European Championship

system with 32 players for EGC:


32 top European players (passport of active EGF member country required) will participate in the event: 

1)       Artem Kachanovskyi 2p

2)       Ali Jabarin 2p

3)       Lukas Podpera 7d

4)       Stanislaw Freijak 1p

5)       Andrii Kravets 1p

6)       Tanguy Le Calvé 1p

7)       Cristian Pop 7d

8)       Nikola Mitic 6d

9)       Oscar Vasquez 6d

10)    Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia 6d

11)    Fredrik Blomback 6d

12)    Rémi Campagnie 6d

13)    Dominik Boviz 6d

14)    Ondrej Kruml 6d

15)    Jan Prokop 6d

16)    Valerii Krushelnytskyi 6d

17)       Cornel Burzo 6d

18)       Bohdan Zhurakovskyi 6d

19)       Jan Simara 6d

20)       Matias Pankoke 6d

21)       Dmytro Bohatskyi 6d

22)       Elian Ioan Grogoriu 6d

23)       Javier-Aleksi Savolainen 5d

24)       Amir Fragman 6d

25)       Florent Labouret 5d

26)    Vladimir Danek 5d

27)    Koichiro Habu 5d

28)    Alessandro Pace 5d

29)    Antoine Fenech 5d

30)    Martin Ruzicka 5d

31)    Denis Dobranis 4d


32)    Vsevolod Ovsiienko 4d

  • All 32 players start with the same Mac Mahon score. This start, Mac Mahon score, is the same as the top-bar Mac Mahon score of the EGC main-tournament.
  • The European championship shall be played during the first week (starting on Sunday) and second weekend of the EGC. The minimum of 6 games (for each player) and the maximum of 8 games (for the semifinalists) will be be played.
  • Games played on the same day as the EGC shall be taken into account as well for the main EGC tournament (i.e. 5 games).
  • A final phase with 8 players shall take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • It is a double knock-out tournament – hence, the players with two lost games in the preliminary rounds leave immediately the European Championship and may continue playing in the main EGC tournament. All players of the European Championship can join the main-tournament at any time, taking the game-results of the EC.
  • The time setting for the European Championship and the parallel running Open European Championship (main tournament) are equal (Fischer time 80 minutes of basic time plus 40 seconds of additional time for each move), so players having left the EC can easily switch to the main tournament.
  • There is no need to define 5th to 8th positions. Hence, the players may play the weekend tournament if they wish so. Only the semi-finals, the games for 3rd place and the final are played over the weekend.
  • Pairings for the first round are based on EGF-rating of 18th July 2022.
  • All games start at 10:00 AM European Eastern Time, and at least two games will be broadcasted on Pandanet. Daily live-comments on the European Go Federation twitch-channel and more game-commentaries by famous professional go players from Japan and China are planned.
  • Results will be updated on the EGF webpage:
  • Japanese rules (6.5 Komi) and “European nigiri” (winner of the nigiri decides about the colours) in all games.
  • Prizes for top 8 players: Champion € 2.500, 2nd place € 1.500, 3rd place € 1.000, 4th place € 500, places 5-8 (having lost the Friday’s game) € 250 each.