- Karolina Styczynska is new European Champion 2014! (Jul 27, 2014)
From 17th to 20th July the ESC/WOSC2014 took place in Budapest. 78 players from 18 countries participated in the WOSC. Special guests in Budapest were professional players Hirotaka Nozuki 7-dan and Akira Nishio 6-dan sent by Japan Shogi Federation. Also joining the event were Shohei Takada 6-dan and Madoka Kitao Joryuu 2-dan.
Karolina Styczynska managed to become the first female player to win the European championship. Runner up was Marco Dietmayer and on third place came Jean Fortin .
The WOSC was also won by Karolina Styczynska with 8 out of 9 thanks to a better SOS-score ahead of Makoto Kawato with also 8 wins. On third place finished Thomas Leiter followed by Tomoya Mizogami , Simone Meuller , Marco Dietmayer and Yasuyuki Okamura , who all scored 7 points.
The blitz tournament was won by Makoto Kawato ahead of Thomas Leiter and Jean Fortin . The professional guests also participated in the blitz tournament giving handicaps, however their ranking in the table was not taken into account.
As a side event a team tournament (3 players per team) took place. The team tournament was won by team Japan ahead of Austria I and Hungary I.
All results can be found on the tournaments webpage. The kifu of the ESC final game can be downloaded here.
- Ratings and tournament results updated (Jul 5, 2014)
A new regular rating list as of 2014-07-01 is available. The complete list of tournament results from spring 2014 is now also online.