Renju Newsletter 2003

No 64, 2003-12-31 : RESULTS FROM TALLINN OPEN, TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION, INFO ABOUT COMPUTER SHOGI WC
No 63, 2003-12-18 : WELCOME TO THE WC2004 BY E-MAIL THE SITE
No 62, 2003-12-15 : RESULTS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE TYUMEN REGION OF RENJU
No 61, 2003-12-14 : RESULTS OF OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
No 60, 2003-12-06 : TAKE PART IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 VIA E-MAIL!
No 59, 2003-12-05 : INVITATION TO COMPUTER GOMOKU TOURNAMENT
No 58, 2003-12-02 : RESULTS OF THE WORLD RENJU CHAMPIONSHIP VIA E-MAIL 2003, RESULT OF FINNISH PRE-CHRISTMAS PARTY TOURNAMENT, ALL TIME TABLE/LIST OF SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE WEB
No 57, 2003-11-20 : RESULT OF SWEDISH 5-IN-A-ROW CHAMPIONSHIP
No 56, 2003-11-13 : RESULT OF RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
No 55, 2003-11-04 : RESULTS FROM WETTERCUPEN TOURNAMENT IN RENJU, RENLIB 3.3 RELEASED
No 54, 2003-10-28 : OPEN TEAM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2003
No 53, 2003-10-26 : FINAL RESULTS OF ESTONIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, RESULTS OF UPSALA RENJU OPEN
No 52, 2003-10-26 : RENJU IN PRAGUE, REPORT FROM ESTONIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
No 51, 2003-10-25 : INFORMATION ABOUT TALLINN OPEN, THE RESULT OF THE SECOND NATIONAL RENJU COMPETITION OF CHINA
No 50, 2003-10-13 : RESULT OF THE 1ST ASIA CUP OF RENJU, RENJU OFFLINE NEW LOCATION
No 49, 2003-10-11 : RESULTS OF UKRAINIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
No 48, 2003-10-08 : ONLINE RENJU CLASS NEWS, OPTIMIZED VC3 SOLVER
No 47, 2003-09-25 : RESULTS OF HELSINKI OPEN 2003
No 46, 2003-09-17 : HASEGAWA WON!, TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TEST TOURNAMENT
No 45, 2003-09-15 : XII RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE, ST.PETERSBURG BLITZ TOURNAMENT
No 44, 2003-09-07 : RENJU OFFLINE
No 43, 2003-09-04 : INVITATION TO FIRST ASIA CUP TOURNAMENT, ONLINE RENJU CLASS GAME SERVER
No 42, 2003-08-31 : RENJU TOURNAMENT IN PRAGUE (MIND SPORTS OLYMPIAD), ONLINE RENJU AT KURNIK
No 41, 2003-08-19 : RESULTS FROM KAREPA
No 40, 2003-08-13 : YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP AND KAREPA OPEN, ASIAN CUP
No 39, 2003-08-12 : THE 8TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IS OVER, MOM FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY
No 38, 2003-08-10 : RESULTS OF WC2003
No 37, 2003-08-01 : WC2003 BLITZ TOURNAMENT
No 36, 2003-07-31 : RESULTS OF THE QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT, NEW TOURNAMENTS ON RENJU IN TYUMEN
No 35, 2003-07-30 : STANDINGS AFTER 5 ROUND IN THE QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT
No 34, 2003-07-21 : INFO FROM VOSU
No 33, 2003-07-17 : JAPANESE NEWS, 4-IN-A-ROW, RENJU PLUGIN FOR MIRANDA IM
No 32, 2003-07-10 : JAPANESE NEWS
No 31, 2003-07-10 : PARTICIPANTS IN WOMEN TOURNAMENT, PARTICIPANTS IN B-TOURNAMENT
No 30, 2003-07-09 : SCHEDULE FOR THE 8TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN RENJU, PARTICIPANTS IN QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT, AGENDA FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY, RIF BUDGET 2003
No 29, 2003-06-30 : TYUMEN RENJU FESTIVAL
No 28, 2003-06-29 : SWEDISH QUALIFICATION
No 27, 2003-06-27 : ESTONIAN CUP, SWEDISH QUALIFICATION
No 26, 2003-06-22 : ESTONIAN CUP
No 25, 2003-06-20 : RESULTS OF CHAMPIONSHIP OF ST. PETERSBURG
No 24, 2003-06-15 : RESULTS FROM ESTONIAN CH. IN BLITZ
No 23, 2003-06-01 : RUSSIAN QUALIFICATION RESULTS
No 22, 2003-05-25 : THE SWEDISH QUALIFICATION PART 1
No 21, 2003-05-24 : THE OFFICIAL RIF RATING LIST THE FIRST OF MAY 2003 AND QUALIFICATION PLACES TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, CHAMPIONSHIP OF TYUMEN CITY, RIF CHINA ANNOUNCEMENT
No 20, 2003-05-18 : SOME INFORMATION FROM ESTONIA
No 19, 2003-05-04 : SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2003, RESULTS OF THE 20TH CHAMPIONSHIPS OF TYMEN, MISCELLANEOUS
No 18, 2003-04-21 : ASIAN OPEN TOURNAMENT POSTPONED #2
No 17, 2003-04-20 : ASIAN OPEN TOURNAMENT POSTPONED, PRESENTATIONS OF RENJUPLAYERS IN THE WORLD
No 16, 2003-04-13 : SWEDISH CUP 2003
No 15, 2003-04-11 : RESULTS OF JAPANESE QUALIFICATION, RESULTS OF THE TYUMEN CUP ON RENJU, REPORT ABOUT THE PREPARATION OF THE FIRST ASIA CUP, ABOUT THE TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN RENJU
No 14, 2003-04-06 : RESULTS OF GÖTEBORGSDRAGET
No 13, 2003-04-05 : INFO FROM MOSTOVLYANSKY
No 12, 2003-03-23 : RESULTS OF ESTONIAN WC QT FINAL, RESULTS OF NIZHNY NOVGOROD OPEN TOURNAMENT, NEWS FROM RENJUCLASS
No 11, 2003-03-16 : RESULTS OF 2ND STAGE OF ESTONIAN QT TO WC, RESULTS FROM ESTONIAN CUP, SEMIFINALS
No 10, 2003-03-16 : RENJU TOURNAMENTS 2003, WELCOME TO THE WC 2003 BY E'MAIL SITE
No  9,  2003-03-08 : SOME NEWS FROM ESTONIA
No  8,  2003-03-07 : RESULTS FROM SWEDISH BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS
No  7,  2003-02-28 : RESULTS OF THE TYUMEN CUP ON RENJU (2ND STAGE), RESULTS OF XI RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
No  6,  2003-02-16 : RESULTS OF BALTIC LEAGUE
No  5,  2003-01-31 : THE FIRST ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
No  4,  2003-01-26 : WELCOME TO THE WC 2003 SITE
No  3,  2003-01-25 : RESULTS OF ST.PETERSBURG CUP
No  2,  2003-01-17 : RESULTS OF THE WORLD RENJU CHAMPIONSHIP VIA E-MAIL 2002, TAKE PART IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VIA E-MAIL!
No  1,  2003-01-06 : RESULTS OF MOSCOW YOUTH OPEN


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Renju Newsletter No 64, 2003-12-31



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM TALLINN OPEN 

  - TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION 

  - INFO ABOUT COMPUTER SHOGI WC 

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RESULTS FROM TALLINN OPEN 

 

Played 27.-29.12, 7 rounds Swiss, time control 100 min. per player: 

 

 1. Ando Meritee             7 

 2. Tunnet Taimla           5,5 

 3. Stefan Karlsson  (Swe)  4,5 

 4. Aivo Oll                 4 

 5. Timo Ilu                 4 

 6. Rauni Lillemets          4 

 7. Johann Lents             4 

 8. Marko Pellikka   (Fin)   4 

 9. Jussi Ikonen     (Fin)   4 

10. Andry Purk               3 

11. Irene Karlsson           3 

    Kristian Leite           3 

13. Mikk Oblikas             3 

14. Marika Pellikka  (Fin)   2 

15. Alvar Timmermann         1 

16. Jin Hong         (Chi)   0 

 

Jin Hong Chinese student in Tallinn, she played renju first time. 

Some results: Ando-Tunnet 1-0, Ando-Stefan 1-0, Tunnet-Stefan 1-0, 

Tunnet-Aivo 0,5-0,5, Stefan-Aivo 0,5-0,5, Jussi-Johann 1-0 

 

Friendly, 

Ants 

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TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION 

 

According to wishes of future participants we change the dates of 

Team World Championship in Tyumen. The time-table will be as follows: 

 

1.05 - 2 rounds 

2.05 - 2 rounds 

3.05 - 2 rounds 

4.05 - 2 rounds 

5.05 - 1 round 

 

If the Tournament System presupposes 11 rounds, some two days extra 

rounds are to be played. 

 

Happy New Renju Year! 

 

Vashe zdorovie!:) (To your health!) 

 

Cheers, 

Pavel Salnikov 

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INFO ABOUT COMPUTER SHOGI WC 

 

The 14th World Computer Shogi Championship will be held in Japan in 

May 2004. 

 

For more information see 

http://www.computer-shogi.org/wcsc14/index_e.html


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Renju Newsletter No 63, 2003-12-18



  Highlights

  - WELCOME TO WC2004 BY E-MAIL THE SITE 

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WELCOME TO THE WC2004 BY E-MAIL THE SITE

 

The site is in development for the World Championship 2004 by E-Mail. 

 

You can use the direct address: 

http://beerliker.narod.ru/wc2004/wc2004.html

 

The Information will be added and will be weekly updated. 

 

Now you can see the list of the signed up participants. 

 

  * Best regards, 

    Potapov Alexey 


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Renju Newsletter No 62, 2003-12-15



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE TYUMEN REGION OF RENJU 

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RESULTS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE TYUMEN REGION OF RENJU 

December, 12-13, 2003 rounds. 

 

Men. 

1. Kareev Vladislav (Nizhni Novgorod)  6 dan  6,5 point  

2. Dvoeglazov Vladimir (Tyumen)        4 dan   6          

3. Karasev Maxim (Nizhni Novgorod)     6 dan  5,5   

4. Ouzels Vladimir (Pervouralsk)       3 dan   4   

4. Saranchin Alexander (Tyumen)        2 dan   4  

6. Litvinenko Alexander (Tyumen)       3 dan  3,5   

7. Prokop'ev Alexander (Tyumen)        2 dan   3 

8. Serebrennikov Gennady (Tyumen)      1 dan   3 

Women. 

1. Kovalenko Marina (Tyumen)           3 dan  10 

2. Litvinenko Lyudmila (Tyumen)        2 dan   7 

3. Osipova Ekaterina (Nizhnevartovsk)  2 dan   5 

 

 

The Cub Ural-regon of 5-in-row. 14 December, 14, 2003 rounds. 

Men 

1. Kareev Vladislav (Nizhni Novgorod)    

2. Lomakin Mihail (Tyumen)          

3. Karasev Maxim (Nizhni Novgorod)  

4. Dvoeglasov Vladimir 

5. Litvinenko Alexander 

6. Saranchin Alexander  

Women 

1. Litvinenko Lyudmila 

2. Kovalenko Marina 

3. Malyutina Elena (Pyitjah, tymen region) 


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Renju Newsletter No 61, 2003-12-14



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 

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RESULTS OF OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 

 

Similarly to the previous years the Swedish team chamionship was 

played in Stockholm at Rosengatan 1. It gathered altogether eight 

teams and players from three countries - Sweden, Estonia and Finland. 

The totalt amount of participants was 25. Due to the changing of 

tournament system - from earlier used Italian system to round robin, 

the number of rounds decreased and thereby the games where played 

with a longer time - 55 minutes per game. The traditional time limit 

has been 30 minutes. A draw could be demanded after 60 own moves 

(119/120). 



Even this year the tournament was won by a foreign team. Estonia 1 

with ruling world champion Tunnet Taimla, Aivo Oll and Maris Tuvikene 

were convincing champions with leaving the silver medalists and 

Swedish team champions - Hannes Hermansson, Linus Hermansson and 

Marcus Eriksson behind at 14,5. That was 2,5 points less than that of 

the winners. At bronze we had an another foreign team - Tampere with 

Samuli Saarenpää, Marko Pellikka and Lauri Toivonen. 



OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, 6-7TH DEC 2003: 

1. ESTONIA 1   (T.Taimla, A. Oll, M.Tuvikene)            17  

2. HOGSJO      (H.Hermansson, L.Hermansson, M.Eriksson)  14,5 

3. TAMPERE     (S.Saarenpää, M.Pellikka, L.Toivonen)     13  

4. STOCKHOLM 1 (S.Karlsson, I.Karlsson, B.Lind,          10,5 

                reserve: Joachim Gaulitz)

5. STOCKHOLM 2 (M.Carlsson, I.Sundling, K.Thörn)         10 

6. JONKOPING   (P.Jonsson, A.Bertilsson, R.Sandström)     9  

7. ESTONIA 2   (A.Soosõrv, S.Sulane, A.Timmermann)        7  

8. UPPSALA     (T.Andersson, M.Larsson, M.Harms)          3  


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Renju Newsletter No 60, 2003-12-06



  Highlights

  - TAKE PART IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 VIA E-MAIL!

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TAKE PART IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 VIA E-MAIL! 

 

In 2004 year tournament, will be held in 3 leagues (can be 

qualification organized, if will be a big quantity of participants): 

 

High League(Group A, 10 participants), First League (Groups B and C), 

Second League and Qualification(the quantity of groups depends on 

quantity of the sent  application for participation). 

 

4 top players from Groups B and C (2 players from each) will play in 

the High League next year instead of 4 bottom players from Group A. 

 

8 top players from Second League will play in the First League next 

year instead of bottom 8 players from Groups B and C (4 players from 

each). And Winners Qualification will play in the Second league next 

year. Final transition between the second league and qualification 

will be authorized Before the beginning of the championship. 

The quota of participants from one country will be observed. 

 

The tournament is held at PBeM Server (http://www.gamerz.net/pbmserv). 

 

Time control - 135 days to each player for all game. Besides that, 

there is an additional rule used at the server - 21 days per 1 move 

(this rule only on the server,  therefore referee does not finish 

games by this rule). 

 

Starting date approximately is February 1, 2004. Deadline for 

applications  is January 25, 2004. 

 

All renju fans are invited to take part in the tournament! 

 

An application should consist of: 

1. Name 

2. Country 

3. E-mail 

4. Userid at PBeM Server 

 

Please, send your applications: 

Alexei Potapov (e-mail a-potapov@yandex.ru, ICQ 138599240), 

Chief Referee 

 

Now High League and First League look like as follows:

 

High League

(Final of 9th Renju World Championship via e-mail)

 

Group A

 

No Participant        Country Userid

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

 1 Chen Wei            (CHI)  chinastar 

 2 Filippov Sergej     (RUS)  filippov 

 3 Klimachev Oleg      (RUS)  klimatchev 

 4 Zhang Jinyu         (CHI)  freefish 

 5 Dvoeglazov Vladimir (RUS)  dvoeglazov 

 6 Nikonov Konstantin  (RUS)  vanalaud 

 7 Bobkov Evgeny       (RUS)  bobkove 

 8 Yang Meng           (CHI)  frogmeng 

 9 Wenzhe Lu           (CHI)  luwenzhe 

10 Potapov Alexei      (RUS)  apotapov 

 

First League 

(Semifinals of 9th Renju World Championship via e-mail) 

 

Groups B and C 

 

No Participant      Country Userid 

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

 1 Laibinis Linas    (LIT)  llaibini 

 2 Barykin Viktor    (RUS)  vbarykin 

 3 Golosov Viktor    (RUS)  golosov 

 4 Nosovsky Alexandr (RUS)  nosovs 

 5 Makarov Pavel     (RUS)  mak 

 6 Filinov Vladimir  (RUS)  vfilinov 

 7 Bashirov Rustam   (RUS)  bru 

 8 Sun Chengmin      (CHI)  scm2000  

 9 Yamamoto Mitsuo   (JAP)  myamamoto  

10 Fedulina Tatyana  (RUS)  tanja 

11 Chuancheng Li     (CHI)  ccwn 

12 Fedorkin Oleg     (RUS)  fedorkin 

13 Cheng Mu          (CHI)  moocheng 

14 Zhao Jianxin      (CHI)  guminzhao 

15 Gulyaev Igor      (UKR)  gulyaev 

16 Epifanov Dmitry   (RUS)  owen 

17 Turko Sergey      (RUS)  sturko 

18 Dzainukov Eldar   (AZR)  dem 

19 Wen Hao           (CHI)  hiroshi 

20 Song Xian         (CHI)  whte 

21 Xingyue           (CHI)  renjukings 

22 Youning Han       (CHI)  icesword 

23 Xinpeng Lee       (CHI)  suncle21 

24 Wang Peng         (CHI)  hunu 

25 Zhou Shan Zhen    (CHI)  smallcase 

26 Jelena Balanova   (LAT)  leoranger 

 

And also participants refused to take part in the higher league in  

the last championship 

 

27 Lunkin Vitaly     (RUS)  lunkin 

28 Ibragimova Mariam (RUS)  mariam 

29 Sinyov Igor       (RUS)  sinyovi 

 

* Friendly yours, 

  Potapov Alexei 


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Renju Newsletter No 59, 2003-12-05



  Highlights

  - INVITATION TO COMPUTER GOMOKU TOURNAMENT

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INVITATION TO COMPUTER GOMOKU TOURNAMENT 



I want you invite to take part in 5th go-mocu computer tournament 

gomocup 2004. 

 

Every year since 2000 the go-mocu computer tournament takes place in 

Czech republic. There were only Czech speaking partitipants till now 

and because of increasing quality and quantity of computer brains I 

decided to try extending the tournament engagement for people of 

English speaking countries and the another countries as well. 

 

I have written you to found out if you are interesting in this 

tournament. So far all information are present unfortunatly only in 

Czech language. If I found out that you are interesting in this 

matter, I would translate all necessary information into English to 

be present in time. For the time being I give you only the basic 

information: The tournament is free, there are is no entry fee. The 

brains are executable files (*.exe console application) communicating 

via text files. The tournament program executes the brain, the brain 

reads the text file with the position and in the time limit saves the 

best move in the text file. The tournament program reads the text 

files asw. 

 

I expected the tournament will take part in spring 2004. If you want 

to join in, contact me please at email adress tomas_kubes@seznam.cz 

 

I will be glad if you forwards this message to the potencial 

applicants. 



Yours Sincerely



Tomáš Kubeš 

tomas_kubes@seznam.cz 


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Renju Newsletter No 58, 2003-12-02



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF THE WORLD RENJU CHAMPIONSHIP VIA E-MAIL 2003

  - RESULT OF FINNISH PRE-CHRISTMAS PARTY TOURNAMENT

  - ALL TIME TABLE/LIST OF SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE WEB

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RESULTS OF THE WORLD RENJU CHAMPIONSHIP VIA E-MAIL 2003



Below you can see results of the World Renju Championship via e-mail 

2003. An information about WC-2004 via e-mail will be published very 

soon. 



