Here is your daily Tsumego Trouble Master, provided by In-Seong Hwang 8d, good luck ^^
==== Find the Weakness ====
These will be discussed during his lecture at 15:30 in the Velge auditorium on the 2nd floor in the main building. You might win some Belgian chocolates if you go there with your solutions.
Lecture 1 @ 16:00
In-Seong Hwang -Yunguseng Dojang Instructions
Lecture 2 @ 18:00
Robert Jasiek - Endgame Evaluation, 5 kyu - 6 dan
Main Tournament Recap - by Jean-Denis Hennebert
After 8 rounds of the 10, it seems quite likely that the 2019 European champion "open" will be Sun Tengyu (7p) (world number 73 according to Go Ratings) as he remains the only unbeaten competitor.
The only one who could possibly still overtake him is his countryfellow Jia Gangli (2p and world 601) (who has just been beaten by him). But, more probably, she will get the silver medial.
Inversely, the struggle for the bronze medail is still very open: 5 players have an edge over the others with 6 victories: three Korean, Yoon NamGi, Cho Eunjin and Kim DoHyup, one Chinese Liu Tanghao...and one European (!) Stanislaw Frejlak.
Further, there are still 11 players with 5 wins, among whom the best SOS-holder are Yong Min Lee (7d, KR), Remi Campagnie (6d, FR), Vjacheslav Kajmin (6d, RU), Ioan Elian Grigoriu (5d, RO) and Viktor Lin (6d, AT).
Please also note the quasi perfect course by Yann Flambard of France, who reached 7,5 points (7 wins and 1 undecided game). As a 1-d, he managed to overwhelm a 3d, 2 4d and even a 5d ! He has to be promoted soon after his return in France, I guess :-).
Also worth mentionning are the 7 wins by Satya Singh (2k,US).
Check the photos taken by EuroGoTv
The people of EuroGoTv have already taken quite a lot of pictures, are you in some of them, go check on their website to find out.
If you want to play a simultaneous game against Chang Ruei Jie (3p) orChihiro Chujo (1p), or Sungrae Kim (8p), please go to info desk and write your name on the list. Hurry up! There are just 18 places…and they fill up super-quick!
The games will take place on the second floor in the Glass Building.
You can go to the 2nd floor review corner between 15:00 and 18:30 to have your game reviewed.
Yin Yang Go
Get an even opening position that was randomly generated by an AI and try to win your game.
Registration deadline Friday 14:00
The long established Go song night will be at Loft58, the congress bar, from 8pm. All our old favourites, such as Always Hane at the Head of Two Stones, The Strong Dutch Kyu, Niken Tobi, and many old favourites will be sung.
After 7 of the 9 rounds and 2 points more than anyone else, Sun Tenyu is already sure to win the rapid tournament where he is also unbeaten.
The candidates to the podium are - more or less - the same "usual suspects" we already quoted for the main tournament. Please note the good performance by Vjacheslav Kajmin (6d, RU), the only European to stand up with the best Asiatic competitors.
The bookshop Marchand will be closed today, but it will be open on Saturday; don't miss your chance to get some extra books!
Together with Klaus Petri I organized the Children's Tournmanet for over 30 children.
For the sake of the parents we had to change the time-setting from 30 minutes sudden death to 20 minutes instead, so that the younger children could have some dinner and get to bed in time. Even though we started almost half an hour later than we had planned to, we still managed to finish on schedule thanks to the speed with which the children played.
For me the best thing was seeing a lot of happy children playing and meeting new friends.
Of course in the end all children were happy to get a small prize, in the form of some chocolates. So regardless of the number of victories they were able to get enough chocolates to compensate for their losses in the tournament.
The final results gave us the following winners in the different sections. 1. Zihan Yin 5d China (4 out of 4) 2. Choi Su-gyeom 6d Korea (3 out of 4) 3. Chen Tianyi 1d Cina (2 out of 4)
Best European: Dragos Boldenau 1d Romania (2 out of 4) taking the 4th place in the tournament. Best player under 12 years was Matheo Langer 1k from France (3 out of 4) Best female was Anna Melnyk 5k from the Ukraine (3 out of 4)
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