CEGO Online Training 2014

This online training is part of the Pre Pro League. Its goal is to give online training to the students who have been in Bejing for half a year, you can read more about it on Benjamin Teuber's Blog. To give some training possibility to other players who will participate in the European Pro Qualification starting in Strasbourg in May the number of participants has been increased up to 16. The first round was played between 8 players to figure out the league division and now 5 series will be played with an A and B league with 6 players each. The top player of league B will replace the weakest player of League A after each completed league. It can happen that two players will move up in case one of the players in league A pauses and also league B can get increased to 8 or even 10 players.

League A League B Schedule Rules Teachers Players Archive

League A ~ 5th Series ~ 2nd–13th June

# Nick ZB VL MS Zv Won Lost
1 CEGO 3 0
2 Sandmann 1 2
3 drakula 1 1
4 MrZNF 0 2
ordered by initial line up

The pairings / results of the 3 rounds:

Round #1: drakula vs CEGO MrZNF vs Sandmann
Round #2: CEGO vs Sandmann MrZNF vs drakula
Round #3: CEGO vs MrZNF drakula vs Sandmann

League B ~ 5th Series ~ 2nd–13th June

# Nick RC DM AJ BT LP Won Lost
1 RemiC 2 2
2 shinobi90 1 1
3 avtikh 1 0
4 Ahamay Forfeit 1 1
5 Lukan Forfeit 1 2
ordered by initial line up

The pairings / results of the 5 rounds:

Round #1: avtikh vs Lukan RemiC vs Ahamay shinobi90 has a bye.
Round #2: shinobi90 vs Lukan Ahamay vs avtikh RemiC has a bye.
Round #3: shinobi90 vs Ahamay avtikh vs RemiC Lukan has a bye.
Round #4: RemiC vs shinobi90 Ahamay vs Lukan +Forfeit avtikh has a bye.
Round #5: shinobi90 vs avtikh RemiC vs Lukan Ahamay has a bye.


19th–28th March: Division games (assigning players <-> leagues)

1st series: 31st March–11th April (no games on 8th April)
2nd series: 14th–25th April (no games on Easter)
3rd series: 28th April–9th May (no games on 29th April)
4th series: 12th–21st May (PGETC games on 13th and 20th)

23rd–25th May: 1st round CEGO Pro Qualification at the Strasbourg Tournament
29th May–1st June: 2nd round CEGO Pro Qualification at the Amsterdam Tournament

5th series: 2nd–13th June (no games 6th–9th Kido-Cup Hamburg)

16th–20th June: Power-week in Vienna (special teaching for participants of the Pre Pro League only)

20th–22nd June: 3rd Round CEGO Pro Qualification at the Vienna Tournament

Rules / Guidelines

All games will be played on KGS in the public room "Euro Dream Team". Default start-time 20:00 CEST.
Lessons are held in the afternoon in the private room "CEGO Ge Academy", start-time for the lessons is 14:00 CEST.
Chinese rules, 7.5 Komi
60 minutes basic time per player, canadian byoyomi 15 moves in 5 minutes
First player in a pairing gets white stones. If it says "Cornel vs miao" then Cornel is white. Black should open the game setup window.
The winner reports his win by uploading the sgf file on this page.
Tiebreaker is the initial order (seeding) of the league.


Name : Zhao Baolong
Nationality : China
EGF Rank : 2P
Hello everybody. My name is Zhao Baolong. I'm from China, 19 years old and I'm a professional 2 dan Go player. I started learning Go when I was around 6. I've been a professional Go player since 2008.
Learning Go is extremely good for everyone. By learning this game we can get a lot of excellent experience. I really enjoy sharing my Go knowledge. If I can help you to improve, I'll be very happy!
Name : Li Ting
Nationality : China
EGF Rank : 1P
KGS Nick : LiTing
Hello, I am Ting :)
Born in Beijing, I became Pro in Kansai-Kiin.
Since 2008 I am living in Vienna.
Currently I am also an executive board member of the EGF.
I will play some games in the PPLP, and will assist Zhao Baolong 2P during teaching. Hope all of you will enjoy and improve!