Congratulations to the new World Champion - Chen Wei from China!!! 



abbreviations:

Pl.  - Place

MPs  - match points

Coef - Berger Coefficient



High League

(Final of 8th Renju World Championship via e-mail)



Group A

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Chen Wei             CHI   chinastar  15.5  8.5 154.00

 2. Filippov S.          RUS   filippov   15.5  8.5 150.25

 3. Klimachev O.         RUS   klimatchev 15.5  7.5 146.75

 4. Zhang Jinyu          CHI   freefish   14.0  7.5 141.75

 5. Dvoeglazov V.        RUS   dvoeglazov 13.5  6.5 125.50

 6. Nikonov K.           RUS   vanalaud   12.5  6.0 118.75

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

 7. Laibinis L.          LIT   llaibini   11.0  6.0  96.25

 8. Barykin V.           RUS   vbarykin   10.0  4.5  82.50

 9. Golosov V.           RUS   golosov     9.5  4.5  82.75

10. Nosovsky A.          RUS   nosovs      9.0  4.0  84.50

11. Makarov P.           RUS   mak         3.5  1.5  36.50

12. Filinov V.           RUS   vfilinov    2.5  1.0  18.50



First League

(Semifinals of 9th Renju World Championship via e-mail)



Group B

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Bobkov E.            RUS   bobkove    18.0  9.0 183.25

 2. Wenzhe Lu            CHI   luwenzhe   14.5  7.5 135.25

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

 3. Bashirov R.          RUS   bru        13.0  6.5 122.25

 4. Yamamoto M.          JAP   myamamoto  12.5  7.0 125.25

 5. Chuancheng Li        CHI   ccwn       12.5  7.0 125.00

 6. Cheng Mu             CHI   moocheng   12.0  6.0 111.75

 7. Gulyaev I.           UKR   gulyaev    11.0  5.0 106.75

 8. Turko S.             RUS   sturko     10.5  5.5  95.50

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

 9. Taimla T.            EST   tank       10.5  5.0 108.25

10. Alexandrov V.        RUS   alexv       8.5  4.0  86.75

11. Salnikova N.         RUS   nonna       6.0  2.0  60.00

12. Heybatov N.          AZR   nheybatov   3.0  1.5  25.50



Group C

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Yang Meng            CHI   frogmeng   17.0  9.5 168.75

 2. Potapov A.           RUS   apotapov   16.5  9.0 154.00

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

 3. Sun Chengmin         CHI   scm2000    16.0  8.5 152.50

 4. Fedulina T.          RUS   tanja      15.0  7.0 136.50

 5. Fedorkin O.          RUS   fedorkin   12.5  6.5 117.50

 6. Zhao Jianxin         CHI   guminzhao  12.0  6.0 102.50

 7. Epifanov D.          RUS   owen       10.0  4.5  92.50

 8. Dzainukov E.         AZR   dem        10.0  4.5  77.25

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

 9. Yang Haolin          CHI   yangxuzl    9.5  4.5  68.50

10. Kolesnik V.          UKR   kvik        8.0  3.5  73.00

11. Salnikov P.          RUS   psalnikov   4.5  2.0  38.50

12. Andry Purk           EST   andry       1.0  0.5   4.50



Second League

(Quarterfinals of 10th Renju World Championship via e-mail)



Group D

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Wen Hao              CHI   hiroshi    18.0  9.0 155.00

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

 2. Chen Shoude          CHI   yyfcsd     18.0  9.0 152.00

 3. Aivo Oll             EST   aivo       14.0  7.0 101.00

 4. Nekrasov D.          RUS   Denis      14.0  7.0 100.00

 5. Lysakov M.           RUS   LM         11.0  5.5  72.00

 6. Pavel Kozak          RUS   pako       11.0  5.5  62.00

 7. Wu Pengyu            CHI   mlsoft      9.0  4.5  53.00

 8. Smirnov D.           RUS   basilisk    8.0  4.0  36.00

 9. Antonino Sciortino   ITA   tonino      5.0  2.5  13.00

10. Kadyrov G.           RUS   inkass      2.0  1.0   0.00

11. Xi Rong              CHI   xirong      0.0  0.0   0.00



Group E

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Song Xian            CHI   whte       19.0  9.5 169.50

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

 2. Long Zeng            CHI   longzeng   16.0  8.5 126.00

 3. Zhenghuaiwei         CHI   zhengwei78 13.0  6.5  92.00

 4. Lebedeva Ye.         RUS   Elena      13.0  6.5  90.00

 5. Lokshtanova A.       RUS   Anut       12.5  6.0  95.00

 6. Yang Cindy           CHI   porsche    12.0  6.0  74.50

 7. Kuryan O.            UZB   shustrik1   9.5  4.5  71.00

 8. Mikhaylov A.         RUS   cantabile   7.0  3.5  31.00

 9. Vitaly Egorov        RUS   Spice       4.0  2.0  13.50

10. Sander Sulane        EST   sulane      4.0  2.0  11.00

11. Luigi Pasato         ITA   pasatov     0.0  0.0   0.00



Group F

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Xingyue              CHI   renjukings 17.0  9.0 141.00

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

 2. Kuznetsov N.         RUS   nik_hopper 16.5  8.5 141.50

 3. Coco Yuang           CHI   coco_yuang 15.0  7.0 113.25

 4. Yi Gunmei            CHI   ldljyqm    14.5  7.5 107.50

 5. Vershinin P.         RUS   Pavel      13.0  6.0  92.25

 6. Istvan Virag         HUN   virag      12.0  6.0  73.50

 7. Vinokurtsev V.       RUS   wiktor      8.0  4.0  45.50

 8. Vodolazsky K.        RUS   vodolazsky  7.0  3.5  22.00

 9. Yu Manjiang          CHI   IntoTheRed  5.0  2.5  12.00

10. Romanova M.          RUS   mary        2.0  1.0   0.00

11. Mikk Oblikas         EST   mikk        0.0  0.0   0.00



Group G

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Youning Han          CHI   icesword   18.5  9.5 156.25

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

 2. Mushin V.            RUS   chuh       18.0  9.0 148.00

 3. Ronghua Huang        CHI   smallpig   17.5  8.5 139.25

 4. Chen Titan           CHI   titan      13.0  6.5  75.00

 5. Rauni Lillemets      EST   rauni      11.0  5.5  61.00

 6. Kadulin A.           RUS   KA          9.0  4.5  41.00

 7. Arikov A.            RUS   aaaz        9.0  4.5  37.00

 8. Sumarokov E.         RUS   SE          7.0  3.5  29.00

 9. Rongwang Chen        CHI   shaoping    5.0  2.5  11.00

10. Ses Paul             RUS   SesP        2.0  1.0   0.00

11. Poghosyan A.         ARM   apogh       0.0  0.0   0.00



Group H

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Xinpeng Lee          CHI   suncle21   19.5 10.0 174.75

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

 2. Nikonova N.          RUS   nat        17.0  9.0 134.75

 3. Suslov Alexandr      MLD   suslov     14.5  7.5 102.25

 4. Yao Li               CHI   mumax      13.5  6.5  88.25

 5. Strokov K.           RUS   kst        12.5  6.0  82.75

 6. Balabhai V.          RUS   VKB        10.0  4.5  60.25

 7. Kurochkin V.         RUS   kurok       7.5  4.0  41.75

 8. Sorokina O.          RUS   Oksana      7.5  3.5  29.75

 9. Die Mi               CHI   midie       4.0  2.0  15.00

10. Sherri George        USA   george      4.0  2.0   8.00

11. Wu Chang             CHI   Chancewu    0.0  0.0   0.00



Group I

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Wang Peng            CHI   hunu       18.5  9.5 160.75

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

 2. Xu Liu               CHI   fss.sosei  18.0  9.0 150.50

 3. Ustimov A.           RUS   mowgli     15.0  7.5 115.00

 4. Teiji Takagawa       JAP   takagawa   13.0  6.5  89.00

 5. Bushkovsky L.        RUS   luca       10.0  5.0  54.75

 6. Judina M.            RUS   Masha       8.5  4.5  55.50

 7. Timo Ilu             EST   reigo       8.5  4.0  53.75

 8. Savrasova Julia      RUS   Julia       7.0  3.5  42.25

 9. Chen Yu              CHI   xxcy        7.0  3.5  39.50

10. Fei Li               CHI   shadowyes   4.0  2.0  16.50

11. Rostislav Sramek     CZE   leszticz    0.5  0.0   3.50



Group J

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Zhou Shan Zhen       CHI   smallcase  18.0  9.0 157.00

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

 2. Metreveli Irina      RUS   Irina      17.0  8.5 136.00

 3. Wei Hua Wei          CHI   whwdream   14.0  7.0 120.00

 4. Chong Wang           NZE   carnivore  13.0  6.5  97.00

 5. Wu Yue Sheng         CHI   wyshlawyer 12.0  6.0  76.00

 6. Serdiukov E.         RUS   Egor       12.0  6.0  74.00

 7. Krivtsov N.          RUS   krnik       9.0  4.5  47.00

 8. Ester Eggert         EST   eeggert     8.0  4.0  37.00

 9. Fangjian Yin         CHI   hate365     4.0  2.0   6.00

10. Durandin K.          RUS   pathfinder  3.0  1.5  14.00

11. Diachkov S.          RUS   zenit       0.0  0.0   0.00



Group K

Pl. Participants       Country UserID    Points MPs  Coef

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

 1. Jelena Balanova      LAT   leoranger  17.0  8.5 144.50

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

 2. Wenxi Xue            CHI   rainbow    17.0  8.5 137.00

 3. Poddubny Konstantin  UKR   underouk02 15.0  7.5 110.00

 4. Huasheng Feng        CHI   gauss98    14.5  7.0 109.75

 5. Serdyuk Andrej       RUS   warpod     13.5  7.0 104.75

 6. Ge Chen              CHI   mulinglong 10.0  5.0  54.00

 7. Matveev A.           RUS   alexey     10.0  5.0  46.00

 8. Nekrasov E.          RUS   Evgeny      7.0  3.5  25.50

 9. Bartushevich S.      RUS   bartsa      4.0  2.0   4.00

10. Kalabin K.           RUS   kkalabin    2.0  1.0   0.00

11. Chen Hui             CHI   wsdyr       0.0  0.0   0.00



In the following games results have been awarded by the main referee:



Group A:



a1203 vfilinov-nosovs     0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

a0609 vbarykin-filippov   0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

a0612 filippov-vfilinov   1:0 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

a0912 vfilinov-vbarykin   0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

a0412 vfilinov-llaibini   1/2:1/2 - the game has been continued on the board 1558 by decision of the referee

a0502 dvoeglazov-vanalaud 1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves

a1110 mak-golosov         0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

a0511 golosov-vanalaud    1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves

a0711 golosov-klimatchev  0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

a0107 klimatchev-freefish 1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves



Group B:

b1102 alexv-bobkove 0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

b1103 alexv-sturko  0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

b1108 nona-alexv    1:0 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

b1112 alexv-bru     0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

b1211 alexv-bru     1:0 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

b1205 ccwn-bru        1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves

b0511 ccwn-alexv      1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves

b1206 gulyaev-bru     1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves

b0309 moocheng-sturko 1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves

b0908 nonna-moocheng  1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves



Group C:

c0604 psalnikov-tanja 0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

c0804 yangxuzl-psalnikov 1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves



Group E:

e0107 longzeng-zhengwei78 0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

e0708 porsche-zhengwei78  0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

e0908 porsche-whte        0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

e0210 anut-elena          0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

e0709 whte-zhengwei78     1:0 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

e0907 whte-zhengwei78     1:0 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

e0109 longzeng-whte       0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

e1002 elena-anut          0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country



Group F:

f0508 intothered-ldljyqm    0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

f0705 intothered-renjukings 0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

f0708 ldljyqm-renjukings    1:0 - limit:118 days for participants from one country

f0807 ldljyqm-renjukings    0:1 - limit:118 days for participants from one country



Group G:

g0701 icesword-titan 1:0 - limit:118 days for participants from one country



Group H:

h0411 vkb-suslov   1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves

h0907 kst-suncle21 1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves

h0104 suslov-nat   1/2:1/2 - According to a rule of 120 moves



Group I:

i0911 mowgli-luca 1:0 - limit:118 days for participants from one country



Group J:

j0205 smallcase-wyshlawyer 1:0 - limit:118 days for participants from one country



Friendly yours, 

Potapov Alexei 

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RESULT OF FINNISH PRE-CHRISTMAS PARTY TOURNAMENT



Small tournament was held 29. November nearby Forssa. Time control 

was 15 minutes/player. Everybody played one game against each others. 



Results:

1. Saarenpää, Samuli        5 points

2. Pellikka, Marko          4 points

3. Ikonen, Jussi            3 points

4. Haikonen, Kari           2 points

5. Toivonen, Lauri          1 points

6. Pellikka, Marika         0 points



Marko Pellikka



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ALL TIME TABLE/LIST OF SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE WEB



Using php and mysql I have published the all time table/list of 

Swedish Championships of Renju, Five-In-A-Row (In Swedish called 

"Ryskt Luffarschack" and Pente. It includes all results from 1961-2003: 



Free gomoku(Fritt luffarschack) (L61-L80) 

Renju (R81-R89,L90-L96,Re97-Re03) 

Five-In-A-Row (Ryskt Luffarschack) (L81-L89,Ry97-Ry03) 

Pente (P84-P89) 



There are a search page and two pages with default listings. However 

you can also by yourself decide exactly which championships you want 

to see and which sums. You can also decide in which way to sort, if 

you want to see the result ascending or descending, how many scores 

you want to see or which places you want to see. 

 

You can find the All time word table/list (Maratontabellen) on the 

following page withing the Jonkoping club site: 



http://www.lemes.se/kfumjkpg/maraton/maratonsm.htm



If you are interested to use my method for your country I could give 

you my php-files and a mysql-file with structure. You must have a web 

site with php and mysql. RIF Web site has php and mysql and in the 

future maybe I will change the address above to an address within RIF. 



If you want to contact me via email, please, se to it that the word 

RENJU is on the subject line. Because of my long activities within 

Internet unfortunately I receive about 70 letters everyday and about 

69 is of no use for me so I have to just check very quickly (without 

opening any letter) if some letter includes something interesting. 



Friendly Yours, 



Tommy Maltell, Former President of RIF and editor of Renju Newsletter 

tommy.maltell@lemes.se


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Renju Newsletter No 57, 2003-11-20



  Highlights

  - RESULT OF SWEDISH 5-IN-A-ROW CHAMPIONSHIP

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RESULT OF SWEDISH 5-IN-A-ROW CHAMPIONSHIP



In Sweden Championships are played not only in renju but also with

forbidden zone and without forbidden moves. This championship was

played 15-16 November. 9 rounds was played and Hannes Hermansson won

the tournament.



                                       Points Buchholz Berger

 1  Hannes Hermansson      Hogsjo        8      44,5

 2  Peter Jonsson          Jonkoping     7      45,5    36,25

 3  Anders Bertilsson      Hogsjo        7      45,5    34,5

 4  Tomas Hagenfors        Kumla        6,5     45

 5  Bjorn Lind             Stockholm     5      47

 6  Carl Hermansson        Hogsjo        5      43

 7  Sven-Ake Pettersson    Hogsjo        5      40,5

 8  Richard Sandstrom      Jonkoping     5      38

 9  Kiet Vu                Hogsjo       4,5     48

10  Kristian Thorn         Ronninge     4,5     44,5

11  Asa Brandt             Strangnas    4,5     34,5

12  Hans Sjostedt          Kumla         4      41,5

13  Joel Hallkvist         Helsingborg   4      35,5

14  Marcus Tangecrus       Skara         4      32,5

15  Eric Hansson           Karna         4      31,5

16  Bror Olausson          Hogsjo       3,5     34

17  Nathalie Hallkvist     Helsingborg   3      30

18  Cajsa-Tora Hermansson  Hogsjo        3      29

19  Sabina Nilsson         Skovde       2,5     31,5

20  Frida Skoog            Hogsjo       2,5     17

21  Isac Hermansson        Hogsjo        2      32

22  Elin Pettersson        Hogsjo       0,5     17,5


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Renju Newsletter No 56, 2003-11-13



  Highlights

  - RESULT OF RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

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RESULT OF RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE TOURNAMENT



Russian First League tournament was held November 6-11 in Electrostal,

Moscow region. 60 participants (!) took part in the tournament, which

was played as usual by Swiss System in 11 rounds.



Final standings:



Pl. Participant           Town              Pts  Bukh. Berg.

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

 1. Vladislav Kareyev     Nizhny Novgorod   8.5  76.0

 2. Sergej Artemyev       St. Petersburg    8.5  73.5

 3. Alexandr Klimashin    St. Petersburg     8   75.0

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

 4. Vladimir Semyonov     St. Petersburg     8   71.0

 5. Alexej Ritter         Moscow            7.5  76.5

 6. Maxim Karasyov        Nizhny Novgorod   7.5  73.5

 7. Alexandr Radzevelyuk  Rybinsk           7.5  72.5

 8. Pavel Salnikov        St. Petersburg    7.5  71.5

 9. Oksana Sorokina       Podyuga            7   69.5  41.50

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

10. Yulia Savrasova       Podyuga            7   69.5  40.75

11. Dmitry Kabanov        Zhigulyovsk        7   67.5

12. Karen Sirategyan      Moscow             7   65.5

13. Pavel Vershinin       Podyuga           6.5  76.5

14. Sergej Volkov         Rybinsk           6.5  75.0

15. Igor Sinyov           Moscow            6.5  70.0

16. Irina Metreveli       Podyuga           6.5  68.0

17. Pavel Ses             St. Petersburg    6.5  66.1

18. Ivan Zubaschenko      St. Petersburg    6.5  64.5

19. Yelena Lebedeva       Podyuga           6.5  61.6

20. Alyona Melnikova      Zhigulyovsk       6.5  55.5

...

etc.



Top 9 players get the right to play in Russian High League which will

be held in Nizhny Novgorod, February 15-22, 2004.



Friendly,

Pavel Salnikov


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Renju Newsletter No 55, 2003-11-04



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM WETTERCUPEN TOURNAMENT IN RENJU

  - RENLIB 3.3 RELEASED

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS FROM WETTERCUPEN TOURNAMENT IN RENJU, JONKOPING 01-02.11.2003



Eight players took part in this tournament which was played for the

10:th time. In the quarter final a big sensation happened, Bengt

Nyberg beat Stefan Karlsson. Martin Carlsson, who use to be number

two in tournaments won this time followed by Peder Svensson who made

come-back after five years.



1. Martin Carlsson

2. Peder Svensson

3. Peter Jonsson

4. Bengt Nyberg

5. Stefan Karlsson

6. Irene Karlsson

7. Rickard Sandstrom

8. Vu Quang



Peter Jonsson, Organizer

_____________________________________________________________________



RENLIB 3.3 RELEASED



For more information, see

http://ns02.compute.com.tw/~renjuclass/cgi-bin/forum/topic.cgi?forum=14&topic=48


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Renju Newsletter No 54, 2003-10-28



  Highlights

  - OPEN TEAM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2003

_____________________________________________________________________



OPEN TEAM SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2003



Invitation to Open Team Swedish Championship in renju and gomoku

(open also for foreign players)



Time: 6-7 december 2003. We'll start at 10.00 on the 6th of December.

The closing ceremony will take place at 15.30 on Sunday.



Place: YMCA-YWCA Central in Stockholm. Rosengatan 1-3.

Telephone: 46 8 412 23 70



Form of playing:

Three persons in every team (it is allowed to have reserve players).



Rules: SLSF's (Swedish Renju Federation) renju rules. Players without

rating or with a rating under 1800 can choose gomoku or gomoku with

forbidden zone. Gomoku will be played if a player with a rating under

1800 wants to play gomoku.



Fee: 210 SEK per team (for Swedish teams) 120 SEK per team for foreign players



Referee: Stefan Karlsson



Information: For getting more information about the competition,

accommodation etc you can take contact with:



Stefan Karlsson, tel. 46 8 531 841 36 skire@bredband.net
Registrations are accepted until 2003-12-01


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 53, 2003-10-26



  Highlights

  - FINAL RESULTS OF ESTONIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

  - RESULTS OF UPSALA RENJU OPEN

_____________________________________________________________________



FINAL RESULTS OF ESTONIAN CHAMPIONSHIP



 1. Tunnet Taimla     6 dan    7 points

 2. Johann Lents      5 dan    5

 3. Timo Ilu          4 dan    5

 4. Aivo Oll          1 kyu   4,5

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

 5. Andry Purk        1 kyu    4

 6. Maris Tuvikene    1 kyu   3,5

 7. Kristian Leite   12 kyu    3

 8. Rauni Lillemets   8 kyu    3

 9. Sander Sulane    10 kyu    3

10. Johanna Lind     13 kyu    2

11. Peeter Kolk      11 kyu    1

12. Evelyn Raudsepp  12 kyu    1



Timo beat Johann, but made 2 draws - against Aivo and Maris.



Next year we will have Estonian Championship with 8 players in final.

4 got places from this tournament, 2 will get places from QT , which

will held next autumn and also 2 highest estonian rating owners.



Friendly, Ants

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RESULTS OF UPSALA RENJU OPEN



27th of september 2003 the Upsala Renju Open was held for the first

time in a few years. Among the 12 competitors were three of the

swedish participants from this summers World Championchip as well as

some other routined and also some less experienced players. Our old

star Ingvar Sundling made comeback and played his first tournament in

several years.



Both Stefan Karlsson and Petter Gardstrom where undefeated in their

respective groups before the final round. Petter won against Stefan

in the final and had thus not lost a single game in the turnament.

Martin Carlsson won the final competing for the third place against

Tord Andersson. Remarkable is that a new player discovered by the

Uppsala Club, Michel Harms - a german exchange student, who had just

learned about renju played well and had an interesting, long game

against Irene Karlsson. Unfortunately and probably because of stress

of the clock ticking he missed his winning moves and lost the game.



Renju Uppsala wishes to thank Petter Gardstrom for arranging with

hosting of the tournament and food for the players, and Aeterna

Service AB for sponsoring part of the tournament.



//Martin Larsson, Tord Andersson.


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Renju Newsletter No 52, 2003-10-26



  Highlights

  - RENJU IN PRAGUE

  - REPORT FROM ESTONIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

_____________________________________________________________________



RENJU IN PRAGUE



The Mind Sport Olympiad took place in Prague 11-12th of October.

Within it was organized some renju and gomoku tournaments.



