Renju Newsletter 2005

No 40, 2005-12-10 : THE RESULT OF 3RD AND 4TH GAME OF JAPANESE MEIJIN MATCH
No 39, 2005-12-06 : PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT TWC
No 38, 2005-11-26 : FORUM ABOUT RENJU OPENING RULE
No 37, 2005-11-12 : NEWS FROM RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE, RESULTS FROM CHAMPIONSHIP URAL SIBIRIA REGION
No 36, 2005-11-06 : SOME NEWS FROM ESTONIA, FREEWARE RENJU PROGRAM
No 35, 2005-10-16 : THE RESULT OF 1ST AND 2ND GAME OF JAPANESE MEIJIN MATCH
No 34, 2005-10-02 : INVITATION TO OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
No 33, 2005-10-02 : HELSINKI OPEN 2005 RESULTS
No 32, 2005-09-24 : SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN GOMOKU 2005, 43RD JAPANESE MEIJINSEN TOURNAMENT, PROTOCOL FROM GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING, WETTERCUPEN NOV 12-13 2005
No 31, 2005-08-28 : HELSINKI OPEN 2005 RESTORED
No 30, 2005-08-21 : NEWS FROM ESTONIA, HELSINKI OPEN 2005 CANCELLED
No 29, 2005-07-28 : SUGGESTION OF TOURNAMENT RULES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, ESTONIA IS CANDIDATE FOR TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2006, UPDATED TOURNAMENT LIST
No 28, 2005-07-24 : RESULTS OF RENJU YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
No 27, 2005-07-19 : YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP AND OTHER NEWS FROM ESTONIA, RESULTS FROM OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BYSK (ALTAY REGION) OF GOMOKU
No 26, 2005-07-14 : AGENDA FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY
No 25, 2005-07-11 : ABOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
No 24, 2005-07-09 : RESULTS OF THE 2ND FINNISH CHAMPIONSHIP, HELSINKI OPEN TOURNAMENT 2005
No 23, 2005-07-05 : INFORMATION FROM ESTONIA, "TYUMEN MEJIN"
No 22, 2005-06-06 : 23RD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
No 21, 2005-05-15 : 5 OPEN RUSSIA CHAMPIONSHIP OF GOMOKU AMONG MEN AND WOMEN. OPEN CUP URAL AND SIBIRIA RENJU, THE 2005 CHINA-KOREA FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT
No 20, 2005-05-06 : RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP AMONG WOMEN AND RUSSIAN QUALIFICATION TO THE 9-TH WC
No 19, 2005-04-30 : TEAM-MATCH BETWEEN CHINA AND KOREA, RESULTS OF ESTONIAN QUALIFICATION TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL, RESULTS OF GO-MOKU PROGRAMMERS TOURNAMENT GOMOCUP 2005, EXPECTED STRUGGLE HUMAN VERSUS COMPUTER PROGRAM
No 18, 2005-04-23 : RESULTS FROM RENJU AND GOMOKU TOURNAMENT IN HRADEC KRALOVE, CZECH REPUBLIC, RESULTS OF KIEV OPEN TOURNAMENT 2005
No 17, 2005-04-11 : THE GO-MOKU PROGRAMMERS TOURNAMENT
No 16, 2005-04-07 : TOURNAMENT IN HRADEC KRALOVE
No 15, 2005-04-05 : RESULTS OF STORA SM & LILLA SM, RENLIB AND RENJU SOLVER
No 14, 2005-04-03 : CZECH OPEN 2005, RENJU IN KOREA TV
No 13, 2005-03-29 : RESULT OF NIHZNY NOVGOROD OPEN TOURNAMENT, RESULT OF INTERNATIONAL POLISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN RENJU
No 12, 2005-03-03 : TOURNAMENT IN ZHOLTYE VODY, UKRAINE
No 11, 2005-03-02 : RESULTS OF THE 13TH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP OF RUSSIA
No 10, 2005-02-28 : BALTIC LEAGUE IN STOCKHOLM 26-27 FEB 2005, RESULTS FROM 25 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TYUMEN OF GOMOKU MEN, KIEV OPEN TOURNAMENT 2005
No  9,  2005-02-13 : RESULTS FROM GOMOKU CHAMPIONSHIPS OF TYUMEN
No  8,  2005-02-13 : RENJU AND GOMOKU TOURNAMENTS, WARSAW, POLAND
No  7,  2005-02-13 : RESULTS OF ESTONIAN QT TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, 2. STAGE
No  6,  2005-02-05 : RENJU AND GOMOKU TOURNAMENTS, WARSAW, POLAND
No  5,  2005-01-31 : PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT THE NINTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
No  4,  2005-01-30 : OPEN RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN GOMOKU. OPEN CUB OF SIBERIA IN RENJU.
No  3,  2005-01-26 : RESULTS OF "8TH MIKAMI MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT" IN JAPAN
No  2,  2005-01-23 : RESULTS OF 1ST STAGE OF ESTONIAN QUALIFICATION TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
No  1,  2005-01-18 : RESULTS FROM CUB TYUMEN OF RENJU


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Renju Newsletter No 40, 2005-12-10



  Highlights 

  - THE RESULT OF 3RD AND 4TH GAME OF JAPANESE MEIJIN MATCH

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THE RESULT OF 3RD AND 4TH GAME OF JAPANESE MEIJIN MATCH



The 43th Japanese Meijin Match was held. The result was following;



<3rd game>

Kawamura-Hasegawa 0-1 I12 at 32th move



Hasegawa chose I12 and played the same tactics as Meijinsen-tournament. Kawamura 

changed the move at 9th. Hasegawa made a little weak protection. So Kawamura had 

almost won. However, Kawamura missed VCF and lost the game.



<4th game>

Hasegawa-Kawamura 1/2-1/2 D8 at 86th move



Kawamura selected D8 opening and Hasegawa chose black. Kawamura tried to find a 

good protection. But Hasegawa made a good attacking. Hasegawa had a big 

advantage and attacking. Kawamura had not missed any move and finally got a 

draw.



