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18 Mar 2014
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  • ESC/WOSC 2014 in Budapest (Apr, 2014)

    The European Shogi Championship (ESC) and World Open Shogi Championship (WOSC) 2014 will take place from July 17th until July 20th in Budapest. The event will be started with a team championship followed by the European Blitz Championship. Detailed informations can be found on the tournament webpage Please register for this great event!

  • Ratings and tournament results updated (Mar 18, 2014)

    A new preliminary rating list as of Mar 2nd is now online. The most recent tournament results ranging from January to early March are also available.

    Note: Due to some minor errors involving player's names, we had to update the two most recent rating lists, as well as the according tournament result tables.

  • ESC/WOSC 2014 in Budapest (Sep, 2013)

    The next European Shogi Championship and (ESC) and World Open Shogi Championship (WOSC) will be held in July 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. The organizing team around Gergely Buglyo and Laszlo Abuczki will inform you about further details in due course. After the successful ESC/WOSC this year in Minsk, we look forward to welcome many Shogi friends from all over the world again in Budapest!

  • ESC/WOSC 2013 in Minsk, Sergey Korchitsky is the new European Champion (Aug, 2013)

    A record breaking number of 92 players from 11 countries participated in this year's World Open Shogi Championship (WOSC), which took place in Minsk (Belarus) between the 18th and 21st of July.
    The European Shogi Championship (ESC), a 32-player knockout tournament, was held within the WOSC.

    Last year's runner-up Sergey Korchitsky managed to win his first ESC-title, after beating '07-champion Victor Zapara in the finale. Third place went to former European champion Artem Kolomiyets , who won the title in 2005 and 2008.

    The WOSC was won by 10-year-old Takumi Ito with a perfect score of 9 out of 9!
    Sergey Korchitsky and Artem Kolomiyets (both with 7 points) followed on the podium.
    Female-pro aspirant Karolina Styczynska (see article in The Japan Times) came 4th, also with 7 out of 9.

    The blitz tournament was won by 6-Dan Ladies Pro Hiroe Nakai .

    All results, photos, videos, games and other information can be found on