Yike Cup 2019

Title: Yike Cup, 5th European Go Grand Slam Tournament
Date: 25th April  - 28th April 2019
Venue: Berlin / Germany, Chinese Culture Center ("Chinesisches Kulturzentrum"), Klingelhöferstraße 21, 10785 Berlin http://c-k-b.eu
Address: Klingelhöferstraße 21, 10785 Berlin
Side Tournament Webpage: 10th China Cup
Host announcement: http://c-k-b.eu/?pid=2019/04/26
Suported by: Go Verband Berlin and Humboldt Initiative

This is an invitation-tournament of the European Go Federation for 12 players with one preliminary round and 3 final rounds. The 4 winners of the 8 participants in the preliminary-round qualify for the three final rounds. Four Professional players, certified by the EGF are already qualified for the final rounds.

Pairings / Results

Live Videos:

You can watch the live transmissions which happened on twitch on our youtube channel: Yike Cup 2019, European Go Grand Slam


Shanghai YIKE Information Technology Co., Ltd. (Weiqi Server)
Chinese Culture Center Berlin

Tournament details:

Ruleset: Chinese rules, 7.5 Komi
Fischer Time: 80 minutes basic, 30 seconds additional per move

Thursday 25th April: 10:00 
10:45  ~ 16:15 
Opening / Drawing
Preliminary round
Friday 26th April: 10:30  ~ 16:00 Quarter-final
Saturday 27th April: 11:00 ~ 16:30      Semi-finals and games for places 5-8
Sunday 28th April 09:30 ~ 15:00  
Games for 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th place
Prizegiving / Closing

The top boards will be transmitted on Yike and KGS.
There will be video stream on twitch with live commentaries.

Prize money: 
  • Champion: € 10.000
  • Runner-up: € 5.000
  • 3rd place: € 2.500
  • 4th place: € 1.250
  • 5th place: € 900
  • 6th place: € 800
  • 7th place: € 700
  • 8th place: € 600
  • 9th - 12th place: € 400
Grand Slam tournaments are played with Chinese rules. The EGF guarantees broadcasting on the web, referees and professional commentary.

  • Ilya Shikshin 3p
  • Ali Jabarin 2p
  • Artem Kachanovskyi 2p
  • Mateusz Surma 2p
  • Pavol Lisy 2p
  • Andrij Kravets 1p
  • Lukas Podpera 7d
  • Dusan Mitic 7d
  • Alexandr Dinerchtein 3p
  • Nikola Mitic 7d
  • Tanguy LeCalvé 6d
  • Oscar Vazquez 5d

Tournament for 12 players
  • Each player must be citizen of an EGF member-country for at least 10 years
  • Each player must be "active" in the EGD between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019
  • 6 Professionals certified by EGF
  • 2 spots for highest bonus points
  • 1 spot for highest EGD (maximum value of the last 3 months) + bonus points
  • 2 spots through qualification just before the Grand Slam
  • 1 wild card (decided by CEGO)

According to the Yearend 2018 Bonus Point List the following four players are already qualified for the last 8 players of the Grand Slam Tournament: Pavol Lisy, Ilya Shikshin, Mateusz Surma and Artem Kachanovskyi. Their first round to play will be on Friday, 26th April. All others will start on Thursday, 25th April.

The pairings for the preliminary round on Thursday will be decided by drawing in the following way:
Group A: Ali Jabarin, Andrii Kravets, Alexandre Dinrchtein, Lukas Podpera
Group B: Dusan Mitic, Nikola Mitic, Tanguy LeCalvé, Oscar Vazquez
The players of Group A draw by lot their opponent of Group B at the opening-session.

Referees: Li Ting (Saturday/Sunday), Li Yue (Thursday/Friday)

Contacts: Martin Stiassny, [email protected], mobile: +49 170 4966056
Lorenz Trippel, [email protected], mobile: + 41 77 417 39 70