Congratulations to the 3rd rank in the world, according to the RIF Rating list, Japanese superstar Tomoharu Nakayama for winning the tournament, Kang Sang-min (Korea) silver and Alexandr Pinsky (Russia, 8 years old (!) prodigy) bronze – just about a month ago he won Russian Youth Championship and the Open Blitz tournament https://renjunews.com/russian-youth-championship-standings-2021/ ! Also a remarkable achievement for Turkish renju as Alp Ali Kırkan got 10th place in A-group! Otherwise top ten was filled with Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Swedish players! Estonian best this time was Nils Nitov (14th) who was followed by her daughter Melissa Nitov (15th). Hopefully next time we can take back the top ten place from Turkey! 🙂
B-Tournament was won by Polish grandmaster Piotr Małowiejski, the runner up was Darya Yusupmurzina (Russia) and 3rd place was achieved by Oskar Mäns (Estonia). Congratulations!
There was a great live coverage of the tournament through zoom organized by Ando Meritee and Ants Soosõrv. It is not only because of the fair play reasons but it is really interesting to see people play from their home in an online tournament.
Check it out!
A-Tournament standings (you can easily click on results to review games between players):
Also, on the second day there was a live coverage with comments by Jussi Ikonen and Dmitri Epifanov, which was just amazing to watch as a renju fan (I might sound a bit overwhelmed how great everything was with this tournament but that`s how it was.)
As far as I remember, this was the most professional and enthusiastic broadcast with comments that has ever been created in European renju. Well, not too many were created before, but that is hopefully about to change. Of course Japanese, Chinese and Koreans are creating excellent content for their viewers already quite some time.
Follow Jussi‘s youtube channel Click of Stones, where he is doing awesome podcasts with different interesting renju and gomoku players! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJctsX__r3vRmHvwBMhZU3A