Fifth European Masters 2008

European Go Congress, Leksand, Sweden, 2nd - 3rd August 2008

Eight players were invited to decide the best European player and to compete for places in professional Asian championships such as the Fujitsu Cup. Not all play off games were played, so some positions were tied.

Masters

Alexandre Dinerchtein, Russia, 3 dan pro
Csaba Merö, 6 dan, Hungary
Pal Balogh, 6 dan, Hungary
Ilya Shikshin, 7 dan, Russia
Svetlana Shikshin, 3 dan pro, Russia
Ondrej Silt, 6 dan, Czechia
Andrei Kulkov, 6 dan, Russia
Franz-Joesf Dickhut, 6 dan, Germany

Not taking part were:
Catalin Taranu, Romania, 5 dan pro
Cristian Pop, Romania, 7 dan

Results

Round 1
Balogh         – Merö          1 - 0
Shikshina      – Dickhut       0 - 1
Dinerchtein    - Kulkov        0 - 1
Shikshin       - Silt          0 - 1

Round 2
Dinerchstein   - Merö          1 - 0
Shikshin       - Shikshina     0 - 1
Silt           - Dickhut       0 - 1
Balogh         - Kulkov        0 - 1

Round 3
Dinerchtein    - Silt          0 - 1
Shikshina      - Balogh        0 - 1

Final
Dickhut        - Kulkov        1 - 0

Final Ranking

Pos   Name                 Pt
1     Dickhut               3		
2     Koulkov               2
3=    Silt                  2
3=    Balogh                2
5=    Dinerchtein           1
5=    Shikshina             1
7=    Shikshin              0
7=    Merö                  0