Renju Newsletter 2002

54 : RESULTS FROM ESTONIAN OPEN
53 : THE 1ST ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP
52 : BALTIC LEAGUE
51 : RESULTS FROM OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2002
50 : UPDATED DOWNLOADS
49 : RENJU POST SERVER
48 : RENJU & GOMOKU ARCHIVES UPDATED
47 : RESULTS FROM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP OF FIVE IN A ROW
46 : RESULTS FROM CUP OF TYUMEN - 1ST STAGE
45 : RESULTS FROM THE RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE
44 : INFO FROM FIRST LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
43 : YAMAGUCHI NEW MEIJIN, RESULTS FROM HELSINKI TOURNAMENTS, RESULTS FROM USA RENJU OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT WOMAN GROUP AND A GROUP DETAILS
42 : PBEM-WC2002 FINISHED, BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT RESULT DETAIL, IN MEMORY OF JORMA KARPPINEN
41 : RIF AND RENJU INFO, NEW VERSION OF RENJU EDITOR PROGRAM, RESULTS FROM 2002 BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT
40 : RESULTS FROM WETTERCUPEN 2002, OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE USA, ADDITIONAL RULE REGARDING QT OF WC 2003
39 : COMPLETE MEIJIN-SEN TOURNAMENT RESULTS, ALL E-MAIL WC2002 GAMES
38 : THE RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE, MEIJINSEN-TOURNAMENT RESULTS, WORLD E-MAIL PRELIMINARY RESULTS
37 : ESTONIAN OPEN, YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP, HELSINKI OPEN, RIF CHINA NEWS (THE FIRST BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT), RESULTS FROM SVEALAND OPEN
36 : ONLINE GAME SERVER GAMBLER.RU
35 : RESULTS FROM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
34 : RESULTS FROM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION, RENJU FOR BEGINNERS IN VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE
33 : YOUTH WC HAS STARTED
32 : EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CONTACTS, PBEM-WC2002 GAMES
31 : CHINA RENJU TOURNAMENT, AUG 2-4
30 : EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
29 : RESULTS OF ESTONIAN QUALIFICATION
28 : YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SITE
27 : RESULTS OF MOSCOW OPEN
26 : EUROBLITZTOURNAMENT
25 : ONCE MORE ABOUT YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
24 : BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP OF ST.PETERSBURG
23 : XX Championship of St.Petersburg, Open Tournament "Window to Europe", X Russian Championship among women
22 : EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
21 : RESULTS FROM THE RENJU WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2002, QINGQING LAB - ONLINE GOMOKU GAME
20 : VCT SOLVER
19 : RESULTS FROM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
18 : ESTONIAN CUP
17 : MOSCOW CUP 2001
16 : THE RESULTS OF NIZHNY NOVGOROD OPEN TOURNAMENT, THE 4TH YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
15 : SUPER FIVE-STONE-GAME
14 : ALEXANDER NOSOVSKY'S PAGE, OLEG A.MOSTOVLYANSKY'S PAGE
13 : RESULTS FROM SWEDISH BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS, RESULTS FROM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GOMOKU
12 : ONLINE RENJU CLASS VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
11 : RENJU2002, RENJU VIEWER PROGRAM
10 : TOURNAMENTS IN SAINT PETERSBURG
 9  : RENJUVCF PROGRAM
 8  : E-MAIL WC RIF
 7  : NEWS ABOUT ONLINE RENJU CLASS
 6  : CRUZ PLAYING PROGRAM - GO-MOKU
 5  : BALTIC LEAGUE IN JONKOPING 26-27.01.2002
 4  : ST.PETERSBURG CUP, NIZHNY NOVGOROD CHAMPIONSHIP & NIZHNY NOVGOROD OPEN
 3  : TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN VADSTENA, SWEDEN
 2  : NEW POLISH SITE, NEW SWEDISH SITE, SWEDISH RATING SITE MOVED
 1  : NAKAMURA WON!!


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Renju Newsletter No 54, 2002-12-30



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM ESTONIAN OPEN

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RESULTS FROM ESTONIAN OPEN (it was called also Tallinn Open), 7 rounds, Swiss



 1. Stefan Karlsson (Swe)  6,5

 2. Ants Soosyrv            6

 3. Tunnet Taimla          4,5 (30,5)

 4. Timo Ilu               4,5 (29)

 5. Andry Purk             4,5 (22,5)

 6. Marko Pellikka  (Fin)   4

 7. Johann Lents           3,5 (32; 13,7)

 8. Ester Eggert           3,5 (32; 12,75)

 9. Dmitri Smirnov  (RUS)   3  (25)

10. Lauri Naber             3  (23,5)

11. Irene Karlsson          3  (22,5)

12. Rauni Lillemets         3  (18,5)

13. Maris Tuvikene         2,5 (20,5)

14. Aivo Oll               2,5 (18,5)

15. Mikk Oblikas            2

16. Alvar Timmermann        0



Some results: Stefan-Timo 1-0, Stefan-Tunnet 1-0, Stefan-Ants 0,5-0,5,

              Stefan-Johann 1-0, Ants-Timo 0,5-0,5, Tunnet-Johann 0,5-0,5,

              Ester-Johann 1-0



Happy New Year!



Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 53, 2002-12-28



  Highlights

  - THE 1ST ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP

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THE 1ST ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP



  The information of The 1st Asia Championship



  We organized The Asia committee from 2 years ago. We have been

active for the development of Renju, friendship and peace of every

countries.

  Now, we decided we will hold above big tournament next May in China.

Everybody! Please take part in this commemorative tournament.



Date;  1th - 4th May, 2003

Place; Beijing city, China

Qualification of entry; Everyone OK.

  (Every country, men and women, beginner and strong player, all free)

Tournament; one class only or separated two class.

   7 or8 rounds by Swiss system. (the rule of RIF)



  After this, we will inform you that the detail will be decided one after

another. For example, tournament place, time schedule, entry fee,

expenses of hotel, etc.....

  Please plan to take part in this tournament. Thank you.

If there is some question, please ask to following address.



RIF CHINA Director         :  XiaoChun.Lu      rifchina@hotmail.com

President of Asia commitee :  Hideki Nara      hdk-nara@246.ne.jp


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Renju Newsletter No 52, 2002-12-23



  Highlights

  - BALTIC LEAGUE

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BALTIC LEAGUE



Baltic League will held February 15.-16. in Tallinn, Hobbycentre Kullo.

7 rounds in Swiss system will be played.

Time control is 60 min per 30 own moves + bayomi 10/10.

Start of tournament is planned Feb.15. 10.00 and approximate closing Feb. 16. 19.00

Please send Your applications to Ants Soosyrv - asoosyrv@hotmail.com or myror@email.ee

or 372-6777852



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 51, 2002-12-15



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2002

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RESULTS FROM OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2002



Open Swedish Team Championship 2002 was played 7-8 december

at YWCA-YMCA Central in Stockholm.



Results:



1. Tallinn 1 (Tunnet, Johann, Maris)       24,5

2. Tamsinki  (Marko, Irene, Simo)          17,5

3. Stockholm (Jocke, Stefan, Martin C)     17,5

4. HLJ       (Linus, Marcus, Wu)           17,0

5. Jönköping (Göran, Peter, Martin K.)     17,0

6. Tallinn 2 (Ants, Eti, Alvar)            15,0

7. Uppsala   (Tord, Martin L., Martin E.)   7,0



Stefan Karlsson


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Renju Newsletter No 50, 2002-12-06



  Highlights

  - UPDATED DOWNLOADS

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UPDATED DOWNLOADS



Some downloads (http://mostovlyansky.narod.ru/, Downloads) are updated

(05 December 2002).



From A.Potapov:

- new release of viewer ShowRenju v2.6

- updated PBeM-games (RENJU) database (5346 games)

- updated PBeM-games (GOMOKU) database (414 games)

- 3th RenjuClass tournament database (NEW)

- September-2002 Gambler tournament database (NEW)



RenLib:

- updated PBeM-games database



Others:

- updated PBeM-games (RENJU & GOMOKU) archives



Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Best regards,



Oleg A.Mostovlyansky


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Renju Newsletter No 49, 2002-11-30



  Highlights

  - RENJU POST SERVER

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RENJU POST SERVER



We have finished renju_play_system ver 1.0, based on renjs.

You can test it from this page: http://www.renjupost.com/rps/

This system can identify forbidden moves and auto judge win.

We expect more renjufans play here and enjoy here.



renjupost


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Renju Newsletter No 48, 2002-11-23



  Highlights

  - RENJU & GOMOKU ARCHIVES UPDATED

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RENJU & GOMOKU ARCHIVES UPDATED (from Yahoo Renju Players Club)



Are updated (23 November 2002):



- PBeM games archives (RENJU & GOMOKU)



- databases for A.Potapov's viewer

  (GOMOKU, RENJU e-mail WC2001/2002 - new)



- RenLib databases

  (PBeM RENJU games,  RENJU e-mail WC2001/2002 - new)



http://mostovlyansky.narod.ru, Downloads



Best regards,

Oleg A.Mostovlyansky


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Renju Newsletter No 47, 2002-11-19



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP OF FIVE IN A ROW

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RESULTS FROM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP OF FIVE IN A ROW

(Gomoku with the Prohibited zone)



In Sweden this game is called "Ryskt Luffarschack".

The tournament was played in a little different way than usual, due to

the low number of participants. It was decided to play a round robin

tournament, 14 rounds, 4 games à 12 minutes in each round, i.e. each

participant played 56 games during the week-end.



The table of results, Högsjö 16-17 November 2002



 1 Anders Bertilsson        Högsjö LK    13,5

 2 Linus Hermansson         Högsjö LK    13

 3 Tomas Hagenfors          Kumla LF     11,5

 4 Peter Carlsson           Kumla LF     11,5

 5 Linnea Widman            AROLF        10

 6 Sven-Åke Pettersson      Högsjö LK     9

 7 Linus Andersson          Högsjö LK     6,5

 8 Sandra Fjellström        AROLF         5,5

 8 Carl Hermansson          Högsjö LK     5,5

10 Lars Hellander           AROLF         5,5

11 Nils Widman              AROLF         5

12 Adam Lindkvist           Kumla LF      3,5

13 Cajsa-Tora Hermansson    Högsjö LK     3

14 Linus Lindkvist          Kumla LF      1

15 Isac Hermansson          Högsjö LK     1



There is a report written in swedish, see

http://www.renju.nu/se/SMiRysktLuffarschack2002.PDF


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Renju Newsletter No 46, 2002-11-14



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM CUP OF TYUMEN - 1ST STAGE

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RESULTS FROM CUP OF TYUMEN - 1ST STAGE



November, 7-10, 2002 in Tyumen (Russia, West Siberia region) the

first stage of a Cup of Tyumen city on Renju was held. In total is

planned three stages of the Cup. In January, 2003 - the second stage

on Gomoku, in March, 2003 - the third stage on Renju. By results of

three stages the Cup will be handed the best player.



These competitions are devoted to the twentieth anniversary of

development Renju in Tyumen.



The Tyumen Cup on Renju. The First Stage.

The Table of results. (The swiss seven rounds system)



Place  Participants          Dan    Points  Buhg.  Cup's Bonus 

  1    Lomakin Mikhail       4 Dan     6     30         3

  2    Dvoeglazov Vladimir   3 Dan     6     29         2

  3    Litvinenko Alexander  4 Dan     5     30         1

  4    Litvinenko Andrey     4 Dan     5     29

  5    Litvinenko Lyudmila   1 Dan     4     29

 6-7   Prokop'ev Alexander   3 Dan     4     27

 6-7   Serebrennikov Gennady 1 Kyu     4     27

  8    Abishev Sergey        1 Kyu     4     20

  9    Abil'kenov Aman       2 Dan     3     25

 10    Pushkarev Dmitryi     1 Kyu     3     24

 11    Saranchin Alexander   2 Dan     3     23

 12    Kocherovsky Vadim     2 Kyu     3     20

 13    Kovalenko Marina      1 Kyu     2     20

 14    Saranchina Tat'yana   1 Kyu     2     18

 15    Nikolaev Oleg         1 Dan     1     21

 16    Obruch Artyem        beginner   1     18



The Tyumen Cup on Renju. The First Stage. (Women)

The Table of results.



