First European Masters 2003

European Go Centre, Amstelveen, Netherlands, 28th - 30th November 2003

In Memory of Hans Pietsch and broadcast live on IGS-PANDANET.

Eight players were invited to decide the best European player and to compete for places in professional Asian championships such as the Fujitsu Cup and the LG Cup.

Catalin Taranu, Romania, 5 dan pro, winner European Fujitsu Finals 2003 
Alexandre Dinerchtein, Russia, 1 dan pro, European Champion 2003 
Guo Juan, Netherlands, 5 dan pro, winner of the Ing Memorial 2003 
Cristian Pop, Romania, 6 dan, winner of the Ing Memorial 2003 
Svetlana Shikshina, Russia, 1 dan pro 
Csaba Mero, Hungary, 6 dan, winner of the Ing Memorial 2003 
Franz-Josef Dickhut, Germany, 6 dan, honorable replacement for Hans Pietsch 
Radek Nechanicky, Czechia, 6 dan, winner Toyota-Pandanet European Tour 2003 

Reserve: Matthew Macfadyen, United Kingdom, 6 dan

Results

Round 1

Nechanicky (CZ)      – Taranu (RO)      0 - 1
Dinerchtein (RU)     – Dickhut (GE)     1 - 0
Merö (HU)            – Guo Juan (NL)    0 - 1
Pop (RO)             – Shikshina (RU)   1 - 0

Round 2

Pop (RO)             - Taranu (RO)      0 - 1
Guo Juan (NL)        – Dinerchtein (RU) 0 - 1
Merö (HU)            – Dickhut (GE)     0 - 1
Nechanicky (CZ)      – Shikshina (RU)   0 - 1

Round 3

Guo Juan (NL)        - Shikshina (RU)   0 - 1
Pop (RO)             - Dickhut (GE)     0 - 1

Round 4

Taranu (RO)          - Dinerchtein (RU) 1 - 0
Shikshina (RU)       - Dickhut (GE)     1 - 0
Guo Juan (NL)        - Pop (RO)         1 - 0
Merö (HU)            - Nechanicky (CZ)  1 - 0

Final Ranking

Pos	Name             Rate   Pt
1	Taranu (RO)      2812	 3					
2 	Dinerchtein (RU) 2757	 2				
3 	Shikshina (RU)   2683	 3			
4 	Dickhut (GE)     2650	 2				
5 	Guo Juan (NL)    2712	 2
6 	Pop (RO)         2693	 1
7 	Merö (HU)        2659	 1				
8 	Nechanicky (CZ)  2579	 0