The total score is 2-1-1. The final game will be held 28th of next January.

If next game is draw, Hasegawa will be a Meijin.



Norihiko Kawamura 


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Renju Newsletter No 39, 2005-12-06



  Highlights 

  - PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT TWC 

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PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT TWC 

 

I am sending some preliminary information about TWC. Right now 7 teams have 

showed interest to take part - 2 russian, 2 estonian, Japanese, Swedish, 

Finnish. I am waiting news about more teams :)

 

Friendly, Ants





Team World Championship will held in Tallinn Hobbycenter "Kullo" 

(Mustamae tee 59), from April 29. till May 5. 2006. 



Preliminary schedule:

Apr. 29, arrival day, Opening Ceremony        

Apr. 30.-May 4. or May 5 (depending of tournament system). - rounds

May 4. or 5. Closing Ceremony and departure

                                                                                                                                  

Registration of teams:



We ask to registrate countries their teams before February 1. to know how many 

teams will take part. List of members of teams can be sent later.



Countries who need visa to enter to Estonia please send following datas us 

before March 1.:

1. Full name (s) and previous names

2. Place and time of birth

3. Passport number (no other passport information is needed)

4. Full home address

5. Sex



Accomodation and other costs:



Players will be accomodated to hostel "Merevaik" (Tallinn, Sopruse 182) to 

doublerooms. Maximumcosts for one person including accomodation and organised 

food (breakfast, lunch and supper) will be 150 EUR per whole period (Apr. 29-May 

5.), but we are working to find sponsors and we hope to cover at least part of 

Your costs. 

 

Tournament system. Exact tournament system will be decided after February. Most 

probably we will have 6-12 teams. I suggest following tournament systems: 



In case of 6 teams - Round Robin + Semifinals and Finals (totally 9 rounds)

In case of 7 teams - Round Robin + Finals (totally 9 rounds)

In case of 8 teams - Round Robin + Finals (totally 9 rounds)

In case of 9 teams - Round Robin + Finals (totally 11 rounds)

In case of 10 teams - Round Robin + Finals (totally11 rounds)

In case of 11 teams - Round Robin (11 rounds)

In case of 12 teams - Round Robin (11 rounds)



Time control will be 120 min + 30 sek per each move



Contact:

Ants Soosyrv +56 69 73 82, asoosyrv@hotmail.com, Ants.Soosyrv@mail.ee, myror@email.ee



Some main rules about TWC, decided by RIF Sport Commision

Team World Championships (TWC)



Purpose: To determine the World Champion team every second year.



When: To be played in April/May every even year.



How: Played according to Round Robin system, dividing the teams into group/-s

depending of number of participating teams. The Round Robin system can

be combined with some kind of cup system. One team has four players

plus one reserve player.



Tie breaking rules:

1. Number of game points

2. Team match points

3. Buchholz coefficient (calculated on game points)

4. Berger coefficient (calculated on game points)

5. Personal match between teams

6. Result of 1st table

7. Result of 2nd table

8. Result of 3rd table

9. If all criteria's are the same, the teams will share the places, except when precise

determination of places is required - in that case an extra game with 20 minutes

per player is played between the 1st table players (in case of 2 involved teams). If

the extra matches are to be played between 3 or more involved teams with same

tie break criteria's, the referee will decide the time limit of the games between the

1st table players. If the tie was not broken, there will be additional matches played

between the 1st table players until the tie is broken. The referee decides the time

limit for those matches.



Who: Below, the teams that are allowed to take part:

  The previous TWC champions generate one country team place

  One team from each country

  The organizing country has the right to participate with one extra team regardless

of how many teams they have from above.



Times: Thinking times are 2 hours or slightly more per player, without control moves.

Extra time, 30 minutes per 30 moves continuously, or similar.


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Renju Newsletter No 38, 2005-11-26



  Highlights 

  - FORUM ABOUT RENJU OPENING RULE 

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FORUM ABOUT RENJU OPENING RULE 



As you all know from RIF General Assembly protocol from August 2005 (or heard 

from your country's representative), RIF decided in the Assembly that everybody 

has the right to propose a renju opening rule and send the proposal to RIF Rules 

Commission before December 31, 2005. Since that meeting until today, we have 

added 3 more rules to the list. We now have 6 rules there. But perhaps there is 

still some great ideas which nobody has not thought of yet. Thats why we 

encourage you to join a discussion in the special Forum:

 

http://renju.compute.com.tw/~renjuclass/cgi-bin/forum/forums.cgi?forum=25

 

You can propose the new rules there or comment others' proposals. Our sincere 

hope is that all the renju countries will reach an agreement before the May 

2006, when RIF General Assembly comes together, in order to vote for the new 

opening rule.

 

Below is the introduction from that Forum:

 

This forum topic is opened by the initiative of RIF Rules Commission. The 

purpose of this forum topic is to publish everybody's suggestions about new 

opening rules and give others the opportunity to write comments, pointing out 

the advantages and disadvantages. 



Everybody may write a new rule suggestion, following the posting standard of the 

first 5 rules of this forum. Everybody can become a member of this forum for 

free. Furthermore, this specific topic "Renju Opening Rules" does not require 

membership. But please write your real name and contact information if you are 

the one who proposes an opening rule. 



The New Rules proposals can be added until December 31, 2005. After that, there 

will be no possiblity to add any new proposals, and the discussion will focus on 

these proposals which are published before that deadline. 



In May 2006, the RIF General Assembly will choose one of the proposals from this 

list. After that the chosen opening rule will become the official RIF opening 

rule. 



If you want to propose an opening rule which would be considered seriously by 

Renju International Federation, then try to make the rule which would meet the 

requirements below: 



- the new rule should not be very different from the current rule (the smaller

  is the change, the better)

- the new rule should give much more playable (balanced) variants than the

  current rule

- it should be fair to both players (one player should not have too big

  "home preparation" advantage)

- it should be easy for beginners

- it should include all or nearly all the existing theory

- the first move should be in the center



Welcome to the Forum!!