The renju tournament was played in 7 rounds, 30 min per player and

game.



 1 Ales Rybka           6 points

 2 Petr Neuman          6

 3 Pavel Landa          5

 4 Tomas Hagenfors      4

 5 Martin Kusak         3

 6 Dusan Pokorny        3

 7 Lucie Sevcikova      3

 8 Josef Stefan         2

 9 Jan Rippel           2

10 Jan Sulc             1



Renju blitz tournament:



 1 Pavel Landa          9 points

 2 Martin Kusak         7

 3 Ales Rybka           7

 4 Josef Stefan         7

 5 Michal Radimsky      7

 6 Tomas Hagenfors      7

 7 Lucie Sevcikova      6

 8 Dusan Pokorny        5

 9 Petr Neuman          4

10 Jan Rejsek           4

11 Petra Psanska        3



The biggest amount of participants was in gomoku tournament - 36

The first 10 places:



 1 Pavel Landa          7 points

 2 Ales Rybka           7

 3 Michal Radimsky      7

 4 Pavel Jaburek        7

 5 Josef Stefan         6

 6 Jan Zavadil          6

 7 Petr Neuman          6

 8 Stanislav Melichar   6

 9 Lucie Sevcikova      6

10 Hana Janusova       5,5



You can see some photos from the tournaments on

http://www.smartblue.net/~kaprar/xox/xox.html

_____________________________________________________________________



REPORT FROM ESTONIAN CHAMPIONSHIP



Standings after 4 rounds:



 1. Tunnet Taimla    4

 2. Johann Lents     3

 3. Aivo Oll         3

 4. Timo Ilu         3

 5. Maris Tuvikene   2

 6. Andry Purk       2

 7. Kristian Leite   2

 8. Rauni Lillemets  2

 9. Evelyn Raudsepp  1

10. Sander Sulane    1

11. Johanna Lind     1

12. Peeter Kolk      0



Tomorrow (sunday) will be played last 3 rounds.



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 51, 2003-10-25



  Highlights

  - INFORMATION ABOUT TALLINN OPEN

  - THE RESULT OF THE SECOND NATIONAL RENJU COMPETITION OF CHINA

_____________________________________________________________________



INFORMATION ABOUT TALLINN OPEN



Competition will held in Tallinn Hobbycentre "Kullo",

27.-29. 12. 2003. 7 rounds in Swiss system will be played.

Time control will following - 90 min per player without control moves

and 10/10 bayomi after that.



Tournament fee is 3 EUR per person



Right now 6 countries have showed interest to take part - Russia,

Finland, Uzbekistan, Czech Republic, Byelorussia and Sweden

(+ Estonia of course).



Please send Your applications with registration before November 20 to

address asoosyrv@hotmail.com, myror@email.ee or Ants Soosyrv, Lemmiku

12, 10911, Tallinn, Estonia, or call + 372 56 69 73 82 to arrange

Your visa and accomodation things.



Friendly, Ants

_____________________________________________________________________



THE RESULT OF THE SECOND NATIONAL RENJU COMPETITION OF CHINA



The national renju competition in china was held in october 2-6, 2003

in beijing. during the competition, MR.PETER, the president of RIF

came to china qiyuan to visit MR.WANGRUNAN, the president of china

qiyuan, they exchanged the renju information suficiently. In the end,

they agreed to enhance the relations between china qiyuan and RIF.



A group in male (nine rounds)

  1  li ruifan      7.5

  2  xue wenxi       7

  3  chen wei        7

  4  cui yue         7

  5  wu hao          7

  6  yu manjiang    6.5

  7  zhu jianfeng    6

  8  sheng yunfeng   6



B group in male (seven rounds)

  1  wang zi        5.5

  2  jiang yizhao   5.5

  3  liu chang       5

  4  li xiang       4.5

  5  gan miao       4.5

  6  xue siran      4.5



C group in male (seven rounds)

  1  hu yu          6.5

  2  wang shuo      6.5

  3  wang yihang     5

  4  gao yuxuan     4.5

  5  shi xiaolin     4

  6  yin tianyu      4



female group (seven rounds)

  1  hu xi           7

  2  yao jinrui      6

  3  fang yixia      5

  4  yang chunyan   4.5

  5  wang meng       4

  6  song san        4



xubingji


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Renju Newsletter No 50, 2003-10-13



  Highlights

  - RESULT OF THE 1ST ASIA CUP OF RENJU

  - RENJU OFFLINE NEW LOCATION

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULT OF THE 1ST ASIA CUP OF RENJU



1. Zhang Jinyu   7 Dan  China

2. Zhang Yifeng  4 Dan  Chinese Taibei

3. Chen Wei      7 Dan  China



Complete result are found on page:

http://www.renju.nu/china/ResultOfThe1stAsiaCupOfRenju.htm



RIF CHINA



_____________________________________________________________________



RENJU OFFLINE NEW LOCATION



Renju Offline game server is now located at http://renju.net.ru


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 49, 2003-10-11



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF UKRAINIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF UKRAINIAN CHAMPIONSHIP



Ukrainian Championship was held in Manyava, Ivano-Frankovsk region

from 27 to 28 of September, 2003. 10 participants have played in the

tournament by Round-Robin system. Final standings are as follows:



 1. Vladimir Kolesnik    Odessa           9

 2. Konstantin Piddubny  Zhovty Vody      7

 3. Sergej Gumenyuk      Ternopol         6  19.5

 4. Roman Umantsiv       Manyava          6  19.0

 5. Yury Verkholyak      Ivano-Frankovsk  5

 6. Maxim Kabachinsky    Khmelnitsky      4  11.5

 7. Alexej Saik          Ternopol         4   9.0

 8. Igor Dereviyanko     Manyava         2.5

 9. Yury Gundyak         Vorokhta        1.5

10. Vasily Smerechuk     Manyava          0



Sincerely yours,

Pavel Salnikov


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Renju Newsletter No 48, 2003-10-08



  Highlights

  - ONLINE RENJU CLASS NEWS

  - OPTIMIZED VC3 SOLVER

_____________________________________________________________________



ONLINE RENJU CLASS NEWS



Free Downloads:

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

Online Renju Class is the biggest international Renju community in

the world. It is running its 4th year.



Until now the service of Renjuclass has been targeted to class

members only, but now we have a good news to all renju players to the

world, even to those who are not our members -



... Online Renju Class has opened the FREE DOWNLOADS section in the

website www.renjuclass.com



It means, from now on, all the visitors of the website may download

the lessons materials for free!! Indeed, since the materials will

remain the property of Renjuclass, the person who downloads the files

must agree to the Copyright terms and promise not to violate them.



The downloading is very simple, you do not even need to register

yourself or input any data. You just click on "Free Downloads" link,

and select the lesson topic you are interested in, and press

"Download".



Currently there are 3 lesson files for public downloads, but every

week 1 more file will be added to that section.



We hope lots of people will visit us and enjoy our free service, and

we trust you and rely on your loyalty about the copyright. If you

have any suggestions or questions, please contact us.



Tournament has begun:

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

The Online Renju Class annual tournament has begun. There are two

tournaments played at the same time - the Finals of the 4th ORC

Tournament and the Qualification of the 5th ORC Tournament. Both

tournaments are played in round robin system, and there are 20 and 25

players respectively.



All the current and ended games and tournament tables can be viewed

online. http://ns02.compute.com.tw/~renjuclass/tournament/tournindex.html



ORC Game Server becoming very popular:

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

The ORC Game Server is getting more and more popular. It is a public

service, where all the renju players of the world can play renju and

have fun. The environment is English based, and its very easy to

learn the use of the software. You can play the games with both RIF

and Sakata rule (the rule from Karepa Open 2003). There is a working

rating list and kyu/dan system.



The server is full of people 24 hours a day. In rush hours there may

be over 40-50 renju players in the room. We believe the number will

keep growing. We can meet best players of Russia, Estonia, Finland,

China, Taiwan, etc. For example, Taimla, Klimashin, Chingin, Meritee

and several other World Championship players.



You can download the software from here, and log in and start games

instantly.



http://ns02.compute.com.tw/~renjuclass/departments/theory/nnrs/help.

html



If you want to take a look at live rating list, you can click here:

http://ns02.compute.com.tw/~lu/ratings.html



All the games are stored in the server and you can study from them.

Of course, it is good to keep in mind that many of the games were

played in 2-5 minute time control, so you will not feel surprised

finding that strong players lost many games. :)



The use of ORC Game Server is free! You do not have any

responsibilities. The player is expected to be kind and friendly,

that is all. All the suggestions about how to improve services are

welcome! We are thankful to Lu Wenzhe who designed and programmed

this system.



ORC Forum:

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

Online Renju Class Forum is located at

http://ns02.compute.com.tw/~renjuclass/cgi-bin/forum/leoboard.cgi



It is a public Forum where everybody can join, even when you are not

a Renjuclass member. There are nearly 400 members in the Forum from

all over the world. The General Messages board is always fine for

posting messages if you are not sure of how to use other boards there.

We are glad that some members of Forum - Soosyrv and Kawamura - are

regularly publishing the news there. The Forum has built-in renju

diagram system, so you can publish renju games, analyses, problems

there, and read others' diagrams.



The use and joining of Forum is all free!



At this moment there are over 3300 postings and replies in our Forum.

It is such a great collection! If you are first time visitor, you may

enjoy this huge amount of renju information for weeks! :)



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

If you have any questions about Online Renju Class or about its

related services (Game Server and Forum) then you can send email to

ando@renju.net or publish your questions in Forum where the other

members will reply to you happily.



All the best,

Ando Meritee

_____________________________________________________________________



OPTIMIZED VC3 SOLVER



The VC3 solver has been optimized.



Check at the web address http://www.math.temple.edu/~wen/renju/vct/

to download the optimized version.



Sincerely,

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_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 47, 2003-09-25



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF HELSINKI OPEN 2003

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF HELSINKI OPEN 2003



Helsinki Open tournament was held 20-21 September.

Games were played on swiss system with 7 rounds. Time control was 30

minutes/player. Places between players with equal scores were decided

by buchholz and then berger coefficients.



Results:

 1. Saarenpää, Samuli        7 points

 2. Ilu, Timo                6 points

 3. Purk, Andry              5 points

 4. Oll, Aivo                4 points

 5. Eggert, Ester            4 points

 6. Jonsson, Peter           4 points

 7. Tuvikene, Maris          4 points

 8. Pellikka, Marko          4 points

 9. Skuridina-Jonsson, Olga  4 points

10. Toivonen, Lauri          4 points

11. Ikonen, Jussi            3 points

12. Kauppila, Oskari         3 points

13. Kokkonen, Eevert         3 points

14. Pinola, Tuomo            3 points

15. Siiriä, Simo             2 points

16. Horelli, Lauri           2 points

17. Sneitz, Nina             1 points



Results of Go-moku tournament (triple round robin):

 1. Kaivola, Jussi          34 points

 2. Töyryvuo, Jere          28 points

 3. Kikkas, Chrislyn        24 points

 4. Kaivola, Simo           17 points

 5. Töyryvuo, Jenna         16 points

 6. Väänänen, Jussi-Petteri 12 points

 7. Ojaniemi, Arttu         12 points

 8. Sagri, Annette          11 points



Marko Pellikka


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Renju Newsletter No 46, 2003-09-17



  Highlights

  - HASEGAWA WON!

  - TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TEST TOURNAMENT

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HASEGAWA WON!



The 41th Meijinsen tournament finished.

Mr. Hasegawa won and will play against Meijin Yamuguchi again.

The result was following.



                      win lose draw  points

1st Hasegawa Kazuto   7    1    1     7.5

2nd Iio Yoshihiro     7    2    0      7

3rd Matsuura Hiroshi  6    2    1     6.5

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

4   Okabe Hiroshi     4    2    3     5.5

5   Kuga Akio         4    3    2      5

6   Kudomi Takahiro   4    4    1     4.5

7   Ishitani Shinichi 3    4    2      4

8   Isobe Taizan      1    6    2      2

9   Miyagawa Junzo    2    7    0      2

10  Takashima Junya   0    7    2      1



Hasegawa lost against Kudomi and draw against Okabe.

Iio lost against Hasegawa and Kuga.



Meijin match will start from October 18.



Norihiko Kawamura

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TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TEST TOURNAMENT



In Tyumen the test - tournament of a team championship of the world

will be carried out on December 12-14: open 6 championships of the

Tyumen area on renju. Day of arrival of December 11.

9 rounds will be carried out. The tournament is included into system

of the International rating. We invite all wishing. The application

forms for participation to send: ar.to@mail.ru The director ARTO



Saranchin Alexander.


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Renju Newsletter No 45, 2003-09-15



  Highlights

  - XII RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE

  - ST.PETERSBURG BLITZ TOURNAMENT

_____________________________________________________________________



XII RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE



XII Russian First League tournament will be held in Electrostal.

The tournament system is Swiss system of 11 rounds.



Time-table of the tournament is as follows:

Nov.5 - Arrival, registration, Opening Ceremony

Nov.6-10 - 2 rounds each day

Nov.11 - 11th round (the last one), Closing Ceremony



The tournament is open for foreign players. Usually it gathers more

than 40 participants and looks strong enough to be interesting for

any renju fan.:) So we invite all interested persons to take part in

the Russian First League! Welcome to Electrostal!



Electrostal is a small place in Moscow region. It takes about 1.5

hours to get there from Moscow by suburban train. Prices in a hotel

are very cheap - from 3 to 7 USD per night. More detailed information

will be sent to each person who is going to come.



See you in Electrostal!:)



Friendly,

Pavel Salnikov

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ST.PETERSBURG BLITZ TOURNAMENT



Last Saturday (Oct.13) 5-minutes-per-game tournament dedicated to the

beginning of the new 2003-2004 renju year has been played in St.

Petersburg, Russia.



14 participants played by Round-Robin system. Final standings are as

follows:



Place  Participant          Pts

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

  1.   Vladimir Sushkov     12

  2.   Alexandr Klimashin   12

  3.   Vladimir Filinov     11

  4.   Sergej Artemyev       9.5

  5.   Pavel Salnikov        8  (4 draw games!!) :)))

  6.   Viktor Balabhai       8

  7.   Ivan Zubaschenko      6.5

  8.   Sergej Dyachkov       6

  9.   Maxim Arevkov         5

10-12. Andrej Maltsev        3

       Nonna Salnikova       3

       Konstantin Strokov    3

13-14. Lyudvik Bushkovsky    2

       Ilya Gerasimov        2



Friendly,

Pavel Salnikov


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Renju Newsletter No 44, 2003-09-07



  Highlights

  - RENJU OFFLINE

_____________________________________________________________________



RENJU OFFLINE



A new renju server is opened at http://renju.fatal.ru

Currently it supports only RIF rules games. The server is not online.

It means you play games using web interface. Everybody is welcome to

play there.



A.Serdyuk

warpod@mail.ru



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Renju Newsletter No 43, 2003-09-04



  Highlights

  - INVITATION TO FIRST ASIA CUP TOURNAMENT

  - ONLINE RENJU CLASS GAME SERVER

_____________________________________________________________________



INVITATION TO FIRST ASIA CUP TOURNAMENT



We RIFCHINA warmly invite you and your colleagues to participate in

the First Asia Cup Tournament, dated from 7th to 10th October 2003.

Actually this competition is the resumption of the Asia Cup

Tournament planed on May 2003 but delayed by some recessions. But

now as you know, SARS has been thoroughly eliminated in China, so

the situation in Beijing is pretty good.



A) This competition will begin at 8 AM on 7th October 2003 and end at

   8 PM on 10th October.



B) It only sets one group, with 9 times’ circulation. (If the amount

   of female players is more than 19, we’ll arrange another group.)



C) The competition will be held in Beijing Southern Holliday Village.

   It is a very beautiful villa. The organizing committee will rent

   50 sets of double guests rooms, and 9 villas, and will offer free

   entertainment activities, such as bowling, billiard, table tennis

   swimming and saunas.



D) Most fee of this competition is paid by the organizing committee,

   players only need to pay the registration fee and $20 for meals

   and accommodation per day per person. The registration fee, for

   Asian plays is $35, and for others is $40.



E) The first three winners will be awarded with prize cups. And for

   other players, they will get the souvenirs. Now we are discussing

   with the sponsors and trying to give the best player some material

   awards.



F) Once you become our guests, we will offer full pickup and

   departure service for free, but for some special requirements,

   please discuss with us.



G) As soon as you receive the letter, please send us your feedbacks.

   1, are you going to take part in this competition?

   2, how many people in your country will participate in this

      competition?

   3, the name, sex, age, and level (the best record if you have) of

      the players.

   4, if you need help, like the invitation, please send us the

      sample of it and we’ll prepare it before hand.



Autumn is the nicest season in Beijing, so we also arrange some

activities outside, such as visiting the Great Wall, etc. At that

time, the temperature in Beijing will be around 10, so please bring

some warm clothes, like sweater.



The Asia Cup Tournament Organizing Committee sincerely invites your

participation.



The Asia Cup Tournament Organizing Committee

13th August



rif rifchina [rifchina@hotmail.com]

_____________________________________________________________________



ONLINE RENJU CLASS GAME SERVER



Dear renjuplayers all over the world, we are so happy to share the

good news for you - finally all renjuplayers of the world can enjoy

renju in good English based renju server, which was designed by

Renjuclass member, Wenzhe Lu.



This server is free for everyone! You can play round the clock there,

with anyone. You can play rated or unrated games. You can study alone,

play with the opponent, or make the team game 2 vs 2. It is all

supported by the server. Furthermore, we offer two opening rules -

RIF opening rule and "Sakata" rule. We put such name to the rule,

which was used in last Karepa Open tournament.



You can choose any time limit there, with main time and you can even

add bayomi rules there. So many possibilities.



If for example you are in a hurry, you can adjourn the game, and play

it later when you and your opponent are both online again. All games

can be observed and all finished games are stored.



In order to go there, you need to download the client program. Please

visit www.renjuclass.com and on the main page you can see the link to

ONLINE RENJU CLASS GAME SERVER or you can go directly to the download

page by URL http://ns02.compute.com.tw/~renjuclass/departments/theory/

nnrs/help.html



It is really wonderful system. Wenzhe Lu had done great job indeed.

We are very thankful to him. There was a big team of test players and

analysts who gave many good ideas for developing the system. If you

have some good ideas, you are most welcome to let us know.



The current version is named 1.0 Beta, which means it is possible to

look around and make more suggestions until the 1.0 will be final.



About the username, it's easy. In the first step you log in to system

as guest, and once you get in, you will register real ID inside.



I believe this system will become home for all renju players of the

world, and I hope to see you all there soon!! Everybody, welcome

welcome!!



Ando Meritee



ando@renju.net

www.renjuclass.com


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Renju Newsletter No 42, 2003-08-31



  Highlights

  - RENJU TOURNAMENT IN PRAGUE (MIND SPORTS OLYMPIAD)

  - ONLINE RENJU AT KURNIK

_____________________________________________________________________



RENJU TOURNAMENT IN PRAGUE (MIND SPORTS OLYMPIAD)



Schedule: October 12, 9:30 Renju tournament



Who can take part: anyone



Venue: Praha, Tyrsuv dum, Michnuv palac



System: swiss system



Criteria: score, Buchholz



Number of rounds: 7



Tempo: 30 min a player a game

(this is the time for the whole game; no extra time)



Organizer: Klub deskovych her Paluba



Entry fee: 100 CZK



Registration options:



fill in the registration form before 30.9.2003

http://www.hrejsi.cz/mso/en/prihlaska.htm



call +420 777 852 582 (Jakub Tesinsky)

+420 604 774 995 - Ales Rybka – kaprar@centrum.cz





Accommodation

Should you need help arranging your accommodation, let us know (see

contact below). Of course, the sooner you ask, the higher chance we'

ll be able to help you!



We can provide you with an accommodation in a hostel that is directly

in Tyrsuv dum. There are rooms of 8 to 12 beds for 300 CZK/ person

maximally.



If you want to pay as little as possible, we can provide you with

sleeping in your own sleeping bag on a carpet for 30 CZK / person /

night. The distance from Tyrsuv dum is 10 minutes tram ride.



If you require a higher standard we may try to reserve hotel or

pension lodging in a reasonable distance from the venue. Send us your

quality requirements and price limit, and we will tell you what's

available. Naturally here it holds more than elsewhere: The sooner

you write us, the higher chance we'll be able to help!



See also

http://www.sweb.cz/kaprar/Schedule.htm

http://www.hrejsi.cz/mso/en/propozice/2003pisvar.htm



1 dollar = 29,947 CZK, 1 EU = 32,500 CZK



_____________________________________________________________________



ONLINE RENJU AT KURNIK



The polish site http://www.kurnik.pl/en/

has added renju and pente to the five in a row games.

Play online gomoku, renju or pente


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 41, 2003-08-19



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM KAREPA

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS FROM KAREPA



13.08 - 18.08 in Karepa were held the 4th Youth European Championship

and Karepa Open.