Place   Participants          Dan    Points  Cup's Bonus 

  1     Litvinenko Lyudmila   1 Dan    4          3

  2     Kovalenko Marina      1 Kyu    2          2

  3     Saranchina Tat'yana   1 Kyu    2          1



Main Reffery   Saranchin Alexander

Reffery        Kravchenko Alla



With best wishes, Vladimir Dvoeglazov


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Renju Newsletter No 45, 2002-11-11



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM THE RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE

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RESULTS FROM THE RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE



The First league of the Russian open championship was held in Nizhny

Novgorod, November 2 - 8. 52 participants, Swiss system, 11 rounds.



Two players have got 9,5 points and the same coefficient. But in

personal game Karasyov won against Klimashin and got first place.

Karasyov's victory is a big sensation because he was only 15-th in

starting rating list.



Top 9 players got right to participate in Russian Highest league in

February. Numbers 10 - 13 are reserved.



Players with 5,5 points and more are shown below.



No Participants         City                  Points    Buhg.

 1 Karasyov Maxim       N. Novgorod     6d      9,5      78

 2 Klimashin Alexander  S-Petersburg    7d      9,5      78

 3 Nikonov Konstantin   Elektrostal     6d       9       74

 4 Makarov Pavel        Moscow          7d      7,5      79,5

 5 Lebedeva Elena       Podjuga         5d      7,5      71

 6 Shevelev Sergey      N. Novgorod     5d       7       76,5

 7 Nekrasov Denis       Podjuga         5d       7       71,5

 8 Artemjev Sergey      S-Petersburg    4d       7       71,5

 9 Vershinin Pavel      Podjuga         5d       7       70,5

10 Kazarin Mikhail      Podjuga         5d       7       67

11 Vostrjakov Sergey    Podjuga         5d      6,5      69

12 Soosyrv Ants         Tallinn         7d      6,5      67

13 Sirategjan Karen     Moscow          5d      6,5      54

14 Kareev Vladislav     N. Novgorod     6d       6       77,5

15 Lents Johan          Tallinn         5d       6       76

16 Ses Pavel            S-Petersburg    6d       6       72,5

17 Filinov Vladimir     S-Petersburg    5d       6       68

18 Gross Anna           Zhiguljovsk     3d       6       62,5

19 Petrovsky Dmitry     N.Novgorod      5d       6       61,5

20 Volkov Sergey        Rybinsk         4d       6       61

21 Jonsson Peter        Huskvarna       3d       6       59

22 Tuvikene Maris       Tallinn         1d       6       52

23 Zubashenko Ivan      S-Petersburg    2k       6       46,5

24 Chizhkina Elena      N. Novgorod     4d      5,5      63

25 Epifanov Dmitry      Moscow          1d      5,5      60

26 Sokolova Anastasia   Rybinsk         3d      5,5      59,5

27 Mjasoedov Evgeny     Rybinsk         3d      5,5      58,5

28 Osepjants Alexander  N. Novgorod     1d      5,5      56



Friendly

A. Skuridin.


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Renju Newsletter No 44, 2002-11-06



  Highlights

  - INFO FROM FIRST LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

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INFO FROM FIRST LEAGUE TOURNAMENT



The tournament of the First League, XI Championship of Russia is held

now in Nizhny Novgorod (november 2-8)



52 participants take part in the tournament, 11 rounds Swiss System

is used.



The situation before the 7th round is as follows:



 Pl  Participant          City             Pts   Bukh   Berg

-------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Pavel Makarov        Moscow            5    29     19.25

2-3. Konstantin Nikonov   Elektrostal       5    27.5   17.5

     Maxim Karasyov       Nizhny Novgorod   5    27.5   17.5

  4. Vladislav Kareyev    Nizhny Novgorod   5    26.5   17.25

  5. Sergej Shevelyov     Nizhny Novgorod   5    24.5   15

  6. Alexander Klimashin  St.Petersburg    4.5   30.5   18

  7. Sergej Artemyev      St.Petersburg    4.5   25.5   13.5

  8. Sergej Vostryakov    Podyuga          4.5   24     14.25

  9. Ants Soosyrv         Tallinn           4    26     12.5

-------------------------------------------------------------

 10. Johann Lents         Tallinn           4    25.5   12

 11. Denis Nekrasov       Podyuga           4    24     11

 12. Pavel Vershinin      Podyuga           4    23.5   11.5

 13. Yelena Lebedeva      Podyuga           4    22.5   10.5

 14. Dmitry Petrovsky     Nizhny Novgorod   4    22     10

...



All others have 3.5 points and lower.



Top 9 will be qualified to the High League which will be held in

February 2003.



Friendly yours,

Pavel Salnikov



PS.

Results after 7 rounds: (reported by Olga)

Konstantin Nikonov and Maxim Karasev are leading with 6 points.

Klimashin and Vostryakov are close to leaders - 5,5 points.

Makarov, Shevelev, Kareev, Nekrasov, Lents and Lebedeva have 5 points.

DS.


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Renju Newsletter No 43, 2002-11-04



  Highlights

  - YAMAGUCHI NEW MEIJIN

  - RESULTS FROM HELSINKI TOURNAMENTS

  - RESULTS FROM USA RENJU OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

  - BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT WOMAN GROUP AND A GROUP DETAILS

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YAMAGUCHI NEW MEIJIN



Makoto Yamaguchi is the new Meijin of Japan!!



He won against Kazuto Hasegawa with the score 3:1.



In the last game, November 3, Yamaguchi played his favorite opening

i3 as white, and managed to defend quite easily, and won later.



Before the match, Nakamura had given up his right to play. We do not

know much for now, except I was told that "he does not want to play".



Mr. Yamaguchi was no2 in the World Championship in 1991. You can know

more about this from www.renju.net/rif/ if you check the link World

Championship.



It is interesting to see how much fighting spirit and strength can

Yamaguchi show after being away from renju over 8 years.



The live broadcast from www.renjusha.net was a failure this year.

They could not make a proper live show. The moves appeared with large

groups after long delay, and when the game was over around 60 moves

(as I was told), the website was still showing 35th move. Besides,

previous 3 games are totally absent from website, Japanese visitors

complained. Hopefully webmaster will put them back later.



Ando Meritee

ando@renju.net

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RESULTS FROM HELSINKI TOURNAMENTS



October 26, 2 quick tournaments were played in Helsinki. In the first

tournament 2 guests from Estonia - Maris Tuvikene and Ester Eggert

took part as well. 7 rounds, Italian system was played. Samuli won 2

last games against Maris and became winner.



 1. Samuli Saarenpaa    6

 2. Maris Tuvikene      5

 3. Ester Eggert       4,5

 4. Oskari Kauppila    4,5

 5. Lauri Toivonen      4

 6. Marko Pellikka      4

 7. Marika Pellikka     4

 8. Eelis Kokkonen      3

    Anti Heikkila       3

10. Eevert Kokkonen     2

    Santeri Saviranta   2

12. Samuli Saviranta    0



The second tournament was Round Robin. Samuli lost only to Oskari.



1. Samuli Saarenpaa   7

2. Marko Pellikka     7

3. Lauri Toivonen     6

4. Oskari Kauppila    5

5. Simo Siiria        4

6. Marika Pellikka    3

7. Antti Heikkila     2

8. Eevert Kokkonen    1

9. Santeri Saviranta  1



Friendly, Ants

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RESULTS FROM USA RENJU OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (from Yahoo Renju Players Club)



Mike Kozhin won this tournament.

Nick Alexandrov was N2 and Oleg Fedorkin N3

Vlad Talsky was N4, and also Dmitry Terekhov had participated.

Vlad Talsky have to make games available for all in Internet.

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BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT WOMAN GROUP AND A GROUP DETAILS



Here is 2002 Beijing Open tournament result of Woman

Group and A Group detail, in .html format.



You can find tournament results in the following location:

http://renju.nu/china/



RIF CHINA


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Renju Newsletter No 42, 2002-10-26



  Highlights

  - PBEM-WC2002 FINISHED

  - BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT RESULT DETAIL

  - IN MEMORY OF JORMA KARPPINEN

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PBEM-WC2002 FINISHED (from Yahoo Renju Players Club)



My congratulations to Vitaly Lunkin!



All the games are finished and are avalaible online

(http://mostovlyansky.narod.ru/, Renju, WC2002 games)



Best regards,

Oleg A.Mostovlyansky

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BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT RESULT DETAIL



Here is 2002 Beijing Open Tournament result detail.

http://renju.nu/china/BGroup.xls



RIF CHINA

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IN MEMORY OF JORMA KARPPINEN



Jorma Karppinen died in an accident July 7, 2002



I met Jorma for the first time when I tried to qualify for the

National Swedish Championship (At that time rules was completely free

played gomoku) in autumn 1978.



This regional qualification tournament was arranged by the founder of

the Swedish association Bertil Bokelius in Waexjoe, close to the

place Orrefors where Jorma lived.  Every match included 6 games. I

had good success meeting the other players but in the final against

Jorma I was leading with 3-0 but at last it became 3-3.



We were both qualified for the Swedish Championship (November 1978)

for the first time. I became no 3 and Jorma no 13. After that we met

each other in many regional and national competions and we used to be

the players qualified from our region (called Smaaland).



In Swedish Championship 1979 Jorma was no 3 and 1980 he was no 4.

Jorma was the best player in an international match 1980 (Sweden -

Denmark 13-5). Before this match the matches Sweden-Denmark had been

very even. (Former results: 1978 Sweden - Denmark 17-15, 1979: Sweden

- Denmark 16-16.)



Jorma was one of the five players that took part in the 1st Swedish

Championship of Renju January, 17 1981. He was no 4. Then both Jorma

and I was very active in Swedish Championships of Renju 1981-1988 as

you can see on the following address: http://renju.nu/maraton/renjusm.htm

(In this table 10 means no 1, 9 means no 2 and so on)



In the first International tournament: Swedish International

Championship of Renju in December 1982 Jorma was the only Swedish

player to have a good result against Kosho Hayakawa. Their game

became a draw. You can find a picture on this address:

http://renju.nu/images/05swop92.gif



Tommy Maltell


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Renju Newsletter No 41, 2002-10-12



  Highlights

  - RIF AND RENJU INFO

  - NEW VERSION OF RENJU EDITOR PROGRAM

  - RESULTS FROM 2002 BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT

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RIF AND RENJU INFO



Renjuclass teacher Ando Meritee is working on an unofficial site of

RIF, with lots of valuable information about renju.



http://www.renju.net/rif/

http://www.renjuclass.com/rif/

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NEW VERSION OF RENJU EDITOR PROGRAM



Mike Guo has released a new english version of his Renju Editor program.

http://www.renju2002.com/download/EditorEn.zip

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RESULTS FROM 2002 BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT



A group results:



 1. Zhang Jinyu

 2. Chen Wei

 3. Li Ruifan

 4. Xiao Di

 5. Wu Hao

 6. Shao Xiaodong

 7. Xu Lei

 8. Liu Chong

 9. Hu Xi

10. Wang Wei



Complete results are found in the Word document

http://renju.nu/china/ResultOf2002BeijingOpenTournament.doc


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Renju Newsletter No 40, 2002-10-05



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM WETTERCUPEN 2002

  - OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE USA

  - ADDITIONAL RULE REGARDING QT OF WC 2003

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RESULTS FROM WETTERCUPEN 2002 (Sep 28-29)



This year was the ninth time this tournament was held. For the first

time players from four countries took part.



According to the tradition, the tournament was played with a cup

system. However, the players that fought for the places 9-18 joined a

Round-Robin tournament.



Not surprisingly, Ants Soosorv won this competition. The best Swedish

players seemed to be a little out of shape this time, so logically

the fourth rated Swdeish, Martin Carlsson met Soosorv in the final.



