Thanks to our survey, we now know that the congress was really well received! Nearly half (43%) of the participants who had already taken part in EGC thought that it was the best! Overall grade for this: 1.5 (1=very good, 2=good, 3=not so good, 4=bad). The location also achieved a total of 2.0, despite food [...]
All results (also from side events) and all videos are now on the webpage. Thanks to all tournament organisers for the results and to Misha for providing the nice clips!
The "Outstanding Breathtaking Extraordinary Real Hall of Fame", in short: "OBERHoF", is now online... So if you want to see the heroes of the European Go Congress (or show off to others if you were one of them ;-) then take a look!
Just ten days after winning the Open European Go Championship, Zhang Tao (5p, left on the photo) defeated Ke Jie (9p, right), the number one in the world, in the semifinal of the CCTV Rapid Go Cup. Jokes on WeChat say that participating the European Go Congress must have made him stronger. – So maybe [...]
The following is a guest posting by the European Go Federation written by Yue Li and was first published here Following the first week, ruthless battles on go boards and the feast of friendship amongst hundreds of go enthusiasts continued to occupy the peaceful mountain village of Oberhof. As the Open European Championship entered its “yose” [...]
The following is a guest posting by the European Go Federation written by Laura Avram and was first published here The European Go Congress is for many European go players the year's highlight go event. A go congress typically consists of playing go for two weeks, watching go lessons, meeting new and old friends and visiting [...]
How did you like the EGC? We've put together a survey to make future congresses even better! Please take a few minutes and answer it – and with a bit of luck you can win a nice EGC souvenir! English version Deutsche Version
More and more photos are being shared on the EGC webpage! Please take a look and enjoy the nice memories. If you also have photos to share, please let us know and we can link your photo library there – whether it is on Flickr, Facebook, Dropbox, your own webpage or somewhere else. The official [...]
And for those already reminiscing about the Go congress while it's barely over at this point, you can take a look at the gorgeous pictures by Zoé Constans who was sketching portraits of all of you while at or around Go boards during the last two weeks! You can also find more of her on [...]
At the end of our Go congress, during the bustle of people tearing down posters, packing Go materials and finishing up the last few tournaments, we had a word with Zhang Tao 5p, winner of the European Open 2017. He is 26 years old, started playing Go at age 6 and became professional at 13. [...]