In Group A the results were:

 1. Konstantin Chingin  RUS    10p

 2. Tunnet Taimla       EST     9

 3. Pavel Vershinin     RUS    8,5

 4. Timo Ilu            EST    6,5

 5. Aivo Oll            EST     6

 6. Andry Purk          EST    5,5

 7. Johann Lents        EST    5,5

 8. Alexei Korolev      RUS     4

 9. Yevgeni Nekrasov    RUS    3,5

10. Sergei Arzumanov    RUS     3

11. Yevgeni Myasoedov   RUS    2,5

12. Rauni Lillemets     EST     2



Group B:

 1. Alexander Kadulin   RUS     9

 2. Alexander Ryabov    RUS     9

 3. Mihail Lysakov      RUS     8

 4. Mikk Oblikas        EST     6

 5. Yevgeni Sumarokov   RUS     6

 6. Mihail Kozlov       RUS     5

 7. Ivan Zubachenko     RUS    4,5

 8. Sander Sulane       EST    3,5

 9. Peeter Kolk         EST     2

10. Ilya Gerasimov      RUS     2

11. Kristian Leite      EST     0



Group C:

1. Yulia Savrasova      RUS     9

2. Maria Yudina         RUS     9

3. Anna Gross           RUS     5

4. Svetlana Ataullova   RUS    3,5

5. Nadezhda Timohina    RUS    3,5

6. Kaia Kolk            EST     0



Savrasova - Yudina extra games 1-1 (30 min games) and

2-0 (15 min games)



Group D:

1. Tatyana Kraeva       RUS     7

2. Anastasia Kiselyova  RUS     6

3. Anna Okatova         RUS    4,5

4. Maria Pestereva      RUS    4,5

5. Evelina Asaturyan    RUS    4,5

6. Tatyana Potlova      RUS    3,5

7. Svetlana Yudina      RUS     3

8. Viktoria Rachitskaya RUS     3

9. Johanna Lind         EST     0





Karepa Open:

 1. Ando Meritee        EST    10

 2. Alexander Klimashin RUS     9

 3. Konstantin Nikonov  RUS    7,5

 4. Stefan Karlsson     SWE    6,5

 5. Yelena Lebedeva     RUS    5,5

 6. Sergei Artemyev     RUS    5,5

 7. Natalja Nikonova    RUS    3,5

 8. Oksana Sorokina     RUS    3,5

 9. Irene Karlsson      EST     2

10. Marko Pellikka      FIN     2

11. Pi Hsuan-Yun       Taiwan   0





Also a blitz tournament was held in two evenings, on the first

evening 30 players played in 4 subgroups, the next evening there was

a final for 8 best



1. Alexander Klimashin  10

2. Konstantin Chingin    9

3. Ants Soosõrv          9

4. Johann Lents          8

5. Yulia Savrasova       8

6. Alexei Korolev        6

7. Sergei Artemyev       3

8. Yevgeni Nekrasov      3



You can see some games from www.renju.ee -championships

Soon the final results will be there too.



Friendly, Ants


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 40, 2003-08-13



  Highlights

  - YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP AND KAREPA OPEN

  - ASIAN CUP

_____________________________________________________________________



YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP AND KAREPA OPEN



In Karepa is going Youth European Championship and Karepa Open at the

same time. There is link in RIF page, so You can see results

and some games in internet. Karepa Open opening rules are following:

1. First player puts 3 stones (from 26 openings, like with previous

rules)  2. Second player adds 4. and 5. stone (white and black) where

ever he/she likes. 3. First player chose colour.



See http://www.renju.ee/index.php?page=suurturniir



Friendly, Ants

_____________________________________________________________________



ASIAN CUP



1. The date of Asian Cup will be on 7th Oct.2003 in Beijing.



2. The place of it will be at "Qi Shi" Holiday Village which is

   located in Da Xing District



3. Till now, 5 contries have promised clearly to participate in the

   competition,there are still 5-6 countries have not decided.



4. The most outstanding players of China will participate in the

   competition.



5. Registration fee: 35 USD per person for Asian players, 40 USD per

   person for others.



6.Hotel and meals fee: 20 USD per person per day, NO OTHER EXPENSES.



7. All persons come to Beijing are our guests,organizing committee

   will send special messangers responsible for traffic, food and

   beverage, accommodation, visiting, etc.of every guest. We will do

   our best to make this Asian Cup become the best one!



8. The formal match begins since eight o'clock on the morning of

   October 7, finish at nine o'clock on the evening of October 10.



9. The whole expenses for the competition, besides the resistration

   fee, 20 USD per person per day.



10. Please contact rifchina@hotmail.com for questions and to register

    your participation.



RIF China,

Lu.Xiaochun


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 39, 2003-08-12



  Highlights

  - THE 8TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IS OVER

  - MOM FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY

_____________________________________________________________________



Dear Renju friends.



The 8th World Championship is over.



I would like to thank all people (in Sweden and in other countries)

who made this championship possible. Due to problems with findning

sponsors we had to make the event with a small budget. But on the

other hand we are quite satisfied with the organization. All

important things worked out rather good.



Congratulations to the World Champions Yuliya Savrasova and Tunnet

Taimla and also to their trainers Irina Metreveli and Ants Soosorv.



During these days was the RIF General Assembly, a meeting in good

spirit with a lot of optimism and interesting things for the future.

Some important decisions:



In the Central Committee from now on is an extra member, Anders

Henningsson. He has the title as Vice President and he will work with

cooperation between Asia and Europe.



The decision on point 14 is very important. It is about how RIF

should deal with a future change of the opening rules. This work will

be carried out by the Rules Commission. If you have opinons in this

question, please contact the Rules Commission.



I am very pleased with the decision on point 15. From now on the work

of the commissions will be more effective.



The book "Five-In-A-Row/Renju" will be printed in 500 copies. We hope

to do this within six months.



On Dec 1, May 16 and Aug 1 will be announcements in Renju Newsletter

about what tournaments that will be counted on the official RIF

rating list, together with information how to take part in those

tournaments. The exception will be this year. Aug 1 is changed to Sep 1.



RIF will re-establish a list of connection men in countries without

Renju federations. Are you interested in being the connection man for

your country, please contact me petejonsson@hotmail.com



Locations for future Championships:



2004  Team World Championship  : Tyumen, Russia

      European Championship    : Poduga, Russia

      Youth World Championship : Armenia



2005  9th World Championship  : Tallinn, Estonia



Peter Jonsson

President of RIF



The 8th World Championship in Renju

http://www.renju.nu/wc2003/

_____________________________________________________________________



MOM FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

Aug 5, 2003 in Vadstena, Sweden



See http://www.renju.nu/wc2003/MOM_RIF_030805.htm


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 38, 2003-08-10



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF WC2003

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF WC2003



The new World Champion of Renju is Tunnet Taimla, Estonia.



A TOURNAMENT



Place  Name              Country  Points  Berg

  1.   Tunnet Taimla       EST      9     46,5

  2.   Vladimir Sushkov    RUS     8.5    42,25

  3.   Ando Meritee        EST     7.5    37

  4.   Konstantin Chingin  RUS     6.5    32,75

  5.   Hiroshi Okabe       JAP     6.5    25,75

  6.   Stefan Karlsson     SWE     4.5    22,25

  7.   Igor Sinyov         RUS     4.5    21,25

  8.   Yoshihiro Iio       JAP     4.5    18

  9.   Martin Carlsson     SWE      4     18,5

 10.   Makoto Yamaguchi    JAP      4     16

 11.   Joachim Gaulitz     SWE     3.5    21,25

 12.   Tord Andersson      SWE      3     16,5





WOMEN TOURNAMENT



Place  Name              Country  Points

  1.   Julia Savrasova     RUS     5.5

  2.   Yang Shiao Yu       TAI     4.5

  3.   Irina Metreveli     RUS      4

  4.   Irene Karlsson      EST      3

  5.   Maris Tuvikene      EST     2.5

  6.   Alyona Yakovleva    UKR      1

  7.   Ester Eggert        EST     0.5





B TOURNAMENT



Place  Name              Country  Points  Buch  Berg

  1.   Yuriy Tarannikov    RUS      7     49,5  38,25

  2.   Chen Wei            CHI      7     45    34,25

  3.   Johann Lents        EST      7     43,5  30

  4.   Aivo Oll            EST     6.5    46    30

  5.   Takahiro Kudomi     JAP      6     45    26,5

  6.   Sergey Chernov      RUS     5.5    46    25,75

  7.   Chen Ko Han         TAI     5.5    45,5  26,75

  8.   Shinichi Ishitani   JAP     5.5    43,5  25,25

  9.   Kazumasa Tamura     JAP     5.5    42,5  23,5

 10.   Maxim Karasyov      RUS      5     49,5  23

 11.   Timo Ilu            EST      5     46,5  23

 12.   Izumi Kubo          JAP      5     44    24

 13.   Noriaki Nagao       JAP      5     40    20

 14.   Nizami Heybatov     AZE      5     40    18,5

 15.   Masao Mitsumori     JAP     4.5    48,5  23,75

 16.   Chang Yi Feng       TAI     4.5    45,5  18,75

 17.   Dmitry Smirnov      RUS     4.5    35,5  13,75

 18.   Pavel Makarov       RUS      4     42,5  13,5

 19.   Albert Poghosyan    ARM      4     39,5  15

 20.   Takayuki Ono        JAP      4     36,5  10,5

 21.   Suzan Sakamoto      JAP      4     35,5  10,5

 22.   Eldar Dzaynukov     AZE     3.5    42    12,75

 23.   Ales Rybka          CZE     3.5    34     8,75

 24.   Andry Purk          EST     3.5    33,5   7,75

 25.   Mikk Oblikas        EST     3.5    32,5   9,75

 26.   Petr Neuman         CZE      3     35     9

 27.   Marcus Eriksson     SWE      3     34     9,5

 28.   Lu Wei Yuan         TAI      3     29     5

 29.   Alan Pelikan        CZE      1     33,5   1

 30.   Rauni Lillemets     EST      1     31,5   3



The 8th World Championship in Renju

http://www.renju.nu/wc2003/



Games are soon available for download.


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 37, 2003-08-01



  Highlights

  - WC2003 BLITZ TOURNAMENT

_____________________________________________________________________



WC2003 BLITZ TOURNAMENT



Before Opening Ceremony on August 1, it was played Blitz Tournament.



Place Name             Country

  1.  Ando Meritee       EST

  2.  Ants Soosyrv       EST

  3.  Shinichi Ishitani  JAP

  4.  Makoto Yamaguchi   JAP

  5.  Yuriy Tarannikov   RUS

  6.  Yoshihiro Iio      JAP

  7.  Martin Carlsson    SWE

  8.  Petter Gardstrom   SWE

  9.  Tunnet Taimla      EST

 10.  Noriaki Nagao      JAP

 11.  Hiroshi Okabe      JAP

 12.  Aivo Oll           EST

 13.  Julia Savrasova    RUS

 14.  Alexey Skuridin    RUS

 15.  Kazumasa Tamura    JAP

 16.  Ales Rybka         CZE

 17.  Johann Lents       EST

 18.  Andry Purk         EST

 19.  Pavel Makarov      RUS

 20.  Timo Ilu           EST

 21.  Takayuki Ono       JAP

 22.  Izumi Kubo         JAP

 23.  Rauli Lillemets    EST

 24.  Peter Jonsson      SWE

 25.  Maxim Karasyov     RUS

 26.  Tord Andersson     SWE

 27.  Masao Mitsumori    JAP

 28.  Ester Eggert       EST

 29.  Alan Pelikan       CZE

 30.  Dmitry Smirnov     RUS

 31.  Petr Neuman        CZE

 32.  Alyona Yakovleva   UKR

 33.  Mikk Oblikas       EST

 34.  Martin Larsson     SWE



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Renju Newsletter No 36, 2003-07-31



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF THE QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT

  - NEW TOURNAMENTS ON RENJU IN TYUMEN

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RESULTS OF THE QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT



The first five players of the Qualification Tournament are entitled

to play in the A-tournament.



 Place Name            Country Points Buch    Berg

   1.  Yoshihiro Iio     JAP    5,5    28     20,75

   2.  Makoto Yamaguchi  JAP    5,5    27     20,25

   3.  Vladimir Sushkov  RUS    5,5    26,5   19,75

   4.  Stefan Karlsson   SWE     5     30     19

   5.  Joachim Gaulitz   SWE     5     26     15,5

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

   6.  Yuriy Tarannikov  RUS     5     23     16,5

   7.  Nizami Heybatov   AZE     4     30,5   15

   8.  Noriaki Nagao     JAP     4     30     16

   9.  Chen Ko Han       TAI     4     28,5   15,5

  10.  Pavel Makarov     RUS     4     28,5   14

  11.  Chang Yi Feng     TAI     4     26,5   13

  12.  Petter Gardstrom  SWE     4     23,5   10,5

  13.  Marko Pellikka    FIN     4     21,5   10

  14.  Maxim Karasyov    RUS    3,5    24,5   11,25

  15.  Shinichi Ishitani JAP     3     26,5    9

  16.  Johann Lents      EST     3     24,5    7

  17.  Timo Ilu          EST     3     24,5    5,5

  18.  Lu Wei Yuan       TAI     3     22,5    6,5

  19.  Hiroshi Sakamoto  JAP     3     20      5

  20.  Masao Mitsumori   JAP    2,5    29      9,75

  21.  Eldar Dzaynukov   AZE    2,5    21,5    4,25

  22.  Izumi Kubo        JAP     2     22      3,5

  23.  Alan Pelikan      CZE     2     15,5    3

  24.  Ales Rybka        CZE    1,5    22      1,75

  25.  Alyona Yakovleva  UKR    1,5    18,5    1,75

  26.  Petr Neuman       CZE     1     16,5    2



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NEW TOURNAMENTS ON RENJU IN TYUMEN



Four days from May, 23 till May, 26 in city of Tyumen there passed

festival renju devoted “40 years of the Tyumen Oil-and-gas

university”. Many Tyumen players of renju have finished or still

study at this university. Michael Lomakin (the champion of the USSR

on free renju), Aman Abilkenov, Oleg Nikolaev, Dmitry Pushkarev,

Marina Kovalenko, Tatyana Saranchina - graduates of this university.

Players have taken part in these competitions from such cities, as

Pervouralsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Novosibirsk, Tobolsk, Sorokino, Tyumen.



The information on competitions was transferred through regional

newspapers and TV. It is a lot of sponsors as organization and

private persons helped in the organization and financing of

competitions. Organizers of competitions paid staying and tickets to

nonresident participants.



Within the framework of festival it was carried out four tournaments

(2 among men and 2 among women):



1.The Championship of The Ural region (among men)

  (Selection regional tournament to next championship of Russia

  (the first place));

2.The Championship of The Ural region (among women)

  (Selection regional tournament to next championship of Russia);

3.The 5-th Championship of The Tyumen area (among men);

4.The 5-th Championship of The Tyumen area (among women);



There are results of tournaments:



23-24 May 2003 The Championship of The Ural region (among men):



# Participants          City        RUS  Dan  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Po.Place

                                    Rating

1 Dmitry Pushkarev      Tyumen      2197 2Dan * 1 0 0 0 1 0 1  3   5

2 Aman Abilkenov        Tyumen      2227 3Dan 0 * 0 0 1 = 1 1  3.5 4

3 Vladimir Dvoeglazov   Tyumen      2389 4Dan 1 1 * 1 1 0 1 1  6   1

4 Vladimir Drozdov      Pervouralsk 2279 2Dan 1 1 0 * 1 = 1 1  5.5 2

5 Gennady Serebrennikov Tyumen      2157 2Dan 1 0 0 0 * 0 0 1  2   7

6 Alexander Saranchin   Tyumen      2160 2Dan 0 = 1 = 1 * 1 0  4   3

7 Aleksey Manikov       Novosibirsk      3Kyu 1 0 0 0 1 0 * 1  3   6

8 Evgeniy Chashkov      Tyumen      2193 2Dan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 *  1   8



Referee – Michael Lomakin



23-24 May 2003 The Championship of The Ural region (among women):



# Participants          City       RUS   Dan  1  2  3  4  5 Po.Place

                                   Rating

1 Ekaterina Laskina Nighnevartovsk 2139 1Dan ** 11 11 10 10  6   1

2 Tatyana Saranchina??  Tyumen     2200 1Dan 00 ** 11 10 10  4   3

3 Ekaterina Devyatkova  Tyumen          2Kyu 00 00 ** 01 00  1   5

4 Elena Malyutina       Tyumen     2175 2Dan 01 01 10 ** 00  3   4

5 Marina Kovalenko      Tyumen     2108 2Dan 01 01 11 11 **  6   2



Referee – Michael Lomakin



25-26 May 2003 The 5-th Championship of The Tyumen area (among men):



## Participants        Dan   1  2  3  4  5  6   7   8   9  Koef. Place

       City            RUS Rating

01 Michael Lomakin     4Dan  1  2  3  4  5  6  6.5 7.5 8.5 46.5  1

       Tyumen          2384 02 08 14 04 10 12   05  12  11

02 Evgeniy Chashkov    1Dan  0  0  1  1  1  2   3   4   5  37.5  7

       Tyumen          2193 01 11 03 08 06 14   +   04  10

03 Nikolaiy Kvitov     2Kyu  0  0  0  0  0  0   0   0   0  39   14

       Tyumen               04 06 02 07 08 13   14  12  09

04 Dmitry Pushkarev    2Dan  1  2  3  3  3  4  4.5 4.5 5.5 44.5  4

       Tyumen          2197 03 10 12 01 05 11   08  02  06

05 Andrey Litvinenko   3Dan  1  1  2  3  4  4  4.5 5.5 6.5 46.5  2

       Tyumen          2262 06 12 08 14 04 10   01  09  13

06 Sergey Grigorenko   1Dan  0  1  1  1  2  3   3   4   4  34   11

       Tyumen          2183 05 03 10 09 02  +   13  14  04

07 Oleg Mizernyuk      3Kyu  0  0  0  1  1  1   1   1   1  18.5 13

       Tobolsk         2190 08 14 13 03 09  -   -   -   -

08 Alexandr Litvinenko 3Dan  1  1  1  2  3  4  4.5 5.5 6.5 40.5  3

       Tyumen          2379 07 01 05 02 03 09   04  10  12

09 Andrey Parshin      1Kyu  0  1  1  2  3  3   3   3   4  36   10

       Sorokino        2102 10 13 11 06 07 08   12  05  03

10 Aman Abilkenov      3Dan  1  1  2  3  3  4   5   5   5  49    5

       Tyumen          2227 09 04 06 12 01 05   11  08  02

11 Genady Serebrenikov 2Dan  0  1  2  2  3  3   3   4   4  41    8

       Tyumen          2157 12 02 09 13 14 04   10  +   01

12 Vladimir Dvoeglazov 4Dan  1  2  2  2  3  3   4   5   5  44    6

       Tyumen          2389 11 05 04 10 13 01   09  03  08

13 Oleg Nikolaev       1Dan  0  0  1  2  2  3   4   4   4  37    9

       Tyumen          2203 14 09 07 11 12 03   06  01  05

14 Aleksey Manikov     1Kyu  1  2  2  2  2  2   3   3   4  33   12

       Novosibirsk          13 07 01 05 11 02   03  06  +

Referee – Alexandr Saranchin



25-26 May 2003 The 5-th Championship of The Tyumen area (among women):



# Participants          City      RUS  Dan   1  2  3  4  5  6 Po.Place

                                  Rating

1 Ekaterina Devyatkova  Tyumen         2Kyu ** 11 00 01 00 10  4   4

2 Olga Lomakina         Tyumen         6Kyu 00 ** 00 00 00 00  0   6

3 Marina Kovalenko      Tyumen    2108 2Dan 11 11 ** 01 11 11  9   1

4 Elena Malyutina       Tyumen    2175 2Dan 10 11 10 ** 11 11  8   2

5 Ekaterina Laskina Nignevartovsk 2139 1Dan 11 11 00 00 ** 1=  5.5 3

6 Tatyana Saranchina    Tyumen    2200 1Dan 01 11 00 00 0= **  3.5 5

Referee – Alexandr Saranchin



With best regards, Vladimir Dvoeglazov


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Renju Newsletter No 35, 2003-07-30



  Highlights

  - STANDINGS AFTER 5 ROUND IN THE QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT

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STANDINGS AFTER 5 ROUND IN THE QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT



                      Country  Point  Buch    Berg

 1  Stefan Karlsson     SWE      5     18     14

 2  Nizami Heybatov     AZE      4     20     11

 3  Yoshihiro Iio       JAP      4     17,5   10,5

 4  Pavel Makarov       RUS      4     17,5   10

 5  Vladimir Sushkov    RUS      4     16,5    8,5

 6  Makoto Yamaguchi    JAP     3,5    16,5    7,5

 7  Noriaki Nagao       JAP      3     20      8

 8  Chen Ko Han         TAI      3     18,5    7,5

 9  Shin-ichi Ishitani  JAP      3     17      6

10  Joachim Gaulitz     SWE      3     17      5

11  Yuriy Tarannikov    RUS      3     13,5    5

12  Marko Pellikka      FIN      3     13,5    4

13  Masao Mitsumori     JAP     2,5    17      6,25

14  Maxim Karasyov      RUS     2,5    16      6,5

15  Chang Yi Feng       TAI      2     17      4

16  Petter Gardström    SWE      2     14,5    3

17  Timo Ilu            EST      2     14,5    1

18  Lu Wei-Yuan         TAI      2     14      2

19  Johann Lents        EST      2     13      2

20  Hiroshi Sakamoto    JAP      2     12      2

21  Eldar Dzaynukov     AZE     1,5    13,5    2,25

22  Ales Rybka          CZE      1     13      0

23  Izumi Kubo          JAP      1     12,5    0

24  Alan Pelikan        CZE      1      9,5    1

25  Alyona Yakovleva    UKR      1      9      0

26  Petr Neuman         CZE      0      9      0



Alexey Skuridin,

Chief Referee



The 8th World Championship in Renju

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Renju Newsletter No 34, 2003-07-21



  Highlights

  - INFO FROM VOSU

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INFO FROM VOSU



Estonian and Finnish players had small trainingcamp in Vosu together.