Name : Ilya Shikshin
Nationality : Russia
EGF Rank : 7D
KGS Nick : roln111
I am 23. I am a student.
I started playing go when i was 5 in 1995.
My most notable results:
Five times champion of Russia in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Three times champion of Europe in 2007, 2010, 2011
Two times winner of European Team Championship in 2011, 2012
Winner of European PairGo Championship in 2013
Name : Pavol Lisy
Nationality : Slovakia
EGF Rank : 7D
KGS Nick : cheater
Hello, my name is Pavol Lisy. I was born in Slovakia, but my first language I learnt was Hungarian.
My mother was Hungarian, my father comes from Slovakia. Recently I speak 3 languages: Slovak, Hungarian and English.
When I was 4 years old I started to collect lids from beers. When I was 5 years old, I had already thousands of them. The most were white and brown. One day I was playing with them, and my father saw me. He remembered one game, which he was taught at the University. We made a board from paper and started to put lids on it. That's how I learnt to play Go. It is already 13 years.
Except Go, I study on a high school in a math class. I will probably finish the school next year. I also do sports, such as basketball or football. But the best game I ever played is Go. Go is my life.
My best achievments :
4 times Slovak Champion (2010,2011,2012,2013)
2 times European U20 Champion (2011,2013)
3rd place at EGC 2012
2nd place at EGC 2013
Name : Cornel Burzo
Nationality : Romania
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : Cornel
My name is Gheorghe Cornel Burzo and I was born may 3rd 1980 in Bistrita, a small town located in the north of Romania.
I came across the game of Go for the first time at age of 10 when my grandfather bought a Go game set for me and my 2 brothers as a X-mas present but we couldn't really understand the rules from the flyer inside the box so I found the game boring and quit after trying a few 9x9 games..
Few years later I moved with my family in a bigger city Baia Mare also in the north of Romania and in 1993-1994 I started to join a local Go club which was ran by a 2kyu physics teacher Florin Berciu and once I got to learn the rules correctly I found the game fascinating and addictive and since then I took part in 220 go tournaments worldwide since 1996. You can check my player stats here.
Among the numerous tourneys played in Europe, Usa and Asia I can mention a few notable results such as winning the National Championship in Romania in 2004, 2011, 3rd and 4th place in the European Championship in 2003, 2010 respectively and 5th place in the World Championship in 2008.
As a recent tourney success I won the British Go Congress in march 2014.
I got promoted to 6dan player egf in 2003 and besides playing many tournaments I've been very active as an online player on servers like IGS, KGS, since 2000 when I also started to teach online which is pretty much my main job. I am also studying pro games and playing often on tygembaduk and wbaduk servers.
My hobbies are tennis, ski and poker !
Name : Mateusz Surma
Nationality : Poland
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : drakula
My name is Mateusz Surma, I am 18 years old high-school student. Currently living in a small Polish village - Dzimierz. I started to play go, when I was 6 and half (my dad taught me). At the age of nearly 14 I came first time to baduk school to Korea, I was going there a few times for about 3 months each, totally I was in Korea 2 years and 5 months (studying in King's Baduk Dojang, Yang-Jae Ho Dojang and Choong-Am Dojang). I managed to win European Youth Championships 3 times (in 2006 u12, in 2010 and 2011 u16). Last year I was 3rd in European Championships. After high-school I would like to go to university to the faculty of aviation and cosmonautics and become a pilot (and of course go-pro).
Name : Ali Jabarin
Nationality : Israel
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : OohAah
I'm a 20 year old engineering student from Tel-Aviv, I started playing go 8 years ago when a friend told me about the game, after playing online for a while I started going to tournaments, my most notable achievements were winning the European youth(U18) championship and placing top 10 in the EGC a couple times.
Other than go my hobbies have been playing the guitar(badly), reading (i work on and off in a bookstore) and playing other games like poker.
I hope that 50 years from now i will still be playing this game.
Name : Jan Simara
Nationality : Czechia
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : flashback
My name is Jan Simara. I was born 1985 in Czech republic. At the age of 6 I started to play chess as my whole family. When I was 14 I saw Go in a Chess camp where few Go players were too. I was very fascinated by this game but even I wanted so, I didn't start to play it seriously, because it was too big step for me at the time. But 2 years later I finally left chess and started to play Go! I improved rapidly until i reached 3-2kyu, after that i had quite a hard time (most propably because I was too agressive).
All of a sudden, I got the book called "Invincible" (the games of Shusaku) so I started to replay his games and read the comments. I was very suprised how he could win many of his games by calm moves. Since that time I stopped to play overplays and tried to play "ordinary", then I improved quite fast again. I replayed this book more than twice and after that I also studied other parts of the game. About 2009 me and Ondrej Silt 6d lived in same city, so we arranged meetings quite often and have played hundreds of games which gave me great experience and knowledge. After all I reached european 6.dan rank.
Year 2012 was very successful for me, I finished my university studies and won European championship! However it was very hard to live just from playing Go in Europe, so I had to look for a regular job or figure out any other way to get money. I started to study Poker and in the end of 2013 I got a job as a programmer and thats what I do until now. Obviously my shape in Go went quite down, because there is not much time to study Go.
With this new CEGO projects, it seems there might be real pro system in Europe. If I get a chance, Im ready to work hard again. So lets see how it goes :).
2008, China (Peking), World Mind Sports - team tournament 5-8 place
