Shusaku Go Tournament in Romania

Honinbo Shusaku

Honinbo Shusaku

Shusaku Go Club (Click to go to the clubs homeapge)

Shusaku Go Club (Click to go to the clubs homeapge)

It’s unlikely for a Go-player to not know who Shusaku was (especially since Hikaru no Go). So for everyone that lived in a dark cave, behind the moon with his eyes closed and his ears shut, here’s the deal:

Honinbo Shusaku (本因坊秀策 Hon’inbō Shūsaku, 1829-62) is considered by many to be the greatest player of the golden era of Go in the mid-19th century. He was nicknamed Invincible Shusaku because of his perfect score of 19 successive wins in the annual castle games

~ Incincible, the games of Shusaku

Now the Romanian Shusaku Go Club is organizing a tournament honoring his heroics. The tournament will take place in Targu Mures City [RO] during 2 days (28. & 29. march). The long list of registered players includes well-known names such as Catalin Taranu [5p], Pop Cristian [7d], Cho Seok-Bin [7d], Cornel Burzo [7d], Pal Balogh [6d] and many more. Below you find some additional details on the event.

  • Date: 28th & 29th march 2009
  • Place: Targu Mures City [RO]
  • Transport & Accomodation: >> click <<
  • Registered Players || Register
  • Fee: none as long as you register before february 28th. Afterwards there’s a registration fee of 10 €
  • Prizes: 1st – Original Kaya Goban (+ 800 €), 2nd – Go Set (+ 400 €), 3rd – Go Set (+ 200 €) >> click <<
  • Ruleset: MacMahon, 6 rounds / 60 min + 10 moves/ 5 min or byo yomi 3/30  sec per move. Komi 6.5

UPDATE: There was a little misunderstanding with the prizes. As Balazs Arpad corrected (thanks at this point), the prizes are the items with an additional prize-money (the information has now been corrected in the list).