Ando Meritee


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Renju Newsletter No 37, 2005-11-12



  Highlights 

  - NEWS FROM RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE

  - RESULTS FROM CHAMPIONSHIP URAL SIBIRIA REGION

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NEWS FROM RUSSIAN FIRST LEAGUE 



Now the XIV Open Tournament of Russian First League is going on in Nizny 

Novgorod. 52 players started to play on November 7 by 11-round Swiss System.



Standings of those who have 4 and more points after 6 rounds:



 1. Purk Andry         (Tallinn)         6    23,0

 2. Artemyev Sergej    (St.Petersburg)   5    23,0

 3. Klimashin ?lexandr (St.Petersburg)   5    21,0

 4. Lents Johann       (Tallinn)         5    20,5

 5. Kareyev Vladislav  (N.Novgorod)     4.5   20,0

 6. Nikonov Konstantin (Electrostal)    4.5   18,0

 7. Kozhin Mikhail     (Dubna)          4.5   14,5

 8. Lysakov Mikhail    (Podyuga)         4    24,0

 9. Berezin Roman      (N.Novgorod)      4    22,0

10. Nekrasov Yevgeny   (Podyuga)         4    21,0

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

11. Filinov Vladimir   (St.Petersburg)   4    19,0

12. Serdyukov Yevgeny  (Podyuga)         4    18,5

13. Krayeva Tatyana    (Podyuga)         4    16,0



Most interesting results:

Kozhin  - Merkulov (Podyuga)        - 0:1     (round 1)

Kareyev - Balabhai (St.Petersburg)  - 0.5:0.5 (round 2)

Lents   - Salnikova (St.Petersburg) - 0:1     (round 2)

Lysakov - Klimashin                 - 1:0     (round 3)

Berezin - Kareyev                   - 1:0     (round 3)

Nikonov - Karasyov (N.Novgorod)     - 0:1     (round 4)

Purk    - Artemyev                  - 1:0     (round 6)



According to final standings top 10 participants will get the right to play in 

Open Russian High League, which will be held in the end of February, 2006.



Friendly,

Pavel Salnikov

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RESULTS FROM CHAMPIONSHIP URAL, SIBIRIA REGION OF GOMOKU AND RENJU.

PLAYED IN RUSSIA' NOVOSIBIRSK On 4-6. NOVEMBER 



Gomoku -tournament.

10 players took part. 9 rounds was played. 

 

 1. Lomakin Mikhail   Tyumen        9 points

 2. Drozov Vladimir   Pervouralsk  6,5

 3. Vinokurzev Viktor Burjatia     6,5

 4. Smirnov Anatoly   Pervouralsk  6,5

 5. Kovalenko Maruna  Tyumen        5

 6. Pushkarev Dmitry  Tyumen        4

 7. Lebedev Eygeny    Bysk          3

 8. Yakovlev Igor     Lesosibirsk   2

 9. Manikov Alekhey   Novosibirsk  1,5

10. Alexeev Viktor    Bysk          1



Renju -tournament.

10 players took part. 7 rounds was played. 

 

 1. Kolesnikov Alexey Tomsk         6 points

 2. Vinikurzev Viktor Burjatia     4,5

 3. Drozdov Vladimir  Pervoeralsk  4,5

 4. Sakhapov Albert   Tomsk         4

 5. Lomakin Mikhail   Tyumen        4

 6. Pushkarev Dmitry  Tyumen        3

 7. Kurochkin Viktor  Tomsk        2,5

 8. Kovalenko Marina  Tyumen       2,5

 9. Smirnov Anatoly   Pervouralsk  2,5

10. Kalashnik Sergey  Tomsk        1,5



RESULTS FROM  CHAMPIONSHIP NOVOSIBIRSK OF GOMOKU

4 players took part. 6 rounds was played. 



1. Manikov Alekhey   5 points

2. Timofeev Petr     3

3. Lutyui Grigory    3

4. Yurganov Vladimir 1



Saranchin Alexander, 

The Manager of The Renju and Gomoku Federation of Russia 


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Renju Newsletter No 36, 2005-11-06



  Highlights 

  - SOME NEWS FROM ESTONIA

  - FREEWARE RENJU PROGRAM

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SOME NEWS FROM ESTONIA



Tallinn Open 2005 will held December 28.-30. in Tallinn Hobbycentre "Kullo", 

Mustamae street 59. Playing rules are "Taraguchi", similar with Tarannikov, but 

after 4th move another player has right except swap or adding 5th stones to add 

also 5 alternative 5th moves, after that first player who played 4th move cant 

swap any more and game will continue. This rule is good in case of far 4th move.



We will play 8 rounds in Swiss system. Exact time-table will be published later. 

Time control is 50 min per player + 30 sec per each move. 



Tournament fee is 5 EUR per player.



Right now players from China, Russia, Finland, Sweden and  Estonia are going to 

take part. Players from other countries are welcome too of course :)



Attention! Players who need visa, should send us following datas as soon as 

possible:



1. Full name

2. Place and time of birth

3. Passport number (no other passport information is needed)

4. Full home address

5. Sex

 

Making of invitaiton in Department of Migration in Tallinn might take 30 days, 

after that You can apply for visa, so please be hurry! Invitation costs 10 EUR, 

most probably players need to cover these costs theirselves.

 

Contact: asoosyrv@hotmail.com, Ants.Soosyrv@mail.ee, myror@email.ee, +37256697382

 

You are welcome to Tallinn!

 

Results of Estonian Championship, played in Karepa October 1.-2.:

1. Timo Ilu 5,5

2. Ants Soosyrv 4,5

3. Johann Lents 4

4. Aivo Oll 3

5. Kaia Kolk 2

6. Renee Pajuste 2

7. Iisak Virma



As You see many strong players didnt play. For Timo it was 3rd big success in 

this year - he won also Baltic League and Helsinki Open.

 

Estonian delegation - Ando Meritee, Marje Mets, Ants Soosyrv visited Shanghai in 

October. We met leaders and players of local club. It was really nice and warm 

welcome from part of Shanghai club. We talked about future cooperation and hope 

that Shanghai club players can participate in Tallinn Open and other big 

Estonian tournaments and estonians will join Shanghai invited tournaments.

