- Sergey Korchitsky European Champion 2021 and winner of WOSC in Minsk
The postponed European Shogi Championship/World Open Shogi Championship (ESC/WOSC) was held in Minsk, Belarus, between August 19th and 22nd 2021. Though the Covid-19 travel restrictions less players were able to participate, but thanks to the organizers the event was a great success. The top games were broadcasted live and board 1 was with live video coverage as well.
In the final of the ESC the two top rated European players fought for the title. Sergey Korchitsky secured his second European championship title by beating Vincent Tanyan . 3rd place was taken by Anton Starykevich by beating Russian youngster Denis Titov .
Sergey Korchitsky continued his winning streak in the WOSC and won all his games in an impressive manner. Anton Starykevich and Vincent Tanyan switched places compared to the ESC and both finished with 7 points. 67 players participated in the WOSC.
Anton Starykevich was too fast for everyone at the blitz tournament and he won all games. Second became Anton Mahin ahead of Denis Titov .
The team tournament was won by the international 'Dream Team' (Peter Shcheslionok , Thomas Pfaffel , Boris Savich ), who won all their matches and individual games. 'Russia 3' (Dmitry Rodin, Vladimir Medvedev, Danila Biryukov) finished on second place and team 'We Tried' (Anton Mahin , Sergey Matmusaev , Victor Balabhai ) became third.
The results can be found on the event's official webpage:
- ESC/WOSC 2021 in Minsk, August 19th - 22th
FESA has decided that the last year postponed ESC/WOSC will be held in Minsk, Belarus. The venue is Hotel Belarus, vul. Storozhovskaya 15, Minsk, Belarus.
Detailed information about the schedule and hotels is available on the official website at http://euro2020.shogi.by/en/.
- Ratings and tournament results updated (May 29, 2021)
A new preliminary rating list as of 2021-04-18 is available. The most recent tournament results are now also online.
- 1st European Online Rapid Cup - Sergey Korchitsky takes the first place (Jan 2, 2021)
30 representatives played at the 1st European Online Rapid Cup on December 20th, 2020 on 81Dojo. After 6 rounds 4 players finished with 5 points. Thanks to the better SOS score Sergey Korchitsky (zen1976) took the first place. Second became Stefanos Mandalas (DemonikOu) ahead of Roman Omelchuk (BaseQ) and Jean Fortin (Tellmarch) .
The table with links to the kifus is available on the tournament page at 81Dojo. The progressive table with SOS-points can be found on the Chessarbiter tournament website
- 1st FESA Online Rapid Cup on December 20th (November 2, 2020)
FESA would like to invite European shogi players to the 1st FESA Online Rapid Cup, which will be held on December 20th on 81dojo. From each FESA member association country 2 representatives will be able to participate, either selected by local qualification tournaments or by nomination.
Thinking time will be 10 min. + 30 sec. byoyomi.
The tournament info can be found here.
Other European players with a FESA rating from countries without a FESA member association can qualify via the preliminary tournament, which takes place on November 29th. The ournament info can be downloaded here. Information about registration is also available at the tournament site. The top four players of the preliminary tournament will qualify for the 1st FESA Online Rapid Cup.
- Laszlo Abuczki wins 1st European Online Shogi Blitz Championship (August 10, 2020)
96 players particpated at the 1st European Online Shogi Blitz Championship on August 9th, which was held on 81Dojo. The title was won by Laszlo Abuczki (Linkuei) who beat Roman Omelchuk (BaseQ) in the final. Third place was taken by Adam Dziwoki (asadis) .
The full knockout table is available on the tournament page at 81Dojo.
- 1st European Online Shogi Blitz Championship on August 9th (July 25, 2020)
The 1st European Online Shogi Blitz Championship will be held on 81dojo August 9th starting at CEST 16:00 (UTC 14:00).
The tournament is open to all European shogi players. It will be a knockout tournament with max. 128 participants and a thinking time of 5 min. + 10 sec. byoyomi.
The full tournament information can be found here.
Registrations have to be made on the tournament page until August 8th, CEST 16:00 (UTC 14:00).