By Viktor Lin | Reviews | 07.09.2016 20:59 | Views: 1030
A little known event concerning European Go happened at the SportAccord World Mind Games that took place in December 2013: In the Men's Team Division, Ilya Shikshin 7d (now 1p) defeated the #1 player of Taiwan, Wang Yuanjun 6p (now 9p). Even though Team Europe lost the match, with Fan Hui 2p being defeated by former world champion Zhou Junxun 9p (by 0,5) and Pavol Lisy 6d (now 1p) by Lin Junyan 6p (now 7p), Ilya's victory against the holder of several Taiwanese titles marked a memorable milestone in European Go.This article will outline the highlights of the game between Ilya and Wang Yuanjun 6p.
After that, Ilya played flawlessly. Wang Yuanjun 6p did not have enough ko-threats to win the last half-point ko, and finally Ilya won this game by 0,5.