2011, Japan (Tokyo), Students World Championship - 7th place
2011, China (Peking), SportAccord World Mind Games - team EU 6th place
2012, Germany (Bonn), European championschip - 1st place
Name : Andrij Kravets
Nationality : Ukraine
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : Wichmaster
1999 - started to play
2002 - 1st place, Youth Go Championship in category under 12, Prague
(Czech Republic)
2006 - Become 4 dan
2008 - Become 5 dan
2008 - Represent Ukraine in 1st World Mind Sports, Beijing (China)
2010 - 2nd place in Ukrainian Championship (High League), Kyiv(Ukraine)
2011, 2012, 2013 - third place in the European Team championship
2012 - Become 6 dan
2012 - 3rd place in 5th Shusaku Cup, Targu Mures (Romania)
2012 - 3rd place in European Iwamoto Memorial, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2012 - 1st place In Ukrainian Championship (High League), Kyiv(Ukraine)
Name : Viktor Lin
Nationality : Austria
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : Sandmann
I am a 22 years old student living in Vienna. I speak Austrian German, Austrian English and Taiwanese Mandarin, and I'm currently learning French.
When I was around 12 years old, I found the Manga Hikaru no Go. My father happened to know this game, so he taught me Go, with the same board we used to play Gomoku with.
Today I am part of the Austrian Go Federation team as their secretary and also a KGS junior admin.
notable achievements: Austrian champion 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013
Name : Fredrik Blomback
Nationality : Sweden
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : Fredda
Hello, my name is Fredrik Blomback and I was born in 1991 and started playing Go in 2005. My favorite thing about Go is that there is endless possibilities and several correct ways to play the game. I became EGF 1d in 2007 and EGF 6d in 2011. I won the Swedish championship four times and the Nordic championship once in 2008.
I'm currently majoring in economics at Stockholm Business School, and I will complete my studies 2015. Outside of Go, my favorite hobby is playing but especially watching football. My favorite team is Juventus, which I have supported since I was a kid.
Name : Lukáš Podpera
Nationality : Czechia
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : Lukan
My name is Lukas Podpera and I'm 19 years old and this year I graduate from high school. I learned Go from my father at the age of 7. Soon after that, Go became the main part of my life. Except Go I also do cycling or playing football. I got promoted to 6-dan at the end of last year. I have been studying in China for two months in 2010 and two times in Korea for one month in 2012 and 2013. With CEGO project I got a big chance to realise my dream which is to become pro.
My best results:
Czech Champion 2013, Czech Vice-Champion 2011
European Youth Champion U20 2012 and 2014
European Team Chmapion 2013
11th place on World Amateur Championship 2012
6th place on World Youth Championship 2010
Name : Dusan Mitic
Nationality : Serbia
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : shinobi90
Started to play go from 1997
Serbian youth 1st place 2005,2006,2007,2008
European youth 2nd place 2007
Serbian championship 1st place 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Serbian individual cup 1st place 2011, 2012, 2013
European Go Congres, 7th place 2011 , 8th place 2013
European team championship 2nd place 2008, 2009, 2010
Name : Benjamin Teuber
Nationality : Germany
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : Ahamay
I am a 30 year old computer scientist from Hamburg and love playing Go since I was 12. I work as a software developer for Pandanet IGS. Since being 14, I often visited Japan to learn from Hans Pietsch and Chizu Kobayashi. With 20, I became Insei for a few months. I didn't study Go too much since then, besides two visits to Korean Baduk schools. In Germany, I'm a bit famous for becoming national vize champion 7 out of 8 years in a row, but never actually winning the title – yet....
Recently, I trained for half a year in China and got ambitious about Go again. I qualified in Beijing to participate in this year's pro qualification, and will certainly try my best to become the second German pro in history.
Name : Lukas Krämer
Nationality : Germany
EGF Rank : 6D
KGS Nick : miao
German youth-champ 2008, 2009 and 2010
European youth go championship 2011 (under 20) 3. place
German Champion 2013.
Name : Johannes Obenaus
Nationality : Germany
EGF Rank : 5D
KGS Nick : jogo
I'm a 22 years old student.
When I was a child, I was very lucky to meet Kalli Balduin, who showed me this great game.
Notable results:
3rd place German championship 2013
2nd place German championship 2012
3rd place German championship 2011
Name : Rémi Campagnie
Nationality : France
EGF Rank : 5D
KGS Nick : RemiC
My name is Rémi. I am 20yo, french 5D and I live in Montreal (Canada). I've been playing go for about 7 years. Because I don't live in Europe I don't have too many opportunities to play in european tournaments. However I love the competition in Europe. Go is much more developed in Europe compared to North America and I do all I can to come to Europe during summer to play as many tournaments as I can.
Distinctions :
2011 – 2nd place in French Championship (Dijon,France)
2012 – 17th place in 33rd World Amateur Go Championship (Guangzhou, China)
2012 – 6th place in World Mind Sport Games Go Youth under 21 (Lille, France)
Name : Zeno van Ditzhuijzen
Nationality : Netherlands
EGF Rank : 5D
KGS Nick : MrZNF
My name is Zeno van Ditzhuijzen. I am a Dutch, 23 year old 5 dan and I have been playing Go for about 5 years now. I learned the game when I was younger from my father and was lucky enough to have a small local Goclub in another school opposite of my own. I betrayed the Chessclub I was attending to become a member there and did so without regret. Sadly I quit playing after about half a year, but I rediscovered this game when I was 17 by stumbling upon the anime "Hikaru no Go". I remembered I played this game when I was younger and found the Kiseido Go Server to play Go online. Everything went from there. I've made a lot of friends, traveled the world, all because of this amazing game. Which to me, has become more than just a game, it has become a part of my life. And I expect it to stay that way.