 

Friendly, Ants

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FREEWARE RENJU PROGRAM



I'm doing this game just for the love of this game. It's popular when I was in 

China. After I migrated to Australia, I was thinking about introducing it to 

australians. So I wrote the little program for my friends to try. The responses 

are amazingly good. So I made up my mind to make a freeware and publish it 

online.



My website is: http://www.liangsoftware.com or http://web.aanet.com.au/junl



Get started for beginners:

1. The program is easy to install. Just follow the setup wizard.

2. After installed, Beginners can just leave all options to default.

3. Click menu "Game", users can choose start a game in many different modes 

   underneath the menu.

4. Users can use either mouse (left button) or keyboard (directional keys plus 

   Enter key) to place a stone. 



About future development:

1. I want the software to be smarter and smarter. That’s the main challenge to me.

2. I want to add online playing function so that users can play each other.

3. I’d like to include some classical games played in world championship so that 

   the users can appreciate some high level games.

4. I also want to write PDA & Cell phone version but it’s a low priority.



Best regards,

Jun Liang


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Renju Newsletter No 35, 2005-10-16



  Highlights 

  - THE RESULT OF 1ST AND 2ND GAME OF JAPANESE MEIJIN MATCH

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THE RESULT OF 1ST AND 2ND GAME OF JAPANESE MEIJIN MATCH



The 43th Japanese Meijin Match was held. The result was following;



<1st game>

Hasegawa-Kawamura 1-0 D11 at 53rd move



Hasegawa had analyzed deeply D11 variation and won by black. Until 20th move, it 

was same as the 1st game of last year (Yamaguchi-Kawamura). Hasegawa showed the 

best move at 21th, Kawamura could not find any good protection after that.



<2nd game>

Hasegawa-Kawamura 0-1 D3 at 36th move



Hasegawa selected D3 opening and Kawamura chose white. Kawamura tried to attack 

at 10, 16 and 18th move. Hasegawa made a bad move at 19. Kawamura attacked from 

20 and won by double-three prohibited.



The total score is 1-1. The 3rd game will be held 3rd of December, 4th game will 

be held 4th of December.



Norihiko Kawamura 


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Renju Newsletter No 34, 2005-10-02



  Highlights 

  - INVITATION TO OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

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INVITATION TO OPEN SWEDISH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP



See http://renju.nu/tournaments/OpenSTC2005.pdf

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Renju Newsletter No 33, 2005-10-02



  Highlights 

  - HELSINKI OPEN 2005 RESULTS 

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HELSINKI OPEN 2005 RESULTS 



Helsinki Open, the 2nd tournament of Nordic Renju Cup, was played 24.-25. 

September. The playing rule was Jonsson rule. Swiss system with 7 rounds as 

played, time control 40min/player. Results: 



Place Name 



   1. Timo Ilu            6      33.0 

   2. Johann Lents        6      28.0 

   3. Tunnet Taimla       5      28.0 

   4. Ants Soosyrv        5      26.0 

   5. Andry Purk          5      23.0 

   6. Stefan Karlsson     4      32.0 

   7. Marko Pellikka      4      30.0 

   8. Samuli Saarenpää    4      28.0 

   9. Aivo Oll            4      25.0 

  10. Irene Karlsson      4      21.0 

  11. Jussi Ikonen        3      22.0 

  12. Kala Haivonen       3      21.0 

  13. Peter Jonsson       2      27.0 

  14. Jari Ikonen         2      21.0 

  15. Eevert Kokkonen     2      18.0 

  16. Erki Nukk           2      18.0 

  17. Chrislyn Kikkas     1      22.0 

  18. Eelis Kokkonen      1      18.0 



Johann won Timo, but lost to Tunnet. He had to accept 2nd place for the 

second time in a row, since he lost tournament title last year also with 

coefficients.

All the games will be published during this or next week on NRC website 

http://nrc.renju.fi along with updated NRC standings. Timo has now won both 

tournaments, and in Tallinn Open he might easily become the 1st NRC 

champion.

The Finnish Federation wishes to give special thanks to Eila Huhtinen, the 

former principal of Kotinummi school, where we played. Without her help, 

this year's tournament would have been cancelled. We owe her so much. 



Best wishes,

Samuli Saarenpää

samuli@renju.fi


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Renju Newsletter No 32, 2005-09-24



  Highlights 

  - SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN GOMOKU 2005 

  - 43RD JAPANESE MEIJINSEN TOURNAMENT 

  - PROTOCOL FROM GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING 

  - WETTERCUPEN NOV 12-13 2005 

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SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN GOMOKU 2005 

 

The Swedish Championship in Gomoku was played in Hogsjo 17-18 September. Players 

from Ornskoldsvik in the north to Lund in the south took part as well as Kjetil 

Nossum from Norway. 

 

Stefan Karlsson was favourite of course and he proved that he was the best 

player in this tournament. He won all games he started and only dropped points 

after drawing 2-2 with Anders Bertilsson and Petter Lindholm. Elin Dahlin was 

best among the girls with 9th place. 

