It's already in the bible (Matthew 11:5): The blind see; those who were not able to, are walking. Happy and blessed are the one who plays phantom rengo.
The old sayings got true in paradise (=EGC) after all: In Main Tournament I transmitted the moves of Pierre Audouar to his blind-people-go-board and backwards. Pierre is able to see with his hands. On the Board 1 I saw Viktor Lin in his wheelchair to let the stones go walking on the internet.
But the best fun is phantom rengo: "White puts himself and six black stones in atari..." The most fun is left for the referee. :)
Maybe tomorrow this is even topped. We will sing Go songs in so many languages in the evening.
The EGC Poker Championship had 18 participants with 16 men and 2 women, that managed to reach the heads up. Finally Steffi Hebsacker won the tournament and now officially holds the title of "EGC Poker Champion 2012". Second was Kirstin Grimm, third Tobias Berben und fourth Lennart Bonke, all from Germany.
The results of today's quarter finals are:
|qualifications||quarter finals (round 8)||semi finals (round 9)||finals (round 10)||European Champion 2012|
|Shiksin 7d||Shikshin B+1,5|
|Pop 7d||Surma B+2.5|
|Debarre 6d||Debarre W+4,5|
|Silt 6d||Lisy W+R|
|Lisy 5d||Lisy W+R|
|Burzo 6d||Simara W+R|
|Simara 6d||Simara W+9.5|
The pairings for places five to eight are:
Antti Törmänen - Cornel Burzo
Mateusz Surma - Ondrej Silt
The top eight European Players qualified for the quarter finals of the European Championship. These are Ilya Shikshin, Ondrej Silt, Cornel Burzo, Antti Törmänen, Thomas Debarre, Jan Simara, Mateusz Surma and Pavol Lisy. These eight players will play a "tournament inside the main tournament" for the remaining three rounds. Winners of today will play for places one to four, while the others will play for places five to eight. Pairings of today are Ilya Shikshin vs Mateusz Surma, Antti Törmänen vs. Thomas Debarre, Cornel Burzo vs. Jan Simara and Ondrej Silt vs Pavol Lisy. All four games are broadcasted to KGS by users EuroGoTVx.
Remaining main tournament is played on board 6 following, with the blind Go player Pierre Aud0uar playing on board 5 with special equipment.
Here are the pairings of the boards 1-10.
Törmänen vs. Debarre
Surma vs Shikshin
Simara vs. Burzo
Lisy vs Silt
|15:00||16:30||Children Workshop at Deutsches Museum Bonn||Children place (3-10 years)|
|15:15||18:30||guided tour: Bonn "The path of Democracy"||Info-Desk|
|16:00||17:00||Presentation and Discussion: Online Go Roleplaying Game (english)||Kleiner Saal II|
|12:00||13:00||Free commentary: Chang Huai-I||Terrassensaal|
|13:00||14:00||Free commentary: Hayashi Kozo/ Chang Huai-I||Terassensaal|
|14:00||15:00||Free commentary: Hayashi Kozo/ Chujou Chihiro||Terrassensaal|
|14:00||15:00||Double Kyu lesson: Huang Yizhong||Lecture Hall|
|14:30||15:30||special lecture sponsored by Omikron: Yoon Young Sun||Outside|
|15:00||16:00||Free commentary: Chujou Chihiro||Terrassensaal|
|15:00||16:00||Single Kyu lesson: Chang Huai-I||Lecture Hall|
|16:00||18:00||Free commentary: Yoon Young Sun/ Catalin Taranu||Terrassensaal|
|16:00||18:00||Simultaneous games: Sungjae Lee/ Seungchul Park/ Seongryoung Kim||Foyer|
|16:00||17:00||Dan lesson: Hayashi Kozo||Lecture Hall|
|18:00||20:00||exhibition rematch 19x19: Catalin Taranu vs "Crazy stone" (go-program)||Kleiner Saal II|