League A ~ 4th Series ~ 12th–21st May

# Nick ZB AK Zv FB AJ DM Won Lost
1 CEGO 4 0
2 Wichmaster 3 1
3 MrZNF 3 2
4 Fredda 1 3
5 avtikh 0 2
6 shinobi90 0 3
ordered by initial line up

League B ~ 4th Series ~ 12th–21st May

# Nick VL BT RC JS Won Lost
1 Sandmann 2 1
2 Ahamay Forfeit 2 1
3 RemiC 1 2
4 flashback Forfeit 1 2
ordered by initial line up

League A ~ 3rd Series ~ 28th April–9th May

# Nick ZB AK AJ FB DM CB Won Lost
1 CEGO 4 0
2 Wichmaster 2 2
3 avtikh 1 1
4 Fredda 1 1
5 shinobi90 1 1
6 Cornel 0 4
ordered by initial line up

League B ~ 3rd Series ~ 28th April–9th May

# Nick Zv VL RC BT JS LK Won Lost
1 MrZNF 5 0
2 Sandmann 4 1
3 RemiC 2 3
4 Ahamay 1 3
5 flashback 1 3
6 miao 0 3
ordered by initial line up

League A ~ 2nd Series ~ 14th–25th April

# Nick ZB AJ AK FB PL VL Won Lost
1 CEGO 5 0
2 avtikh 4 1
3 Wichmaster 3 2
4 Fredda 2 3
5 cheater 1 4
6 Sandmann 0 5
ordered by initial line up

League B ~ 2nd Series ~ 14th–25th April

# Nick CB DM LK BT Zv JS RC Won Lost
1 Cornel 5 1
2 shinobi90 4 0
3 miao 2 2
4 Ahamay 1 2
5 MrZNF 1 4
6 flashback 1 3
7 RemiC 0 2
ordered by initial line up

Playoff for moving up to the 2nd free spot of League A ~ Sat. 12.4. 14:00

# Nick VL LK Won Lost
1 Sandmann 1 0
2 miao 0 1
ordered by initial line up

League A ~ 1st Series ~ 31st March–11th April

# Nick ZB PL IS AJ AK CB Won Lost
1 CEGO 5 0
2 cheater 3 2
3 roln111 2 3
4 avtikh 2 2
5 Wichmaster 2 3
6 Cornel 0 4
ordered by initial line up

League B ~ 1st Series ~ 31st March–11th April

# Nick FB VL LK DM BT Zv Won Lost
1 Fredda 3 2
2 Sandmann 3 2
3 miao 3 2
4 shinobi90 2 3
5 Ahamay 2 3
6 MrZNF 2 3
ordered by initial line up

League division games ~ 19–28 March 2014

# Nick CB AJ AK DM FB VL BT LK Won Lost
1 Cornel 6 1
2 avtikh 5 1
3 Wichmaster 4 3
4 shinobi90 4 3
5 Fredda 3 4
6 Sandmann 2 5
7 Ahamay 2 5
8 miao 1 5
ordered by initial line up