 

Anders Bertilsson 

 

                                     Points  Qual.    SB 

 1. Stefan Karlsson     Stockholm     8.0    46.5    44.50 

 2. Anders Bertilsson   Hogsjo        6.5    48.5    37.00 

 3. Petter Lindholm     Lund          6.5    48.0    34.50 

 4. Bjorn Lind          Stockholm     6.5    44.5    31.50 

 5. Tomas Hagenfors     Kumla         6.0    45.5    30.75 

 6. Richard Sandstrom   Jonkoping     5.5    44.0    26.25 

 7. Peter Jonsson       Jonkoping     5.5    44.0    24.25 

 8. Fredrik Ternerot    Lund          5.5    43.5    25.75 

 9. Elin Dahlin         Stockholm     5.0    45.0    22.00 

10. Kjetil Nossum       Norge         5.0    41.5    19.25 

11. Irene Karlsson      Stockholm     5.0    39.5    20.50 

12. Joel Hallqvist      Helsingborg   5.0    38.0    19.50 

13. Marcus Eriksson     Hogsjo        4.5    42.5    18.75 

14. Kristian Thorn      Helsingborg   4.5    40.0    15.25 

15. Hans Sjostedt       Marsta        4.5    37.5    16.25 

16. Nathalie Hallkvist  Helsingborg   4.5    30.5    10.00 

17. Tomas Persson       Orebro        4.0    40.0    15.50 

18. Magnus Eriksson     Hogsjo        4.0    36.0    14.25 

19. Anette Jonsson      Helsingborg   4.0    35.0    11.50 

20. Johan Bjornemalm    Orebro        4.0    31.0    10.00 

21. Linus Andersson     Hogsjo        4.0    27.5     8.00 

22. Carl Hermansson     Hogsjo        3.5    37.0    14.00 

23. Asa Brandt          Strangnas     3.5    34.0    10.00 

24. Henrik Soderberg    Ornskoldsvik  3.0    31.5     6.00 

25. Isac Hermansson     Hogsjo        3.0    30.0     6.25 

26. Eric Hansson        Karna         3.0    29.5     6.50 

27. Joakim Strom        Hogsjo        1.5    29.0     2.00 

28. Emma Warner         Stockholm     0.5    30.0     1.50 

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43RD JAPANESE MEIJINSEN TOURNAMENT 

 

The result of the 43rd Japanese Meijinsen tournament is following; 

(it was held from 17 to 19 of September) 

 

                W-L-D 

 1. K.Hasegawa  8-1  

 2. Y.Yamaguchi 6-2-1 

 3. H.Okabe     6-2-1 

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

 4. J.Takashima 5-3-1 

 5. Y.Kamo      4-4-1 

 6. S.Ishitani  3-4-2 

 7. H.Matsuura  3-6  

 8. K.Sato      3-6 

 8. K.Tanaka.   2-5-2 

10. K.Kawate    1-8 

 

Hasegawa won the Meijinsen tournament 11times! 

The Meijin Match between Kawamura and Hasegawa will be held from 

8th and 9th of October. 

 

Norihiko Kawamura 

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PROTOCOL FROM GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING 

http://www.renju.nu/GA2005/RIFmeetingTallinnProtocol.htm

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WETTERCUPEN NOV 12-13 2005 

 

The Renju Club of Jonkoping invites everybody to Wettercupen. On Nov 12 it is a 

7 round Swiss tournament deciding what players who will enter the cup (quarters, 

semis and final) on Nov 13. Players who not enter the cup play a Swiss/Round 

Robin tournament on Nov 13 for deciding the places 9 and down. 

 

Official RIF rules. Time is 30 min with a draw after 100 moves except in the cup 

where the time is 60 min, also with draw after 100 moves. If a game in the cup 

ends draw, a blitz game (5 min) will be played. All players in the cup play 

three games for deciding places 1-8. 

 

No tournament fee for foreign players. Most likely we can help with free 

accommodation for our guests from abroad. 

 

On the evening of  Nov 12 it will be a special celebration party because the 

club will celebrate its 25th birthday. Tommy Maltell will show many interesting 

things from the past 25 years. 

 

Welcome 

 

Peter Jonsson, Organizer 

petejonsson@hotmail.com 

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Renju Newsletter No 31, 2005-08-28



  Highlights 

  - HELSINKI OPEN 2005 RESTORED 

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HELSINKI OPEN 2005 RESTORED 



It is my great pleasure to announce Helsinki Open 2005 restored. Former 

principle of Kotinummi School, Eila Huhtinen agreed to help us with 

organizing the tournament. With her help we are once again able to arrange 

this traditional tournament in Helsinki. 



The renju tournament will be played during two days (24.-25.9.2005). Time 

limit is 50 min per player per game and total 7 rounds will be played. The 

signup fee is 5 € per player. Ants is the main referee for the renju 

tournament. 



The renju tournament is part of Nordic Renju Cup 2005 (www.nrc.renju.fi) and 

it will be played with following rules suggested by RIF president Peter 

Jonsson: 



1. First player puts an opening, three moves

2. Possibility to swap for second player

3. "White player" put stone 4 and tells the number of fifth moves that will 

   be used (1, 2 or 3 fifth alternatives).

4. Next player has a possibility to swap

5. "Black player" put as many alternative fifth stones as mentioned

6. "White player" chooses one of them and continues with playing a stone of

   his/her own. 

7. Players keep playing one stone at each turn. 



Also two gomoku tournaments are played, one for each day. There is no signup 

fee at Gomoku tournaments. 



Please see the results, pictures, and games from past Helsinki Open 

tournaments at www.renju.fi and join the biggest renju event in Finland this 

year! For more information, please contact Jussi Ikonen (jussi@renju.fi) or 

Samuli Saarenpää (samuli@renju.fi) See you at Helsinki! 



Yours, 



Jussi Ikonen

chairman, Suomen Renju ry

jussi@renju.fi

www.renju.fi


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Renju Newsletter No 30, 2005-08-21



  Highlights 

  - NEWS FROM ESTONIA 

  - HELSINKI OPEN 2005 CANCELLED 

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NEWS FROM ESTONIA 

 

Full tables of World Championship are available in World Championship page 

(www.renju.ee/wc, game records) 

 

July 26.-29. we had Youth Mind Sport Festival in Tallinn. July 26. also renju 

tournament was played, 6 rounds, Swiss system. 