We played 3 quicktournaments (15 min per player) and 3 blitz (5 min)

during camp.



Results were following:

July 15. Quick tournament, 7 rounds in Italian system



 1. Johann Lents	    6

 2. Tunnet Taimla	    6

 3. Ando Meritee	    5

 4. Andry Purk		    5

 5. Rauni Lillemets	    4

 6. Timo Ilu		    4

 7. Marko Pellikka  (Fin)   4

 8. Lauri Toivonen  (Fin)   4

 9. Mikk Oblikas	   3,5

10. Aivo Oll		   3,5

11. Ester Eggert	    3

12. Maris Tuvikene	    3

13. Jussi Ikonen    (Fin)   3

14. Sander Sulane	    3

15. Eevert Kokkonen (Fin)   2

16. Johanna Lind	    2

17. Eelis Kokkonen  (Fin)   1

18. Kristian Leite	    1



Tunnet-Johann 1-1, Tunnet-Ando 1-0, Johann-Ando 1-0



Blitz, double Round Robin:



1. Ando    14

2. Tunnet  11

3. Timo     7

4. Johann   7

5. Andry    6

6. Aivo     5

7. Rauni    3,5

8. Mikk     2,5



16.07. Ouick tournament, 7 rounds Italian:



 1. Tunnet     7

 2. Ando       5

 3. Johann     5

 4. Marko      5

 5. Timo       4

 6. Ester      4

 7. Andry      4

 8. Lauri      4

 9. Mikk       4

10. Aivo       4

11. Rauni      3

12. Jussi      3

    Sander     3

14. Eevert     3

15. Johanna    2

16. Kristian   2

17. Eelis      1



Tunnet-Ando 2-0



Blitz, double Round Robin:



1. Ando    13

2. Tunnet  12

3. Johann   9

4. Timo     8

5. Andry    6

6. Lauri    4

7. Ester    2,5

8. Mikk     1,5



Ester-Tunnet 1-1 (Tunnet played too risky and Ester punished him =) )



17.July Quick tourney, 7 rounds, Italian:



 1. Ando       7

 2. Tunnet     5

 3. Marko      5

 4. Jussi     4,5

 5. Johann     4

 6. Aivo       4

 7. Andry      4

 8. Timo       3

 9. Mikk       3

10. Lauri      3

11. Sander     2

12. Kristian   2

13. Rauni     1,5

14. Johanna    1



Ando-Tunnet 2-0



Blitz, Round Robin:



1. Ando     7

2. Tunnet   6

3. Johann   4

4. Timo     4

5. Aivo     2

6. Jussi    2

7. Marko    2

8. Andry    1



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 33, 2003-07-17



  Highlights

  - JAPANESE NEWS

  - 4-IN-A-ROW

  - RENJU PLUGIN FOR MIRANDA IM

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JAPANESE NEWS



Meijinsen participants of this year are fixed. Players are following.



Kazuto Hasegawa (1st place of last year)

Takahiro Kudomi (2nd place of last year)

Yoshihiro Iio	(3rd place pf last year)

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

Taizan Isobe

Hiroshi Okabe

Shin-ichi Ishitani

Junya Takashima

Kazumasa Tamura

Hiroshi Matsuura

Akio Kuga



This year, young players will take part in the Meijinsen.

Mr. Takashima and Tamura are young as well as Mr. Okabe. Especially

Mr. Takashima is younger than Okabe. Meijinsen tournament among 10

players will be held from 13 to 15 in September.



Norihiko Kawamura

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4-IN-A-ROW



There is math question to find the least n that first player win

4-in-a-row on 4xn board.



About history of 4-in-a-row on 4xn board. Lustenberger in 1967 showed

that first player win for n sufficiently large. Selfridge showed that

n=28 enough.



I solved problem without computer, I analyzed using renju/gomoku

technic of analysis. It was very interesting, some variants are

pretty hard. The result is first-player can win in 4-in-a-row on 4x11

board (overline is win). I have not found any information about n=11,

but I am not sure that I have got result the first. Any information,

questions, bug reports are welcome.



A few tasks: (Please find sure win)



Problem 1

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . O X . . . . . .

. . . . . X O . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .



Problem 2

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . X . . . . . .

. . . . . X O . . . .

. . . . . . O . . . .



Problem 3

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . X X O . . . .

. . . . . . O . . . .



Problem 4

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . X . O . . . .

. . . X O X . . . . .

. . . . . . O . . . .



Problem 5

. . . . . X O . . . .

. . . . . O . . . . .

. . . . . X . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .



Problem 6

. . . . . X . . . . .

. . . . . O . . . . .

. . . . . X O . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .



Problem 7

. . . . . O . O . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . X . . . . .

. . . . X . . . . . .



Problem 8

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . X . . . . . .

. . . . . X O . . . .

. . . X O O . . . . .



Regards,

Volodymyr [volodymyr1680@yahoo.com]



Analysis are found in renlib file

http://www.renju.nu/four_in_a_row/analysis_4_11.lib

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RENJU PLUGIN FOR MIRANDA IM



From http://renjuboard.narod.ru/indexe.htm



If you like play Renju and you use Miranda as your Internet-messenger

(ICQ) you will certanly like this plugin for Miranda IM, which allows

to play Renju via ICQ.



This board completely covers the rules of classic renju with the

opening rules (5th move selection). There is also a checking for

forbidden moves, availability to set a time limit. You can also

analyse a little during the game (use 'sim' button). You can save the

game in Renlib format. See the Renju Board screenshot for more

information.



For the moment the plugin works only for Miranda IM.

Plug-in is free-of-charge.



Good luck in game! Duke.


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Renju Newsletter No 32, 2003-07-10



  Highlights

  - JAPANESE NEWS

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JAPANESE NEWS



Nihon renjusha has decided the new chairman of the board of directors

would be Mr.Sakurai(Yoshio Sakurai) instead of Mr. Hayakawa.

Mr. Hayakawa retired an important position of renjusha in May.

Mr. Sakurai lives in Tokyo and trains Mr. Okabe.



The New organization of Nihon renjusha.



Chairman----Yoshio Sakurai

Vice chairman----Masao Mitsumori, Yoshihiro Iio, Mitsuo Omata

director---Akihiro Kashihara, Norihiko Kawamura, Teiji Takagawa,

Hideharu Kuramoto, Kiyotaka Kurata, Takayuki Ono, Housai Tadokoro,

Mitsuji Maruta, Shin-ichi Ishitani, Izumi Kubo



Mr. Nara and Mr. Sawai retired as well.



Norihiko Kawamura


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Renju Newsletter No 31, 2003-07-10



  Highlights

  - PARTICIPANTS IN WOMEN TOURNAMENT

  - PARTICIPANTS IN B-TOURNAMENT

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PARTICIPANTS IN WOMEN TOURNAMENT

Preliminary list (09.07.2003)



Nelli Pipoyan		     Armenia



Gayane Tadevosyan	     Armenia



Ruhiyya Karimova	     Azerbadjan



Yang Shiao Yu		     Chinese Taipei



Hsuan-Yun Pi (preliminary)   Chinese Taipei



Irene Karlsson		     Estonia



Ester Eggert		     Estonia



Maris Tuvikene		     Estonia



Raluca Nestor		     Romania



Julia Savrasova 	     Russia



Irina Meteveli		     Russia



Alyona Yakovleva	     Ukraine

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PARTICIPANTS IN B-TOURNAMENT

Preliminary list (09.07.2003)



The following players will only play the B-tournament. All

participants except five players take part in BT as well.



Ales Rybka		  Czech Republic



Petr Neuman		  Czech Republic



Mikk Oblikas		  Estonia



Aivo Oll		  Estonia



Andry Purk		  Estonia



Takayuki Ono		  Japan



Kazumasa Tamura 	  Japan



Radu Topliceanu 	  Romania



Dmitry Smirnov		  Russia



Sergey Artemyev 	  Russia



Pavel Salnikov		  Russia



Maxim Karasev		  Russia



Olga Skouridina-Jonsson   Russia



Markus Eriksson 	  Sweden



Hannes Hermansson	  Sweden



Linus Hermansson	  Sweden



Joachim Gaulitz 	  Sweden



Rickard Sandstrom	  Sweden


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Renju Newsletter No 30, 2003-07-09



  Highlights

  - SCHEDULE FOR THE 8TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN RENJU

  - PARTICIPANTS IN QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT

  - AGENDA FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  - RIF BUDGET 2003

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SCHEDULE FOR THE 8TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN RENJU



July 29  10:00	Referee information meeting and drawing of the lots for QT



	 12:00	QT round 1



	 17:00	QT round 2





July 30  09:00	QT round 3



	 13:30	QT round 4



	 18:00	QT round 5





July 31  12:00	QT round 6



	 17:00	QT round 7





Aug 1	 18:00	Opening Ceremony including drawing of lots for AT and WT





Aug 2	 11:00	AT and WT round 1



	 16:30	BT round 1



	 18:00	AT and WT round 2





Aug 3	 10:00	BT round 2



	 11:00	AT and WT round 3



	 16:30	BT round 3



	 18:00	AT and WT round 4





Aug 4	 10:00	BT round 4



	 11:00	AT and WT round 5



	 16:30	BT round 5



	 18:00	AT and WT round 6





Aug 5	 16:00	RIF General Assembly





Aug 6	 10:00	BT round 6



	 11:00	AT and WT round 7



	 16:30	BT round 7



	 18:00	AT and WT round 8





Aug 7	 10:00	BT round 8



	 11:00	AT and WT round 9



	 16:30	BT round 9



	 18:00	AT and WT round 10





Aug 8	 10:00	AT and WT round 11



	 18:00	Prize Ceremony and Closing Ceremony

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PARTICIPANTS IN QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT

Preliminary list (08.07.03)



Albert Poghosyan       Armenia



Hamlet Tadevosyan      Armenia



Armen Tadevosyan       Armenia



Eldar Dzaynukov        Azerbadjan



Nizami Heybatov        Azerbadjan



3:rd player	       Azerbadjan



Chen Wei	       China



Chang Yi Feng	       Chinese Taipei



Chen Ko Han	       Chinese Taipei



Alan Pelikán	       Czech Republic



Timo Ilu	       Estonia



Johann Lents	       Estonia



Marko Pellikka	       Finland



Makoto Yamaguchi       Japan



Shin-ichi Ishitani     Japan



Yoshihiro Iio	       Japan



Hiroshi Sakamoto       Japan



Noriaki Nagao	       Japan



Masao Mitsumori        Japan



Izumi Kubo	       Japan



One player	       Romania



Mikhail Kozhin	       Russia



Pavel Makarov	       Russia



Igor Sinyov	       Russia



Vladimir Sushkov       Russia



Yuriy Tarannikov       Russia



Petter Gardström       Sweden



Stefan Karlsson        Sweden



Kostyantin Piddubny    Ukraine



Alyona Yakovleva       Ukraine

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AGENDA FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Aug 5, 2003 in Vadstena, Sweden



 1. Opening of the General Assembly.



 2. Election of the Chairman of the General Assembly.



 3. Election of the secretary of the General Assembly.



 4. Election of three persons who should check the minutes.



 5. Election of three scrutineers.



 6. Approval of the agenda.



 7. Roll call.



 8. Adoption of new RIF members, if any. New members do have the

    right to vote on the General Assembly.



 9. Annual report from the President, the Treasurer and the Auditor.



10. Approval of the work of the Central Committee for the last two

    years.



11. Budget and the membership fee.



12. Election of the Central Committee.

    The Estonian federation suggests Anders Henningsson to be a

    candidate for Vice President.



13. Proposal from the General Secretary:



    RIF should use a system with coefficients for the member fees

    depending on the economical situation in the country concerned.

    If the General Assembly approves the proposal the Central

    Committee should make a suggestion for coefficients that can be

    approved on the General Assembly 2005.



    At the Mind Sports Olympiad such system was used for the

    tournament fees.



14. Proposal from Yuriy Tarannikov (through the President):

    We will have one "perspective future opening rules" (PFOR) and

    five "candidate future opening rules" (CFOR). During the period

    between two General Assemblies these rules and new prepositions

    are analyzed by federations and an Opening Rules Commission. At

    each General Assembly the following three questions are decided:



    a) Will the current PFOR become the new RIF rules? If not



    b) Which rules will be the new PFOR (the choice is possible only

       between the current PFOR and the five current CFOR; also it is

       possible that the status of PFOR will be vacant).



    c) Which maximum five number of rules will be the new CFOR:s

       (the choice is possible between all prepositions.



    For example, if we introduce this system at the GA 2003 then we

    will be able to decide five CFOR at the GA 2005, one PFOR at the

    GA 2007 and to establish the new rules at the GA 2009. So, we

    will have enough time to analyze all consequences and renju

    players do not have to be afraid of that the rules will be

    changed suddenly.



15. Proposal from the President: The commissions are given a specific

    task (from the GA or the Central Committee) and a specific date

    when it should be ready together with the report.



    During all RIF history the work of the commissions have with a

    few exceptions been very poor. Maybe it can be easier for the

    commissions to work in this way.



16. Proposal from the President: RIF should be registered as an

    official organization.



    It has been a wish from some people that it would be much easier

    for them to cooperate with authorities in their countries if RIF

    was an official organization. RIF can apply for registration in

    Sweden. This will lead to that RIF will have a REGISTRATION

    NUMBER. It is no cost for the registration in Sweden but the

    authorities need a copy of the statues and copies of the General

    Assembly minutes. The form for registration will be brought to

    the GA in Vadstena.



17. Proposal from the President: RIF should have an official Swiss

    system to be used in all RIF championships. The Referee

    Commission makes a suggestion and the Central Committee decides.



    In Chess FIDE has an official system. For us it should be easier

    for referees and players.



18. Proposal from the President: RIF should reprint the book "Five-In-

    A-Row/Renju". In the same time the book should be updated with

    new information in the end of the book (pages 152 – 154).



    The cost for 500 copies in the same quality as the original book

    is about 20 000 SEK. I think it is necessary not only to have

    information available on internet but also in book form.



19. Proposal from the President: The Sport Committee should a month

    before a new rating period starts declare what tournaments during

    this period that should be counted on the RIF official rating

    list. The declaration should be announced in the Renju Newsletter.

    Moreover, the first rating period of a year should be from Jan 1

    – May 15.



    As the situation is now I am not sure that all players really

    know what tournaments that are counted. Quite often it happens

    that a tournament starts in the end of April and finishes in May.



20. Proposal from the President: RIF should re-establish a list of

    connection men and publish this list on RIF home page. The

    President should at minimum once every sixth month ask the

    connection men about the situation of Renju in the country

    concerned and also ask if he/she wants to continue as a

    connection man.



    The President should also see that RIF systematically check out

    all sites for renju/five in a row in order to establish more

    contacts. The President can ask suitable persons to carry out

    this task and he should also together with the Central Committee

    take care of that a "package" of information can be delivered (by

    ordinary mail or by e-mail) to people who have showed interest

    for Renju. The President can during the next two years use

    maximum 4000 SEK for this task.



21. Decision of the place for future RIF official championships.

    a) Tyumen in Russia has asked for being the host for the Team

       World Championship in 2004.

    b) Tallinn in Estonia has asked for being the host for the World

       Championship in 2005.

    c) Asian Championship

    d) Youth World Championship

    e) European Championship



22. Reports from the commissions



23. Elections for delegates in all RIF commissions. The former

    delegates can be found on  General Assembly decisions 2001, part2,

    see http://www.renju.nu/agendaga2001/ga_part2.PDF



24. Closing of the General Assembly



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RIF BUDGET 2003



See http://www.renju.nu/wc2003/RIF_BUDGET_2003.htm


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Renju Newsletter No 29, 2003-06-30



  Highlights

  - TYUMEN RENJU FESTIVAL

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TYUMEN RENJU FESTIVAL



In Tyumen at the end of May largest has passed for last 10 years a

festival renju. The representatives 6 cities from 4 regions of Ural

and Siberia have taken part in it



Results of a festival:



Man:

1. Dvoeglasov Vladimir	    Tyumen	    4 dan.    6   points.

2. Drosdov Vladimir	    Pervouralsk     3 dan    5,5

3. Saranchin Alexander	    Tyumen	    2 dan.    4

4. Abilkenov Aman	    Tyumen	    3 dan.   3,5

5. Pushkarev Dmitry	    Tyumen	    2 dan.    3

6. Manikov Alexey	    Novosibirsk     1 dan.    3

7. Serebrennikov Gennady    Tyumen	    2 dan.    2

8. Chashkov Yegtny	    Tyumen	    1 dan.    1



Woman.

1. Laskina Ekaterina	    Nizhnevartovsk  3 dan.    6   points.

2. Kovalenko Marina	    Tyumen	    3 dan.    6

3. Saranchina Tatjana	    Tyumen	    1 dan.    4

4. Maljutina Elena	    Tyumen	    2 dan.    3

5. Devjatkova Ekaterina     Tyumen	    2 kju.    1



5 Tyumen areas, open a championship. The man.

 1. Lomakin Maikl	    Tyumen	    4 dan.   8,5  points.

 2. Litvinenko Andrey	    Tyumen	    3 dan.   6,5

 3. Litvinenko Alexander    Tyumen	    3 dan.   6,5

 4. Pushkarev Dmitry	    Tyumen	    2 dan.   5,5

 5. Abilkenov Aman	    Tyumen	    3 dan.    5

 6. Dvoeglasov Vladimir     Tyumen	    4 dan.    5

 7. Chashkov Yevgeny	    Tyumen	    2 dan.    5

 8. Serebrennikov Gennady   Tyumen	    2 dan.    4

 9. Nikolaev Oleg	    Tyumen	    1 dan.    4

10. Parshin Andrey Sorokino Tyumen region   1 dan.    4

11. Grigorenko Sergey	    Tyumen	    1 dan.    4

12. Manikov Alexey	    Novosibirsk     1 dan.    4

13. Misernjuk Oleg Tobolsk  Tyumen region   1 kju.    1

14. Kvitov Nikolay	    Tyumen	    2 kju.    0



Woman.

1. Kovalenko Marina	    Tyumen	    3 dan.    9   points

2. Maljutina Elena	    Tyumen	    2 dan.    8

3. Laskina Ekaterina	    Nizhnevartovsk  3 dan.   5,5

4. Devjatkova Ekaterina     Tyumen	    2 kju.    4

5. Saranchina Tatjana	    Tyumen	    1 dan.   3,5

6. Lomakina Olga	    Tyumen	    6 kju.    0



Alexander Litvinenko is nominated by the deputy minister of Russia

fish Industry.



Refferi Alxander Saranchin.


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Renju Newsletter No 28, 2003-06-29



  Highlights

  - SWEDISH QUALIFICATION

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SWEDISH QUALIFICATION



Final standings in the Swedish WC Qualification, played in Harnosand,

June 24-28:



1. Tord Andersson     7,5  (29,25)

2. Martin Carlsson    7,5  (27,75)

3. Petter Gardstrom    6   (24,5)

4. Stefan Karlsson     6   (19,5)

5. Joachim Gaulitz    2,5

6. Richard Sandstrom  0,5



This means Tord Andersson and Martin Carlsson will play in the WC A-

tournament. Petter Gardstrom will play in the International

Qualification. Stefan Karlsson probably has a personal ranking place

in the International Qualification.



