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Championship of Novouralsk 16-2015

Russia The Championship of Novouralsk, a class A tournament, played from 04-04-2015 to 05-04-2015 in Novouralsk, Russia, was won by Sergej Sonin 2d, second came Andrej Barys 1k and third was Mikhail Fominykh 2k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 18:07 Sat 18 April 2015



Braila under 10 club tournament- final 2015

Romania The Braila under 10 club tournament- final 2015, a class C tournament, played on 16-04-2015 in Braila, Romania, was won by Victor Cristian Vasiloanca-Smirnov 15k, second came Mihai Matei 17k and third was Daniel Pascu 16k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Sat 18 April 2015



11. Landesverbandsmeisterschaft Brandenburg-Sachsen-Thueringen, Gruppe B 16-2015

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Germany The 11. Landesverbandsmeisterschaft Brandenburg-Sachsen-Thueringen, Gruppe B, a class A tournament, played on 11-04-2015 in Leipzig, Germany, was won by David Schimmel 4k, second came Andreas Ebert 5k (photo) and third was Gregor Semmler 7k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Sat 18 April 2015



11. Landesverbandsmeisterschaft Brandenburg-Sachsen-Thueringen, Gruppe A 16-2015

13062412Germany The 11. Landesverbandsmeisterschaft Brandenburg-Sachsen-Thueringen, Gruppe A, a class A tournament, played on 11-04-2015 in Leipzig, Germany, was won by Manja Marz 4d (photo), second came Lena Gauthier 1d and third was Steffen Ruehlemann 1d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Sat 18 April 2015



Championship of South Federal District 16-2015

Russia The Championship of South Federal District, a class B tournament, played from 11-04-2015 to 12-04-2015 in Krasnodar, Russia, was won by Alexandr Kirillov 2d, second came Igor Chumakov 2d and third was Ivan Pesockij 3k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Sat 18 April 2015



Championship of Karelia Under 16 16-2015

Russia The Championship of Karelia Under 16, a class B tournament, played from 11-04-2015 to 12-04-2015 in Petrozavodsk, Russia, was won by Roman Eremeev 6k, second came Evgenij Kosticin 10k and third was Alexej Zakharov 10k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Sat 18 April 2015



Championship of Far East Federal District Under 16 16-2015

Russia The Championship of Far East Federal District Under 16, a class B tournament, played from 04-04-2015 to 05-04-2015 in Khabarovsk, Russia, was won by Artem Tingajkin 11k, second came Sergej She 11k and third was Andrej Bindjukov 13k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Fri 17 April 2015



Championship of Far East Federal District Under 12 16-2015

Russia The Championship of Far East Federal District Under 12, a class B tournament, played from 04-04-2015 to 05-04-2015 in Khabarovsk, Russia, was won by Sofia Zabolotnaja 11k, second came Andrej Makarov 11k and third was Sergej Voronov 13k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:21 Fri 17 April 2015



Youth Championship of Tatarstan, Top Group 16-2015

Russia The Youth Championship of Tatarstan, Top Group, a class C tournament, played on 05-04-2015 in Kazan, Russia, was won by Andzhej Khafizov 6k, second came Vladimir Syrachev 14k and third was Beata Zernovaja 11k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Thu 16 April 2015



Youth Championship of Tatarstan, 1st Group 16-2015

Russia The Youth Championship of Tatarstan, 1st Group, a class C tournament, played on 05-04-2015 in Kazan, Russia, was won by Amir Fakhrutdinov 13k, second came Ilja Andronov 16k and third was Ajnur Gajnutdinov 20k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Thu 16 April 2015



Youth Championship of Tatarstan, 2nd Group 16-2015

Russia The Youth Championship of Tatarstan, 2nd Group, a class C tournament, played on 05-04-2015 in Kazan, Russia, was won by Fedor Poryvaev 14k, second came Karim Valeev 16k and third was Arman Bikbulatov 20k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Thu 16 April 2015



Club Tournament 16-2015

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Russia The Club Tournament, a class B tournament, played on 05-04-2015 in Kazan, Russia, was won by Igor Nemlij 6d (photo), second came Timur Jakaev 6k and third was Sergej Lucenko 12k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Thu 16 April 2015



Championship of Karelia Under 12 16-2015

Russia The Championship of Karelia Under 12, a class B tournament, played from 04-04-2015 to 05-04-2015 in Petrozavodsk, Russia, was won by Anna Chernova 13k, second came Artem Dolganov 14k and third was Daniil Otchiev 16k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Thu 16 April 2015