The 18 year old player, Peter Carlsson (not related to other Carlsson/

Karlsson Renju players) won all his nine games in the tournament for

places 9-18.



 1. Ants Soosorv         Tallinn             Estonia

 2. Martin Carlsson      Stockholm           Sweden

 3. Stefan Karlsson      Stockholm           Sweden

 4. Peter Jonsson        Jonkoping           Sweden

 5. Goran Holgersson     Jonkoping           Sweden

 6. Irene Karlsson       Stockholm           Sweden

 7. Sergei Olunin        Nizhny Novgorod     Russia

 8. Joachim Gaulitz      Stockholm           Sweden

 9. Peter Carlsson       Kumla               Sweden

10. Evelyn Tihkan        Tallinn             Estonia

11. Mikk Oblikas         Tallinn             Estonia

12. Sander Sulane        Tallinn             Estonia

13. Martin Karlsson      Jonkoping           Sweden

14. Jan Paulander        Malmo               Sweden

15. Bengt Nyberg         Vadstena            Sweden

16. Simo Siiria          Helsinki            Finland

17. Peeter Kolk          Tallinn             Estonia

18. Kaia Kolk            Tallinn             Estonia



You can find photos from the tournament on

http://www.lemes.se/kfumjkpg/020929/



Peter Jonsson Referee

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OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE USA



Open USA Championship will be held in Thousands Oaks near Los Angeles

on Oct 26 - 27, 2002.

Dmitry Terekhov, Michail Kozhin, Nick Alexandrov, Oleg Fedorkin,

Slava Brover, Vladimir Talsky, Wil Huang among others will

participate!



Nick Alexandrov is a host organizer of the tournament.

Anybody interested please send request to kolya_a@yahoo.com



Best regards to all renju friends,

Vladimir Talsky

_____________________________________________________________________



ADDITIONAL RULE REGARDING QT OF WC 2003



The Central Committee has decided to add one extra rule regarding the

participants of the Qualification Tournament of the World

Championship 2003.



"Additional rule for who have the right to take part in the

Qualification  Tournament of the World Championship 2003.



On April 30 2003 a new list is made from the RIF official rating list.

Among those players who have played at least 10 games during the

period of May 1 2001 - April 30 2003, a Top 20 list is made.

All of the players from this Top 20 list can take part in the

Qualification Tournament of the World Championship 2003."



The final dates for the World Championship 2003 will be:

July 29 - Aug 8.



July 29     QT

July 30     QT

July 31     QT

Aug 1       Opening Ceremony

Aug 2       AT, WT and BT

Aug 3       AT, WT and BT

Aug 4       AT, WT and BT

Aug 5       RIF General Assembly and sightseeing

Aug 6       AT, WT and BT

Aug 7       AT, WT and BT

Aug 8       AT, WT and BT. Closing Ceremony



Later on it will be more detailed information but some information

can be useful at this early stage.



1) Organizers can guarantee sleeping for maximum 25 SEK per night (in

big sleeping hall). Other options are for example 4-person cabin (125

SEK for one night).



2) If you travel via Stockholm the bus trip Stockholm - Vadstena is

maximum 225 SEK (one way).



3) The tournament fee is 200 SEK for all tournaments.



(AT= A-tournament, WT= Women Championship, BT= B-tournament (open for

all players), 1 USD = 9.40 SEK (today).



More information will be published later. If you have questions

please send a mail to Peter Jonsson : petejonsson@hotmail.com


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 39, 2002-09-24



  Highlights

  - COMPLETE MEIJIN-SEN TOURNAMENT RESULTS

  - ALL E-MAIL WC2002 GAMES

_____________________________________________________________________



COMPLETE MEIJIN-SEN TOURNAMENT RESULTS



Meijin match will carry out between Mr Hasegawa and Mr Yamaguchi.



Meijin-sen Tournament, September 14th-16th



 1. Hasegawa Kazuto     9 dan  7-0-2

 2. Yamaguchi Makoto    7 dan  7-2-0

 3. Kudomi Takahiro     6 dan  4-3-2

 4. Iio Yosihiro        7 dan  4-4-1

 5. Isobe Taizan        9 dan  3-3-3

 6. Takagawa Teiji      6 dan  3-4-2

 7. Okabe Hiroshi       6 dan  4-5-0

 8. Ishitani Shin-ichi  8 dan  2-4-3

 9. Nishimura Toshio    9 dan  2-6-1

10. Matsuura Hiroshi    7 dan  0-6-3



_____________________________________________________________________



ALL E-MAIL WC2002 GAMES



All e-mail WC2002 games are finished at the moment (943) are

available on http://mostovlyansky.narod.ru, Renju, WC2002 games



Best regards,

Oleg A.Mostovlyansky


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 38, 2002-09-21



  Highlights

  - THE RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE

  - MEIJINSEN-TOURNAMENT RESULTS

  - WORLD E-MAIL PRELIMINARY RESULTS

_____________________________________________________________________



THE RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE



The Russian first league will be held in Nizhny Novgorod November 2 - 8.



November 2 - arrival day and opening ceremony.

November 3 - 7 - playing days, two rounds per day.

November 8 - last round and closing ceremony.



You can send applications to Alexey Skuridin alexey_skuridin@hotmail.com.



Friendly yours, Alexey Skuridin.

_____________________________________________________________________



MEIJINSEN-TOURNAMENT RESULTS (from Yahoo Renju Players Club)



Seems Hasegawa and Yamaguchi will play match instead of Nakamura-

Hasegawa.

The Meijinsen-Tournament had finished

Hasegawa

Yamaguchi

Kudomi

Okabe

and so on you can see Renju-Sha Page

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WORLD E-MAIL PRELIMINARY RESULTS (from Yahoo Renju Players Club)



Vitaliy Lunkin (Russia) seems will be the next World E-mail Champion

Jin Yu Zhang (China) again N2 , Vladimir Dvoeglazov (Russia) N3

N4 - Alexander Nosovsky (Russia) N5 Linas Laibinis (Lithania-Finland)

N6 Ants Sooserv (Estonia) share with Konstantin Nikonov (Russia).

There is playing the last game in Final between Bobkov and Jin Yu

Zhang but seems it will be draw.


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Renju Newsletter No 37, 2002-09-14



  Highlights

  - ESTONIAN OPEN, YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP, HELSINKI OPEN

  - RIF CHINA NEWS (THE FIRST BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT)

  - RESULTS FROM SVEALAND OPEN

_____________________________________________________________________



ESTONIAN OPEN, YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP, HELSINKI OPEN



Estonian Open will held December 28.-30. in Tallinn, in Paul Keres

Chess Center (Vene street 29). 7 rounds in Swiss will be played.



Youth European Championship is planned to have in Karepa, August 12.-

19, 2003. At the same time Karepa Open for adults will be played.

This tournament will be with alternative opening rules (exact

regulations we will decide later).



About this tournaments please contact with Ants Soosyrv -

myror@email.ee, 372 56 69 73 82



Helsinki Open will not held this year. maybe its possible to have it

in next spring



Friendly, Ants

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RIF CHINA NEWS (THE FIRST BEIJING OPEN TOURNAMENT)



RIF CHINA will hold the first Beijing open tournament at Oct 01.2002--

-Oct .07 in Beijing .at that time Beijing Renju Committee (BRC) will

come into existence.



A lot of famous renju player will take part in this open tournament.

For example :

JinYu.Zhang   (7 dan)

Wei.Chen      (7 dan)

Wei.Na        (7 dan)

JianGuo.Peng  (7 dan)

Tong.Liou     (6 dan)

JingPing.Yu   (6 dan)

Dong.Li       (6 dan)

Yao.Lu        (4 dan)

XiaoDong.Shao (4 dan)

Xi.Hu         (4 dan)

MuZhou.Gong   (4 dan)

Hao.Wu        (4 dan)

JinRui.Yao    (3 dan)

XiaoYan.Mi    (3 dan)

YuHao.Sun     (2 dan)

SiRan.xue     (1 dan)

Etc famous renju player ……



We hope more foreign renju player can take part in this open

tournament.



And we have BRC documents of this Open Tournament with seal.

http://www.renju.nu/images/wenjian1.jpg

http://www.renju.nu/images/wenjian2.jpg



Thanks

RIF CHINA director : XiaoChun.Lu [rifchina@hotmail.com]

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS FROM SVEALAND OPEN



Gomoku tournament, played in Kumla, Sweden, 7th September 2002



 1. Stefan Karlsson      Stockholm    15

 2. Anders Bertilsson    Hogsjo       13

 3. Joachim Gaulirz      Stockholm    12

 4. Martin Carlsson      Jönköping    11 (42)

 5. Peter Carlsson       Kumla        11 (39)

 6. Tomas Hagenfors      Kumla        10

 7. Peter Jonsson        Jönköping     7 (18,5)

    Irene Karlsson       Stockholm     7 (18,5)

 9. Morgan Svensson      Kumla         3

10. Adam Lindkvist       Kumla         1


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Renju Newsletter No 36, 2002-09-02



  Highlights

  - ONLINE GAME SERVER GAMBLER.RU

_____________________________________________________________________



ONLINE GAME SERVER GAMBLER.RU (from Yahoo Renju Players Club)



Hello dear friends!



In the beginning brief deviation:

I hope, that this information, which I would like to share with you,

it will be interesting and useful to you. I do not pursue any

commercial benefit from it and it is not connected in any way to

authors of the project of game server Gambler. It is not commercial

of the given server. I only want to make the information on a server

accessible to you, who does not know about it anything yet (as well

as I one week ago), and, certainly, I wish to expand a circle of

participants of a server on game Renju. So, I would like to acquaint

you with very interesting and useful to fans of logic games by an

internet-site and also to invite you to play on-line games and to

participate in on-line tournaments.



The address: http://www.gambler.ru

For renju: http://renju.gambler.ru



The Internet-client program is made very convenient for users and

easily allows to be connected to users working as directly, and as

well as working through a proxy-server from the workstation. The

Gambler (game server) has extremely rich, convenient and useful to

players functional filling. Come and be convinced in it!



Especially I want to emphasize a number of the interesting moments

for fans of games Renju (both classical, and free) and Gomoku:

the Server supports the following regulations Renju:

- classical Renju without the regulations and with the regulations

accepted by the Renju International Federation (RIF);

 - free Renju with central forbidden square 5x5 without the rules,

and also with regulations with change of color after 3-rd move.



Among visitors of the Gambler game server there are such strong Renju

players known to me as: Alexander Klimashin (S-Petersburg), Sergey

Artem'ev (S-Petersburg), Konstantin Vodolazsky (S-Petersburg), Kireev

(N.Novgorod), El'dar Dzaynukov (Baku), Oleg Stepanov (a planet the

Earth), Michael Birjukov, Sergey Masljaev, Sergey Zanchenko, Nikolay

Karpenko (Moscow), Michael Sobolev (Samara), Sergey Fedotov

(Krasnoyarsk), Alexey Potapov (Komsomolsk), Dmitry Epifanov (Moscow),

and so on. I ask to excuse me if someone will not find itself in the

list. Simply I have not had time to investigate the list of

participants on time, it is huge really.



Every each week on-line tournaments on Renju and Gomoku will be

carried out. Toss-ups, calculation of results and the other kitchen

accompanying each tournament is carried out automatically, that it is

very convenient for participants and saves their time.



The next tournament is held September, 3, 2002 at 18:30 Moscow time

on Renju. The control of time of 10 minutes to the participant on

each party game. All interested persons are invited.



I bring the brief fact-finding information from The Gambler game

server below:



" For those who at us for the first time Once again welcome!



We hope to you at us it is pleasant also you take pleasure not only

in favourite game, but also from dialogue with pleasant people, from

competition to real and strong opponents, from an opportunity of

dialogue behind a table on the native language.