Best Regards,

Bjorn Wallgren


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Renju Newsletter No 27, 2003-06-27



  Highlights

  - ESTONIAN CUP

  - SWEDISH QUALIFICATION

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ESTONIAN CUP



We decided to continue final of Estonian Cup in June.



June 25 - Taimla-Soosyrv, I11, R, 1-0, 27. Tunnet got initiative and

got nice win after my too sharp 22.



June 27 Taimla-Soosyrv, D3, 0-1, 74. Longest and most exciting game in

this match. Tunnet had strong attack, but couldn't win. We made many

silly moves in time-trouble, but then bayomi started, I had already

big advantage and got point. So, final score was 3-1 for Soosyrv



All game are available to look in www.renjuclass.com



Friendly, Ants

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SWEDISH QUALIFICATION



The results after 7 of 10 rounds:



		      W   D   L

1. Martin Carlsson    5   1   1    5.5

2. Petter Gardstrom   5   0   2     5

3. Tord Andersson     4   1   2    4.5

4. Stefan Karlsson    4   0   3     4

5. Joachim Gaulitz    2   0   5     2

6. Rickard Sandstrom  0   0   7     0


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Renju Newsletter No 26, 2003-06-22



  Highlights

  - ESTONIAN CUP

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ESTONIAN CUP



Estonian Cup final is going. We play till 3 points.



June 19., 1. game  Taimla-Soosyrv, D11,R, 0-1, 70

Tunnet had advantage, but lose initiave and finally made big mistake

with move 63. So I got very undeserved point.



June 20. 2. game Soosyrv-Taimla, D8, R, 1-0, 31

Tunnet played a bit too riskful and I was lucky again.

Next game will be played in the middle of July.



Who is interested to see our games, can go to www.renjuclass.com -

forum - varia - Renju articles, games and problems - Estonian Cup



http://ns02.compute.com.tw/~renjuclass/cgi-bin/forum/topic.cgi?forum=13&topic=66&show=0



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 25, 2003-06-20



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF CHAMPIONSHIP OF ST. PETERSBURG

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RESULTS OF CHAMPIONSHIP OF ST. PETERSBURG



The 21th Championship of St. Petersburg, Russia, is finished.

10 participants have played in a final stage. The tournament system

is Round-Robin. Below you can see final standings of participants:



Pl  Participant 	   Pts	Coeff

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

 1. Pavel Salnikov	    7	27.00

 2. Sergej Artemyev	    6	24.25

 3. Alexandr Klimashin	   5.5	29.00

 4. Viktor Alexandrov	   5.5	20.00

 5. Pavel Ses		    5	17.25

 6. Vladimir Filinov	    5	16.00

 7. Nonna Salnikova	    4	15.00

 8. Maxim Arevkov	    3	12.50

 9. Ivan Zubaschenko	    3	 8.00

10. Konstantin Vodolazsky   1	 5.50



Unfortunately, Klimashin did not come to 3 (!) games, and therefore

the main struggle was between Salnikov and Artemyev.



Some interesting results:

Salnikov   - Artemyev  - 0.5:0.5

Klimashin  - Salnikov  -  1 : 0

Artemyev   - Klimashin -  0 : 1

Arevkov    - Artemyev  -  1 : 0

Alexandrov - Salnikova -  0 : 1



Friendly yours,

Pavel Salnikov


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Renju Newsletter No 24, 2003-06-15



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM ESTONIAN CH. IN BLITZ

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RESULTS FROM ESTONIAN CH. IN BLITZ



1. Tunnet Taimla    15

2. Ando Meritee     14

3. Ants Soosyrv     11

4. Johann Lents     10

5. Timo Ilu	     8

6. Rauni Lillemets   5

7. Mikk Oblikas      5

8. Peeter Kolk	     3

9. Kaia Kolk	     0



We played double-Round Robin. Order of rounds we took by lot, but so

fairly, that 2 best players Ando and Tunnet met in the last round.

But before last round Ando lost 1 game against Timo. So, Ando had 1

point less and started very sharply against  Tunnet - with I12 . But

Tunnet couldnt win as black and finally made mistake and lost. Ando

could play more carefullyin next game, but he continued with risky

playng - Tunnet put D 11 and Ando continued as white and left to I 10.

Finally they got position, where Tunnet had  little initiative, but

less time. Now Ando made mistake and Tunnet won. Only luck give me

3rd place, because Johann didnt close 4 against me and Timo missed

very easy win. Last year winner Timo made many mistakes - he could

quite easily win one game against Tunnet too.



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 23, 2003-06-01



  Highlights

  - RUSSIAN QUALIFICATION RESULTS

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RUSSIAN QUALIFICATION RESULTS



Chingin      8

Sinyov	     7

Nikonov      5	 20,25

Klimashin    5	 17,5

Savrasova   4,5

Salnikov     4

Artemyev    3,5  12,25

Kozhin	    3,5  11,5

Vershinin   3,5  10,25

Semyonov     1


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Renju Newsletter No 22, 2003-05-25



  Highlights

  - THE SWEDISH QUALIFICATION PART 1

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THE SWEDISH QUALIFICATION PART 1, PLAYED IN VADSTENA MAY 24-25



Joachim Gaulitz, Martin Carlsson and Vu Quang will play the second

step of the Swedish Qualification for WC together with the three top

players from the Swedish Championship: Stefan Karlsson, Goran

Holgersson and Tord Andersson.



Result from the Qualification tournament



1. Martin Carlsson

2. Joachim Gaulitz

3. Peter Jonsson      (did not take part in the qualification)

4. Martin Karlsson    (did not take part in the qualification)

5. Vu Quang

6. Bengt  Nyberg      (did not take part in the qualification)

7. Richard Sandstrom



Peter Jonsson


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Renju Newsletter No 21, 2003-05-24



  Highlights

  - THE OFFICIAL RIF RATING LIST THE FIRST OF MAY 2003 AND

    QUALIFICATION PLACES TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP



  - CHAMPIONSHIP OF TYUMEN CITY



  - RIF CHINA ANNOUNCEMENT

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THE OFFICIAL RIF RATING LIST THE FIRST OF MAY 2003 AND QUALIFICATION

PLACES TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP



According to the rules the following persons have personal places in

the World Championship Qualification Tournament (QT) in Vadstena,

Sweden, 29-31 of July, thanks to high ratings:



Rat Name		City	      Country	Rating	  Games played

Pl.							01-05-01--03-04-30

 1. Meritee Ando	Tallinn       Estonia	  2853	       11

 2. Nakamura Shigeru	Tanashi       Japan	  2832		3

 3. Kawamura Norihiko	Yawata	      Japan	  2730		0

 4. Sushkov Vladimir	Gatchina      Russia	  2633	       11

 5. Yamaguchi Makoto	Hatano	      Japan	  2561	       27

 6. Sinyov Igor 	Moscow	      Russia	  2555	       61

 7. Hasegawa Kazuto	Amagasaki     Japan	  2545	       49

 8. Chingin Konstantin	Zhigulyovsk   Russia	  2534	       54

 9. Sagara Takashi	Osaka	      Japan	  2528		0

10. Nara Hideki 	Yokohama      Japan	  2511	       48

11. Karlsson Stefan	Stockholm     Sweden	  2508	       95

12. Kim Byoung-Jun	Seoul	      South Korea 2501	       18

13. Tarannikov Juri	Moscow	      Russia	  2493	       17

14. Nishizono Norio	Kyoto	      Japan	  2471		0

15. Klimashin Alexander St.Petersburg Russia	  2470	       87

16. Ooi Kozo		Kyoto	      Japan	  2453		0

17. Fedorkin Oleg	Moscow	      Russia	  2450		0

18. Isobe Taizan	Omiya	      Japan	  2441	       21

19. Mikhailov Alexander Moscow	      Russia	  2438	       19

20. Veidemanis Arnis	Riga	      Latvia	  2429		0

21. Makarov Pavel	Moscow	      Russia	  2423	       79

22. Hayakawa Yoshimi	Kyoto	      Japan	  2418	       14

23. Taimla Tunnet	Tallinn       Estonia	  2408	      135

24. Kozhin Mikhail	Dubna	      Russia	  2399	       16

25. Okabe Hiroshi		      Japan	  2398	       52

28. Kusajima Masato		      Japan	  2382	       15

29. Ishitani Shin-ichi	Fuji	      Japan	  2379	       37



We welcome you all very much to the World Championship 2003 in

Vadstena, Sweden!



The full rating list can be viewed at the following adress:

http://users.lk.net/~stepanov/rifrat/rifrat.html



Stefan Karlsson

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CHAMPIONSHIP OF TYUMEN CITY



April 4 - May 1, 2003 in Tyumen (Russia, West Siberia region) a

Championship of Tyumen city on Renju was held. In total (with 1/2-

finals and 1/4 finals) 26 renjuplayers took part in it.



The 20-th Championship of Tyumen on Renju (Men). Final.



The results.



 Place Participants	   Dan	  Points

  1  Dvoeglazov Vladimir   4 Dan   10

  2  Lomakin Mikhail	   4 Dan   9.5

  3  Abilkenov Aman	   3 Dan   6

  4  Pushkarev Dmitryi	   2 Dan   4

  5  Litvinenko Andrey	   3 Dan   3.5

  6  Saranchin Alexandr    2 Dan   2

  7  Litvinenko Alexandr   3 Dan   0



The 15-th Championship of Tyumen on Renju (Women). Final.



The results.



 Place Participants	   Dan	  Points

  1  Kovalenko Marina	   2 Dan   10

  2  Malyutina Elena	   2 Dan   9

  3  Litvinenko Lyudmila   2 Dan   9

  4  Saranchina Tatyana    1 Dan   5

  5  Devyatkova Ekaterina  3 Kyu   5

  6  Lomakina Olga	   6 Kyu   4

  7  Dvoeglazova Elena	  10 Kyu   0



Main Reffery   Saranchin Alexandr



With best wishes, Vladimir Dvoeglazov

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RIF CHINA ANNOUNCEMENT



Because of the suddenly occurred SARS, Which is an extremely terrible

disaster, most of social activities have to be canceled or postponed,

and so does the First Asia Cup Competition of Renju. All the

countrymen devote themselves into the battle of resisting SARS and

SARS will be certainly overcome and it is sight to continue Renju.



With frank and brave hearts, for the Asia Cup and the World Cup of

Sweden in this August, RIF CHINA has organized each subsection for a

ring lottery-attached challenge match on web. The renjumen from

Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Wuhan, Sichuan, Hebei,

Heilongjiang will be gathered and join in the competition. That is

called:



       Chinese people of all corners



       Resisting SARS with our hands



       Learning Renju on webs



       Smiling to life ‘cause we are heroes



There are 32 renjuplayers, who are crack troops of the Asia Cup, will

take part in this competition. The Executive Chief of Asia Committee

of RIF, Mr. Na Wei, will support this competition with money.



We believe that SARS can unquestionably be overcome and Renju will be

much more brilliant!



Executive Chief of Asia Committee of Renju

Na Wei



Director of RIF CHINA

Lu Xiaochun


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Renju Newsletter No 20, 2003-05-18



  Highlights

  - SOME INFORMATION FROM ESTONIA

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SOME INFORMATION FROM ESTONIA



"Renju World" number 44 is ready and avaiable on internet as well.

But we hope to get much interesting new articles for no 45,

especially about Russian QT =)



Karepa 2003, Aug.12.-19.

There will be 3 tournaments:

1. Youth EC. As usually there are 4 groups:

A-boys, born 1983-88, B-boys, born 1989 and later, C-girls,

born 1983-88, D-girls, born 1989 and later.



Exact tournament system and time schedule depend of number of

players in each group and will be published later.



Tournament fee - including food, accomodation and transport Tallinn-

Karepa-Tallinn is 75 EUR per person. But there will be discounts for

some players and trainers.



Please send you applications to take part as soon as You can. If You

need invitations and other papers, I can make them only till July 25,

because after that I will leave to Vadstena.



2. Karepa Open	 NB! There will be not RIF rules! We will use rules

what offered Peter Jonsson (look RW 36, "Old wine, new bottle"). 3

players registered already to tournament:

1. Irene Karlsson

2. Ando Meritee

3. Stefan Karlsson



There will be 7 rounds (2+2+1+1+1) , time control is 100 min per

player per 75 own moves, then draw. Tournament fee is same, 75 EUR



3. We plan to make big blitz tournament, like it was in Podjuga. It

will be Aug. 15.-16. in the evenings.



Please contact with me about these tournaments:

myror@email.ee

372 56 69 73 82



Friendly, Ants Soosyrv


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Renju Newsletter No 19, 2003-05-04



  Highlights

  - SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2003

  - RESULTS OF THE 20TH CHAMPIONSHIPS OF TYMEN

  - MISCELLANEOUS

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SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2003 IN STOCKHOLM



The Swedish championship 2003 was played in Stockholm from the 23rd

to 27th of April. The final was as usual played over five days with

ten players. 9 rounds with Round Robin system was used and the time

control was 2 hours per player plus 30 moves per 30 minutes

continously without control moves.



Result from the Final, Top Ten tournament "Stora SM"

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



1. Stefan Karlsson    Stockholm     9

2. Göran Holgersson   Jönköping    5,5

3. Tord Andersson     Uppsala	    5  (20,5)

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

4. Joachim Gaulitz    Stockholm     5  (18,5)

5. Peter Jonsson      Jönköping     4

6. Marcus Ericsson    Linköping    3,5 (14,75)

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

7. Martin Carlsson    Stockholm    3,5 (13,75) (1-0)

8. Björn Wallgren     Härnösand    3,5 (13,75) (0-1)

9. Petter Gardstöm    Enköping	   3,5 (13,25)

10.Linus Hermansson   Högsjö	   2,5



The three first are qualified for the Swedish Final Qualification

which will be played 24th to 28th of June. Three more players will be

selected from the prequalification tournament in Vadstena the 24th to

25th of May. The first six players from "Stora SM" (Big Swedish

Championship) have the right to take part in next year's "Stora SM".



The 26th and 27th of April "Lilla SM" (Small Swedish Championship)

was played. That is an open tournament for all players who want to

take part in the Swedish championship. This year eight players

participated.



Results from "Lilla SM"

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



1. Irene Karlsson     Stockholm    6 (18)

2. Björn Eriksson     Stockholm    6 (16)

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

3. Richard Sandström  Jönköping    5

4. Jörgen Rehnstedt   Borlänge	   4 (9)

5. Bengt Nyberg       Vadstena	   4 (7)

6. Martin Karlsson    Jönköping    2

7. Jan Paulander      Malmö	   1

8. Martin Larsson     Uppsala	   0



The two top players from "Lilla SM" have the right to take part in

"Stora SM" 2004.



Best regards,



Stefan Karlsson

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RESULTS OF THE 20TH CHAMPIONSHIPS OF TYMEN. 3.4 - 2.5.03



1\4 of the ending.



Group A.

1. Kocherovsky V.

2. Cvetkov E.

3. Grigorenko S.



Group B.

1. Kovalenko M.

2. Malyutina E.

3. Saranchin A.



Group C.

1. Serebrennikov G.

2. Abjushev S.

3. Shludov M.



1\2 of the ending.



Group A.



1. Abilkenov A.

2. Kocherovsky V.

3. Shludov M.



Group B.

1-3. Pushkarev D.  Saranchin A. Prokopjev A.



The ending. 1 circle.

1. Lomakin M.

   Litvinenko Andrey - 3'5

3. Abilkenov A.

   Dvoeglasov V.



15 Superiority(championship) and championship of Tyumen among the

women.

1. Kovalenko Marina   - II dan.

2. Malyutina Elena    - II dan.

3. Litvinenko Lydmila - II dan.



Yours faithfully, manager of Association The Renju  of Tyumen

Saranchin A.

_____________________________________________________________________



MISCELLANEOUS



RIF 1st page updated, new link

25. Finnish Renju site ( http://www.geocities.com/viidensuora/ )



RenLib 3.2 released

http://www.renju.nu/renlib/


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Renju Newsletter No 18, 2003-04-21



  Highlights

  - ASIAN OPEN TOURNAMENT POSTPONED #2

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ASIAN OPEN TOURNAMENT POSTPONED #2



Dear Renjufriends in the world.



During this one year, RIF CHINA and Asia committee were preparing

The first Asian Championship. And we decided we will hold it in

May 2003 in Beijing China.



But now, SARS spread in China...and all over the world. So now, we

have to postpone it. It is a great pity of us not to hold

The first Asian Championship this time.



We are very sorry for many countries. But security is important.

Please understand this decision. Thank you.



In the near future, I hope we can hold The first Asian Championship

and see you in Beijing.



And I say to Mr. Lu, Mr. NaWei, and RIF CINA. Thank you very much.

Let's try again together.



Best regards,

The president of Asia committee

Hideki Nara

2003.4.21



hdk-nara@246.ne.jp


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Renju Newsletter No 17, 2003-04-20



  Highlights

  - ASIAN OPEN TOURNAMENT POSTPONED

  - PRESENTATIONS OF RENJUPLAYERS IN THE WORLD

_____________________________________________________________________



ASIAN OPEN TOURNAMENT POSTPONED



Dear Renjuplayers in the world.



To our deep regret the official committee have to announce that the

Asian Open Tournament that were supposed to be held May 1-4 2003

would be postponed to October 1-4 2003. We are deeply sorry for the

inconvenience this might cause. Please accept our apology.



The Chinese authorities have postponed most sports activities from

May 1.



RIF China has a put a great effort in the preparations for this

tournament and we feel confident that we can use all preparations in

order to make the tournament a success in October instead. Any player

that wishes to join the tournament in October is welcome. Please re-

register your participation at RIF China.



With Best Regards



Lu Xiao Chun, GM of RIF China



Na Wei, Chairman of Asian Committee

_____________________________________________________________________



PRESENTATIONS OF RENJUPLAYERS IN THE WORLD



In Renju Newsletter renju players in the world have been asked to

send their personal presentation. So far we have received answers

from the players listed on page http://www.renju.nu/players/



The presentation for 48. Anders Henningsson, Sweden

has recently been updated.



All renju players are welcome to send their presentation or update

their existing presentations.


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Renju Newsletter No 16, 2003-04-13



  Highlights

  - SWEDISH CUP 2003

_____________________________________________________________________



SWEDISH CUP 2003



The traditional Swedish Cup is played with full times (120 min per

player + 30 min / 30 moves continously). Best of three games in each

match. If needed a seperation game is played with 20 min per player.

The tournament is played during the full calender year. Three of the

Swedish Cup Quarter finals have recently been played:



22-23 march:	Petter Gardstrom - Martin Carlsson    1 - 2



12-13 april:	Joachim Gaulitz  - Peter Jonsson    1,5 - 1,5 (1-0)

		Goran Holgersson - Tord Andersson     1 - 2



The match Stefan Karlsson - Peter Carlsson will be played later this

spring.



The semifinals will be played as follows:



Joachim Gaulitz        - Martin Carlsson

Winner of 4th QF match - Tord Andersson



Best regards,



Stefan Karlsson


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Renju Newsletter No 15, 2003-04-11



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF JAPANESE QUALIFICATION

  - RESULTS OF THE TYUMEN CUP ON RENJU

  - REPORT ABOUT THE PREPARATION OF THE FIRST ASIA CUP

  - ABOUT THE TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN RENJU

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF JAPANESE QUALIFICATION ON 22ND OF MARCH IN TOKYO



 1. Hiroshi-Okabe      6 dan	 5-0

    Hideki-Nara        9 dan	 5-0

 3. Isobe-Taizan       9 dan	 4-1

 4. Izumi-Kubo	       5 dan	3-1-1

 5. Shinichi-Ishitani  8 dan	 3-2

    Noriaki-Nagao      2 dan	 3-2

    Masao-Mitsumori    9 dan	 3-2

    Takeo-Miyoshi      8 dan	 3-2

    Yoshihiro-Iio      7 dan	 3-2

    Hirouji-Sakamoto   7 dan	 3-2

    Makoto-Yamaguchi   meijin	 3-2

12. Junzo-Miyagawa     6 dan	2-2-1

    Yuuichi-Tashiro    2 dan	2-2-1

14. Akihisa-Iwata      5 dan	 2-3

    Sou-Miyagawa       2 dan	 2-3

    Kazuhisa-Unoura    4 dan	 2-3

    Issei-Tamura       3 dan	 2-3

    Nobuyoshi-Arita    2 dan	 2-3

    Takayuki-Ono       2 dan	 2-3

20. Yasuo-Sakurai      7 dan	1-3-1

21. Masao-Hara	       3 dan	 1-4

    Katsutoshi-Fujio   1 dan	 1-4

    Takahiro-Kudomi    6 dan	 1-4

24. Hideharu-Kuramoto  2 dan	 0-5



As Mr.Nara and Okabe got 5 points, the extra match was held on 5th of

April.



The result was, Okabe-Nara 1-0



Okabe beat Nara. So Mr.Okabe passed the Japanese Qualification.

