Open European Championship
Final results of the main tournament of the European Go Congress can be found at
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
The following Go players already qualified for the finals to determine European Champion starting on Thursday:
The bold marked games determine the remaining three places in the finals are played on Wednesday.
Asian Social Business Community came to the EGC 2012 for an introductory go workshop on Monday, July 30th. The workshop was run by Steffi Hebsacker from the EGC Book Store and was open to guests and visitors interested in Go. Participants were very international, coming from China, Indonesia, Vietnam etc. In addition, several Congress Visitors from Bonn joined the workshop who learnt about Go and the EGC through the local press.