 

Results: 

 

 1. Tunnet Taimla (EST)        5,5 

 2. Timo Ilu (EST)             4,5 

 3. Konstantin Chingin (RUS)    4 

 4. Johann Lents (EST)          4 

 5. Yulia Savrasova (RUS)       4 

 6. Andry Purk (EST)            4 

 7. Maciej Nowakowski (POL)     4 

 8. Maria Pestereva (RUS)       4 

 9. Viktoria Rachitskaya (RUS) 3,5 

10. Joel Hallkvist (SWE)       3,5 

11. Rickard Sandström (SWE)     3 

12. Egor Serdyukov  (RUS)       3 

13. Glen Liventaal (EST)        3 

14. Nikolai Maksimov (RUS)      3 

15. Linnea Widman (SWE)         3 

16. Tiina Klooster (EST)        2 

17. Tauri Purk (EST)            2 

18. Siim Sepman (EST)           2 

19. Tatyana Kraeva (RUS)        2 

20. Kaia Kolk (EST)             2 

21. Paul Väljataga (EST)        2 

22. Mark Kuusk (EST)            2 

23. Karin Klooster (EST)        1 

 

Aug. 11.- 16. Karepa Open 2005 was played. This time we had "Taraguchi" rules. 

These are similar with "´Tarannikov" rules, but after 4th move second players 

has right to put 5 fifth moves and in that case first player can not swap any 

more. 

 

7 rounds, Swiss system 

 

 1. Ando Meritee (EST)        7 

 2. Johann Lents (EST)        6 

 3. Alexandr Klimashin (RUS)  5  (33) 

 4. Vladimir Sushkov (RUS)    5  (26) 

 5. Andry Purk (EST)          4  (33) 

 6. Pavel Ses (RUS)           4  (29,5) 

 7. Ivan Zubachenko (RUS)     4  (25,5) 

 8. Konstantin Chingin (RUS)  4  (25) 

 9. Mikk Oblikas (EST)        4  (23,5) 

10. Stefan Karlsson (SWE)     4  (19,5) 

11. Ilya Gerasimov (RUS)      3  (29,5) 

12. Alvar Timmermann (EST)    3  (28,5) 

13. Nadezhda Timokhina (RUS)  3  (22,5) 

14. Rauni Lillemets (EST)     3  (21) 

15. Sander Sulane (EST)       3  (20) 

16. Peeter Kolk (EST)        2,5 (22,5) 

17. Andrei Serdyuk (RUS)     2,5 (17,5) 

18. Dmitri Smirnov (RUS)     1,5 

19. Siim Sepman (EST)         1 

20. Mart Kullamaa (EST)      0,5 

 

We had 2 really sensational results - Timmermann beat Chingin and Kolk Karlsson. 

Mertiee beat Lents, Klimashin, Purk and Chingin. Lents beat Klimashin and Purk, 

 

Klimashin won against Sushkov, Purk against Sushkov and Karlsson, Sushkov 

against Chingin. 

 

Aug. 10. also blitztournament with 15 players was played. 

 

Ando won with 13 points (only loss against Tunnet) 2. Sushkov 12 (losses against 

Ando and Tunnet) 3. Tunnet 11   4. Chingin 11   5. Andry 11. 

 

Friendly, Ants 

_____________________________________________________________________ 

 

HELSINKI OPEN 2005 CANCELLED 

 

The Finnish Federation regretfully informs, that the planned Helsinki Open 

will not be played. Our partnerschool will no longer be co-working with us 

after many wonderful years. 

 

We are currently negotiating about keeping a tournament in late November in 

the city of Tampere. We may get final decision about our new partner already 

during next week. We will inform you immediately, when we get final 

information about the details of this possible tournament, that would in the 

future replace Helsinki Open. 

 

We are sorry for any inconvience, that our problems might have caused. We 

hope many of you will join us, if we get the tournament place. 

 

Best wishes, 

Samuli Saarenpää 

samuli@renju.fi  


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Renju Newsletter No 29, 2005-07-28



  Highlights 

    - SUGGESTION OF TOURNAMENT RULES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    - ESTONIA IS CANDIDATE FOR TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2006

    - UPDATED TOURNAMENT LIST

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SUGGESTION OF TOURNAMENT RULES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

To be presented for General Assembly in Tallinn in August 2005.

See http://www.renju.nu/GA2005/WorldChampionshipsTournamentRules.pdf



ESTONIA IS CANDIDATE FOR TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2006

Earlier has been announced that Korea is candidate. Who will organize TWC 2006 

will be decided at General Assembly in Tallinn during World Championships in 

August 2005.



UPDATED TOURNAMENT LIST

The official Tournament list of RIF has been updated with tournaments

September - December 2005. See http://renju.nu/tournaments/Tourn2005.txt


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Renju Newsletter No 28, 2005-07-24 

 

   Highlights 

     - RESULTS OF RENJU YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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RESULTS OF RENJU YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP



Renju Youth European Championship is finished. It was interesting battle what 

hold in Syrgavere, in small village in the middle of Estonia, July 15.-20. 



Results were following:



Gr.A

 

 1. Konstantin Chingin (RUS)  8  (from 9 games)

 2. Andry Purk         (EST) 7,5

 3. Johann Lents       (EST) 7,5

 4. Egor Serdyukov     (RUS) 5,5

 5. Rickard Sandstrom  (SWE)  5

 6. Maciej Nowakowski  (POL)  5

 7. Pawel Nowak        (POL) 3,5

 8. Siim Sepman        (EST)  2

 9. Mart Kullamaa      (EST)  1

10. Martin Leis        (EST)  0

 

Leaders Chingin and Lents met in 7th round and made draw. In 8th

round Purk beat Lents. Chingin needed at least draw in last round

against Purk and he made it and got champion title again! Purk was

beaten in first round by Serdyukov.

 

 

gr.B



 1. Tunnet Taimla      (EST)  11 (out of 11)

 2. Timo Ilu           (EST) 9,5 

 3. Alexandr Kadulin   (RUS)  9

 4. Mikhail Lisakov    (RUS) 8,5

 5. Mikk Oblikas       (EST)  7

 6. Maxim Merkulov     (RUS)  5 (59,5)

 7. Alvar Timmermann   (EST)  5 (59)

 8. Sander Sulane      (EST)  5 (56)

 9. Nikolay Maximov    (RUS)  4 (65)

10. Joel Hallkvist     (SWE)  4 (61)

11. Ergo Kaljuste      (EST)  3 (67)

12. Sergey Romanov     (RUS)  3 (62)

13. Peeter Kolk        (EST)  2

14. Paul Väljataga     (EST)  1



gr. C



In this group first Round Robin was played and later 1.-4. and 5.-8. made Round 

Robin separately. All points were counted in. First 7 players were from Russia. 

