Among the 13 European participants there are 4 professional players and 6 players from the CEGO Academic Programme 2017/2018.
The European participants:
Ilya Shikshin 1p
Artem Kachanovskyi 1p
Ali Jabarin 1p
Pavol Lisy 1p
Nikola Mitic 6d (CEGO)
Stanislaw Frejlak 6d (CEGO)
Matias Pankoke 5d (CEGO)
Elian Grigoriu 4d (CEGO)
Andre D'Ales 4d
Chafiq Bantla 4d
Gabriel Wagner 4d
Arved Pittner 3d (CEGO)
Virginia Shalneva 3d (CEGO)
... among other participants from China.
8 rounds, Swiss system
Thinking time: 50 minutes main time + 2 times 10 seconds byo-yomi.
Participation 667 RMB per player
1 game is broadcasted on WBaduk.
Tuesday, October 10th
1st round 9:00
2nd round 14:00
3rd round 16:30
Wednesday, October 11th
4th round 9:00
5th round 14:00
6th round 16:30
Thursday, October 12th
7th round 9:00
8th round 14:00
The times are in Chinese Time, GMT+8
1st 60.000 RMB
2nd 30.000 RMB
3rd 15.000 RMB
4th 8.000 RMB
5th 5.000 RMB
6th 3.000 RMB
7th 2.000 RMB
8th 2.000 RMB
Update after round 7:
- Another Chinese player beat Li Xu, Zhou Yo bear Xiao Liao Tao , Pavol also beat someone from China. Everyone from Europe with only two losses has won.
-There is noone with 7 wins.
-There's 4 players with only one loss: Li Xu, Zhou Yo, Pavol Lisy and another Chinese player. Noone is undefeated.
-There are 8 players with two losses: Ilya Shikshin, Artem Kachanovskyi, Ali Jabarin, Nikola Mitic, Stanislaw Frejlak, Xiao Liao Tao and another 2 Chinese players.
|Artem Kachanovskyi||1p||-(Pavol)||+(Chafiq)||+(Andre)||-(Ma Q.)||+(girl)||+||+||-(Ali)||5||14.|
|Ali Jabarin||1p||+||+||+||- (Pavol)||+||-(Zhou Yo)||+||+(Artem)||6||5.|
|Pavol Lisy||1p||+(Artem)||+||+(Zhou Yo)||+(Ali)||+ (xlt)||-(Li Xu)||+||-||6||4.|
|Stanislaw Frejlak||6d||-(7d)||+||+||- (Zhou Yo)||+||+||+||+||6||10.|
|Matias Pankoke||5d||+||-(7d)||-||+ (Elian)||+||-||+||-||4||23.|
Xiao Liao Tao (xlt)= Last year's 9th place.
Li Xu = 2nd Silk road champion.
7d = A 7d player from Tianshui, participating for the first time.
After 3 rounds, there's 6 undefeated players: Ali Jabarin, Pavol Lisy, Nikola Mitic, Li Xu, "7d" and "Xiao Liao Tao.
After 4 rounds the unbeaten are: Pavol Lisy, Li Xu and Xiao Liao Tao.
After 6 rounds, only Li Xu is unbeaten, who beat Pavol Lisy in 6th round.
Li Xu lost to another Chinese player in the 7th round.
See also 2nd Silk Road Tournament
See also 3rd Silk Road Tournament