Third European Masters 2006

European Go Congress, Frascati, Italy, 5th - 6th August 2006

Eight players were invited to decide the best European player and to compete for places in professional Asian championships such as the Fujitsu Cup. The winner also may get to play the Seimitsu Cup Internet match v US champion (if an amateur). The final was broadcast live on KGS.

Masters

Alexandre Dinerchtein, Russia, 1 dan pro, European Masters 2005 Ondrej Silt, Czechia, 6 dan, Winner Toyota-IGS-PandaNet European Go Tour 2005-2006 Andrei Koulkov, 6 dan, Russia, Winner European Go Oza 2006 Svetlana Shikshina, Russia, 1 dan pro, EGF Rating List Ilya Shikshin, 6 dan, Russia, Group Winner European Go Oza 2006 Dragos Bajenaru, 6 dan, Romania, Third Place Ing Cup 2006 Geert Groenen, 6 dan, Netherlands, Third Place European Cup 2005-2006 Csaba Merö, 6 dan, Hungary, European Rating List Catalin Taranu, 1 dan pro, runner up European Go Congress 2005, and Guo Juan, Netherlands, 5 dan pro, winner Group Winner European Go Oza 2006, were unable to take part.

Results

Round 1

Shikshin (RU)        – Kulkov (RU)      1 - 0
Bajenaru (RO)        – Merö (HU)        1 - 0
Dinerchtein (RU)     - Groenen (NL)     1 - 0
Shikshina (RU)       - Silt (CZ)        1 - 0

Round 2
Shikshina            - Dinerchstein     1 - 0
Shikshin             - Bajenaru         1 - 0
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Silt                 - Groenen          1 - 0
Merö                 - Kulkov           1 - 0

Round 3 
Dinerstein           - Merö             1 - 0
Bajenaru             - Silt             1 - 0 

Round 4
Dinerchtein          - Bajenaru         1 - 0
Silt                 - Merö             1 - 0
Groenen              - Kulkov           1 - 0

Final
Shikshina            - Shikshin         1 - 0

Final Ranking

Pos   Name                 Pt
1     Shikshina (RU)        3			
2     Shikshin (RU)         2
3     Dinerchtein (RU)      3
4     Bajenaru (RO)         2
5     Silt (CZ)             2
6     Merö (HU)             1
7     Groenen (NL)          1
8     Kulkov (RU)           0