What You can do there:



To play preference, a bridge, backgammons, Renju, a chess, Deberts,

Belot, pair Belot, checkers(blocks), Othello, and many others with

other people from all world. To accumulate a rating on any game and

to compete with other participants. To observe of game of other

participants, and if players of nothing have against to see

simultaneously all cards - that very important for beginners who want

to learn to play at masters To communicate in a chat with other

participants of game, at desire " to disconnect a voice " any other

participant that is to not hear it(him). To address messages to

concrete participants (to whisper, leave messages to players if they

are not present in club To analyze the played games and delivery, to

see all statistics of your game in club, to look through games and

statistics of other players



How to start?



Download program Gambler.exe.  Unpack it in any directory and start a

file gambler.exe!

Now the most difficult behind!



Registration.

It is not present (it is not necessary)! After start of the program

it is necessary to specify only the interface (English or Russian)

and if connection to Internet at you is carried out through Proxy-

server the address and port of a proksi-server. Further at you will

are requested LOGIN and the password. Enter desirable by you LOGIN,

specify ANY password (only do not forget it) and enter! If the login-

name appears free (not used someone else), you are successfully

connected to a server and will enter club!



Also what is farther?



And is farther, for example, it will be offered to you to fill in a

personal card - the information on. It seems to you, what this

excess?.. That to induce you it to do nobody can (and does not want),

however more than half of players of our club fill in the data on and

due to it know with whom play! Besides it is the obligatory

requirement for the introduction into full members of club.

Unfortunately, WHILE the documentation to gambler.exe is not present

a part, there are only instructions for use a chat. We hope, that the

interface to you will be friendly enough also you (can be by means of

other players), quickly will understand and will start to play. While

one advice - press the right button of a mousy!:  With its help it is

possible to make all.



Our very useful LINKs:

- Who now on a server?

-	Cities – participants

-	 Gambler Members of club Gambler



Have You the Problem?



Yes, without them, unfortunately, anywhere. FAQ at us is not present,

therefore hardly that - write the letter! We necessarily shall help

you!



WE do all this for you! We want, that the server developed also

players took pleasure in game and raised the level. Therefore we very

much wait from you for remarks, wishes, any manuals and lectures,

advice (councils) and greetings to the address gambler@gambler.ru "



Yours faithfully, Vladimir Dvoeglazov (dvoeglazov)


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 35, 2002-08-16



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS FROM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP



Final results of European Championship, (Aug.11.-15., Karepa,

9 rounds Swiss):



 1. Igor Sinev		(Russia)	8

 2. Tunnet Taimla	(Estonia)      6,5

 3. Pavel Makarov	(Russia)	6

 4. Stefan Karlsson	(Sweden)	6

 5. Pavel Salnikov	(Russia)	6

 6. Alexander Klimashin (Russia)       5,5

 7. Vladimir Semenov	(Russia)	5

 8. Yulia Savrasova	(Russia)	5

 9. Irina Metreveli	(Russia)	5

10. Johann Lents	(Estonia)      4,5

11. Andrey Khramov	(Uzbekistan)   4,5

12. Konstantin Nikonov	(Russia)       4,5

13. Andry Purk		(Estonia)      4,5

14. Sergey Artemyev	(Russia)       4,5

15. Victor Golossov	(Russia)	4

16. Nizami Heybatov	(Aserbaidjan)	4

17. Lauri Toivonen	(Finland)	3

18. Maris Tuvikene	(Estonia)	3

19. Vladimir Kolesnik	(Ukraine)      2,5

20. Eldar Dzainukov	(Aserbaidjan)  2,5

21. Timo Ilu		(Estonia)      2,5

22. Marko Pellikka	(Finland)	2



B-Tournament, double Round Robin:



 1. Natalya Vassilyeva	(Russia)       12

 2. Irene Karlsson	(Estonia)	9

 3. Sander Sulane	(Estonia)	7

 4. Kaia Kolk		(Estonia)      4,5

 5. Mikk Oblikas	(Estonia)      4,5

 6. Peeter Kolk 	(Estonia)	3

 7. Juho Jappinen	(Finland)	2



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 34, 2002-08-12



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION

  - RENJU FOR BEGINNERS IN VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS FROM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION



Here are results of European Championship Qualification, played in

Karepa Aug. 7-9.



7 rounds, Swiss system, 3 best got places in EC final (it will held

Aug. 11-15.):



Irina Metreveli    (Russia)    5,5

Sergei Artemyev    (Russia)	5  (27)

Lauri Toivonen	   (Finland)	5  (23,5) (14,5)

Pavel Ses	   (Russia)	5  (23,5) (14)

Natalja Vasiljeva  (Russia)    4,5

Igor Samotsvetov   (Russia)    4,5

Irene Karlsson	   (Estonia)   3,5

Mikk Oblikas	   (Estonia)	3

Sander Sulane	   (Estonia)	3

Juho Jappinen	   (Finland)	1

Kaia Kolk	   (Estonia)	1

Peeter Kolk	   (Estonia)	1



Stefan Karlsson wrote article about battle in QT. Evelyn put it very

soon to RW internetpage, so You can read it.



Here are full results of the tournament:



round  Karlsson-Toivonen 1-0, Yeppinen-Metreveli 0-1, Vasiljeva-

Samotsvetov 1-0, Artemyev-Ses 1-0, Kolk, P-Oblikas 0-1, Kolk,K-Sulane

0-1



round Sulane –Karlsson 0-1, Metreveli-Artemyev 1-0, Oblikas-Vasiljeva

0-1, Ses-Yeppinen 1-0, Samotsvetov-Kolk,P 1-0, Toivonen-Kolk,K 1-0



round  Karlsson-Metreveli 0-1, Vasiljeva-Ses 1-0, Artemyev-Sulane 1-0,

Oblikas-Samotsvetov 0-1, Kolk,P-Toivonen 0-1, Kolk,K-Yeppinen 0-1



Metreveli-Vasiljeva 0,5-0,5, Samptsvetov-Karlsson 0.5-0.5, Toivonen-

Artemyev 1-0, Ses-Oblikas 1-0, Yeppinen-Sulane 0-1, Kolk,P-Kolk,K 0-1



Toivonen-Metreveli 0-1, Karlsson-Vasiljeva 0-1, Sulane-Samotsvetov 0-

1, Kolk,K-Ses 0-1, Artemyev-Oblikas 1-0, Yeppinen-Kolk,P,

Metreveli-Samotsvetov 1-0, Vasiljeva –Toivonen 0-1, Ses-Karlsson 1-0,

Artemyev-Yeppinen 1-0, Sulane-Kolk,P, 1-0, Oblikas-Kolk,K 1-0



Ses-Metreveli 1-0, Vasiljeva – Artemyev 0-1, Toivonen-Sulane 1-0,

Samotsvetov –Kolk,K. 1-0, Kolk,P.-Karlsson 0-1, Yeppinen-Oblikas 0-1



Ants

_____________________________________________________________________



RENJU FOR BEGINNERS IN VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE



Alexander Nosovsky's book "Renju for beginners" is translated to

vietnamese by Chu Nhan. This book will be very important for future

Vietnamese players.



You can find it on Alexander Nosovsky's Page

http://www.renju.nu/nosovsky/index.htm


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 33, 2002-07-28



  Highlights

  - YOUTH WC HAS STARTED

_____________________________________________________________________



YOUTH WC HAS STARTED (from Yahoo Renju Players Club)



Now Youth WC were started at Poduga.

67 young boys and girls are playing for 4 Youth World Champion titles.

In old till 21 year boys group it will be interesting fight between

Konstantin Chingin (7 Dan) and Hiroshi Okabe (6 Dan) Japan.

In Young boys group Tunnet Taimla seems will be favorit.

In girls final - Lebedeva , Savrasova, and other will play for first

place, but already have a senseation Anna Gross won against world

champion among womans Yulia Savrasova.

You can see fresh results from

http://www.renju.h1.ru/Group.htm


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 32, 2002-07-25



  Highlights

  - EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CONTACTS

  - PBEM-WC2002 GAMES

_____________________________________________________________________



EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CONTACTS



I will be in Russia July 24.- August 3., in Youth WC. If anybody need

some papers  for European Championship this period, please contact to

Helen Veebel. She is Director of Hobbycenter Kullo at the moment. Her

contacts are - kullo@kullo.ee, 372 - 56 - 670028. If You send e-mail,

please copy it to me, maybe I can read e-mails sometimes.



Ants Soosyrv

_____________________________________________________________________



PBEM-WC2002 GAMES (from Yahoo Renju Players Club)



1. I don't know who will be a champion and who will take a second

place this year... but the PBeM-WC2002 games are finished (806 now)

you can see here: http://mostovlyansky.narod.ru, Renju, WC2002



2. The RENJU/GOMOKU games archives are updated (till now - 14 July

2002): http://mostovlyansky.narod.ru, Downloads



Best regards,

Oleg A.Mostovlyansky



P.S. If you for any reason aren't able to download the archives but

want to obtain them - let me know.


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 31, 2002-07-08



  Highlights

  - CHINA RENJU TOURNAMENT, AUG 2-4

_____________________________________________________________________



CHINA RENJU TOURNAMENT, AUG 2-4



China renju tournment will be held in 2nd-4th ,Aug,2002 in China

Qiyuan. This is 1st time organize and held by China gaverment in

Chinarenju history. Please take attention on China renju tournrment.



Please have a look the document given by China Qiyuan:

http://www.chinarenju.com/xinwen/07.htm


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 30, 2002-07-07



  Highlights

  - EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

_____________________________________________________________________



EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION



Hello!



Some information about European Championship:



Bus to Karepa for QT players will leave from Tallinn Hobbycenter

Kullo (Tallinn, Mustamae tee 59) Aug.6. 10.00



For Final players bus to Karepa will leave from Tallinn Aug. 10. 12.

00, not 10.00, like I told to some players before.



Bus from Karepa to Tallinn reach back Aug. 16.	14.30



More exact information - regulation with time schedule and

preliminary list of participants I add with attachment.



Preliminary list of players in EC Final

The 6th European Championship of Renju



Friendly, Ants Soosyrv, myror@email.ee, asoosyrv@hotmail.com,

372-6777852, mobil - 372- 56697382


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 29, 2002-07-01



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF ESTONIAN QUALIFICATION

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF ESTONIAN QUALIFICATION



Estonian Qualification to European Championship was played June 29.



Results:



1.-2. Taimla and Lents	 3,5 points

3.    Ilu		 2

4.    Timmermann	 1

5.    Purk		 0



All 5 players got places in European Championship final.



Friendly, Ants


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 28, 2002-06-22



  Highlights

  - YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SITE

_____________________________________________________________________



YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SITE



Hello, renju friends!



There is a site http://www.renju.h1.ru/ about the Youth World

championship. But only few countries sent applications. We have not

got applications from Sweden, China, Armenia, South Korea, Finland

and same other countries yet. Gentlemen, responsible for renju

development among children in those countries, are You going to send

delegations to the Youth World championship? Do You realize that

children are future of renju? As can You see organizers have made a

lot of efforts to hold this tournament in good level. But what this

tournament will be: the Russian-open or the real World championship?



