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Fan Hui Wins European Ing Cup

Sunday, March 1st, 2009
Fan Hui 2p won European Ing Cup with a perfect, 6:0 score. Fan Hui is professional 2 dan in China, but he has been living in and playing for France for several years. Guo Juan 5p came in second with 5:1, only losing to Fan, followed by a large block of players with 4 wins. Official tournament page here. The top board games could be watched live via video streaming, thanks to EuroGoTV.
1. Hui Fan 2p      b+21 w+12 w+3 w+4 b+2 b+6    6   
2. Juan Guo 5p      b+8 w+7 w+6 b+18 w-1 b+4    5   
3. Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p      w+17 b+11 b-1 w-5 b+18 w+13    4   
4. Catalin Taranu 5p      b+23 w+9 w+10 b-1 b+5 w-2    4   
5. Cristian Pop 7d      w+18 b-10 w+19 b+3 w-4 b+11    4   
6. Ilja Shikshin 7d      b+20 w+14 b-2 w+8 b+11 w-1    4   
7. Ondrej Silt 6d      b+16 b-2 w-8 w+21 w+13 b+10    4   
8. Cornel Burzo 6d      w-2 b+16 b+7 b-6 w+20 w+15    4   
9. Diana Koszegi 1p      b+19 b-4 w-12 w+16 w-15 b+18    3   
10. Pal Balogh 6d      w+22 w+5 b-4 b-13 b+12 w-7    3   
11. Jin Zou 6d      b+15 w-3 w+21 w+12 w-6 w-5    3   
12. Csaba Mero 6d      w+24 b-1 b+9 b-11 w-10 w+17    3   
13. Franz-Josef Dickhut 6d      w-14 w+20 b+15 w+10 b-7 b-3    3   
14. Jeff Seailles 5d      b+13 b-6 w-18 w-17 b+24 b+21    3   
15. Vladimir Danek 5d      w-11 b+17 w-13 w+23 b+9 b-8    3   
16. Soldan Leszek 5d      w-7 w-8 b+17 b-9 w+22 b+20    3   
17. Merlijn Kuin 6d      b-3 w-15 w-16 b+14 w+23 b-12    2   
18. Alexej Lazarev 6d      b-5 w+22 b+14 w-2 w-3 w-9    2   
19. Oleg Mezhov 6d      w-9 w+23 b-5 b-20 b-21 w+24    2   
20. Jan Simara 5d      w-6 b-13 b+22 w+19 b-8 w-16    2   
21. Pierre Audouard 5d      w-1 b+24 b-11 b-7 w+19 w-14    2   
22. Ivan Kulikovskij 5d      b-10 b-18 w-20 w+24 b-16 w+23    2   
23. Vesa Laatikainen 5d      w-4 b-19 w+24 b-15 b-17 b-22    1   
24. Constantin Ghioc 5d      b-12 w-21 b-23 b-22 w-14 b-19    0  
Fan Hui’s game records are listed below. Fan Hui vs Pierre Adouard (France)
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Fan Hui vs Mero Csaba (Hungary)
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Fan Hui vs Alexandre Dinerchtein (Russia)
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Fan Hui vs Catalin Taranu (Romania)
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Fan Hui vs Guo Juan (Netherlands/China)
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Fan Hui vs Ilja Shikshin (Russia)
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Vacation

Friday, July 27th, 2007
I missed both the European and US Go Congresses this year – I blame the vacation for that. With only 2 rounds to go, the European Go Congress is dominated by Korean players. The European Masters was dominated by Russian players: Alexandre Dinerchtein won, and Ilya Shiksin came out second. Tomorrow (Saturday, July 28th) starts the US Go Congress. I hope to plan my next year’s vacation(s) in a more Go-friendly manner…

