By Tony Claasen | News | 26.07.2017 20:49
The first EGF Newsletter has been delivered to almost 200 subscribers worldwide.  Read more...
By Jana Hricova | News | 18.07.2017 18:12 | Comments: 2
After the European Professional Qualification (EPQ) tournament had finished, the next day saw the Moyo Open tournament begin. All players in the EPQ also took part in the Moyo Open. They were joined by Pavol Lisy 1p and Mateusz Surma 1p, who had worked as commentators for the EPQ, the Mitic brothers, some top Czech players, and Schayan Hamrah from Austria. As a result, this edition of the tournament was one of the strongest ever held in its history. The MacMahon bar for the top group, which included 16 players, was set at the level of 5 dan.  Read more...
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 Jana Hricova | News | 11.07.2017 5:48 | Comments: 10
The answer will be known this Friday (14th July, 2017) evening.
Sixteen top European players encountered in three preliminary rounds of the European Pro Qualification tournament (EPQ later) in Vienna, from 15 to 16 June, 2017. Namely, Andrii Kravets and Bohdan Zhurakovskyi from Ukraine, Viktor Lin from Austria, Lukas Podpera from the Czech Republic, Cornel Burzo and Cristian Gabriel Pop from Romania, Rob van Zeijst from the Netherlands, Csaba Mero from Hungary, Jonas Welticke, Lukas Kramer and Benjamin Teuber from Germany, Oscar Vazquez from Spain, Tangue le Calve and Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia from France, Stanislaw Freljak from Poland and Timur Sankin from Russia. Eight of them managed to score two wins, thus qualified for a final stage of the EPQ which will be held in Pardubice, 13-14 July, 2017.  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 Laura Avram | International | 19.06.2017 16:08
The Vienna International Tournament took place on the 17th and 18th of June in the city's outskirts at one of Vienna's schools for tourism. Do you think that a beautiful Saturday would be enough to persuade the bravest of go players to go to the lake or next to the Danube to swim instead of coming to the go tournament? Only fools maybe! Over 60 players came to Vienna from all over Europe and didn't let themselves blinded by the beautiful illusion of summer. (And a good decision it was, since the rain decided to show them fools). The tournament started with the hope of the strong players to beat Kim Seong-Jin, who has been defeated only by Oh Chi Min since his arrival in Europe. Would anyone be successful?   Read more...
By Laura Avram | Articles | 16.06.2017 16:19 | Comments: 7
This year's tournament that will end a European go player's amateur career began this week in Vienna, Austria. 16 players took part in this first stage of the tournament, called the European Pro qualification 2017. The first 3 rounds have been played on the 15th and 16th June in a double-knock-out system. The 8 players qualified after this first stage will be playing a knock-out tournament in July in Pardubice to decide the new European Champion. But before jumping into the details, here is a brief history of the professional go system in Europe.  Read more...
By Tony Claasen | News | 13.06.2017 18:58
14 games of eurpoean topplayers to review.
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