Lucas Neirynck wins Belgian Championship 2014

Lucas Neirynck won the Belgian Championship 2014. Detailed results

6th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Netherlands 0-4

No miracle: Belgium has been (rather logically according to the rankings) crushed by Netherlands 0-4...

Complete results here:

Standings after 6 out of the 9 rounds:

5th round of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Germany 1-3

Belgium lost, once again with 1-3, this time against Germany. François succeeded in winning his game, but it was not enough...
Belgium is moving slowly to the bottom of the B-league...:-(

Complete results of the round here:

Present standings:

Ilya Chikchine wins 1st internet European baduk championship

Ilya Chikchine (7-d, Rus, 23 years old) won the 1st Internet Baduk Championship with a 7-1 score, ahead of rising star Pavol Lisy (7-d, SK, 18 years old). Pavol (who was the only competitor to have beaten Ilya) made 5-2. So did The reigning European champion, frenchman Fan Hui (2-p), who got the Bronze medail.
Ex multi European champion Alexander Dinerstein (3-p) and young Artem Kachanovski (7-d) follow with 4-3 score...
The constatation that another pro, Catalin Taranu (5-p), ended as penultimate with a 2-5 score reflects the high level of this tournament !

Complete result here:

Change of playing site of the go club Le Pantin on saturday 15 February

Next saturday (15 February), the go club Le Pantin will meet at l'Eau Chaude/ Het Warm Water, Rue des Renards n°25, 1000 Bxl (between Place du Jeu de Balle and Rue Haute).

Map :
Metro Porte de Hal
Bus 27 & 48
Easy parking Place du Jeu de Balle from 5pm on.

Leuven 2014

François Gonze ( 3D, Louvain-la-Neuve) has won the 24th edition of the Leuven Go Tournament. Gonze won all his games, a good general rehearsel for the upcoming Belgian Championship in March. Second place with 4/5 was for local player Nelis Vets (2D). Kwinten Missiaen (3D), also from Leuven took third place with 3/5. Scoring 4/5 were Steve De Clerq (Antwerp, 6k) and Steven Foulon (Leuven, 12k). There were 22 participants.
Complete results here:

4th round European Team Championship: Belgium - Austria 1-3

Despite another great performance by Lucas, who defeated one of European top player, young Victor Lin, Belgium lost to Austria. Belgium stands now 7th (out of the 10 teams in the B-league)

Complete results here:


PS: note the victory of Ukraine on Russia...4-0 in A-league! (interestingly linked to the present events :-)

Who is the strongest player in the world ? A jubango between the top 2 world players to find out !

By now, Gu Li (China) and Lee SeTol (Korea) are commonly considered as the 2 best players in the world.
But who of them is the strongest one ?
Some sponsors succeeded in organising a jubango (a match of 10 games) to find this out. There will be about one game a month all along 2014. In November, we will know who is the n° 1 world player (well, non offically of course, but the whole go community will watch carefully this prestigious event).

More info here:

The 1st European Internet (WBaduk) Championship with the top 8 European players

For your information: the very best European players (all are pro or 7-dan) will play an internet tournament every Monday and Thursday at 7 PM between 23/01 and 13/02...
Il will certainly be very enjoyable to watch !

Preliminaries of the Belgian Championship 2014

Only 4 players participated in the preliminaries of the Belgian championship 2014 !

Thus of course, all are qualified for the finals:
Gonze Francois (3pt)
Boyen Kris (2pt)
Versyck Dominique (1pt)
Vannieuwenhuyse Joost (0pt)

As a 5th player was missing (!), the Board decided to invite the best non-qualified finisher of the Belgian Finals of 2013. According to this decision, WONG Chi-Yiu (who had ended 9th in the finals last year) is also qualified.