Friendly yours,

A. Skuridin - chairman of the RIF Youth commission.


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 27, 2002-06-16



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF MOSCOW OPEN

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF MOSCOW OPEN



      Moscow Open (June 07 - 09)



      Standings



      Surname			 Points  Buch Berger Wins



   1  MAKAROV P.,  (4)		  6.5	 28.5  25.25   6

   2  TARANNIKOV YU.,  (2)	  6.5	 28.0  24.75   6

   3  SINYOV I.,  (1)		  5.0	 30.0  17.00   5

   4  EPIFANOV D.,  (12)	  4.0	 19.5	9.50   3

   5  NIKONOV K.,  (3)		  3.5	 31.0  10.00   3

   6  SIRATEGYAN K.,  (8)	  3.5	 30.0  10.25   3

   7  GOLOSOV V.,  (5)		  3.5	 29.5  12.00   3

   8  SKURIDIN A.,  (7) 	  3.5	 22.5	6.00   3

   9  KAZARIN M.,  (6)		  3.5	 20.0	6.25   3

  10  METREVELI I.,  (11)	  3.0	 26.5	5.50   3

  11  NEKRASOV D.,  (9) 	  3.0	 21.5	4.50   3

  12  VASILEVA N.,  (10)	  3.0	 18.5	6.00   1

  13  LOKSHTANOVA A.,  (13)	  1.5	 19.5	1.50   1

  14  TARANNIKOVA E.,  (14)	  0.0	 21.0	0.00   0

      LAPTEVA N.,  (15) 	  1.0	  7.0	3.50   0





    Results



    Surname		  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   Sco  Place



 1. SINYOV I.,		 W8  W6  L2  W7  L4  W11 W3   5.0    3

 2. TARANNIKOV YU.,	 W9  W5  W1  D4  W3  W8  W11  6.5    2

 3. NIKONOV K., 	 D10 W15 L4  W12 L2  W6  L1   3.5    5

 4. MAKAROV P., 	 W11 W7  W3  D2  W1  W5  W8   6.5    1

 5. GOLOSOV V., 	 W12 L2  L8  W9  W6  L4  D10  3.5    7

 6. KAZARIN M., 	 W13 L1  W9  D8  L5  L3  W14  3.5    9

 7. SKURIDIN A.,	 W14 L4  W11 L1  L8  D10 W13  3.5    8

 8. SIRATEGYAN K.,	 L1  W13 W5  D6  W7  L2  L4   3.5    6

 9. NEKRASOV D.,	 L2  W10 L6  L5  W14 W13 L12  3.0   11

10. VASILEVA N.,	 D3  L9  L12 W14 D13 D7  D5   3.0   12

11. METREVELI I.,	 L4  W14 L7  W13 W12 L1  L2   3.0   10

12. EPIFANOV D.,	 L5  BYE W10 L3  L11 W14 W9   4.0    4

13. LOKSHTANOVA A.,	 L6  L8  W14 L11 D10 L9  L7   1.5   13

14. TARANNIKOVA E.,	 L7  L11 L13 L10 L9  L12 L6   0.0   14

15. LAPTEVA N., 	 BYE L3 		      1.0


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Renju Newsletter No 26, 2002-05-25



  Highlights

  - EUROBLITZTOURNAMENT

_____________________________________________________________________



EUROBLITZTOURNAMENT



Today is Eurosong competition in Tallinn and also renju

blitztournament with europrizes :-) was organised by central

chessshouse. Unfortunately only 6 players took part, but tournament

was really interesting. We played double Round Robin. After beating

Timo Ilu in 1. game I couldnt imagine, that it was his last loss in

the tournament...



Results:



1.    Timo Ilu			    9

2.    Ants Soosyrv		    8

3.    Tunnet Taimla		    7

4.-5. Johann Lents and Andry Purk   3

6.    Sander Sulane		    0



Friendly, Ants


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 25, 2002-05-22



  Highlights

  - ONCE MORE ABOUT YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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ONCE MORE ABOUT YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP



Irina Metreveli as organiser of Youth World Championship asked me to

write this letter. She is very worried about situation, because very

small number of countries and players has given their applications to

take part in Youth WC. She havent get any applications from such

renjucountries as China, Sweden, Armenia, Korea, Ukraine and others.

Organisers have used much money and efforts to make it this

competition really good - I am sure it will be wonderful renjuparty.

So, please support their efforts and try to send Your  delegation to

Poduga!



I remind You also the old information about Youth WC:



THE 4TH YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP



The 4th Youth World Championship of Renju will be held

27 July – 2 August 2002 in Podjuga (Archangelsk region, Russia).



It possible to get Podjuga from Moscow or from S-Petersburg by train

(~ 16 hours).



There will be 4 groups of players:

1) Group A – boys, who are born 1982-1987;

2) Group B – boys, who are born 1988 and later;

3) Group C – girls, who are born 1982 – 1987;

4) Group D – girls, who are born 1988 and later.

Tournament fee is $10.



The chief organizer is Irina Metreveli (E-mail: renmiv@atnet.ru).

Organization committee needs to know how many countries and how many

players are going to take part in the competition. So please, send

your applications as soon as possible to Irina Metreveli and Alexey

Skuridin (E-mail: alexey_skuridin@hotmail.com)



Friendly, Ants Soosyrv, member of RIF Youth commision


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Renju Newsletter No 24, 2002-05-20



  Highlights

  - BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP OF ST.PETERSBURG

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BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP OF ST.PETERSBURG



On May 19 the Blitz Championship of St.Petersburg was played. 12

players took part in the tournament. Tournament system was Round-

Robin System.



Final Standings:



 1. Sergey Artemyev	    10

 2. Alexandr Klimashin	    10

 3. Vladimir Sushkov	     9

 4. Pavel Salnikov	     7

 5. Nonna Salnikova	     7

 6. Maxim Arevkov	     5

 7. Andrej Arefjev	     5

 8. Konstantin Vodolazsky   4.5

 9. Viktor Balabay	    3.5

10. Lyudvik Bushkovsky	     2

11. Viktor Alexandrov	     2	:)))

12. Ivan Zubaschenko	     1



Friendly yours,

Pavel Salnikov


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Renju Newsletter No 23, 2002-05-15



  Highlights

  - XX Championship of St.Petersburg

  - Open Tournament "Window to Europe"

  - X Russian Championship among women

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XX Championship of St.Petersburg

January-April 2002

Round-Robin System, 11 participants



Pl  Participant 	     Dan  Points Berger

-----------------------------------------------

 1. Alexandr Klimashin	    7 dan    9	 41.00

 2. Sergey Artemyev	    2 dan   8.5  33.75

 3. Pavel Salnikov	    7 dan   7.5  27.25

 4. Viktor Alexandrov	    6 dan    7	 25.50

 5. Maxim Arevkov	    4 kju   5.5  16.00

 6. Nonna Salnikova	    3 dan    5	 18.50

 7. Konstantin Vodolazsky   1 dan   4.5  14.50

 8. Viktor Balabaj	    3 kju    4	  9.00

 9. Lyudvik Bushkovsky	    1 kju    2	  4.50

10. Ivan Zubaschenko	    4 kju    2	  2.00

11. Andrej Arefiev	    3 kju    0	  0.00





Open Tournament "Window to Europe"

St.Petersburg, 23-25.04.2002

Swiss System, 7 rounds, 17 participants



Pl  Participant 	Town		  Dan  Points Bukhg. Berger

-------------------------------------------------------------------

 1. Ants Soosyrv	Tallinn 	 7 dan	  6    30.0   26.0

 2. Pavel Salnikov	St.Petersburg	 7 dan	 5.5   27.5   19.0

 3. Alexey Skuridin	Nizhny Novgorod  4 dan	  5    29.5   18.5

 4. Vladimir Semyonov	St.Petersburg	 5 dan	  5    20.5   14.0

 5. Evgeny Bobkov	Moscow		 4 dan	 4.5   29.0   15.0

 6. Irina Metreveli	Podyuga 	 4 dan	  4    31.5   16.5

 7. Sergey Artemyev	St.Petersburg	 2 dan	  4    26.0   11.5

 8. Nonna Salnikova	St.Petersburg	 3 dan	  4    25.0   10.0

 9. Viktor Balabaj	St.Petersburg	 2 kju	  4    23.5    8.5

10. Maxim Arevkov	St.Petersburg	 2 kju	  3    27.0    8.0

11. Ivan Zubaschenko	St.Petersburg	 3 kju	  3    26.5    8.5

12. Vitaly Lunkin	Moscow		 4 dan	  3    25.0    9.5

13. Andrej Arefiev	St.Petersburg	 3 kju	  3    21.0    3.5

14. Lyudvik Bushkovsky	St.Petersburg	 1 kju	  3    18.5    3.5

15. Andrej Khramov	Tashkent	 5 dan	 2.5   24.5    7.5

16. Oleg Mostovlyansky	Minsk		 5 kju	 2.5   20.0    2.5

17. Vitaly Bushkovsky	St.Petersburg	10 kju	  1    21.5    0.0





X Russian Championship among women

St.Petersburg, 7-11.05.2002

Round-Robin System, 10 participants



Pl  Participant 	 Town		 Dan  Points Berger

-----------------------------------------------------------

 1. Yuliya Savrasova	 Podyuga	6 dan	8.5  33.75

 2. Irina Metreveli	 Podyuga	4 dan	7.5  26.00

 3. Natalia Vasilieva	 Rybinsk	4 dan	 6   20.25

 4. Anastasia Leshukova  Rybinsk	4 dan	5.5  17.75

 5. Yelena Lebedeva	 Podyuga	4 dan	 5   13.75

 6. Oksana Sorokina	 Podyuga	4 dan	4.5  13.50

 7. Yelena Chizhkina	 N.Novgorod	3 dan	 3   10.00

 8. Anastasia Sokolova	 Rybinsk	3 dan	 3    5.00

 9. Nonna Salnikova	 St.Petersburg	3 dan	 2    3.00

10. Anastasia Pushkina	 Rybinsk	3 kju	 0    0.00





Friendly yours,

Pavel Salnikov


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Renju Newsletter No 22, 2002-05-09



  Highlights

  - EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP



European Championship will held in Karepa (Estonia) this year.

International qualification to EC will held Aug. 6.-9. and the final

Aug. 10.-16. Tournament fee including food and accomodation is 35 USD

for QT and 50 USD for the final.



In final has Russia 8, Ukraine 6, Estonia 5, Sweden 4 and other RIF

countries 2 places. Countries outside from RIF have 1 place each in

final. In QT can play every player and 3 best will get place in final.



Please tell me about Your participation before June 1, later can be

problems with accomodation.



Friendly,

Ants Soosyrv, asoosyrv@hotmail.com, myror@email.ee, 372-6777852


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Renju Newsletter No 21, 2002-05-05



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM THE RENJU WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2002

  - QINGQING LAB - ONLINE GOMOKU GAME

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RESULTS FROM THE RENJU WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2002



The tournament was played in Vadstena, Sweden from April 29 - May 3.

First all eight teams played Round Robin and then number 1 and 2

played final, number 3 and 4 played for 3:rd prize and so on.



THE TEAMS



ESTONIA:

1 Ants Soosorv

2 Tunnet Taimla

3 Johann Lents

4 Timo Ilu

5 Maris Tuvikene



JAPAN

1 Hideki Nara

2 Yoshihiro Iio

3 Takahiro Kudomi

4 Yasuhiro Adachi



RUSSIA-1

1 Pavel Salnikov

2 Alexandr Klimashin

3 Sergey Artemyev

4 Alexey Skuridin

5 Vladimir Semyonov



RUSSIA-2

1 Olga Skuridina-Jonsson

2 Vladimir Dvoeglazov

3 Viktor Alexandrov

4 Dmitriy Yepifanov



SOUTH  KOREA

1 Kim Chang Hoon

2 Lee Yub Sub

3 Joung Seong Jae

4 Lee Soon Sung

5 Kwon Jun Chul



SWEDEN-1

1 Stefan Karlsson

2 Petter Gardstrom

3 Goran Holgersson

4 Linus Hermansson

5 Joachim Gaulitz



SWEDEN-2

1 Tord Andersson

2 Martin Carlsson

3 Marcus Eriksson

4 Bjorn Eriksson

5 Peter Jonsson



UKRAINE

1 Vladimir Nazarov

2 Olexandr Drozd

3 Kostyantin Piddubny

4 Vladimir Kolesnik



Round 1

Japan		- Estonia	       1  -  3

Russia2 	- Russia1	      1.5 - 2.5

Ukraine 	- South Korea	      1.5 - 2.5

Sweden2 	- Sweden1	       2  -  2



Round 2

Japan		- Russia2	       1  -  3

Estonia 	- Sweden1	      1.5 - 2.5

South Korea	- Sweden2	      1.5 - 2.5

Russia1 	- Ukraine	       4  -  0



Round 3

Russia2 	- Estonia	       0  -  4

Ukraine 	- Japan 	       2  -  2

Sweden1 	- South Korea	      3.5 - 0.5

Sweden2 	- Russia1	       2  -  2



Round 4

Estonia 	- South Korea	       4  -  0

Russia1 	- Sweden1	       3  -  1

Russia2 	- Ukraine	      2.5 - 1.5

Japan		- Sweden2	       1  -  3



Round5

Ukraine 	- Estonia	       1  -  3

Sweden2 	- Russia2	       1  -  3

Sweden1 	- Japan 	       3  -  1

South Korea	- Russia1	       0  -  4



Round6

Estonia 	- Russia1	      0.5 - 3.5

Ukraine 	- Sweden2	      1.5 - 2.5

Russia2 	- Sweden1	       1  -  3

Japan		- South Korea	       3  -  1



Round7

Sweden2 	- Estonia	       0  -  4

Sweden1 	- Ukraine	       3  -  1

South Korea	- Russia2	      1.5 - 2.5

Russia1 	- Japan 	       2  -  2



Results from the qualification



1. Russia1		21.0

2. Estonia		20.0

3. Sweden1		18.0

4. Russia2		13.5

5. Sweden2		13.0

6. Japan		11.0

7. Ukraine		 8.5

8. South Korea		 7.0



Final

Russia1 	- Estonia	       6  -  2



For 3:rd place

Sweden1 	- Russia2	       6  -  2



For 5:th place

Japan		- Sweden2	       5  -  3



For 7:th place

South Korea	- Ukraine	       5  -  3



Peter Jonsson

Referee

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QINGQING LAB - ONLINE GOMOKU GAME



I developed a website called Qingqing Lab and there is a online

gomoku game (AI).

