Omikron European Go Congress 2017
This EGC was the biggest in history: more than 800 people participated the Open European Championship and many more participated in the side events – in total over 1000!
Find out everything about the events and the program that took place. We thank all participants for joining in and making it an unforgettable experience! We have updated this page with many photos, videos and detailed results, so that you can recall your joyful memories – or so that know what you missed out! – Your EGC team
Watch all the photos and videos of the OMIKRON European Go Congress 2017! And submit your own photos to share with other participants.
BREAKING: Zhang Tao 5p is Open Euro Champ + Pairgo Results + More Karaoke
After round 9 and 9 straight wins, Zhang Tao 5p from China is set to be the winner of this year's Open European Championship, or "Main" tournament! Even in case [...]
Li Xiaoxi 2p only contender for Zhang Tao 5p and mixed results at Computer Go
Correction: A previous version of this article stated Li and Zhang could still play in the upcoming rounds, which is not possible anymore. The Euro Open tournament is all but [...]
Middle of Second Week Summary
Seemingly no time has passed since our last summary and here we are already at the middle of week 2. Many, many tournaments have concluded since then, so let's not [...]
Euro Cup Finale Commentary by Diana Koszegi 1p and Kim Seungjun 9p
The more commentary the better, right? Diana Koszegi 1p and Kim Seungjun 9p shared their thoughts on Sunday's finale game Ilya Shikshin 1p vs. Mateusz Surma 1p on the Youtube [...]
A word with Sascha Germer 17k
With the second week on its way and regular congress proceedings starting back up, we take some time to talk to Sascha Germer. He's 31 years old from Berlin, Germany, [...]
BREAKING: Ilya Shikshin is new European Champ!
Correction: In a previous version of this article, Ilya Shikshin's win in St. Petersburg was not mentioned. After a long fought battle with advantages changing sides multiple times, Ilya Shikshin [...]
End of First Week Summary
It's the end of week 1 and we look back on a great start to the Go Congress. Too many things to list at the moment, so let's focus on [...]
Somber Travels, Physical Exercise and Russian Silliness
As always during a congress, Wednesday is an off-day for most tournaments. This leaves time for all manner of different activities: those looking for a more somber and thoughtful experience [...]
Twist & Shout with Relay Go
EGC Oberhof is well on its way with numerous side events going on at the same time. The biggest one thus far easily was the Relay Go Tournament, organised by [...]
“Invisible. The Games of AlphaGo” on sale at EGC for a special price
The first ever English language analysis on AlphaGo is now available from Hebsacker Verlag: "Invisible. The Games of AlphaGo". Antti Törmänen 1p has compiled all 78 games played by the [...]
Food & Drink at Treff Hotel Panorama
Unfortunately there have been some difficulties regarding Food & Drink at the hotel. Some people were confused and did not know when they can order food, and at which restaurants. [...]
We have a Twitter account now!
If you want new impressions from EGC as it happens and breaking news as soon as possible, you can now follow the congress on Twitter @EGC_2017. Or you can tweet your own impressions [...]