Ing Memorial 2007 – final results

Sunday, March 4th, 2007
The Ing Memorial 2007 European tournament is over: the winner is Fan Hui (2 dan pro from China, has been living in France for the last 7 years) with a perfect score:
Pl. Name                 Str Co. MMS   1    2    3    4    5    6   Pt  SODOS SOS
  1 Hui, Fan              7d CHN  6   14+  12+   4+   8+   2+   3+  6     23   23
  2 Taranu, Catalin       5d ROM  5   19+  13+  10+   5+   1-   6+  5     16   22
  3 Dinerstein, Alexandr  7d RUS  4   20+   4-  13+   7+  11+   1-  4     12   22
    Silt, Ondrej          6d CZE  4   16+   3+   1-   6-  13+  19+  4     12   22
  5 Pop, Cristian         6d ROM  4   21+   9+   8+   2-   6-  12+  4     12   21
  6 Juan, Guo             7d NED  4   24+  10-  12+   4+   5+   2-  4     12   20
  7 Surin, Dmitrij        6d RUS  4   13-  19+  16+   3-  15+  11+  4     11   18
  8 Shikshin, Ilya        6d RUS  4   23+  15+   5-   1-  17+  10+  4      9   19
  9 Kulkov, Andrej        6d RUS  4   17+   5-  18+  11-  21+  14+  4      8   15
 10 Mero, Csaba           6d HUN  3   18+   6+   2-  17+  14-   8-  3      8   20
 11 Groenen, Geert        6d NED  3   12-  14+  22+   9+   3-   7-  3      8   19
 12 Burzo, Cornel         6d ROM  3   11+   1-   6-  22+  18+   5-  3      6   20
 13 Dickhut, Franz-Josef  6d GER  3    7+   2-   3-  23+   4-  21+  3      6   19
    Soldan, Leszek        6d POL  3    1-  11-  23+  19+  10+   9-  3      6   19
 15 Bajenaru, Dragos      6d ROM  3   22+   8-  17-  20+   7-  18+  3      5   15
    Lazarev, Alexej       5d RUS  3    4-  20+   7-  18-  22+  17+  3      5   15
 17 Hora, Jan             5d CZE  2    9-  21+  15+  10-   8-  16-  2      4   18
 18 Teuber, Benjamin      6d GER  2   10-  24+   9-  16+  12-  15-  2      4   17
 19 Nijhuis, Emil         6d NED  2    2-   7-  24+  14-  20+   4-  2      3   19
 20 Corlan, Lucian        5d ROM  2    3-  16-  21+  15-  19-  23+  2      2   14
 21 Donzet, Frederic      5d FRA  1    5-  17-  20-  24+   9-  13-  1      1   16
 22 Bogackij, Dmitrij     6d UKR  1   15-  23+  11-  12-  16-  24-  1      1   14
    Fenech, Antoine       5d FRA  1    8-  22-  14-  13-  24+  20-  1      1   14
 24 Jacenko, Dmitrij      5d UKR  1    6-  18-  19-  21-  23-  22+  1      1   11
Second was Catalin Taranu, who only lost to Fan Hui. Then there is a large group of players with 4 points (including professionals Guo Juan and Alexander Dinerstein, and former insei Ondrej Silt and Cristian Pop). The tournament page doesn’t have yet game records from the last rounds – I am especially looking forward to the game between Fan Hui and Catalin Taranu, which decided the first 2 places. For those who don’t know yet: Fan Hui is the official trainer of the French Go Federation, and he also has a mailing list which you can subscribe to for free that delivers weekly Go problems to your email box. Check out this page.

European Ing Memorial 2007

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
A very strong invitational tournament has started yesterday in Europe: the Ing Memorial. Among the 24 players, there are 4 professionals (Guo Juan, Catalin Taranu, Fan Hui  and Alexander Dinerstein) and 8 ex-insei (Cristian Pop, Dragos Bajenaru, Ondrej Silt, Csaba Mero, Bejamin Teuber, Emil Nijhuis, Dmitrij Bogatski and Leszek Soldan). See all 24 pictures at this link. Here is the tournament page, with links to the results and rounds so far (with game records and more pictures). Two professionals already lost to ex-insei in the second round: Guo Juan lost to Mero Csaba and Alexander Dinerstein lost to Ondrej Silt. I am sure there will be a lot of exciting games!