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Kranich Berlin 2013 report

Veni Vidi Vici for tournament winner Lukas Podpera fresh Czech 6d

Round 1:
Board 1: Youngsters Lukas Podpera 5d(w) and Kevin Sanow 4d met each other on board 1 SGF and video

Board 2: Fresh Berlin Champion 2013 David Seibt 4d had to face the living legend, 4 times Berlin Champion of the past, Robert Jasiek 5d, alias Sum on KGS.
The Champion of the past won. SGF and video

http://www.eurogotv.com/index.php?menu=Photos&picasafotomapnaam=Kranich2013Day1&fotonummer=165
round 2 Lukas Podpera 6d (left) vs Jonas Welticke 4d

Round 2:

Board 1: Again talented youth players on board 1.
Lukas Podpera 6d from the Czech Republic now had to face German Jonas Welticke 4d.

In short....a joseki went bad....SGF and video

Board 2: The notorious Berliner go-book writer and former Berlin Champion Robert Jasiek 5d had to face a another former Berlin Champion Bernd Schütze 5d, who always wins when he is in front of a (EuroGoTV) camera.

This time...was an exception....as Bernd didnt watch the clock and lost on time. SGF and video

Round 3:

Board 1: Allready a kind of a finale as Lukas Podpera 6d played with Robert Jasiek 5d. Robert skilfully took the center; it looked really big, but then young Lukas showed us his endgame power; move after move he came closer and in the end the hidden aji of his dead stones in the center made the difference too big in Lukas advantage, so Robert resigned. SGF and video

Board 2: David Seibt 4d took the white stones against Kevin Sanow 4d. Both played very slow in the beginning and with the progressive Canadian overtime in sight, everybody waited for the fireworks. I dont know how, but they played it out until the last dame!
SGF and video

http://lh5.ggpht.com/-XG4VvqXxo6w/UptUARo8dUI/AAAAAAAB44o/RHnqe4U3lMc/IMG_1927.JPG
Round 4:

Board 1:

Unbeaten leader Lukas Podpera 6d had to face Tobias Berben 4d, who entered the room with a big smile as he last night had won a big money prize in a poker tournament.

Lukas doesnt care about luck and so after 156 moves Tobias had to resign. SGF and video

Board 2: Jonas Welticke 4d and Robert Jasiek dont need much time to make important strategic decisions; combine this with the fact that yours truly HW9x9 relayed the wrong first(!!) move to KGS and that the scribe for board 2 was just a few minutes late, the result for the average KGS viewer was a disaster......about 60 moves played, but not on KGS....luckely we had some help from players from other boards! who used the edit function to make a fresh start. Right on the moment EuroGoTV2 had the right position on KGS, the players started to think before they moved....In the end Jonas even didnt have time left, so Robert won his second game by time (but to be fair to Robert, i believe in both games he had the upper hand). Replay the correct SGF and video

Round 5:
Board 1: Lukas Podpera 6d, who's rating would pass the 2600 mark when he would win this game, played with local hero and business lawyer Bernd Schütze 5d. Several times the viewers had the feeling Bernd should resign, but every time he managed to make it close again. Late in the endgame, when Bernd saw that he could not win anymore, he resigned. SGF and video

Congratulations Lukas! With your tournament victory and your new rating high.

Board 2: Old school ruled as Robert Jasiek 5d met Vladimir Danek 5d. Vladimir was winning all the way, but in the end Robert tricked him and won so by 5. SGF and video

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-A6t5FCfw68U/UptUlArzsVI/AAAAAAAB478/9fMG8sucJ3M/s0/IMG_1974.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/-6_VoKYN0r88/UptUdxzL6NI/AAAAAAAB47Y/4YrbaKmbrC8/IMG_1963.JPGAs every year an important power behind the succes of the tournament are the Japanese house wifes who make the best food ever for real modest prizes. Also the many volenteers deserve everybodys graditude. But the real reason for the tournaments succes are players themselves. Many of them are low kyu go-players, but hi dan nice people.

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

All Results.

placed by HW9x9 on 14:39 Sat 30 November 2013

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