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Archive for September, 2008

Belfast Open, 2008

Posted by ian on September 28th, 2008

There was a disappointing turnout for this year’s Belfast Tournament. Only 14 players took part in the end. This year the top two players couldn’t be seperated. Daniel Paraschiv and Yohei Negi emerged as joint winners, with a conservative Claas Roever retaining his third place. Full results and photographs are available.

Top 8 Result – 25 Sept

Posted by ian on September 25th, 2008

Claas ended his Top 8 with a win against Bernard tonight on KGS. In a difficult situation in the opening, Claas (white) ripped off his opponent and emerged with a powerful position. Bernard was unable to retrieve the game and resigned on move 132. This result has been reflected in the Championship Table.

Top 8 Result – 11th Sept

Posted by ian on September 11th, 2008

After a long hiatus in play, Noel and Bernard played on KGS tonight. Noel (Black) took the advantage in the opening and did not let the pressure ease off. Bernard resigned on move 141. This result has been reflected in the championship table.

IGA Ladder – Rules Update

Posted by eoghan on September 9th, 2008

Recent events have called for clarification of the rules regarding multiple challenges and when challenges may legitimately be declined – hopefully this spells things out in more black and white terms. Rule 12 now reads: “A player who has received a challenge is not required to accept further challenges until the match has been played […]