American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Guo Juan 5P on European Go Congress

Tuesday September 3, 2013

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White:  Fan Hui 2p
Black:  Ilja Shikshin 7d
Commentary:  Guo Juan 5P
Game Editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the September 3, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal

Hello, I am glad to have this chance to study a top game from the main tournament of the 2013 57th European Go Congress, in Olsztyn, Poland.

I was there for 9 days.  This year we had a new player from France, Fan Hui 2p (former Chinese 2p.  European 7d).  He has been living in France for 13 years now and this is the first time he has played at the European Go congress.  Ilja Shikshin 7d, from Russia, is one of the top European players.  In the weekend tournament he had just defeated Fan Hui.  And we see many young European players with very good levels.  Moreover, I did not see any young Korean Insei this year.

Learn more about Guo Juan 5P — a popular go teacher based in Amsterdam — on her website.