Trofeo Milano 2015 terza tappa

Italy The Trofeo Milano 2015 terza tappa, a class C tournament, played from 08-04-2015 to 11-04-2015 in Milano, Italy, was won by Andrea Failli 9k, second came Paolo Montrasio 1k and third was Francesco Marigo 4d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:22 Wed 15 April 2015



Rennes tournament 16-2015

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France The Rennes tournament, a class A tournament, played from 04-04-2015 to 05-04-2015 in Guitte, France, was won by Mathieu Delli-Zotti 3d, second came Tanguy Le Calve 6d (photo) and third was Alban Granger 2d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:22 Wed 15 April 2015



Kagawa Tripla - 19x19 Foverseny 16-2015

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Hungary The Kagawa Tripla - 19x19 Foverseny, a class B tournament, played on 11-04-2015 in Hotel Novotel, Hungary, was won by Dominik Boviz 4d (photo), second came Matyas Kende 4k and third was Renato Toelgyesi 2d.

Result table.

placed by HW9x9 at 15:53 Tue 14 April 2015



GO Open Plzen 2015

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Czech Republic The GO Open Plzen 2015, a class A tournament, played from 11-04-2015 to 12-04-2015 in Plzen, Czech Republic, was won by Lukas Podpera 6d (photo), second came Zeno van Ditzhuijzen 5d and third was Petr Cipra 3d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Tue 14 April 2015



Bochumer Sprosse 2015

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Germany The Bochumer Sprosse 2015, a class C tournament, played on 11-04-2015 in Bochum, Germany, was won by Malte Weiss 3d, second came Tashi Walde 2d and third was Matthias Terwey 4d (photo)

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Tue 14 April 2015



Torneo di Bassano 2015 - Yama no Kaze 6

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Italy The Torneo di Bassano 2015 - Yama no Kaze 6, a class A tournament, played from 11-04-2015 to 12-04-2015 in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, was won by Julian van Den Busken 1d (photo), second came Claudiu Melenco 1k and third was Niccolo Sgaravatti 1d

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Tue 14 April 2015



Oulun Kevat 2015

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Finland The Oulun Kevat 2015, a class B tournament, played from 11-04-2015 to 12-04-2015 in Oulu, Finland, was won by Janne Kosso 4d (photo), second came Mikko Nevala 4d and third was Matti Vaataja 1k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Tue 14 April 2015



Boltigen Teamhaus Go Tournament 2015

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Switzerland The Boltigen Teamhaus Go Tournament 2015, a class A tournament, played from 10-04-2015 to 12-04-2015 in Boltigen, Switzerland, was won by Armel-David Wolff 4d, second came John Walch 4d and third was David Cho 4d.
(photo Viktor Bogdanov 3d place 5 of 25)

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Tue 14 April 2015



43rd Paris International Tournament 16-2015

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France The 43rd Paris International Tournament, a class A tournament, played from 04-04-2015 to 06-04-2015 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, was won by Young-Sam Kim 8d (photo), second came Junfu Dai 8d and third was Motoki Noguchi 7d

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:14 Tue 14 April 2015



Hilversum Denkt (Hilversum Mind Sports Day) Go Tournament 2015

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Netherlands The Hilversum Denkt (Hilversum Mind Sports Day) Go Tournament 2015, a class C tournament, played on 11-04-2015 in Hilversum, Netherlands, was won by Alex Ketelaars 2d (photo), second came Sjoerd Koolen 2d and third was Olivier Boas 2d.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:13 Sun 12 April 2015



499th Velika Gorica weekend go-tournament 15-2015

Croatia The 499th Velika Gorica weekend go-tournament, a class B tournament, played on 11-04-2015 in Velika Gorica, Croatia, was won by Mladen Smud 1k, second came Nikola Primetica 3k and third was Vladimir Ribicic 15k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 15:13 Sun 12 April 2015



Jerusalem Passover Tournament 2015 and guess the next move competition

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Israel The Jerusalem Passover Tournament 2015, a class B tournament, played from 08-04-2015 to 09-04-2015 in Korean Culture Center, Israel, was won by Ofer Zivony 4d (photo), who won also the "guess the next move" competion that was held during the Grand Slam in Berlin with a payout of 1000 VIP-points, second came Jonathan Lidor 5d and third was Tal Michaeli 3d

