The 48th European Go Congress
20.07.2004-03.08.2004, Tuchola, Poland
The 48th European Go Congress was held in Tuchola in Poland. A huge number of players registered and 551 played in the main event.
Early leaders on 3 wins were all 7 dans: Alexandr Dinerchtein (Russia), Lee Ki Bong (Korea), Catalin Taranu (Romania) and Lee Hong Bok (Korea).
Lee Hong Bok ended the first week unbeaten, with Taranu, Dinerchtein and others were one win behind.
Young Kwang Sun from Korea had lost his first game to Dinerchtein but went on to win his other 9 to take first place and the Open Champion's title.
Alex Dinerchtein's only loss proved to be that against 4th placed Lee Hong Bok, and so Alex took second by 1 sos point and became European
Champion again. Topping the group on 7 was Catalin Taranu. 5th was another Romanian, Christian Pop, 6th was Li Ki Bong and 7th was
Bernd Radmacher (4 dan Germany) with 7/8.
40 pairs took part in a 5 round Pair Go tournament.