- Ratings and tournament results updated (Aug 17, 2017)
A new preliminary rating list as of 2017-08-06 is available. The most recent tournament results from fall 2017 are also online.
- ESC/WOSC 2017 - Vincent Tanyan new European champion (Aug 11, 2017)
Kiev (Ukraine) was the venue for the European Shogi Championship/World Open Shogi Championship (ESC/WOSC) between August 3rd and August 6th. This time there were 66 participants in the main tournament. Professional guests were Yaoichi Ono (7-dan) and Madoka Kitao (ladies professional 2-dan).
This years ESC saw a Belarusian final between Vincent Tanyan and Sergey Korchitsky . 18 year old Vincent managed to secure his first European title. The match for the third place showed a very long game between Thomas Leiter and Marco Dietmayer , which Thomas managed to win with Jishogi (28-26 points).
Shun Tokuni won the title in the WOSC with 8 wins out of 9 rounds, 2nd place went to Sergey Korchitsky with 7/9 and 3rd place to Thomas Leiter also 7/9.
Shun Tokuni won also the blitz tournament (42 participants) ahead of Vincent Tanyan and Thomas Leiter .
The team tournament (14 teams) was won by the Austrian team 'Dyululu' (Marco Dietmayer, Rainer Staberhofer, Andreas Diermair) ahead of 'Belarus' (Vincent Tanyan, Maxim Shaporov, Anton Starikevich) and 'Better of Ukraine' (Sergei Krivoshey, Sergey Stavroyani, Andriy Paliy).
The dobutsu shogi tournament (22 participants) was won by Thomas Leiter , 2nd Rainer Staberhofer and 3rd Shun Tokuni .
Complete result tables
- European Youth Shogi Championship 2017 (Jul 27, 2017)
The First European Youth Shogi Championship was held in Wroclaw, Poland from 21st to 23rd July 2017. There were four age groups (U9, U12, U15, U18).
The winners were:
U 9 (12 participants)
1. Pavel Zhuravlev (BLR) 2. Jan-Lukas Engelmann (GER) 3. Dmitry Chernashevich (BLR)
U 12 (11 participants)
1. Denis Titov (RUS) 2. Matvey Degtyar (BLR) 3. Kai Bruegmann (GER)
U 15 (11 participants)
1. Ivan Martsev (BLR) 2. Eric Klein (GER) 3. Alexey Lavrinovich (BLR)
U 18 (8 participants)
1. Adam Wozniak (POL) 2. Maxim Shaparov (BLR) 3. Karol Stanclik (POL)
There was also an open tournament with 22 participants, with the following results:
1. Uladislau Zakrzheuski (BLR) 2. Sergei Lysenka (BLR) 3. Adam Dziwoki (POL)
- ESC/WOSC 2016 - new record number of participants (Aug 31, 2016)
This year's European Shogi Championship/World Open Shogi Championship (ESC/WOSC) was held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) between August 17th and August 21st. 121 participants in the main tournament (two more than last year) mark a new milestone! Professional players attending this year were Teruichi Aono (9-dan and vice president of Nihon Shogi Renmei), Akio Ishikawa (7-dan) and Madoka Kitao (ladies professional 2-dan).
The ESC was yet again won by Jean Fortin , earning him the fifth title in the last eight years! In the final game he managed to beat the Belarusian prodigy Vincent Tanyan . The third place did go to Karl Wartlick .
Hideaki Takahashi managed to defend his title in the WOSC, again with a perfect score of 9 wins. Runner-up Shou Otsuka scored 8/9, followed by Kazuki Itoh (7/9).
The blitz tournament showed nearly the same podium, namely Hideaki Takahashi ahead of Shou Otsuka and Thomas Leiter . In the team tournament the very talented Belarusian youngsters (Belarus 1) managed to finish on first place, followed by Belarus 2 and Germany 1.
Complete result table
Report about the tournament by Twan Burg
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