The address is http://eng.qingqinglab.net/

Chinese version is available at http://qingqinglab.net/



Shaoyu Wang


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Renju Newsletter No 20, 2002-04-17



  Highlights

  - VCT SOLVER

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VCT SOLVER



You can find a VCT solver by xiangdong wen on the web site

http://math.temple.edu/~wen/renju/vct/



"Here is a VCThree solver which intends to solve the Renju VCT

problems. Compare with VCF solver, the VCT solver is much more

complicated. and also it's difficult for me to check the errors of

the program. By now(04/16/02) it could solve all the 1 Dan problems

packed with the solver. But it is far from complete. I will correct

the errors and also improve the speed of the solver later.



Download the current version(dated at 04/16/02) from here."


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Renju Newsletter No 19, 2002-04-07



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

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RESULTS FROM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIPS



played 3-7 of april in Stockholm, round robin.



1. Joachim Gaulitz   6.5

2. Göran Holgersson  6

3. Linus Hermansson  5.5

4. Hannes Hermansson 5	  (23.25)

5. Peter Jonsson     5	  (18)

6. Björn Wallgren    4

7. Björn Eriksson    3.5  (15.75)

7. Marcus Eriksson   3.5  (15.75)

9. Tord Andersson    3.5  (13.75)

10. Jan Palmgren      3.5  (13.25)



Results "lilla" SM.

Open tournament played 6-7 april in Stockholm, first two qualified for

Swedish Championships next year, round robin.



1. Martin Carlsson	 8

2. Tomas Hagenfors	 7 (25)

3. Bengt Nyberg 	 7 (24)

4. Jörgen Rehnstedt	 6 (20)

5. Peter Carlsson	 6 (18)

6. Kristoffer Fjellström 4

7. Linnea Widman	 3 (5)

8. Lars Hellander	 3 (4)

9. Sandra Fjellström	 1

10. Karl-Axel Dahlberg	  0



Friendly yours

Björn Eriksson [b__eriksson@hotmail.com]


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Renju Newsletter No 18, 2002-04-07



  Highlights

  - ESTONIAN CUP

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ESTONIAN CUP



Results from Estonian Cup (20 players started):



1/4 finals

Margus Tuvikene - Maris Tuvikene 3-0

Tunnet Taimla	- Ester Eggert	 3-0

Ants Soosyrv	- Pavel Voznyuk  3-0

Johann Lents	- Timo Ilu	 3-0



1/2 finals

Taimla		- Tuvikene	 3-0

Soosyrv 	- Lents 	 3-0



In final met No 1 (by estonian rating in the tournament)

Tunnet Taimla and No 2 Ants Soosyrv.



Winner of Estonian Cup 2002 is Tunnet Taimla, who beat

Ants Soosyrv 3-2



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 17, 2002-03-29



  Highlights

  - MOSCOW CUP 2001

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MOSCOW CUP 2001



Moscow Cup 2001 Final in finished. Konstantin Chingin beat Yuriy

Tarannikov 3.5:2.5 and won Moscow Cup 2001.



1st game  Tarannikov - Chingin	11D, R, 0:1

2nd game  Tarannikov - Chingin	3D, -, 0.5:0.5

3rd game  Tarannikov - Chingin	11D, R, 1:0

4th game  Tarannikov - Chingin	3D, -, 0.5:0.5



Additional short games (30 min to each player) until first victory



5th game  Tarannikov - Chingin	3D, -, 0.5:0.5

6th game  Tarannikov - Chingin	8D, R, 0:1



Moscow Cup 2002 is in process now at the stage of 1/8 - 1/4.


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Renju Newsletter No 16, 2002-03-24



  Highlights

  - THE RESULTS OF NIZHNY NOVGOROD OPEN TOURNAMENT

  - THE 4TH YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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THE RESULTS OF NIZHNY NOVGOROD OPEN TOURNAMENT

(March 15-17, 24 players, Swiss system):



 1.	Mikhailov Alexander (Moscow)	       VI dan - 6,5 points

 2.	Kareev Vladislav    (Nizhny Novgorod)  VI dan - 6,5

 3.	Makarov Pavel	    (Moscow)	      VII dan - 5,5

 4.	Shevelev Sergey     (Nizhny Novgorod)  IV dan - 5,5

 5.	Chizhkina Elena     (Nizhny Novgorod)  IV dan - 5,5

 6.	Skuridin Alexey     (Nizhny Novgorod)  IV dan -  5

 7.	Provorov Yury	    (Nizhny Novgorod)	1 kju -  5

 8.	Karasjov Maxim	    (Nizhny Novgorod)	V dan - 4,5

 9.	Berezin Roman	    (Nizhny Novgorod)	4 kju - 4,5

10.	Grishnin Stepan     (Nizhny Novgorod)	I dan - 4,5

11.	Petrovsky Dmitry    (Nizhny Novgorod)  IV dan -  4



Tournament was devoted to 18th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod renju

club.



Friendly yours, A. Skuridin

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THE 4TH YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP



The 4th Youth World Championship of Renju will be held

27 July – 2 August 2002 in Podjuga (Archangelsk region, Russia).



It possible to get Podjuga from Moscow or from S-Petersburg by train

(~ 16 hours).



There will be 4 groups of players:

1) Group A – boys, who are born 1982-1987;

2) Group B – boys, who are born 1988 and later;

3) Group C – girls, who are born 1982 – 1987;

4) Group D – girls, who are born 1988 and later.

Tournament fee is $10.



The chief organizer is Irina Metreveli (E-mail: renmiv@atnet.ru).

Organization committee needs to know how many countries and how many

players are going to take part in the competition. So please, send

your applications as soon as possible to Irina Metreveli and Alexey

Skuridin (E-mail: alexey_skuridin@hotmail.com)



Sincerely yours, A. Skuridin

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Renju Newsletter No 15, 2002-03-19



  Highlights

  - SUPER FIVE-STONE-GAME

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SUPER FIVE-STONE-GAME



I have written a renju/gomoku program 'Super five-stone-game' which

won the 3rd Computer Renju Solution WorldCup.

Now I have a web site for it. This is a Java program, so you can play

with it on my site anytime.

There are two languages - English and Japanese. Chinese language

(simpfied and big5) will be available too.



http://www.5stone.net/



Hope you enjoy it!



Best regards

Tongxiang Zhang [tongxiang@hotmail.com]


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Renju Newsletter No 14, 2002-03-17



  Highlights

  - ALEXANDER NOSOVSKY'S PAGE

  - OLEG A.MOSTOVLYANSKY'S PAGE

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ALEXANDER NOSOVSKY'S PAGE



Dear Renju friends

I have again WWW-Page.

You can find it at http://nosovsky.narod.ru

There are some materials, programs and information which you can

download from this place.

There are some fresh materials for instance some games from Russian

Final which was finished at 2 March.

Blackstone users can download new improved version of this program

version 3.7 for powerfull mashines (Pentium 900 or more, AMD 1333 or

more). (For users of Blackstone it is free, you need just install it

with your serial number and send me three numbers by e-mail stigma.

ltd@g23.relcom.ru)

There are new information about Computer programs competitions,

analyzing previouse Computer competitions, photo of winners and from

far 1991 Masstricht Olympiad.

There are materials about Go-moku 13x13, Pente, and Shogi, some

useful links.



Many articles to download.

Hope you enjoy it !

Best Regards Alexander Nosovsky [stigma.ltd@g23.relcom.ru]

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OLEG A.MOSTOVLYANSKY'S PAGE



From Oleg A.Mostovlyansky's page

http://mostovlyansky.narod.ru/ierenju.html

you can view e-mail championship WC2001 games and the current

WC2002 games. You can also download viewers and game archives.

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Renju Newsletter No 13, 2002-03-05



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM SWEDISH BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS

  - RESULTS FROM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GOMOKU

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RESULTS FROM SWEDISH BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS (5 MIN GAMES)



 1) Stefan Karlsson,	   Stockholm

 2) Joachim Gaulitz,	   Stockholm

 3) Anders Bertilsson,	   Högsjö

 4) Linus Hermansson,	   Högsjö

 5) Göran Holgersson,	   Jönköping

 6) Björn Eriksson,	   Stockholm

 7) Peter Jonsson,	   Jönköping

 8) Tomas Hagenfors,	   Kumla

 9) Martin Karlsson,	   Jönköping

10) Sven-Åke Pettersson,   Högsjö

11) Irene Karlsson,	   Stockholm

12) Carl Hermansson,	   Högsjö

13) Albin Hermansson,	   Högsjö

14) Cajsa-Tora Hermansson, Högsjö

15) Thimmy Ekdahl,	   Jönköping

16) Karar Aimer,	   Kumla

17) Isac Hermansson,	   Högsjö



The tournament was played 23 february 2002 in Hogsjo

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RESULTS FROM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GO-MOKU, RUSSIAN OPENING



 1) Tomas Hagenfors,	 Kumla,      8.5     (9 rounds)

 2) Linus Hermansson,	 Högsjö,      8

 3) Marcus Eriksson,	 Högsjö,      6

 4) Anders Bertilsson,	 Högsjö,     5.5

 5) Peter Carlsson,	 Kumla,      5.5

 6) Jörgen Rehnstedt,	 Borlänge,   5.5

 7) Peter Widman,	 Arjeplog,    5

 8) Sven-Åke Pettersson, Högsjö,      5

 9) Linnea Widman,	 Arjeplog,   4.5

10) Sandra Fjellström,	 Arjeplog,   4.5

11) Eric Hansson,	 Kärna,       4

12) Adam Lindqvist,	 Kumla,       3

13) Albin Hermansson,	 Högsjö,      3

14) Samuel Junggren,	 Kumla,      2.5

15) Haris Mujnovic,	 Kumla,      1.5

16) Isac Hermansson,	 Högsjö,      0



The tournament was played 17-18 november 2001 in Hogsjo



Notable is that Tomas Hagenfors has won the swedish championship

title five times during four straight decades, the 70's, 80's, 90's

and the 00's.

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Renju Newsletter No 12, 2002-03-02



  Highlights

  - ONLINE RENJU CLASS VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

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ONLINE RENJU CLASS VIRTUAL CLASSROOM



We are so happy to announce that our Online Renju Class has made one

big step forward and is now completely independent from the services

of other servers. We have now opened our own Virtual Classroom, where

students can study renju every Thursday in realtime.



It is a specially customized system that is perfect for our needs

- it includes the teaching tools, membership system, communication

(chat, wshipers), scrolling board, open, save (saved file readable

with Renlib), DND, and lots of other functions. Students have a

special option to analyze the moves on their screen during the lesson.

