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Blog: the blind see, the stones go walking and go goes phantom rengo

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.









EGC Poker Championship

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.


Main Tournament

The results of Round 8 of the Main Tournament are online, see here.


Results Quarter Finals & Pairings Semi Finals of European Championship

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
 Surma 6d
   Debarre 6d Debarre W+4,5
   Törmänen 6d
   Silt 6d Lisy W+R  
 Lisy 5d Lisy W+R
 Florescu 6d
   Burzo 6d Simara W+R
 Simara 6d Simara W+9.5
 Zhao 6d

The pairings for places five to eight are:

Antti Törmänen - Cornel Burzo

Mateusz Surma - Ondrej Silt


Results Rengo

Here are the results of the Rengo.


Main #8: Temporary Pairings Board 1-10

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



2.8. Others

Beginn End What Place
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



2.8. Professionals

Beginn End Professionals Place
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