endgame, when Ali started losing points here and there.

At that time, Pavol, who was watching pros analyising the endgame in Ali's game, came to the realisation that European Go, although good at comebacks after a disadvantageous fuseki, lacks an enormous part in endgame skills. He learned many many new endgames he had never seen before, and was particularly moved when Yuki asked him to review his 2nd round game with him.

Overall, Pavol and Ali enjoyed their trip to Japan a lot, as everyone treated them genuinely nicely. They left Japan very pleased, and sure to have left a long-lasting impression of European Go; they will focus more on endgame in their training in Beijing.

Article on the Sankei tournament in Japanese

placed by sandmann at 17:10 Mon 27 October 2014



Exchange Match Japan vs. Europe



Pavol Lisy 1p (W) vs. Hashimoto Kan 1p (B) W+Res
Ali Jabarin 1p (W) vs. Takashima Yugo 1p (B) B+5.5



Major newspapers are covering the exchange match between Pavol and Ali and young Japanese professionals from Kansai Ki-in. Many questions were asked and the press conference exhausted everyone involved.

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Pavol secured a lead early in the game, but it was an unreliably small lead that could be turned around easily. He succeeded, however, in cornering his opponent, Hashimoto, into the last byo-yomi period early on, but then he left ajar a fatal loophole that enabled Hashimoto to kill him. All the spectators and commentators believed the game to be over for Pavol and turned to Ali's game.

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Ali performed sub-par in fuseki, but caught up gradually in middle-game. The game became close and promising for Ali, but his opponent, Takashima, got the upper hand in endgame and Ali's defeat was a matter of time.

Suddenly everyone noticed that Hashimoto did not kill Pavol when he had the chance. This led to a close game, but Pavol's lead could not be overturned anymore and Hashimoto promptly resigned.

In the end the Japan-Europe exchange match resulted in a draw. Both the Japanese media and the Kansai Ki-in professionals were curious about European Go and watched the game closely.
Even Yuki Satoshi 9p attended the games to spy on his opponent in the upcoming

11th Sankei tournament. In this tournament, 8 pros and 8 amateurs will qualify independently to the final rounds. In the pro preliminaries, Pavol was paired by lottery against Yuki Satoshi 9p, and Ali will face Saito Tadashi 8p.

Mon 27 Oct 10:00 am in Japan (2:00 am CET/GMT+1)
Pavol 1p vs. Yuki Satoshi 9p
Ali 1p vs. Saito Tadashi 8p

(The links will lead you to kifus during and after the games)

placed by sandmann at 20:38 Thu 23 October 2014



Silesian Cup 43-2014

Poland The Silesian Cup, a class B tournament, played on 18-10-2014 in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, was won by Andrzej Zyzak 3d, second came Jonasz Wojtylak 14k and third was Bogdan Kruk 4k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Wed 22 October 2014



Krasnojarsk Championship 43-2014

Russia The Krasnojarsk Championship, a class B tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Krasnojarsk, Russia, was won by Kirill Denisov 4d, second came Pavel Pristupa 4d and third was Vitalij Radnaev 1d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Wed 22 October 2014



Indis (Inter-District Tournament) 43-2014

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Netherlands The Indis (Inter-District Tournament), a class A tournament, played from 04-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Amstelveen, Netherlands, was won by Zeno van Ditzhuijzen 5d (photo), second came Rudi Verhagen 4d and third was Rene Aaij 4d

Result table.


placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Wed 22 October 2014



Cup of Japan Ambassador 43-2014

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Russia The Cup of Japan Ambassador, a class A tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Moscow, Russia, was won by Grigorij Fionin 6d, second came Natalia Kovaleva 5d (photo) and third was Dmytro Yatsenko 5d.

Result table.


placed by Newsbot at 00:22 Tue 21 October 2014



Championship of Samara Regoin Under 12 43-2014

Russia The Championship of Samara Regoin Under 12, a class B tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Toljatti, Russia, was won by Ivan Peshkov 10k, second came Semjon Gudkov 14k and third was Anastasia Semenova 16k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:22 Tue 21 October 2014



Championship of Samara Region 43-2014

Russia The Championship of Samara Region, a class B tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Toljatti, Russia, was won by Dmitrij Ertner 4k, second came Ilja Lazarev 2k and third was Leonid Bychkov 4k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Wed 22 October 2014



Open Porto 2014

Portugal The Open Porto 2014, a class A tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Lisboa, Portugal, was won by Cristovao Neto 1d, second came Pedro Carmona 2k and third was Pedro Pereira 1k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Tue 21 October 2014