That way they do not need to keep the real renju board beside them

and they can give full attention on screen which increases the

activity of participation. All the students participation checkings

are automated, and in the end of the lesson the system will report

which students earned credit points for the lesson.



The Virtual Classroom can be downloaded from www.renjuclass.com

website, under Classroom link.



This system was programmed by our Renjuclass member Wenzhe Lu. He did

an excellent job. Even more than I had written in the system model

description. Our big thanks to him!! Also, thanks to span and longj

for being so helpful in testing and debugging the server!



Our next scheduled plan is to open the big renju server for online

games, which supports all possible ways of access - client program,

email and web access. It will also have the multilanguage support

(realtime chat translator), and robot renju player. The leader of

programmers team of this project is Farmer Lu from Renjuclass. This

new server will be fully capable to host the email WC and any other

tournaments in the future, by offerning people the email access

similar to pbmserv as well as graphic client program. As for web

based functions, we will unite the currently existing Play Games

Server at Renjuclass with our new server. Although the new server

will be combined with Renjuclass systems, I will use the domain name

renju.net to be the URL of the new server once its ready. According

to Farmer's prognosis, the server will be ready in 3 months. Such a

wonderful opportunity for all of us! Lets's wait and see! All the

suggestions are welcome! Especially, early suggestions may be more

useful for us!



Ando Meritee

E-mail: ando@renju.net



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Renju Newsletter No 11, 2002-03-02



  Highlights

  - RENJU2002, RENJU VIEWER PROGRAM

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Hi,

Sorry my English just know a little.

I'm chinese and study Russian in university.

But I like Renju very much.

So I want to provide a online program for show the match info of Renju.

It's free. Maybe you can use it on website.

If you can visit my website, I will be glad too. ^_^

I wish you like it.

http://www.renju2002.com







Under the Moon 2002/03/02



Mike Guo [mike.guo@renju2002.com]



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Renju Newsletter No 10, 2002-02-24



  Highlights

  - TOURNAMENTS IN SAINT PETERSBURG

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TOURNAMENTS IN SAINT PETERSBURG



Dear renju friends,



I am glad to bring to your attention the information on forthcoming

tournaments in Saint Petersburg.





1. From April, 23 till April, 25 - the Open Tournament devoted to a

20-anniversary of renju in Saint Petersburg. All interested persons

are invited! Evgeny Bobkov, Alexej Skuridin, Ants Soosyrv, Eldar

Dzainukov are going to take part. Join! Special attention I pay the

future members of combined teams in Team World Championship in

Vadstena: our tournament could become excellent training before

struggle for a champion rank. The tournament system is Swiss system

of 7 rounds (2+3+2).





2. From May, 6 till May, 11 - the Open Russian Championship among

women. Tournament system is Round-Robin system of one round. No more

than 2 games per day is supposed. If the amount of participants is

small, it will be possible to reduce terms of tournament or to play

tournament in two rounds. If, on the contrary, the amount of

participants is too great, the tournament system can be changed on

Swiss. All are invited, including those who have foreign citizenship.

The only restriction is a sex of participants.:-)



Tournaments will be held in St.Petersburg Chess Club named after

Chigorin which, I think, is already well-known to you. The Club is

situated on Bol'shaya Konyushennaya street (former Zhelyabova street)

near to the Nevsky prospect and from the Kazansky Cathedral. As a

place of staying of participants Academicheskaya hotel is offered,

which is located in 10-15 minutes walking both from Club and from the

Palace Square. The prices for staying are known not completely

meanwhile, but preliminary I can tell that the place in 2-persons

room is 150 roubles and in 1-person room is 200 roubles per day.



I shall keep you posted in all changes.



With the best regards,

Pavel Salnikov [psalnikov@hotmail.com]



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Renju Newsletter No 9, 2002-02-16



  Highlights

  - RENJUVCF PROGRAM

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RENJUVCF PROGRAM



I am a renju programer, I've finished a program "renjuVCF", which could

solve all the VCF problems I've met. The most difficult one need only

less then 2 minutes. I've posted it on the web

    http://math.temple.edu/~wen/renju/vcf

With this program you will never wonder about weather a VCF exists or

not for the comming problems, and you can find such an solution in no

time if it does exist.



If you need it, just go to

    http://math.temple.edu/~wen/renju/vcf

download it for free.



Good Luck to renju and you all



wen [wen@math.temple.edu]



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Renju Newsletter No 8, 2002-02-02



  Highlights

  - E-MAIL WC RIF

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E-MAIL WC RIF



Dear friends,

World Championship in Renju by E-mail starts !!! 98 players from

Japan, Sweden, Russia, Estonia, Ukraine, Korea, USA, China, Litvenia,

Finland, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Israel are take part. The World

Champion in E-mail Konstantin Nikonov (Russia) will try to defense

his title of the best Internet player !



Information



WC via e-mail will start in follow group:



Final of 7-th World Renju Championship via e-mail

Name Country UserId email Group

K.Nikonov (RUS) vanalaud nikonov@elsite.ru a

Zhang Jinyu (CHI) freefish zhjyrenju@263.net a

V.Lunkin (RUS) lunkin vitall@land.ru a

M.Kozhin (RUS) jenaro jenaro@mail.ru a

E.Bobkov (RUS) bobkove e.bobkov@etrust.ru a

V.Dvoeglazov (RUS) dvoeglazov dvoeglazov@mail.ru a

P.Salnikov (RUS) psalnikov psalnikov@hotmail.com a

A.Soosorv (EST) asoosorv asoosyrv@hotmail.com a

A.Nosovsky (RUS) nosovs stigma.ltd@g23.relcom.ru a

O.Fedorkin (RUS) fedorkin fedorkin@xiosbio.com a

L.Laibinis (LIT) llaibini llaibini@abo.fi a

S.Filippov (RUS) filippov s.fil@g23.relcom.ru a



Last 6 will leave final in next year.



Semifinals of 8-th World Renju Championship via e-mail

Name Country UserId email E-Mail Rating Group

Makarov Pavel (RUS) mak pamak@mail.ru 2352 b

Chen Wei (CHI) chinastar chinastar_chen@263.net 2298 b

Dzainukov Eldar (AZR) dem dzainukti@azeurotel.com 2286 b

Turko Sergey (RUS) sturko Sturko@comail.ru 2286 b

Ibragimova Mariam (RUS) mariam agydel@veernet.iol.ru 2264 b

Yamamoto M. (JAP) myamamoto VET01665@nifty.ne.jp 2240 b

Golosov Viktor (RUS) golosov vant@orc.ru 2224 b

Vershinin Pavel (RUS) pavel renmiv@atnet.ru 2208 b

Kazarin Mikhail (RUS) mike renmiv@atnet.ru 2124 b

Artemiev Sergey (SPb) (RUS) artemievs artemievs@mail.ru 2049 b



Lu Fanghai (CHI) lujiu lu_05776954@sina.com 2348 c

Klimachev Oleg (RUS) klimatchev olegvk@mail.ru 2300 c

Medjid Abdul (TUR) abmedj abmedj@hotmail.com 2287 c

Zaytsev Vjacheslav (RUS) slava slava_mail@mailru.com 2266 c

Barykin Viktor (RUS) vbarykin matheux@vstu.ru 2260 c

Salnikova Nonna (RUS) nonna snonna@hotmail.com 2242 c

Nazarov Vladimir (UKR) vnazarov vnaz@svitonline.com 2240 c

Filinov Vladimir (RUS) vfilinov vlad@uland.com 2156 c

Hasegawa Kazuto (JAP) uo9man uo9man@mve.biglobe.ne.jp 2094 c

Sinyov Igor (RUS) sinyovi rensini@yahoo.com 2089 c



First 3+3 will play final in next year.

Last 4+4 will leave semifinal in next year.





Quarterfinals of 8-th World Renju Championship via e-mail

Name Country UserId email E-Mail Rating Group

Vodolazsky Konstantin Russia vodolazsky vodolazsky_k@mail.ru 2234 d

Lebedeva Yelena Russia elena renmiv@atnet.ru 2031 d

Tatarintsev Sergey Russia homa exrawinc@cityline.ru 1946 d

Lipsits Alex  USA alipsits alipsits@bakupages.com 1659 d

Epifanov Dmitriy Russia owen owene@pisem.net 0 d

Heybatov Nizami Azerbayjan nheybatov nheybatov@yahoo.com 0 d

Hongdeok-Seo Korea tjghdejr shd414@hanmail.net 0 d

Long Zeng China longzeng ldljzfg@21cn.com 0 d

Ma GuangZhzo China homework homework252@yahoo.com.cn 0 d

Yang Meng China frogmeng renjubaby@yeah.net 0 d

Youning Han China Icesword babooshcn@yahoo.com.cn 0 d



Eriksson Bjorn Sweden bje b__eriksson@hotmail.com 2168 e

Kolesnik Victor Ukraine kvik kvi@tm.odessa.ua 2014 e

Karapetyan Gurgen Armenia barents arka@xar.am 1904 e

Cui Yue China cui_yue_bj cui_yue_bj@yahoo.com.cn 1646 e

Chen Shoude China yyfcsd yyfcsd@21cn.com 0 e

Fedulina Tanja Russia tanja fedulina@smtp.ru 0 e

Kim Chang-hoon Korea heroabro heroabro@hanmail.net 0 e

Luo Dan China solidsnake luodan@hkusua.hku.hk 0 e

Qijin Hou China caihou caihou@yahoo.com.cn 0 e

Yang Xuzl China yangxuzl yangxuzl@yahoo.com.cn 0 e

Yu Xue Li China xlili x_lisa@sina.com 0 e



Gevorkyan  Hovik Armenia hovik arka@xar.am 2160 f

Sorokina Oksana Russia oksana renmiv@atnet.ru 2040 f

Kadyrov Georgiy Russia inkass nica@net5.ru 1900 f

Poddubny Konstantin Ukraine underouk02 underouk@gala.net 1695 f

Cheng Mu China moocheng mooch77@sina.com 0 f

Kauppinen Niko Finland blind blindone@luukku.com 0 f

Liu Chao China LiuChao mordy@x263.net 0 f

Potapov Alexey Russia apotapov a-potapov@yandex.ru 0 f

Qingxiang Liu China aspline aspline@x263.net 0 f

Wuyue Sheng China wyshlawyer  wyshlawyer@yahoo.com.cn 0 f

Zhao Jianxin China guminzhao guminzhao@yahoo.com.cn 0 f



Lents Johann Estonia lents johancik@hotmail.com 2126 g

Karapetyan Aram Armenia aramarka arka@xar.am 2051 g

Yegorov Vitaly	Russia spice Spicye@narod.ru 1859 g

Manukyan Mher Armenia mamh kmher@freenet.am 1698 g

Chuancheng Li China ccwn renjunewbie@sohu.com 0 g

Hermansson Hannes  Sweden bateman hanher-1@student.luth.se 0 g

Lin Wen Sheng China snowflower jmxhlin@sohu.com 0 g

Purk Andry  Estonia andry Purk@mail.ee 0 g

Shenyi China bighippo bighippo@citiz.net 0 g

Wenzhe Lu China luwenzhe wenzhelu@ee.eng.ohio-state.edu 0 g

Zhao Jianxin China guminzhao guminzhao@eyou.com 0 g



Stepanov Oleg & his Computer program Russia stepanov olegstepanov@mail.ru 2095 h

Savrasova Yuliya Russia julia renmiv@atnet.ru 2094 h

Gluhovsky Leonid  Israel leonid leonid@pobox.com 1841 h

Yamamoto Keisuke  Japan itty ymmt@kcn.ne.jp 1774 h

Eggert Ester Estonia eeggert ester@surfdata.ee 0 h

Gulyaev Igor Ukraine gulyaev ig@farlep.mk.ua 0 h

Hong Gang China fourthree hong_gang@yahoo.com 0 h

Huoyu Cen China crying cryingfreely2002@yahoo.com.cn 0 h

Sun Chengmin  China scm2000  scmrenju@hotmail.com 0 h

Wang Tengfei China wang-yuxi wang-yuxi@163.com 0 h

Zhou Peiqiu China orange zhou_peiqiu@163.com 0 h



Nekrasov Denis Russia denis renmiv@atnet.ru 2094 i

Metreveli Irina Russia irina  renmiv@atnet.ru 2063 i

Taimla Tunnet Estonia tank renjuboy@htomail.com 1786 i

Alexandrov Viktor Russia alexv vik_alex@hotmail.com 1766 i

Huasheng Feng China gauss98 fenghs@water.pku.edu.cn 0 i

Ilu Timo  Estonia reigo Timo.Ilu@mail.ee 0 i

Li Rui Fan China chinawolf chinawolf_2000@sina.com 0 i

Nite Steven USA XnSpeed XnSpeed@lycos.com 0 i

Wang Rui China mot ruixing@163.com 0 i

Wang Xiang Dong China jn_gz jn_gz@hotmail.com 0 i

Zhou Xuan China span span3000@hotmail.com  0 i



First 2+2+2+2+2+2 will play semifinal in next year.



