Top Players Tournament:
- biography of players at the bottom
- download of sgf: use right-click on icons and,”save link as”, then remove “_.txt” extension at end of the filename
Top players bio:
- CHO Seokbin 7d
- DAI Junfu 7d
- CSABA Mero 6d
- SILT Ondrej 6d
- HORA Jan 6d
- VAN EEDEN Gilles 6d
- DEBARRE Thomas 6d
- LIN Viktor 5d
- TARUMI Jun 5d
- BLOMBACK Fredrick 5d
- PAPAPZOGLOU Benjamin 5d
- PROKOP Jan 5d
- PALANT Michael 5d
- FENECH Antoine 5d
- OBENAUS Johannes 5d
- LE CALVE Tanguy 3d
Cho Seokbin was yeongusaeng in Korea till age 16. In 2006, he moved to germany, then Poland, where he is teaching Go and winning a lot of important Go tournaments, like Strasbourg Tournament last year.
Junfu Dai is a Chinese amateur. He has won our first tournament edition. He is living in France. In 2010, he swept the Paris Open 6-0. He is an active teacher at the French/English internet forum goigo. He published his book Chûban about the middle game.
Mero Csaba is an Hungarian 6 dan, one of the strongest European 6 dan players, almost 7d. Mero has studied as an insei with Kobayashi Chizu for two years. Mero plays on KGS as “nihil” (aromo), and also offers teaching.
After having spent 3 years as insei at the Nihon Kiin in Tokyo, Japan, he is currently one of the three 6-Dan players in Czech Republic. His talent was spotted at an amateur world cup (in which he placed 4th) at the age of 12. In 2010, he placed 5th in the World Amateur Go Championship with 6 wins.
Jan Hora is Czech Go player who participates in a lot of tournaments. He is an EGF 6d. Jan is famous for occasionally choosing some rather strange openings and carrrying around Pratash the Giant Pink Pig to tournaments.
Gilles plays for the Netherlands at WAGG (ndlr: World Amateur Go Championship) in 1996 and 1999. He was the Dutch Champion in 1995.
In the french rating, Thomas is the first french player just behind cheated unbeatable Chinese player.
19 years old. Single. Austrian Champion 3 times consecutive.
European Student Champion 2009. German Youth Champion. Best Japanese in German with French nationalité.
Swedish champion 2 years consecutive. Nordish Champion 2009.
5d French Champion 2005. The ever most sympatic guy in the universe.
Student in Computer Science 20 years old.
Michael Palant, 5 dan, is the strongest player in Moldova.
Antoine Fenech, one of the strongest French players, former European youth champion and organizer of the European YouthMastersLeague. Ex-Champion of the Strasbourg Tournament.
19 years old. 2nd and 4th at German youth Championship. Others sports: Bike and Soccer.
15 years old. Seen on Japan TV. 2 times Youth French Champion.