Mr. Okabe will play at AT as a Japanese representative.



We have the right of 5 person for QT. We will decide QT

representatives later.



Norihiko Kawamura

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF THE TYUMEN CUP ON RENJU



March, 28-30, 2003 in Tyumen (Russia, West Siberia region) the final

stage of a Cup of Tyumen city on Renju was held. These competitions

are devoted to the twentieth anniversary of development Renju in

Tyumen.



The Tyumen Cup on Renju. The Final Stage. (Men)



The Table of results. (The round robin sistem)



Place Participants	      City	Dan    1  2  3	4  5  6  7  8  9  10 11  Points Buhg.  Add.short games

 1    Dvoeglazov Vladimir     Tyumen	4 Dan  -  =  1	1  1  0  1  1  1  1   1  8.5	75.5

 2    Abilkenov Amangeldy     Tyumen	1 Dan  =  -  1	1  1  1  1  0  0  1   1  7.5	73.5

 3    Lomakin Mikhail	      Tyumen	4 Dan  0  0  -	0  1  1  1  1  1  1   1   7	50	   2

 4    Litvinenko Andrey       Tyumen	3 Dan  0  0  1	-  0  1  1  1  1  1   1   7	50	   1

 5    Prokop'ev Alexandr      Tyumen	1 Dan  0  0  0	1  -  1  1  1  1  1   1   7	50	   0

 6    Litvinenko Alexandr     Tyumen	4 Dan  1  0  0	0  0  -  0  1  1  1   1   5	35

 7    Serebrennikov Gennadyi  Tyumen	1 Dan  0  0  0	0  0  1  -  1  1  0   1   4	25

 8    Pushkarev Dmitryi       Tyumen	2 Dan  0  1  0	0  0  0  0  -  1  1   1   4	25

 9    Saranchin Alexandr      Tyumen	1 Dan  0  1  0	0  0  0  0  0  -  =   1  2.5	18.5

10    Ghludov Mikhail	      Tyumen	1 Kyu  0  0  0	0  0  0  1  0  =  -   0  1.5	10.5

11    Parshin Andrey	      Sorokino	1 Kyu  0  0  0	0  0  0  0  0  0  1   -   1	 3



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

The Table of results.



Place Participants	      City	  Dan	1   2	3   4	5   6  Points

1     Saranchina Tatyana      Tyumen	1 Kyu  --  01  11  11  11  11  9

2     Malyutina Elena	      Tyumen	1 Kyu  10  --  11  11  01  11  8

3     Kovalenko Marina	      Tyumen	1 Kyu  00  00  --  11  11  11  6

4     Dmiterko Evgeniya       Tyumen	3 Kyu  00  00  00  --  11  11  4

5     Devyatkova Ekaterina    Tyumen	4 Kyu  00  10  00  00  --  11  3

6     Lomakina Olya	      Tyumen   10 Kyu  00  00  00  00  00  --  0



Main Reffery   Saranchin Alexandr



With best wishes, Vladimir Dvoeglazov

_____________________________________________________________________



REPORT ABOUT THE PREPARATION OF THE FIRST ASIA CUP



Till now, everything for the championship is all right! About the

SARS, Beijing government has paid high attention to prevent and cure

it. It is reported that there are 19 persons have been infected in

Beijing (all were infected by persons from other provinces). The

health departments in Beijing have made a series of measures in order

to control the SARS within a smallest area. As a big city, Beijing

has a population of 17000000 including the non-long staying persons,

it is unnecessary to worry about the 19 patients, because this kind

of disease is getting reduced? In Beijing this disease is can be

cured. Considering the health and security, and in order to make sure

persons’ safe and health, we have chosen a holiday village for the

tournament. From 29.Apr to 6 May, it is belong to us only. It is

really a beautiful holiday village which has 50 sets of Western-style

standard double guest rooms (including air-conditioner, TV set,

telephone, refrigerator), 9 American rural type villas (with 40 beds),

all players could enjoy bowling, billiards, ping-pong, outdoor tennis,

badminton, indoor warm swimming pool, KTV, sauna, chess and cards

room, and so on, for free. There are also some paid-games, such as

horse riding, massage, and so on.



During the period of the tournament, all people will try traditional

Chinese food. The rear-service endurance department of organizing

committee has signed a agreement about the meal with the F&B

department of the village. There are more than 10 dishes for each

meal with bear, soft drinks, Muslim food and western food. Organizing

committee will hold a series of activities ---- 30. Apr Welcome

Dinner, 1.May a big party, 2.May Bonfire Party, 3.May Visiting the

Great Wall and a Buffet Dinner, 4.May a final big party after the

award ceremony.



There are 10 translators with Japanese, Russian and English, 2

doctors, 4 drivers, 2 sightseeing buses and 2 cars during the whole

tournament.



Till now, there are more than 60 persons from China, Japan, Sweden,

Russia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Estonia taking part in the

championship. And, Armenia, Israel, Korea, Taipei and some provinces

of China are preparing to join us. RIF China will choose 25 players

from them to take part in the Asia Championship.



CCTV, BTV and another 10 TV stations will report this tournament. The

Traveling Channel another TV station will report the whole

championship, even record and report the final one by live.



This tournament will be given all guaranties by organizing committee

with almost 100 persons. We believe that with efforts of you and me,

the championship will be finally succeeded!



Welcome to Beijing, welcome to China!



Yours,

Chairman of the Asia Committee,

Mr. Wei Na



Chairman of the RIF China,

MR. Xiaolu Chun

_____________________________________________________________________



ABOUT THE TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN RENJU



Dear renju players all over the world,



The Association of Russian Renjuplayers (ARR) asks to consider an

possibility of holding next, 5-th Team World Championship in Tyumen,

Russia. Below you can see the first Information Letter about the

tournament.



Sincerely yours,

Pavel Salnikov

Vice-Chairman of ARR



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



Information Letter No.1

About the Team World Championship in Renju, Tyumen, May 2004



Tyumen is the big city in one of the largest regions of Russia. The

history of Tyumen begins with 1586. It is the first Russian city to

the East of Ural. Tyumen is rife with historical monuments;

especially it is well known with a wooden groove of Russian masters

in an old part of the city. Tyumen is the "Capital of Petroleum".

There are a lot of banks in the city. Some of them take leading

positions in Russia.



The city promptly grows and becomes handsomer. Nowadays Tymen takes

the third place in Russia in rates of housing. Also an intensive

reconstruction of roads is made and by 2004 it will be basically

completed. There are many cultural institutions: museums, theatres,

and a casino. The cultural business center also works.



Surveying excursion over Tyumen and one-day excursion to a pearl of

Siberia, ancient Tobolsk - native land of Mendeleyev will be offered

to participants and visitors of the World Championship.



Tyumen is one of the centers of Russian renju, there are such renju

players as Michael Lomakin, Vladimir Dvoeglazov, Alexander and

Lyudmila Litvinenko and others. The quantity of players constantly

participating in competitions exceeds 30.



In the city there are two five-stars hotels: "Quality-hotel" and

"Prometheus". The tournament hall will be situated in the "Quality-

hotel". Both hotels are located in a historical center of the city.

More detailed information about hotels in the city and prices will be

described in the next Information Letter.



There is an international airport "Roschino". Direct flights to

Peking, Paris, Germany and London are at your service. It will be

convenient to reach here for majority of foreign participants.



Possible variants:



Tokyo	  - Moscow - Tyumen

Beijing   - Tyumen

Seoul	  - Moscow - Tyumen

Stockholm - Moscow - Tyumen or Stockholm - Germany - Tyumen

Riga	  - Tyumen

Tallinn   - Moscow - Tyumen

Kiev	  - Tyumen

Baku	  - Tyumen

Yerevan   - Moscow - Tyumen

etc.



Besides a train Peking - Moscow passes through Tyumen.



Each day from Moscow to Tyumen some fast trains are sent. It takes

about 30 hours to come with them. Also it is possible to go via

Novosibirsk. The train Novosibirsk - Tyumen goes 16 hours.



The Organizing Committee of the tournament covers the expenses: rent

of a tournament hall, prizes, payment for refereeing, way from the

hotel to the airport (railway station) and back, excursions,

advertising attributes (badges, pendants and color booklets will be

issued).



The tournament fee WILL NOT BE RAISED from the participants.



The Organizing Committee has a great experience of realization of

large tournaments, including Team Championship of the former USSR,

therefore we would like to hope that the coming championship will be

held at a magnificent level.



Alexander Saranchin

Manager of Renju Association for Tyumen region

Referee of a Republican Category


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 14, 2003-04-06



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF GÖTEBORGSDRAGET

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF GÖTEBORGSDRAGET 29.03.03



For about ten years there has been no Renju club in Gothenburg. This

tournament was the first step to form a club. Some older players

maybe recognize Robert Andersson who played actively about 10-15

years ago (Stockholm Summer Trophy, Vladimir Team Tournament in 1988).



Unfortunately, some other players living in the region could not take

part this time. The well known Gothenburg player Jan Palmgren is now

on East Timor, working for the UN. He will be back in Sweden in June.



The Swedish federation will from now on work more actively to form

more clubs all over the country.



1. Peter Jonsson      Jönköping  10 p

2. Robert Andersson   Göteborg    9 p

3. Vu Quang	      Jönköping   7 p (15)

4. Martin Karlsson    Jönköping   7 p (14)

5. Richard Sandström  Jönköping	 7 p (12.5)

6. Monica Corell      Göteborg    1 p (0.5)

   Eric Hansson       Göteborg    1 p (0.5)



Some pictures from Gothenburg, see

http://www.renju.nu/se/gothenburg2003/



Peter Jonsson


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 13, 2003-04-05



  Highlights

  - INFO FROM MOSTOVLYANSKY

_____________________________________________________________________



INFO FROM MOSTOVLYANSKY



1. The book "Renju for Beginners" (by A.Nosovsky & A.Sokolsky; in

Russian) is available for online reading and/or for download:



http://mostovlyansky.narod.ru, Renju->Library



2. All the games archives (PBeM, Renjupost - and databases in BDT-

and RenLib-format) are updating on weekly/biweekly basis.



3. PBeM-WC2003: the current standings and games are finished are

available online too.



Best regards,

Oleg A.Mostovlyansky


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 12, 2003-03-23



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF ESTONIAN WC QT FINAL

  - RESULTS OF NIZHNY NOVGOROD OPEN TOURNAMENT

  - NEWS FROM RENJUCLASS

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF ESTONIAN WC QT FINAL



1. Tunnet Taimla    9,5 (12)

2. Timo Ilu	    8,5

3. Johann Lents     7,5

4. Andry Purk	     4

5. Aivo Oll	     3

6. Maris Tuvikene    1

-. Ants Soosyrv     8,5 (outside of competition)



Some results:

Tunnet-Timo 2-0, Tunnet-Johann 0.5-1.5, Timo-Johann 1-1,

Tunnet-Ants 1-1 (2 draws), Timo-Ants 1.5-0.5,

Johann-Ants 1-1 (2 draws), Andry-Johann 1.5-0.5.



So, in WC final will play from Estonia Ando Meritee and Tunnet Taimla,

in QT Timo Ilu and Johann Lents. In WT Maris Tuvikene, Irene Karlsson,

Ester Eggert. In BT Mikk Oblikas, Aivo Oll, Andry Purk



Friendly, Ants

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF NIZHNY NOVGOROD OPEN TOURNAMENT



The Nizhny Novgorod open tournament was held 14-16 of March.

Swiss system, 8 rounds, 18 participants.



 1. Karasyov Maxim,	 VI dan,  N. Novgorod,	 7 points

 2. Kozhin Mikhail,	 VI dan,  Dubna,	5,5

 3. Petrovsky Dmitry,	 IV dan,  N. Novgorod,	5,5

 4. Alexandrov Victor,	 VI dan,  S-Petersburg,  5

 5. Skuridin Alexey,	 IV dan,  N. Novgorod,	 5

 6. Shevelev Sergey	  V dan,  N. Novgorod,	4,5

 7. Osepjants Alexander  II dan   N. Novgorod,	4,5

 8. Morovov Mikhail	  1 kju,  N. Novgorod,	4,5

 9. Kareev Vladislav	 VI dan,  N. Novgorod,	 4

10. Semjonov Vladimir	  V dan,  S-Petersburg,  4



The tournament was devoted to 19-th anniversary of the Nizhny

Novgorod renju club.



The next year the Nizhny Novgorod renju club will celebrate 20-th

anniversary. So a big tournament must will be held. All renju players

from all over the world are welcome.



Skuridin.

_____________________________________________________________________



NEWS FROM RENJUCLASS - www.renjuclass.com



Dear renju fans all over the world, hereby I tell you latest news

about Online Renju Class activities and systems.



Online Renju Class is the largest international Renju study center

today, with 150 active students from over 20 countries. Renjuclass

has acted over 3 years by now, and is a very successful project.



There are totally 150 seats in Renjuclass, in order to keep the high

quality of studies, currently all seats are full, and several people

are waiting for vacant seats.



Every week, we will free some seats by removing idle members, and

give the opportunity for new members to join. If some of you wants to

join Renjuclass, you are most welcome! We do not have any

requirements for renju skill or age or personal background. The only

condition is the true willingness to study hard and regularly, attend

lessons, do the homeworks, etc. There is no tuition in Renjuclass.



TOURNAMENT:

On April 1, Online Renju Class will start the Qualification

Tournament for the 4th Renju Class Tournament.



All Renjuclass members may take part in the QT. It will last at most

80 days. All the visitors of Renjuclass can view all the QT games

online. The live tournament table will be available for visitors too.



FORUM:

Online Renju Class has a very huge and multi-functional forum. It

allows people to discuss in many kinds of topics, from renju analysis

until jokes. Furthermore, we have implemented a special Renju Editor

tool under Forum, which allows you to input a renju diagram into your

message with most convenient way. You do not need to download

anything, just log in to Forum from the Renjuclass main page.



Forum is OPEN FOR EVERYONE! Even those who are not Renjuclass members,

can become a Forum member. You can register a username there. We

warmly welcome all of you to join the most advanced Renju

communication center, which has so many convenient functions you

cannot see anywhere else in the world of renju today. You can

download renju materials from Forum, you can eve upload images, files

there, you can read other messages, other users profiles, can apply

for becoming the Board Moderator, can edit, top, digest, delete

messages.



We have many helpful people there, assisting you immediately if you

have any problems with registration, or if you are not familiar with

forum possibilities.



The simple procedure is:



1. register a username (when you go to www.renjuclass.com then you

see the Renjuclass Forum on the right part of the window, there is a

gray Register link, which you can use when you come there first time

and do not have username.



2. log in to forum and look at the topics on different boards:

- General Messages (all kinds of posts there)

- Renju News (news from all over the world)

- Renju Articles, Games, and Problems (you can discuss renju variants

  here)

- Renlib (a board that discusses about the most popular renju software

  in the world today - Renlib)

- Entertainment (enjoy the jokes and laugh with us)



3. Write your message into any board you like.



If you want to post a renju diagram, then there is an easy way for

that - just beside the area where you type your message, there is an

icon of black and white renju stone, you can click on it, and the

Renju Editor opens up, then type your renju moves there and press

Submit. After that the renju diagram goes into your message.

Convenient, isn't it?



People at forum are most active. When you have a renju problem or

question to ask, just post there, and within some hours or even

minutes, some of the forum members will answer them and help to

discuss it.



You will love our Forum once you get familiar with it. There are not

advertisement banners, and the speed of server is very very good!



We already have so many members of Forum from outside Renjuclass.

Among the recently registered visitors we are proud to see Ants

Sooso'rv, the hardworking leader of Estonian renju.



This Forum is free of charge. The purpose of the Forum is to serve

Renjuclass and the world renju community, and bring people together,

to make more friends with each other. We also encourage you to upload

your photo of yourself into your profile page, that will make the

interaction even closer and friendlier and more real.



See you in Renjuclass, see you in Forum!



Sincerely,

Ando Meritee & all Renjuclass People


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 11, 2003-03-16



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF 2ND STAGE OF ESTONIAN QT TO WC

  - RESULTS FROM ESTONIAN CUP, SEMIFINALS

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF 2ND STAGE OF ESTONIAN QT TO WC



1. Tunnet Taimla   8

2. Johann Lents    6

3. Timo Ilu	   6

4. Maris Tuvikene  4

5. Aivo Oll	   4

6. Andry Purk	   4

7. Aller Uja	   2

8. Mikk Oblikas    2

9. Peeter Kolk	   0



6 best got right to play in the 3rd stage. 7th player there will be I,

but I will play just for training, I will not play in WC final or in

international QT either. The 3rd stage will be played 17. - 23. 03.



Ants Soosyrv

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS FROM ESTONIAN CUP, SEMIFINALS



Taimla	- Margus Tuvikene  3 - 0

Soosyrv - Lents 	   3 - 0



Ants Soosyrv


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 10, 2003-03-16



  Highlights

  - RENJU TOURNAMENTS 2003

  - WELCOME TO THE WC 2003 BY E'MAIL SITE

_____________________________________________________________________



RENJU TOURNAMENTS 2003



There is informaton available about renju tournaments that will be

played during 2003 and should be calculated on the RIF rating list.



The preliminary list can be found on RIF first page:

http://www.renju.nu/renju_tournaments.htm



This list will be continuously updated.

_____________________________________________________________________



WELCOME TO THE WC 2003 BY E'MAIL SITE



A site is under construction for the World Championship 2003 by E'Mail.



You can use the direct address:

http://beerliker.narod.ru/wc2003/wc2003.html



Information will be added and updated weekly. Also be a possibility

downloads finishing games.



Best Regards,

Potapov Alexei


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 9, 2003-03-08



  Highlights

  - SOME NEWS FROM ESTONIA

_____________________________________________________________________



SOME NEWS FROM ESTONIA



New address of Estonian Renju Union and Tallinn Renju Club homepage

is http://www.renju.ee/



We started to play Estonian Cup 2003. Results from 1/8 finals:

Taimla - Kaia Kolk   3-0

Soosyrv - Timmermann 3-0

Lents - Peeter Kolk  3-2 (they both didnt come twice, so there was

			  played only 1 real game)

Margus Tuvikene - Lillemets 3-0

Ilu - Oblikas 3-0

Purk - Sulane 3-0

Oll - Voznjuk 3-0

Eggert - Tamm 3-0



1/4 finals:

Taimla - Eggert 3-0

Soosyrv - Oll	3-0

Lents - Purk  3,5-1,5

Tuvikene - Ilu	3-2



One semifinal is also played, Taimla -Tuvikene 3-0



22.-23.02 1. stage of Estonian QT for WC was played. Totally we have

3 stages, next will be 15.-16.03. and 3.stage 17.-31.03.



Results of 1. stage (6 best players got into next stage):

 1. Andry Purk	      12

 2. Timo Ilu	      10

 3. Aivo Oll	       9

 4. Sander Sulane     8,5

 5. Peeter Kolk       6,5

 6. Mikk Oblikas      6,5

 7. Aller Uja	       6

 8. Alvar Timmermann  4,5

 9. Rauni Lillemets    4

10. Evelyn Raudsepp    3

11. Kadi Milva	       3

12. Kaia Kolk	       3

13. Johanna Lind       2



1.-2. 03. The First Arukyla Open was held. Arukyla is small place,

25 km from Tallinn, there are many young gomokuplayers. We planed

tournaments international, unfortunately quests from Finland couldnt

come this year. But we plan to make this competition every year and I

hope that next year its international.



We had 2 tournaments, in renju there was 12 players and 7 rounds,

italian system:

 1. Timo Ilu	       6

 2. Johann Lents       5

 3. Rauni Lillemets   4,5

 4. Alvar Timmermann   4

 5. Johanna Lind       4

 6. Andry Purk	       4

 7. Mikk Oblikas      3,5

 8. Peeter Kolk        3

 9. Sander Sulane      3

10. Kristian Leite     2

11. Kaia Kolk	       2

12. Ergo Kaljuste      1



Gomoku (26 players), 3 best:

1. Andrus Rahni

2. Eleri Kaljuste

3. Helena Plado



Friendly, Ants


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 8, 2003-03-07



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM SWEDISH BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS FROM SWEDISH BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS (5 MIN GAMES)



The tournament was played 1 march 2003 in Kumla



 1. Stefan Karlsson

 2. Goran Holgersson

 3. Petter Gardstrom

 4. Peter Jonsson

 5. Martin Carlsson

 6. Tomas Hagenfors

 7. Tord Andersson

 8. Linus Hermansson

 9. Anders Bertilsson

10. Martin Karlsson

11. Magnus Bilock

12. Bengt Nyberg

13. Andreas Afeldt

14. Cajsa-Tora Hermansson

15. Isac Hermansson

16. Martin Larsson



Tomas Hagenfors


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 7, 2003-02-28



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF THE TYUMEN CUP ON RENJU (2ND STAGE)

  - RESULTS OF XI RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF THE TYUMEN CUP ON RENJU (2ND STAGE)



January, 7, 2003 in Tyumen (Russia, West Siberia region) the second

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

three stages of the Cup. In March, 30, 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 Second Stage.



