Second European Masters 2005

European Go Congress, Prague, Czechia, 30th - 31st July 2005

Broadcast live on IGS-PandaNet and KGS.

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. The winner also gets to play the Seimitsu Cup Internet match v US champion (if an amateur).

Catalin Taranu, Romania, 5 dan pro, winner European Masters 2003 
Alexandre Dinerchtein, Russia, 1 dan pro, European Champion 2004 
Ondrej Silt, Czechia, 6 dan, Winner European Cup 2003-2005
Andrei Koulkov, 6 dan, Russia, Winner European Go Oza 2004
Radek Nechanicky, Czechia, 6 dan, winner Toyota-Pandanet European Tour 2004-2005 
Cristian Pop, Romania, 6 dan, EGF Rating list
Svetlana Shikshina, Russia, 1 dan pro, EGF Rating List
Franz-Josef Dickhut, Germany, 6 dan, EGF Rating List

Guo Juan, Nethlands, 5 dan pro, winner Ing Memorial 2005, declined to take part.

Results

Round 1

Nechanicky (CZ)       Taranu (RO)      1 - 0
Pop (RO)              Dickhut (GE)     1 - 0
Dinerchtein (RU)     - Koulkov (RU)     1 - 0
Silt (CZ)             Shikshina (RU)   1 - 0

Round 2

Nechanicky (CZ)       Silt (CZ)        1 - 0
Shikshina (RU)       - Taranu (RO)      0 - 1
Pop (RO)              Dinerchtein (RU) 0 - 1
Koulkov (RU)          Dickhut (GE)     1 - 0

Round 3

Pop (RO)             - Taranu (RO)      0 - 1
Silt (CZ)            - Koulkov (RU)     1 - 0
Dickhut (GE)         - Shikshina (RU)   0 - 1

Round 4

Nechanicky (CZ)      - Dinerchtein (RU) 0 - 1
Koulkov (RU)         - Pop (RO)         0 - 1
Silt (CZ)            - Taranu (RO)      0 - 1

Final ranking

Pos	Name             Rate   Pt
1 	Dinerchtein (RU) 2762	 3				
2 	Nechanicky (CZ)  2588	 2
3	Taranu (RO)      2810	 3					
4 	Silt (CZ)        2654	 2				
5 	Pop (RO)         2727	 2
6 	Koulkov (RU)     2395	 1				
7 	Shikshina (RU)   2683	 1			
8 	Dickhut (GE)     2648	 0