European Pros

By Jana Hricova | European Pros | 16.07.2017 17:07
The fourth European Professional Qualification (EPQ) is finally over, and we have to say that this year the competition was extremely tough and very interesting.
The tournament started with a double knock-out phase (the three rounds of this phase were played in Vienna) and ended with a single knock-out phase (the three rounds of the final phase of the competition in Pardubice). The top sixteen European players were ordered according to their ratings at the beginning of the EPQ and a fold pairing system was used - that is the 1st seed is paired with the 16th, the 2nd with the 15th etc. Nevertheless, after two rounds the 2nd seed was eliminated, and the 3rd seed also failed to survive the first phase of the qualification competition. Moreover, both, seeds 1 and 4 each suffered one loss during the first phase which was played in Vienna, and as a result, we arrived at an interesting and unexpected pairing chart for the final phase of the qualification tournament in Pardubice.  Read more...
By Ali Jabarin | European Pros | 22.06.2017 12:15
Last week, for the first time, a European team participated in the Chinese C league...  Read more...
By Viktor Lin | European Pros | 26.03.2017 3:58 | Comments: 1
Artem Kachanovskyi 1p qualified for the 13th Sankei Cup main tournament through the pro preliminaries.
On Wednesday 29 March Artem will play 19-year-old amateur Miyagishi Reimei, a familiar face in Japan's go scene. The round starts at 12:30 Japanese time (05:30 Central European Summer Time) and you can follow the live broadcast on the Kansai Ki-in homepage.  Read more...
By Marika Dubiel | European Pros | 11.02.2017 12:04 | Comments: 10
Between the 8th and 10th of February six European professionals fought for the title of the European Professional Go Champion in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Find out why this tournament was so special, how to become a European professional go player and, of course, who became the European Professional Go Champion this year.  Read more...
By Pavol Lisy | European Pros | 09.03.2016 11:56 | Comments: 2
Artem Kachanovskyi made it to be the 5th EGF Professional and the only one certified by EGF in 2016. Artem won all his 5 games in the 3rd European Professional Qualification.Artem will become 1 dan Professional officially on 1st of April 2016. There will be a small ceremony at the Grand Slam in Berlin at end of April. In 2017, EGF will certify 1 professional again.
By Pavol Lisy | European Pros | 06.03.2016 13:36
Only 2 players are left in the 3rd European Professional Qualification and only one of them will become an EGF Professional this year. We already know that the professional title goes to Ukraine.  Read more...
By Pavol Lisy | European Pros | 04.03.2016 14:28
The 1st round of The 3rd European Professional Qualification in Baden-Baden has just finished.
16 players are playing a double-knockout to decide who will be the 5th EGF Professional.
You can find a game commentary of a surprise in round 1.   Read more...
By Tony Atkins | European Pros | 15.12.2015 15:03 | Comments: 2
The EGF and RGF have announced the first championship for European Professionals. All professionals with the passport of an EGF member country can take part, regardless of whether they have EGF or oriental professional accreditation. Top prize is 1000 euro!  Read more...
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