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



Place Participants	  City	      Dan    Points Buhg. Cup's Bonus

 1  Lomakin Mikhail	  Tyumen      4 Dan  5.5    27.5  3

 2  Dvoeglazov Vladimir   Tyumen      3 Dan  5.5    26.5  2

 3  Litvinenko Alexandr   Tyumen      4 Dan  5	    30	  1

 4  Pushkarev Dmitryi	  Tyumen      1 Kyu  5	    29.5

 5  Smirnov Anatolyi	  Pervouralsk 1 Kyu  4	    32

 6  Kocherovsky Vadim	  Tyumen      2 Kyu  4	    28.5

 7  Saranchin Alexandr	  Tyumen      2 Dan  4	    28

 8  Nikolaev Oleg	  Tyumen      1 Dan  4	    23

 9  Litvinenko Lyudmila   Tyumen      1 Dan  4	    23

10  Drozdov Vladimir	  Pervouralsk 1 Kyu  3	    28

11  Prokop'ev Alexandr	  Tyumen      3 Dan  3	    26

12  Kovalenko Marina	  Tyumen      1 Kyu  3	    22

13  Parshin Andrey	  Sorokino    1 Kyu  3	    12

14  Serebrennikov Gennadi Tyumen      1 Kyu  2	    21.5

15  Tzeitzina Lidiya	  Tyumen      3 Kyu  2	    19.5

16  Sibiryakov Alexadr	  Sorokino    3 Kyu  2	    18

17  Ghludov Mikhail	  Tyumen      5 Kyu  2	    17



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

The Table of results.



Place Participants	    City	Dan    Points  Cup's Bonus

1     Litvinenko Lyudmila   Tyumen	1 Dan  4       3

2     Kovalenko Marina	    Tyumen	1 Kyu  3       2

3     Tzeitzina Lidiya	    Tyumen	3 Kyu  2       1



Main Reffery   Saranchin Alexandr



With best wishes, Vladimir Dvoeglazov

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF XI RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP



XI Russian Championship

High League



Arkhangelsk, Feb. 16-21, 2003



Pl  Participant 	 City		Pts  Coeff

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

 1. Alexandr Mikhailov	 Moscow 	  8   37.75

 2. Konstantin Chingin	 Moscow 	 7.5  37.75

 3. Alexandr Klimashin	 St.Petersburg	 7.5  36.75

 4. Pavel Makarov	 Moscow 	 7.5  36.00

 5. Denis Nekrasov	 Podyuga	  6   29.75

 6. Konstantin Nikonov	 Elektrostal	 5.5  33.00

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

 7. Yulia Savrasova	 Podyuga	  5   25.50

 8. Pavel Salnikov	 St.Petersburg	  5   24.00

 9. Pavel Vershinin	 Podyuga	  5   22.50

10. Vladimir Semyonov	 St.Petersburg	 3.5  16.00

11. Sergej Artemyev	 St.Petersburg	  3   13.50

12. Yelena Lebedeva	 Podyuga	 2.5  12.00



Congratulations to the new Russian Champion - Alexandr Mikhailov!

Together with that title he has got a right to represent Russia at AT

during WC in Vadstena.



Friendly yours,

Pavel Salnikov


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 6, 2003-02-16



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF BALTIC LEAGUE

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF BALTIC LEAGUE



Baltic League was played February 15.-16. in Tallinn. 7 rounds, Swiss.

Only 2 guests took part.



Results:



 1. Stefan Karlsson (Swe)  6,5

 2. Tunnet Taimla	    6

 3. Timo Ilu		    5

 4. Johann Lents	   4,5

 5. Dmitri Smirnov  (Rus)   4

 6. Andry Purk		    3

 7. Aivo Oll		    3

 8. Mikk Oblikas	    3

 9. Aller Uja		    3

10. Ester Eggert	    2

11. Maris Tuvikene	    2

12. Sander Sulane	    0



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 5, 2003-01-31



  Highlights

  - THE FIRST ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

_____________________________________________________________________



THE FIRST ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP



 We will hold The First Asian Championship (Invitational Tournament)

of Renju among Sister Cities in Asia in May 01 2003----May 04 2003

in Beijing·China;



a. Register time:

Before Mar.31, Please send us the following information.

Name, age, Dan or Kyu class, country



b. Register place:

RIF CHINA

Room901, No.2 Block Sun City 18 Xin Zhong Street, dong Cheng district

Beijing 100027, P.R. China.

TEL:+86 10 8447 2304 18

FAX:+86 10 84472257

E-MAIL: rifchina@vip.sina.com

link nam: Leslie.shi



c. Register way:

Fail register form 1;

Passport photo 4;

Copy of ID card 1;

Register fee Asia US$35, non Asia player US$40;

*The register form and the register fee can give it to rif china after

arrive in Beijing.



d. Hotel& Food:

We decide hole the tournament in “XiaoTang hill inn”,

US$20per person/Day.

( locate north of Beijing, xiao tang hill)

1\Three star hotel;

2\Include breakfast\ launch\ super;

3\IDD phone;

4\ Closed-circuit television;

5\whole day hot water;

6\free swimming\ pingpong etc .

And we also have pick up service from air port.



e. Tournament schedule :

The time limit is 60 minutes/1man, 1game. and 10minutes/10moves.

 May 1

  10:00  Opening ceremony

  12:00  Lunch

  13:00  R1

  16:30  R2

 May 2

   8:30  R3

  13:00  R4

  16:30  R5

 May 3

   8:30  R6

  13:00  R7

  16:30  R8

 May 4

  8:30	R9

 13:00	Extra game

 18:00	closing ceremony



f. Remit Address :

Add 1: Mailbox 1148. Beijing  100007, P. R . China

Add 2: Room901, No.2 Block Sun City 18 Xin Zhong Street, dong Cheng

 district Beijing 100027, P.R. China.



g. Remark:

a. player after pay register fee, if can’t take part in tournament,

 don’t pay bake register fee.

b. Hotel& food fee should pay before tournament begin, if can’t

 continue game, the hotel& food fee not pay back.





The president of RIF CHINA:  XiaoChun.Lu

The president of Asia committee:  Hideki Nara

_______________



Remark by RIF Webmaster:

Pre-information about this tournament was published in RN 2002/53

http://www.renju.nu/news02.htm#53


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Renju Newsletter No 4, 2003-01-26



  Highlights

  - WELCOME TO THE WC 2003 SITE

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WELCOME TO THE WC 2003 SITE



A site is under construction for the World Championship in Vadstena,

29.07 - 8.08



You can find a link to the new site under "Coming Tournaments" on RIF

first page or use the direct address http://www.renju.nu/wc2003/



Information will be added and updated weekly, for example about

qualifications in different countries.



Currently there is information about

- QT additional rule

- Where to stay



For questions and further information, contact petejonsson@hotmail.com


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 3, 2003-01-25



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF ST.PETERSBURG CUP

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RESULTS OF ST.PETERSBURG CUP



Dear renju friends,



The 17th tournament "St.Petersburg Cup" is finished. Third time a title of

"Cup Winner" was won by Alexandr KLIMASHIN!



Stage results:



Final

-----

Alexandr Klimashin - Sergej Artemiev - 3:0



Semifinals

----------

Alexandr Klimashin - Pavel Salnikov   - 3:2 (extra game)

Sergej Artemiev    - Vladimir Filinov - 3:1



Quarterfinals

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

Alexandr Klimashin - Nonna Salnikova	   - 2:0

Pavel Salnikov	   - Pavel Ses		   - 2:0

Sergej Artemiev    - Konstantin Vodolazsky - 2:0

Vladimir Filinov   - Viktor Alexandrov	   - 1:0, +:-





Friendly yours,

Pavel Salnikov


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 2, 2003-01-17



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF THE WORLD RENJU CHAMPIONSHIP VIA E-MAIL 2002

  - TAKE PART IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VIA E-MAIL!

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF THE WORLD RENJU CHAMPIONSHIP VIA E-MAIL 2002



Below you can see results of the World Renju Championship via e-mail 2002.

An information about WC-2003 via e-mail will be published very soon.



Congratulations to the new World Champion - Vitaly Lunkin from Russia!





High League

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



Group A



Pl Participant	Country Userid	   Points Coeff.

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

 1 Lunkin V.	 (RUS)	lunkin	    17.5  171

 2 Zhang Jinyu	 (CHI)	freefish    17	  184.5

 3 Dvoeglazov V. (RUS)	dvoeglazov  14	  121.25

 4 Nosovsky A.	 (RUS)	nosovs	    12.5  115.75

 5 Laibinis L.	 (LIT)	llaibini    12	  116.75

 6 Nikonov K.	 (RUS)	vanalaud    10.5   99.25

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

 7 Soosorv A.	 (EST)	asoosorv    10.5   90.5

 8 Filippov S.	 (RUS)	filippov    10	   88.5

 9 Fedorkin O.	 (RUS)	fedorkin     9.5   92.75

10 Bobkov E.	 (RUS)	bobkove      9	   81

11 Salnikov P.	 (RUS)	psalnikov    8.5   69.25

12 Kozhin M.	 (RUS)	jenaro	     1	   17





First League

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



Group B



Pl Participant	Country  Userid     Points Coeff.

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

 1 Ibragimova M. (RUS)	 mariam      13.5  110

 2 Chen Wei	 (CHI)	 chinastar   13     98

 3 Makarov P.	 (RUS)	 mak	     12     92.75

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

 4 Golosov V.	 (RUS)	 golosov     11     76.25

 5 Dzainukov E.  (AZR)	 dem	     10.5   75.5

 6 Yamamoto M.	 (JAP)	 myamamoto   10     75

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

 7 Turko S.	 (RUS)	 sturko      10     66

 8 Vershinin P.  (RUS)	 pavel	      4     28

 9 Artemiev S. (SPb,RUS) artemievs    3     20.5

10 Kazarin M.	 (RUS)	 mike	      3     17.5



Group C



Pl Participant Country Userid	  Points Coeff.

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

 1 Klimachev O. (RUS)  klimatchev   17	 130

 2 Barykin V.	(RUS)  vbarykin     16	 123

 3 Sinyov I.	(RUS)  sinyovi	    13	  76.5

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

 4 Lu Fanghai	(CHI)  lujiu	    11.5  73

 5 Filinov V.	(RUS)  vfilinov      9.5  41.75

 6 Salnikova N. (RUS)  nonna	     8.5  41.25

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

 7 Nazarov V.	(UKR)  vnazarov      6	  17

 8 Hasegawa K.	(JAP)  uo9man	     4.5  23.5

 9 Zaytsev V.	(RUS)  slava	     4	  13

10 Medjid A.	(TUR)  abmedj	     0	   0





Second League

(Quarterfinals of 9th Renju World Championship via e-mail)



Group D



Pl Participant	 Country Userid    Points Coeff.

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

 1 Yang Meng	  (CHI)  frogmeng    18   155

 2 Heybatov N.	  (AZE)  nheybatov   15   121

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

 3 Epifanov D.	  (RUS)  owen	     15   112

 4 Hongdeok-Seo   (KOR)  tjghdejr    14   111

 5 Long Zeng	  (CHI)  longzeng    13    87

 6 Youning Han	  (CHI)  icesword    13    85

 7 Lebedeva E.	  (RUS)  elena	      9    41

 8 Vodolazsky K.  (RUS)  vodolazsky   7    26

 9 Ma GuangZhzo   (CHI)  homework     4     4

10 Tatarintsev S. (RUS)  homa	      2     0

11 Lipsits A.	  (USA)  alipsits     0     0



Group E



 Pl  Participant   Country Userid     Points Coeff.

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

  1  Fedulina T.    (RUS)  tanja       18    150.5

  2  Yang Xuzl	    (CHI)  yangxuzl    17    138

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

  3  Kim Chang-hoon (KOR)  heroabro    16.5  128.5

  4  Kolesnik V.    (UKR)  kvik        15    107

  5  Chen Shoude    (CHI)  yyfcsd      13.5   83.5

 6-7 Eriksson B.    (SWE)  bje		9     33

 6-7 Karapetyan G.  (ARM)  barents	9     33

  8  Luo Dan	    (CHI)  solidsnake	6     12

9-11 Cui Yue	    (CHI)  cui_yue_bj	2      4

9-11 Qijin Hou	    (CHI)  caihou	2      4

9-11 Yu Xue Li	    (CHI)  xlili	2      4



Group F



Pl Participant	Country Userid	    Points Coeff.

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

 1 Potapov A.	 (RUS)	apotapov     20    180

 2 Cheng Mu	 (CHI)	moocheng     15.5  115

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

 3 Zhao Jianxin  (CHI)	guminzhao    14    115

 4 Poddubny K.	 (UKR)	underouk02   13     93.5

 5 Wuyue Sheng	 (CHI)	wyshlawyer   11     80.5

 6 Qingxiang Liu (CHI)	aspline       9     63

 7 Sorokina O.	 (RUS)	oksana	      8.5   53

 8 Gevorkyan H.  (ARM)	hovik	      7     41

 9 Liu Chao	 (CHI)	liuchao       6     30

10 Kauppinen N.  (FIN)	blind	      3     25

11 Kadyrov G.	 (RUS)	inkass	      3     20



Group G



Pl Participant	Country Userid	   Points Coeff.

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

 1 Wenzhe Lu	 (CHI)	luwenzhe    19.5  172.25

 2 Chuancheng Li (CHI)	ccwn	    17.5  139.75

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

 3 Karapetyan A. (ARM)	aramarka    16	  116.5

 4 Purk A.	 (EST)	andry	    15	  100

 5 Shenyi	 (CHI)	bighippo    12	   60

 6 Lents J.	 (EST)	lents	    10	   40

 7 Lin Wen Sheng (CHI)	snowflower   8	   24

 8 Hermansson H. (SWE)	bateman      6	   12

 9 Yegorov V.	 (RUS)	spice	     4	    4

10 Zhao Jianxin  (CHI)	guminzhao    2	    0

11 Manukyan M.	 (ARM)	mamh	     0	    0



Group H



  Pl  Participant  Country Userid    Points Coeff.

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

 1-2  Gulyaev I.    (UKR)  gulyaev     18   149

 1-2  Sun Chengmin  (CHI)  scm2000     18   149

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

  3   Zhou Peiqiu   (CHI)  orange      17   138

  4   Savrasova Yu. (RUS)  julia       12    73

  5   Eggert E.     (EST)  eeggert     12    67

  6   Yamamoto K.   (JAP)  itty        11    60

  7   Stepanov O.   (RUS)  stepanov    10    46

  8   Hong Gang     (CHI)  fourthree	6    12

  9   Gluhovsky L.  (ISR)  leonid	4     4

10-11 Huoyu Cen     (CHI)  crying	1     1

10-11 Wang Tengfei  (CHI)  wang-yuxi	1     1



Group I



Pl Participant	  Country Userid    Points Coeff.

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

 1 Taimla T.	   (EST)  tank	     18.5  162.5

 2 Alexandrov V.   (RUS)  alexv      16    135.5

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

 3 Zhou Xuan	   (CHI)  span	     15.5  114

 4 Wang Xiang Dong (CHI)  jn_gz      14     97.75

 5 Huasheng Feng   (CHI)  gauss98    12     73.75

 6 Ilu Timo	   (EST)  reigo      10.5   62.5

 7 Nekrasov D.	   (RUS)  denis       9     46

 8 Metreveli I.    (RUS)  irina       8.5   42

 9 Li Rui Fan	   (CHI)  chinawolf   4      4

10-11Nite Steven   (USA)  xnspeed     1      1

10-11Wang Rui	   (CHI)  mot	      1      1







Friendly yours,

Pavel Salnikov



Special thanks to Igor Sinyov and Alexey Potapov!

_____________________________________________________________________



TAKE PART IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VIA E-MAIL!



This year tournament, so as previous, will be held in 3 leagues: High League

(Group A, 12 participants), First League (Groups B and C, 12 participants

each) and Second League (Groups D, E, F, G, H and I).



6 top players from Groups B and C (3 players from each) will play in the

High League next year instead of 6 bottom players from Group A. 12 top

players from Groups D-I (2 players from each) will play in the First League

next year instead of bottom 12 players from Groups B and C (6 players from

each).



The tournament is held at PBeM Server (http://www.gamerz.net/pbmserv).



Time control - 135 days to each player for all game. Besides that, there is

an additional rule used at the server - 21 days per 1 move.



Starting date is March 3, 2003. Deadline for applications is February 16,

2003.



All renju fans are invited to take part in the tournament!



An application should consist of:

1. Name

2. Country

3. E-mail

4. Userid at PBeM Server



Please, send your applications to both:

Alexey Potapov (e-mail a-potapov@yandex.ru, ICQ 138599240), Chief Referee

(instead of Igor Sinyov)

Pavel Salnikov (e-mail psalnikov@hotmail.com, ICQ 105896625), just trying to

help :)



Now High League and First League look like as follows:



High League

(Final of 8th Renju World Championship via e-mail)



Group A



No Participant	      Country Userid

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

 1 Lunkin Vitaly       (RUS)  lunkin

 2 Zhang Jinyu	       (CHI)  freefish

 3 Dvoeglazov Vladimir (RUS)  dvoeglazov

 4 Nosovsky Alexandr   (RUS)  nosovs

 5 Laibinis Linas      (LIT)  llaibini

 6 Nikonov Konstantin  (RUS)  vanalaud

 7 Ibragimova Mariam   (RUS)  mariam

 8 Klimachev Oleg      (RUS)  klimatchev

 9 Chen Wei	       (CHI)  chinastar

10 Barykin Viktor      (RUS)  vbarykin

11 Makarov Pavel       (RUS)  mak

12 Sinyov Igor	       (RUS)  sinyovi



First League

(Semifinals of 9th Renju World Championship via e-mail)



Groups B and C



No Participant	    Country Userid

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

 1 Soosorv Ants      (EST)  asoosorv

 2 Filippov Sergej   (RUS)  filippov

 3 Fedorkin Oleg     (RUS)  fedorkin

 4 Bobkov Evgeny     (RUS)  bobkove

 5 Salnikov Pavel    (RUS)  psalnikov

 6 Kozhin Mikhail    (RUS)  jenaro

 7 Golosov Viktor    (RUS)  golosov

 8 Dzainukov Eldar   (AZR)  dem

 9 Yamamoto Mitsuo   (JAP)  myamamoto

10 Lu Fanghai	     (CHI)  lujiu

11 Filinov Vladimir  (RUS)  vfilinov

12 Salnikova Nonna   (RUS)  nonna

13 Yang Meng	     (CHI)  frogmeng

14 Heybatov Nizami   (AZR)  nheybatov

15 Fedulina Tatyana  (RUS)  tanja

16 Yang Xuzl	     (CHI)  yangxuzl

17 Potapov Alexey    (RUS)  apotapov

18 Cheng Mu	     (CHI)  moocheng

19 Wenzhe Lu	     (CHI)  luwenzhe

20 Chuancheng Li     (CHI)  ccwn

21 Sun Chengmin      (CHI)  scm2000

22 Gulyaev Igor      (UKR)  gulyaev

23 Taimla Tunnet     (EST)  tank

24 Alexandrov Viktor (RUS)  alexv





Friendly yours,

Pavel Salnikov


_____________________________________________________________________



Renju Newsletter No 1, 2003-01-06



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF MOSCOW YOUTH OPEN

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF MOSCOW YOUTH OPEN



Elektrostal, 4-5 January, 2003.

Swiss, 7 rounds.



Place	Participants		Town		Pts.	Buh.

 1	Oll Ajvo		Tallinn 	 6	29

 2	Okatova Anna		Podjuga 	5,5	28

 3	Sumarokov Evgeny	Podjuga 	 5	29,5

 4	Oblikas Mikk		Tallinn 	4,5	25

 5	Kolk Peeter		Tallinn 	4,5	24,5

 6	Pestereva Maria 	Podjuga 	4,5	23,5

 7	Yudin Andrey		Podjuga 	 4	31

 8	Vorobjev Aleksey	Elektrostal	 4	27,5

 9	Lebedeva Tatjana	Podjuga 	 4	22,5

10	Kraeva Tatjana		Podjuga 	3,5	22,5

11	Kruchok Roman		Podjuga 	 3	24,5

12	Klimenko Aleksey	Elektrostal	 3	20

13	Maksimov Nikolay	Podjuga 	2,5	30

14	Tarannikova Ekaterina	Moscow		2,5	26

15	Kolk Kaya		Tallinn 	2,5	20,5

16	Sutjagin Victor 	Elektrostal	 2	25,5

17	Komissarov Sergey	Elektrostal	 2	24,5



Regards,

Konstantin Nikonov.


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