The 51st European Go Congress
14.07.2007-28.07.2007, Villach, Austria
The 51st European Go Congress was held in Conference Center Villach in the south of Austria.
The final of the European Masters was between Russians Ilia Shikshin and Alexandr Dinerchtein, won by Alexandr.
The 366 player Weekend Tournament was won by Hong Seok-Ui from Korea 5 wins; second was Park Jong-Wook and third Cho Seok-Bin.
573 players took part in the main tournament, including some strong Koreans. The new European Champion is Ilya Shikshin (Russian 6 dan) who won 7 games and was placed ahead of Alexandr Dinerchtein by second tie-break (SOSOS). Open champion was Hong Seok-Ui on 9/10. Second and third were the same as the weekend with Park on 8/8 and Cho on 8/10. After Shikshin and Dinerchtein, the other player on 7/10 was Hong Seul-Ki, also from Korea.
There were several side events, including a 13x13 where Bronsilav Snidal (1 dan Czechia) headed the group on 5/6 to win. Hong Seok-Ui also won the rapid tournament with 7/8. Runner up was Antti Tormanen (4 dan Finland) on 6/8.
There was a Pair Go tournament with 27 pairs. Photos.