One of the main favorite Roman Kriuchok failed in this tournament and couldnt 

enter into top 4.



1. Artyom Merkulov   9

2. Egor Solovyev     7

3. Ruslan Savrasov   6

4. Yurij Tumanov     5

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

5. Roman Kriuchok   6,5

6. Ruslan Prokopiev  4

7. Vladislav Serov  1,5

8. Iisak Virma (EST) 1

 

gr. D

 

1. Yulia Savrasova (RUS) 9 (out of 9)

2. Linnea Widman   (SWE) 5

3. Karin Klooster  (EST) 3

4. Chrislyn Kikkas (EST) 1



gr. E

Double Round Robin was played. 4 first players were from Russia



1.    Tatyana Kraeva        8 (out of 8)

2.    Maria Pestereva       4 (extragame 1-0)

3.    Viktoriya Rachitskaya 4

4.-5. Tatyana Lebedeva and Kaia Kolk (EST) 2



gr. F

4 times Round Robin was played:



1. Anastasia Oborina  (RUS) 9

2. Yulia Litvinova    (RUS) 7

3. Olesia Novozhilova (RUS) 5

4. Eleri Kaljuste     (EST) 3



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 27, 2005-07-19 

 

  Highlights 

  - YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP AND OTHER NEWS FROM ESTONIA 

  - RESULTS FROM OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BYSK (ALTAY REGION) OF GOMOKU 

_____________________________________________________________________



YOUTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP AND OTHER NEWS FROM ESTONIA 

 

Youth European Championship is going in Syrgavere, Estonia. 

 

In gr. A 10 players from 4 countries - Russia, Poland, Sweden, Estonia are 

taking part. 

 

After 5 rounds Konstantin Chingin and Johann Lents are leading with 5 points. 

However Chingin could easily lose against another Russian player Serdyukov and 

Lents against Swedish player Sandstrom. 

 

In gr. B 14 players from Russia, Sweden and Estonia are playing. After 6 rounds 

standings are following: 

 

1. Tunnet Taimla 6 points 

2.-3. Timo Ilu and Mikhail Lisakov 4,5 

4. Kadulin   4 

 

Taimla and Kadulin - current World champion and current European champion met 

already in the first round. Unfortunately Kadulin made big mistake in opening 

and lost very quickly. Tunnet have beated also Ilu and Lisakov. 

 

Gr. C  - 8 players from Russia and Estonia are taking part, 6 have played: 

1. Artyom Merkulov (Russia) 5,5 

2. Egor Solovyev (Russia) 4,5 

3.-4. Ruslan Savrasov, Yurij Tumanov (Russia) 4 

 

Gr.D 4 girls are taking  part, after double Round Robin situation is following 

(they will play one more Round Robin): 

 

1. Yulia Savrasova 6 (what a surprise :) ) 

2. Linnea Widman 3 

 

Gr. E 5 girls are playing double Round Robin: 

 

1. Tatyana Kraeva 5 points (5) 

2. Viktoriya Rachitskaya 4 

 

Gr. F 4 girls are playing 4 times Round Robin, after 7 rounds situation is 

following: 

 

1. Anastasia Oborina 6 

2. -3. Novozhilova and Litvinova 3 

 

 

 

Some information about World Championship. 

 

Now its clear that we can use questhouse "Paasu" during July 28.-30. as well, 

also earlier who need. In "Paasu" will stay some swedish players already from 

July 25., Japanese and Taiwanese delegations from July 27. Its possible to get 

places in hostel "Merevaik" before July 28. as well but people who need it 

should apply it quite quickly. 

 

Karepa Open - whole camp will held Aug. 10.-17., tournament with "Tarannikov" 

rules will be played Aug. 11.-14. Chingin, Klimashin, Karlsson and some unknown 

estonian players (Meritee, Taimla and others) 

 

Friendly, Ants 

_____________________________________________________________________ 



RESULTS FROM OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BYSK (ALTAY REGION) OF GOMOKU 

PLAYED IN RUSSIA' BYSK.  On 16. JULY 

 

6 players took part. 10 rounds was played. 

 

1. Gruzdev Alexander  Bysk        9,5 point   4 dan 

2. Lomakin Mikhail    Tyumen      7,5         7 dan 

3. Alekseev Viktor    Bysk        4,5         3 dan 

4. Lomakin Gennady    Bysk         4          1 dan 

5. Khabarov V         Bysk         3          1 kyu 

6. Lomakina Olga      Tyumen      1,5         2 kyu 

 

Saranchin Alexander, 

The Maneger of The Renju and Gomoku Federation of Russia 


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Renju Newsletter No 26, 2005-07-14 

 

  Highlights 

  - AGENDA FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

_____________________________________________________________________



AGENDA FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

 

See the following web pages: 

 

AGENDA FOR THE RIF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. AUG 4 2005. TALLIN, ESTONIA 

http://www.renju.nu/GA2005/AGENDA.htm 

 

 

RIF FINANCIAL YEARS 030701-040630 AND 040701-050630 (3 sheets) 

http://www.renju.nu/GA2005/FinancialReport.htm 

 

Peter Jonsson, President of RIF 


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Renju Newsletter No 25, 2005-07-11 

 

  Highlights 

  - ABOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 

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ABOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 

 

If you can't open http://www.renju.ee/wc, because of any reason, 

please try http://renju.compute.com.tw/~renju/wc/home.html 

 

It's now last time to registrate to WC. We won't accept any new registration to 

QT,WT and BT after July 20., even if player has right to play in QT according 

RIF qualification rules. We can accept only changes among national places - for 

example Ukrainian representative can't come and another Ukrainian player will 

join instead. Right now list of Qualification tournament players is following: 

 

Vladimir Sushkov   (Russia) 

Mikhail Kozhin     (Russia) 

