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PAL BALOGH WINS PANDANET CUP

Sunday April 11, 2010

Pal Balogh 6d of Hungary won the Pandanet European Cup at the Paris Open closing the 2009-2010 season. Balogh collected 66 points from six of the 21 Pandanet European Cup tourneys. Czech Ondrej Silt 6d finished with 58 from 7, while both Christian Pop 7d (56, Romania) and Csaba Mero 6d (53, Hungary) played only in 5 events on tour.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the E-Journal
photo: Pal Balogh (l) winning the Austrian Open last November, a Japanese Ambassadors Cup event and part of the Pandanet Go European Cup

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WORLD MIND SPORTS GAMES ON FILM

Saturday April 10, 2010

French filmmaker and go player Fred Donzet 5d has just posted his film about the 2008 World Mind Sports Games. Donzet, a French representative to the WMSG, shot a lot of material about all the games played at the event in Beijing, China.
- Peter Dijkema

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SMUD TOPS BIG MOUNTAIN

Saturday April 10, 2010

Mladen Smud 1k (l) won his local home tournament Veligoricki Go Turnir – or Big Mountain Tournament — in Veligoricki, Croatia. Smud finished ahead of Robert Jovecic 2k on sos.
- Peter Dijkema, from EGD

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CORSAGE FOR KORSAK TITLE IN UKRAINE

Saturday April 10, 2010

Viktoriya Korsak 6k was victorious in the Female Champs of the Ukraine, held in Kyiv, April 1-4. She won 6-1, with three 5-2 players at her heels; 8 players took part. Click here for full results.
- Peter Dijkema, from EGD

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LI SWEEPS NORDIC GO CHAMPS

Saturday April 10, 2010

Martin Li 5d of Sweden swept the 2010 Nordic Go Championship 6-0, held this year in Oslo from April 2-4. Local hero Jostein Flood 4d lost only to Li, for the silver crown. Xia Jie Lin 5d, also from the Norwegian capital won bronze on sos. In Oslo 33 took part. Click here for complete results.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the E-Journal

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DAI PEAKS IN PARIS

Saturday April 10, 2010

Dai Junfu 7d (r) of Lyon won the Paris Open in Antony, April 3-5, undefeated 6-0.  Csaba Mero 6d of Hungary lost only to Dai to finish for silver. Favorite Hwang In-Seong 8d had to settle for bronze on sos. Also with four wins: French Championne Yanqi Zhang 6d, Christian Pop 7d (Romania) and Pal Balogh 6d (Hungary). The latter won the overall classement of the Pandanet season this year. The field was very strong, like last week’s Shusaku Cup in Romania and attendance was similarly high: 224 took part. Between rounds, Dai autographed copies of his new book on the middle game. Click here for the full results.
- Peter Dijkema, after EuroGoTV.com

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TOP YOUTH SET FOR 2ND TRANSATLANTIC MATCH

Saturday April 10, 2010

Youth teams from North America and Europe are set to play a friendship match featuring ten of the strongest youth players from each continent. The North American team took a 6-4 victory in last year’s inaugural event, “but the Europeans have a strong team this year!” says organizer Lawrence Ku. The match, which will be held Sunday April 18 on the KGS go server, will be split into two sessions at 1500 GMT (8a PST, 11a EST) and 1800 GMT. Team Europe features former European youth champions Ali Jabarin and Artem Kachanovskyj, while the North American team is anchored by several US and Canadian WYGC representatives: Curtis Tang, Calvin Sun, Gansheng Shi, and Andrew Huang. Click here for full details.

JANTUNEN TAKES TAMPERE

Saturday April 3, 2010

Markku Jantunen 3d and Oiva Moisio 1d topped a field of only 10 with 5-2 each, March 27-28 in Tampere, Finland, which will host the European Go Congress this summer. Click here for full results.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the EJ

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AKSUT HEADS HACETTEPE

Saturday April 3, 2010

Husrev Aksut 1d won all six rounds in Hacettepe, Turkey, March 27-28, ahead of Eren Karter 1d 5-1 and Kerem Karaerkek 1d, who won bronze on sos. Click here for the full results of 47 participants.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the EJ

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“Let My People GO”: Fragman Posts Jewish-related Go Items

Monday March 29, 2010

Just in time for Passover, Shavit Fragman has posted several go items related to the Jewish holiday, including The Go Seder (Pessach) Plate, a Happy Pessach (Passover) card and Let My People GO – New findings on GO Baduk Weiqi history, which explores the linkage between Moses’ exodus from Egypt and the game of go. Fragman is President of the Mind Go Club, an AGA chapter in Israel.

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