The 49th European Go Congress
23.07.2005-07.08.2005, Prague, Czechia
The 49th European Go Congress has finished in Prague in the Czech Republic. Over 700 players played in the main tournament.
Games were broadcast on IGS and KGS. At the end of the first week Alexandr Dinerstein from Russia beat the other top European pro,
Catalin Taranu from Romania, to take an early lead. However a lot of very strong Koreans were snapping at his heels.
Alexandr hung on despite two losses to become the European Champion again with 8/10.
Second on SOS tie-break was Cho Seok-Bin. Third with 9/10 (starting below the supergroup) was Park Jong-Wook.
Catalin Taranu and Ilja Shikshin also finished in the top 10, with 7 wins each.
There was a Pair Go Tournament held on 03.08.2005 won by Kim Se-Young and Kim Dong-Chan from Korea.
The Children's Tournament was won by Kim Min-Jae, 2k from Korea.
A Ladies' Tournament was won by Liliana Iacole, 5k Romania. Second was Kim Se-Young, 7d Korea, and third was Arnoldia Frank, 2k Netherlands.