- Ratings and tournament results updated (Jan 18, 2017)
A new preliminary rating list as of 2017-01-14 is online. The most recent tournament results (11 already!) are also available.
- ESC/WOSC 2017 (Dec 13, 2016)
Next year's ESC/WOSC will take place August 3 - 6, 2017 in Kiev (Ukraine) at the
Congress Center "Ukrainian House".
The Organization Committee has launched the official website http://shogi.org.ua/en/ providing a detailed schedule and other valuable information. Check it out!
- 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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