Regards

Alexander Nosovsky [stigma.ltd@g23.relcom.ru]




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Renju Newsletter No 7, 2002-02-01



  Highlights

  - NEWS ABOUT ONLINE RENJU CLASS

_____________________________________________________________________



NEWS ABOUT ONLINE RENJU CLASS

http://www.renjuclass.com, http://renju.net



-- The 2nd Online Renju Class Tournament finished.



We are glad to announce that the The 2nd Online Renju Class

Tournament is finished.



There were 37 players taking part in the tournament. It is very good

rate of participation - over 1/3 of renjuclass members took part

(Renjuclass has over 100 active members). The tournament had 20 rounds.

The top three:

1. Sun Chengmin, China (username: scm2000) - 18p

2. Chang-hoon Kim, Korea (username: heroabro) - 18p

3. Vladimir Dvoeglazov, Russia (username: dvoeglaz) - 18p

The games were played in special Tournament Server under www.

renjuclass.com, with specially customized graphic interface, and

automated clocks for counting players time. By default, players got

40 days of thinking time for games.

More information about the tournament can be found in

www.renjuclass.com, under Tournament menu, or using direct link

http://211.21.50.157/~renjuclass/tourney.html

You can also download all the games of the tournament in "renlib"

format.

You can also log in to Tournament Server as "guest" and look around

there, view games, and read the discussions.



-- On February 7, Online Renju Class will make a next step towards

serious and high level renju school - we will publish users real

names, in order to integrate us to the real world of renju, to RIF,

to tournaments, and to rating lists. We want let people know about

our great students, to make them more famous. After that, it will be

easier to add the renjuclass tournament results to world internet

ratinglist, without having any duplicate names.



-- There are lots of good and interesting articles available under

Articles menu in www.renjuclass.com. These are not only written by me,

but also by other people. Among the articles, you can read the very

fresh article about Baltic League 2002, with nice story and games

diagrams, written by Igor Samotsvetov, member of renjuclass.



-- We already have 12 Grand Masters in our renjuclass. You can read

more about it under the link called Grand Masters. We have already

published the profiles of 4 Grand Masters, including interviews,

games comments, photos. Soon we will add more profiles. Grand Masters

are the honorable members of our large community that has over 100

members today.



If you want to ask us anything, or make comments, you are welcome to

use Message Boards of our renjuclass website. We are happy to keep in

touch with all of you, dear renju fans!



Mind Sports Worldwide has published Online Renju Class under

"Recommended Links". http://www.msoworld.com/mindzine/learn_index.html

This is a very good opportunity for us to introduce Renju to the

wordwide community of fans of intellectual games. Hopefully more people

will get to know about Renju and love this game.



Sincerely,

Ando Meritee

email: ando@renju.net








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Renju Newsletter No 6, 2002-02-01



  Highlights

  - CRUZ PLAYING PROGRAM - GO-MOKU

_____________________________________________________________________



CRUZ PLAYING PROGRAM - GO-MOKU



Cruz is a program for playing Noughts & Crosses. The objective of the

game is to get five of your symbols (either noughts or crosses) in a

row before your opponent. You can play either the computer or a human

opponent over a local network or over the internet.



Site address:	 http://www.cruzgame.com/








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Renju Newsletter No 5, 2002-01-29



  Highlights

  - BALTIC LEAGUE IN JONKOPING 26-27.01.2002

_____________________________________________________________________



BALTIC LEAGUE IN JONKOPING 26-27.01.2002



This tournament gathered players from three countries: Sweden,

Estonia and Russia. We played 7 rounds Swiss system.



Three players were a little bit outstanding this time, Soosorv, Lents

and Holgersson. For quite a long  time	Lents looked like the winner

because the game Soosorv – Karlsson developed into a draw position.

But in the end a  mistake by Karlsson made Soosorv the winner of the

game and of the whole tournament.



It was more or less expected results except from Karlsson and Gaulitz.

Both of them finished on 4 points.



The results:

1.  Ants Soosorv	Estonia 	6 points	(29)

2.  Johann Lents	Estonia 	6		(28)

3.  Goran Holgersson	Sweden		6		(27)

4.  Igor Samotsvetov	Russia		4.5		(24)

5.  Martin Carlsson	Sweden		4.5		(21.5)

6.  Stefan Karlsson	Sweden		4		(30)

7.  Peter Jonsson	Sweden		4		(27.5)

8.  Joachim Gaulitz	Sweden		4		(26)

9.  Björn Eriksson	Sweden		4		(25)

10. Martin Karlsson	Sweden		4		(19)

11. Irene Karlsson	Sweden		3.5		(28)

12. Ester Eggert	Estonia 	3.5		(21.5)

13. Mikk Oblikas	Estonia 	3		(23)

14. Jorgen Rehnstedt	Sweden		3		(21/7.75)

15. Sander Sulane	Estonia 	3		(21/5)

16. Alvar Timmermann	Estonia 	3		(18.5)

17. Leif Larsson	Sweden		3		(17.5)

18. Trinn Rannas	Estonia 	2.5		(18.5)

19. Priit Ohlo		Estonia 	2.5		(15.5)

20. Marje Mets		Estonia 	2

21. Thimmy Ekdahl	Sweden		1.5		(17.5)

22. Mikael Johansson	Sweden		1.5		(11.5)

23. Niklas Andersson	Sweden		1



Peter Jonsson, Referee




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Renju Newsletter No 4, 2002-01-21



  Highlights

  - ST.PETERSBURG CUP

  - NIZHNY NOVGOROD CHAMPIONSHIP & NIZHNY NOVGOROD OPEN

_____________________________________________________________________



ST.PETERSBURG CUP



On January, 12 the 16-th St.Petersburg Cup tournament was finished.

In final match of 4 games Aleksandr Klimashin won against Vladimir

Sushkov with the score 3-1 and became the Cup Winner!



Semifinal results:



Klimashin - Artemiyev - 2.5-0.5

Sushkov - Aleksandrov - 3-1



Sincerely yours,

Pavel Salnikov

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD CHAMPIONSHIP & NIZHNY NOVGOROD OPEN



The 16-th Nizhny Novgorod championship is over. There were 8 players

in the final.

1 place - Kareev Vladislav;

2 place - Karasev Maxim;

3 place - Petrovsky Dmitry;

4 place - Skuridin Alexey.





The Nizhny Novgorod open will be held March 15 - 17. Everybody are

welcome. For more information write to alexey_skuridin@hotmail.com



Friendly yours, A. Skuridin.




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Renju Newsletter No 3, 2002-01-20



  Highlights

  - TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN VADSTENA, SWEDEN

_____________________________________________________________________





TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN VADSTENA, SWEDEN

28TH OF APRIL - 3RD OF MAY 2002



The 2002 Team World Championship (TWC) is planned to be held from

Sunday 28th of April to Friday 3rd of May. 4th of May will be

departure day. The TWC will be played in Vadstena. It is a small cosy

town about 250 km southwest from Stockholm.



Tournament System

=================

The teams consist of up to five players (4 + 1 reserve). Different

systems will be used depending on how many teams will join.



Who can take part

=================

All nations can take part with one team. Russia (as champion) and

Sweden (as organiser) can take part with two teams.



Travel within Sweden

====================

From Arlanda airport, north from Stockholm, the best way will

probably be to go by bus to Mjölby (about 5 hours) and from there we

will get you by car to Vadstena(about half an hour).



Living in Vadstena

==================

All prices in SEK and for one night



1. Hotel	    about 900-1250 /person



2. Boarding house   Double room    500-800

		    Single room    300-450



3. "The Birgitta sisters" (nun-place)  Double room	about 500

					 Single room	about 250



4. Youth Hostel    150-200 / person



5. Camp cottages    2 beds    300

		    4 beds    475



Camp cottages and one of the youth hostels are situated a little bit

outside Vadstena. All other alternatives are really close to the

tournament place.



Tournament fee:    SEK 600 per team



Please give information about what alternative you will chose for

your stay during the TWC-week, preferably at the latest 15th of

February. Please also inform about your arrival and departure times.



Visa?

=====

If you need invitation from us, please tell us what you need to be

included.



Registration

============

Please send your registration, information and questions to:



	Peter Jonsson		 or    Stefan Karlsson

E-mail: petejonsson@hotmail.com	    skire@bredband.net

Phone:	+46 36 136735		       + 46 8 53184136




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Renju Newsletter No 2, 2002-01-13



  Highlights

  - NEW POLISH SITE

  - NEW SWEDISH SITE

  - SWEDISH RATING SITE MOVED

_____________________________________________________________________



NEW POLISH SITE



I've seen you've included a link to a Polish website Cronix which

has a game gomoku. I'd like to ask you to include a link my site

as well. The site is available at http://www.kurnik.pl/ and there

are usually more online players than at the Cronix site. Moreover,

it is much simpler (has no redundant graphics, etc.)



Thanks.

Marek

_____________________________________________________________________



NEW SWEDISH SITE



There is a new swedish game site ( tv4.se )

http://www.tv4.se/nav_innehall.asp?nav=3&innehall=/spel/spel.asp

where you can play games such as Go-moku (sw. Luffarschack), Othello,

Chess (sw. Schack), Yatzy and others.

There are tournaments in Othello.



This site is under development. Currently the board size for Go-moku

is too small, but it will be increased later on.

_____________________________________________________________________



SWEDISH RATING SITE MOVED



The site has moved to

http://w1.611.telia.com/~u61103681/SLSFs_Rankingkommitte.html

and is updated with latest tournaments.




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Renju Newsletter No 1, 2002-01-06



  Highlights

  - NAKAMURA WON!!

_____________________________________________________________________



NAKAMURA WON!! - By Ando Meritee



The 39th Meijin Match is over. Shigeru Nakamura won the Match against

Kazuto Hasegawa with the score 2.5 - 0.5. Excellent play by Nakamura!

He remains the best, unbeatable!!



The last game was played earlier today, beginning at 10am Japan time.

The game record is here:











Nakamura was white. The opening variant surprised me. I expected

Hasegawa to play more aggressive in order to stop Nakamura from

winning the match. I do not know exactly what was Hasegawa's plan,

but from what I see from the moves they played, Hasegawa seemed to

have no preparation for this opening. Moves 1-18 are typical theory.

White advantage has been proved here. Moves 19 and 21 tried to lead

to positional style, but it does not work here because black does not

have enough structures to keep it up. By the 27th move black has lost

control over the position already. By the 36th move Nakamura took

over the attack. From that point, Hasegawa began to fight well, and

made several good defense moves. However, Nakamura was careful, and

avoided careless attack. He tried to balance lower side instead, and

used upper side material to connect with left side space. Although

Hasegawa defended well, there was nothing to do stop white going to

upper side. Move 62 - preparing lines and space. Move 68 - amazing

move! Definitely the most beautiful move in whole match! White was

attacking two different overlines at the same time. Black could block

only against one of them. The game ended after 72nd move, catching

overline! Great Nakamura! I admire the way he plays renju!

Thanks to both Nakamura and Hasegawa for these wonderful games!

Congratulations to Nakamura for defending the Meijin title with

excellent score!


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