Result table.

placed by HW9x9 at 00:42 Fri 10 April 2015



Braila under 8 club tournament- final 2015

Romania The Braila under 8 club tournament- final 2015, a class C tournament, played on 04-04-2015 in Braila, Romania, was won by Andrei David Decu 15k, second came Mihai Matei 18k and third was Dragos Boldeanu 18k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 00:44 Wed 08 April 2015



6. China Cup Berlin 15-2015


Germany The 6. China Cup Berlin, a class A tournament, played from 04-04-2015 to 06-04-2015 in Berlin, Germany, was won by Chi-Min Oh 7d (photo), second came Catalin Taranu 7d and third was Cornel Burzo 6d

Result table.
photos day 1
photos day 2
photos day 3

placed by Newsbot at 16:05 Tue 07 April 2015



Nordic Championship 2015

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Finland The Nordic Championship 2015, a class A tournament, played from 03-04-2015 to 05-04-2015 in Turku, Finland, was won by Tuomas Hella 4d (photo), second came Juuso Nyyssonen 5d and third was Jesse Savo 4d

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 16:05 Tue 07 April 2015



Kvity Sakury 15-2015

Ukraine The Kvity Sakury, a class B tournament, played from 28-03-2015 to 29-03-2015 in Odesa-Kharkiv, Ukraine, was won by Yevhen Kolodin 3k, second came Valerii Liverinov 1k and third was Dmytro Vasyliev 11k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 16:04 Tue 07 April 2015



Istanbul City Tournament 2015/7

Turkey The Istanbul City Tournament 2015/7, a class C tournament, played on 04-04-2015 in Istanbul, Turkey, was won by Mustafa Morca 2k, second came Mete Tuluhan Akbulut 1k and third was Barkin Celebican 3k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 16:05 Mon 06 April 2015



Braila under 10 club tournament- qualification 2015

Romania The Braila under 10 club tournament- qualification 2015, a class C tournament, played on 04-04-2015 in Braila, Romania, was won by Victor Cristian Vasiloanca-Smirnov 15k, second came Daniel Pascu 16k and third was Andrei David Decu 15k.

Result table.

placed by Newsbot at 16:05 Mon 06 April 2015



Grand Slam Berlin - - - FINAL - - -


So, the Grand Slam FINAL would be between Buddha Mateusz Surma 1p (photo left)

and

The Killer Ilia Shikshin 1p
(photo below)


Nigiri was won by Ilia, who chose white.

The game was being played in a special prepaired room which reflected the function of the building (the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin, Germany).
Where Mateusz started with making solid territory, Ilia focussed on creating strong groups.

Both players were 100% focussed during the whole match.
There was no disturbence, beside me, there were no visitors, as they played on a different floor.Meanwhile there were some other (smaller) finals. The battle for places 7 and 8 was between Andrii Kravets 6d and Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p; for places 5 and 6 Artem kachenovskyii 6d and Pavol Lisy 1p were battleing.

Andrii Kravets made (according to me....) a hudge error when he played move 65, an atari to 2 non-cutting stones. Ofcourse played alexandre tenuki, took the lead with that move and never gave it away again.

Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p(w) vs Andrii Kravets 6d W+ 1 stone and 3 quarters

In the game between Pavol Lisy 1p and Artem Kachanovskyii it was also black (Artem) who early in the game made a slack move and was never again given the possibilty to come back......

Pavol Lisy 1p(w) vs Artem Kachnovskyii 6d W+ 2 stones and 3 quartersThird place would still bring a big paycheck (2.500 euro) so one would expect an intense game, both players going all the way........but when you replay one can only wonder what was wrong with Cristian Pop 7d as he looked not for a moment in control. Especially move 58 when he attached a stone, where attacking from a distance and playing it in a grand style (yet he is known as Poppi Grande) would strategicly be the right path, looked uninspired. Soon he was too far behind...

Ali Jabarin 1p(w) vs Cristian Pop 7d W+RBack to board 1.....would white also win here or would black honour the statistics?

As European players are not experienced playing under Chinese rules the 7.5 komi (actually 3 stones and 3 quarters) for white is putting (way too much) pressure on black which makes the black-player start inresponseble actions.

In a way this was very true in this game as Mateusz feld he was behind and so he started to play aggressive.
Ilia did not get frightened and when the storm was over all his groups were having 2 eyes, while several of black groups did not....Those who followed the live video stream on EuroGoTV saw the scene above, where Mateusz stopped the clock.

