keskiviikkona, elokuuta 04, 2010

54th European Go Congress Days 9 and 10

The second week of the main tournament started with round 6 on Monday. Nothing particularly interesting happened at the top. Ilya Shikshin, 7 dan of Russia, then leader of the tournament, was coughing during all of his game against Csaba Mero, 6 dan, of Hungary. Despite being in a little bit poor shape, he won resoundingly. On Tuesday, however, he lost to Artyom Kachanovsky, 6 dan, of the Ukraine. Kyoungnang Kang, 7 dan, of Korea, and the other two were each at 6 wins. Based on SOS, Kang was number one of the trio.

The lightning tournament was played on Monday. The winner was Ilya Shikshin against Klara Zaloudkova, 2 dan, of Czech republic. The lightning tournament was played with full handicaps.

On Tuesday between 6pm and midnight, the traditional Finnish bonus tournament where points are awarded for each won lightning handicap game and a small (0,33 l, alc.vol about 4,7%) bottle of beer was played. The results are being calculated and will be published soon. The organiser told me the likely winner is a certain young promising player from the host country. 13 standard units of beer were a commendable achievement given that this player is lightweight in purely physical terms.

3 kommenttia:

1:53 ip. , Blogger Tiedemies kirjoitti...

Hey, what was the problem in the game Dinershteyn vs van Zeijst? I only saw some mention on the web page that referee/appeals committee were involved, but what happened?

1:16 ap. , Blogger Markku kirjoitti...

This is how it went. van Zeijst's clock had its volume accidentally set at zero (by the organisers). He did not notice going into byo-yomi and the ending of the byo-yomi. When the referee was called, he decided to give van Zeijst a byo-yomi period as usual and give Dinerstein 10 minutes basic time. This is because Ing's clocks have to be reset (and reprogrammed in cases like this). The game went on and van Zeijst won very clearly.

Dinerstein complained to the appeals comittee of the tournament who in turn handed the matter over to the EGF rules and ratings committee. (The funny thing is that that committee has only two members: Matti Siivola and Robert Jasiek. Matti is the chairman which means Robert is a silent partner for all practical purposes.) The comittee had not been able pass a verdict when it was time to announce the results. Fortunately, the title did not depend on the result of the disputed game.

5:26 ip. , Blogger Tiedemies kirjoitti...

Ok, so van Zeijst ran out of time due to a silent clock and the referee gave him a byo-yomi period, and Dinerstein appealed the decision and van Zeijst lost by committee decision? I see. No mystery there.


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