Romanian National Youth Championship- Under 25 43-2014

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Romania The Romanian National Youth Championship- Under 25, a class A tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, was won by Mihai Valentin Serban 5d (photo), second came Darius Dobranis 1d and third was Flaviu Berbecariu 2k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Tue 21 October 2014



Muenchner Bierseidel 2014

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Germany The Muenchner Bierseidel 2014, a class A tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Muenchen, Germany, was won by Yi Chen 3d, second came Uwe Behnke 3d and third was Thomas Kettenring 3d (photo)

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Tue 21 October 2014



Norwegian Championship in Go - 18th-19th of October 2014

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Norway The Norwegian Championship in Go - 18th-19th of October 2014, a class A tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Oslo, Norway, was won by Jonas Egeberg 2d, second came Oystein Vestgaarden 3d and third was Paal Sannes 3d (photo)

Result table.



placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Tue 21 October 2014



First professional tournament for Pavol 1p and Ali 1p!

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Since the inauguration of Pavol Lisy 1p and Ali Jabarin 1p, the EGF professional system is raising the curiosity and support of the Go world. A very strong supporter, the Kansai Ki-in, has thus granted Pavol and Ali participation at the Sankei tournament in Japan, which will be the first professional tournament in their pro careers!

Furthermore, due to the attention the EGF pros are getting from Japanese media, Kansai Ki-in will organise an exchange match between Pavol and Ali and young Japanese pros, with a subsequent press conference.

You can watch the games live on the website of Kansai Ki-in!* Let's cheer for Pavol and Ali:)

Schedule:
Thu 23 Oct 12:30 pm in Japan (5:30 am CEST/GMT+2)
Exchange matches between Japan and Europe

Pavol 1p vs. Hashimoto Kan 1p
Ali 1p vs. Takashima Yugo 1p

Mon 27 Oct 10:00 am in Japan (2:00 am CET/GMT+1)
Sankei tournament

Pavol 1p vs. Yuki Satoshi 9p
Ali 1p vs. Saito Tadashi 8p

*The links will work when the games are being played. Click (クリック) the long link between the pictures of the players. After the games, kifus will be provided on the website.



placed by sandmann at 14:58 Mon 20 October 2014



Mikulov Tournament 43-2014

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Czech Republic The Mikulov Tournament, a class A tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Mikulov, Czech Republic, was won by Ondrej Kachyna 2d (photo), second came Petr Cipra 3d and third was Ondrej Kruml 5d

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 03:17 Mon 20 October 2014



37. Belgrade Open 42-2014

Serbia The 37. Belgrade Open, a class A tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Belgrade, Serbia, was won by Lazar Manojlovic 5d, second came Dragan Dubakovic 3d and third was Mihailo Jacimovic 3d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 20:33 Sun 19 October 2014



Turniej o Puchar Burmistrza 42-2014

Poland The Turniej o Puchar Burmistrza, a class A tournament, played from 18-10-2014 to 19-10-2014 in Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland, was won by Jan Fraczak 1k, second came Pawel Fraczak 2k and third was Kamil Konieczny 5k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 20:32 Sun 19 October 2014



40 Turniej w VI LO 42-2014

Poland The 40 Turniej w VI LO, a class C tournament, played on 18-10-2014 in Bydgoszcz, Poland, was won by Robert Oczkowski 4k, second came Cezary Malkiewicz 15k and third was Mateusz Chojnacki 1d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 20:32 Sun 19 October 2014



Tenuki 2014

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Slovenia The Tenuki 2014, a class C tournament, played from 04-10-2014 to 05-10-2014 in Fiesa, Slovenia, was won by Dusan Milavec 5k, second came Rado Pintar 1d and third was Anna Marconi 11k (photo)

Result table.



placed by Newsbot at 20:32 Sun 19 October 2014



Slovenian Championship 2014

Slovenia The Slovenian Championship 2014, a class A tournament, played from 03-10-2014 to 05-10-2014 in Fiesa, Slovenia, was won by Leon Matoh 5d, second came Timotej Suc 3d and third was Gregor Butala 5d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 20:30 Sun 19 October 2014



Club Tournament 42-2014

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Russia The Club Tournament, a class B tournament, played from 25-09-2014 to 16-10-2014 in Moscow, Russia, was won by Andrej Cheburakhov 5d (photo), second came Sofia Mazlova 2d and third was Vadim Khavin 4d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 20:30 Sun 19 October 2014




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