Grand Slam Champion 2015 is Ilia Shikshin 1p Russia
Runner-up is Mateusz Surma 1p PolandIs Go becoming a big money businesss?Many thanks to all the organizers, volenteers, the Chinese Cultural Center, but also to the viewers for making this the tournament it was.

All results
photos day 1
photos day 2
photos day 3
photos day 4 (the final)

placed by HW9x9 at 08:11 Mon 06 April 2015



Grand Slam Berlin - - - Semi Finals - - -

As the day before, first were the pairings made by a small lottery.

The fixtures were:

Ali jabarin 1p
Cristian Pop 7d
Andrii Kravets 6d
Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p
vs
vs
vs
vs
Mateusz Surma 1p
Ilia Shikshin 1p
Artem Kachanovskyii 6d
Pavol Lisy 1p
So, the pairings were made, and now the nigiri had to be done.

It was funny to see that on board 1 and 2 (the 4 players that still could become champion) the players had to change side of the board.

This was done for us, the viewers, as it is white its right to have the clock on his right sides hand.

On board 3 Artem Kachnovskyii 6d met fellow Ukraine country man Andrii Kravets 6d.

They have a long history playing eachother and until now Artem won almost all of these encounters.

But...where Artem went to university to ensure a decent life after his Go-carriere, Andrii did all his eggs in one basket and went to China for extra Go-study.

So, it became close.....how close? VERY close!
By accident i witnessed the crusual part of the game.

Artem, in his unique way of playing was ahead, but in a way that he could not enlarge his territory. He could only consolidate and prevent Andrii to gain points.

Andrii also could not really enlarge his territory, but there was some potential to take away some of Artems points.

So, just as i looked he made a jump in Artems land, but this stone could be cut. Artem looked up to Andrii for a split second and in my imagination he was thinking "all this training and still making these mistakes in reading just as always"......and he cutted the stone.

Andrii lifted up!
This was the mistake by Artem he was waiting for and after re-examing all variations he now entered Artems territory from a other directions. This move could also be cut!

Artem (and me^^) started to think.....his face turned red.......his head started to shaking "no".....and he thought even longer, then he made the obious move.

Andrii extended his stone, peeping 2 important connections at the same time. Now even i could see it....Artem had to save some 5 stones, and lost at least 8-10 points territory.

So how close got it? Ofcourse 0.5! But for Artem!On board 4 Pavol Lisy 1p, who still did not sign his sponsor contract with Andrelon, but clearly acts as a role model for future European pros had to fight with "old" pro Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p, who the day before managed to give away a sure win, mainly (in my opinion) because of his nerves and or espectations during the game.

Alexandre was not recoverd.......the game ended in a win by time for Pavol, but it could have ended by resignation by either player a lot earlyer, as many groups died and lived again.....The first game that came to an end was board 2, where the last amature Cristian Pop 7d had to face Ilia The Killer Shikshin 1p.

Ilia started by taking 1/4 of the board by sacreficing another corner(and oh, what a beautiful aji was left there! You should remember this shape) and setting up 2 small groups to prevent Cristian to level in territory.

Cristian ofcourse did not want to lose without a fight and tried a splitting attack on the 2 relatively weak black groups.

The Killer lived up to his name as he left both these groups without 2 eyes, and incircled the splitting white group instead and with blacks last move, which made a big 5 space eye(8 liberties) it was clear the 2 black groups killed the white one.

First Finalist: Ilia The Killer Shikshin 1p
Fighting for place 3 and 4: Cristian Pop 7d (photo below)So, this is leaving us board 1, the longest game as usual...^^

How to comment this game....?

First of all, ofcourse i am not strong enought to even comment on any of the played games, so please forgive me if i rate it all wrong.

As i see it, it was Ali all the way. Mateusz, holding the black stones, had very soon 6 small groups, none of them with any potential to grow.......

Ali however, had splitting attacks going, huge moyo in the center.......in fact everyhing you could ask for....


And the game ended by Ali resinating because he wanted too much and the "dead stones" of Mateusz in the center killed Ali's cutting stones...

Second finalist: Buddha Mateusz Surma 1p
Fighting for place 3 and 4: Ali Jabarin 1p (photo below)


placed by HW9x9 at 00:30 Mon 06 April 2015




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