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SURIN WINS IN ST PETERSBURG, KLJUEV IN JAROSLAVL

Sunday April 18, 2010

Dmitrij Surin 6d won the St Petersburg Open Cup April 10-11 in Russia, topping a field of 16.  Runners-up were Ivan Kulikowskij 5d, Natalia Kovaleva 5d and Alexei Lazarev 6d.  That same weekend in St Petersburg, Stepan Trubicin 4d swept the Under 25 Russian Championship, ahead of Igor Nemlij 5d of Kazan, Sergej Efimov 2k (Ekaterinaburg) and Dmitrij Kirakosjan 1d of St Petersburg. Elsewhere in Russia, during that weekend, in Jaroslavl with its center on the list of UNESCO World Heritage, Andrej Kljuev won Jaroslavl Championship while Daria Koshkina 4k (r) took silver with her 4-1 result.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the E-Journal

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KAMINSKI WINS POZNAN OPEN

Sunday April 18, 2010

Local hero Marek Kaminski 3d (r) swept the top section of the Poznan Open 5-0  in Poznan, Poland the weekend of April 10-11,  ahead of Mateusz Chojnicki 1d of Bydgoszcz and Artur Chmielewski 4k of Starogard.  “My toughest game was with Artur,” Marek told the E-Journal. ” I think he is not 4-kyu, but at least 1-dan!” He added that the tournament atmosphere “was very nice… until we heard the news of the tragic crash, in which we lost so many prominent Poles.”  Locals dominated the second section as well: Dariusz Bednarczyk (5-0), Mikolaj Olszanki (both 6k) and Marek Maksimczyk 4k of Lódz (both 3-2). Wojciech Slusarczyk 9k, Marcin Samson 14k (Srodkowa) and Tomasz Nawracala 11k all won four games in group 3 with nine players. Winner Kaminski, whose nickname is Kamyk, added his first video for the channel WOG-Honte with “Go Crazy” as theme song,  compiled from his gallery. Notice how his large white moyo turned into a won endgame. WOG is Wielkopolski Osrodek Go, the Greater Polish Centre of Go. Wielkopolski is a large province in Poland; Poznan is its capital.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the E-Journal

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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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