Yuri Tarannikov    (Russia) 

 

Yoshihiro Iio      (Japan) 

Shin-ichi Ishitani (Japan) 

Makoto Yamaguchi   (Japan) 

Yuuki Oosumi       (Japan) 

 

Andrey Hramov      (Uzbekistan) 

Boris Petrov       (Uzbekistan) 

Oleg Kuryan        (Uzbekistan) 

 

Stefan Karlsson    (Sweden) 

Tord Andersson     (Sweden) 

 

Wang Chin-Kung     (Taiwan) 

Chen Ko-Han        (Taiwan) 

Cheng Wei-Yuan     (Taiwan) 

 

Olexander Drozd    (Ukraine) 

 

Maciej Nowakowski  (Poland) 

 

Eldar Dzainukov    (Aserbaidjan) 

Nizami Eibatov     (Aserbaidjan) 

 

Johann Lents       (Estonia) 

Aivo Oll           (Estonia) 

Andry Purk         (Estonia) 

Timo Ilu           (Estonia) is reserve player



Right to play in QT thanks for high RIF rating have also Nakamura, Kawamura, 

Hasegawa, Nara, Kim Byong-Yun, Soosyrv, Nishizono, Klimashin, Fedorkin, 

Salnikov, Matsuura, Kareyev, Ooi, Veidemanis, Vershinin, Hayakawa, Kuga, 

Kashihara, Gaulitz. If you want to sign-up, please do it before July 20.

Also please players who are in list but are not able to play, please tell 

it to us as soon as possible.



For all players who haven't sent following data, please try to send as soon as 

possible: 

 

1. Time and transport of your arrival and departure 

 

2. Special wishes about accomodation (place and also whom you prefer to be 

   together in room). For AT players we will play place in double room July 31.- 

   Aug.8. in Guesthouse "Paasu". We also need to pay 50% of payment for all people 

   who will live in Paasu 2 weeks before, so we need to be sure, who wil live 

   there. 

 

3. Would you like to eat organised lunch July 29.-Aug.7. Its possible in 

   Tournament building 13.00 -15.00 every day and costs 50 EEK per lunch. 

   For AT and WT players we will pay lunch Aug.1 - Aug.7 

 

4. Some information about your renjucareer 

 

5. Your expectations in WC 2005 

 

6. Photo 

 

7. Time of your birth 

 

8. Your dan or kyu 

 

See you soon! 

 

Friendly, Ants 

 

contacts: Ants Soosyrv +372 56 69 73 82, asoosyrv@hotmail.com, Ants.Soosyrv@mail.ee 

          Ando Meritee +372 51 63 114,   ando@renju.net 


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Renju Newsletter No 24, 2005-07-09 

 

  Highlights 

  - RESULTS OF THE 2ND FINNISH CHAMPIONSHIP 

  - HELSINKI OPEN TOURNAMENT 2005 

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF THE 2ND FINNISH CHAMPIONSHIP 

 

The 2nd FC was held 2.-3.7. again at Tampere. Sadly this time only 5 players 

could come, so we decided to play many games: double round robin with 45min 

time control. The final results were: 

 

1. Samuli Saarenpää  6p (20,5)

2. Jussi Ikonen      6p (17,5)

3. Kari Haikonen     4,5p 

4. Marko Pellikka    2p 

5. Lauri Toivonen    1,5p 

 

The weekend was anyway very much fun for us, and especially nice was the 

success of both Jussi and Kari, who had played good tournaments earlier 

without bigger success. Last year Tampere had 3 first places but this year 

Jussi and Kari took 2 trophies to Helsinki. All games can be found from our 

website www.renju.fi

_____________________________________________________________________ 



HELSINKI OPEN TOURNAMENT 2005 

 

The Finnish Federation is planning to keep the Helsinki Open tournament 

again this autumn. Currently, we are discussing about holding the tournament 

on 24.-25.9.2005 at the same school as previous years. We will keep you all 

informed, when we get final answer on the date, but we are talking about 

late September - early October most likely. The HO 2005 is the second 

tournament in the new Nordic Renju Cup! If you feel interested in coming, 

please feel free to contact me or Jussi ( jussi@renju.fi ). 

 

Best wishes, 

Samuli Saarenpää 

samuli@renju.fi 


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Renju Newsletter No 23, 2005-07-05 

 

  Highlights 

  - INFORMATION FROM ESTONIA 

  - "TYUMEN MEJIN" 

_____________________________________________________________________



INFORMATION FROM ESTONIA 

 

Finally we have World Championship site - www.renju.ee/wc, we are trying to  

upgrade it often. 

 

Players, who want to come to Karepa Open - Aug. 10.-17., its time to registrate.  

We will play "Tarannikov" rules tournament there. Cost for Karepa is 70 EUR,  

including accomodation, food and transportation from Tallinn to Karepa and back. 

 

Friendly, Ants

_____________________________________________________________________ 

 

"TYUMEN MEJIN" 

 

Michael Lomakin has defended the title "Tyumen mejin". 

 

Results: 

Lomakin-Litvinenko 2,5-1,5 

 

Litvinenko has won the right to play such match, on results of a season, having  

won Grand prix. 

 

Saranchin Alexander,  

The Maneger of The Renju Association of Tyumen region (ARTO) 


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Renju Newsletter No 22, 2005-06-06 

 

  Highlights 

  - 23RD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 

_____________________________________________________________________



23RD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 

 

The 23-rd Championship of St.Petersburg, Russia is finished. 16 participants  

took part in it and played by Round-Robin system. First time the title of  

St.Petersburg Champion was won by Viktor Balabhai! Congratulations to him! 

 

The most decisive game was played in the last round, when Nonna Salnikova won  

her game against Sergej Artemjev(!) and made possible for Balabhai to become the  

Champion. 

 

Final standings: 

 

 1. Viktor Balabhai       13 

 2. Sergej Artemjev       12.5 

 3. Ivan Zubaschenko      11   67.00 

 4. Pavel Salnikov        11   66.50 

 5. Viktor Alexandrov     10.5 

 6. Nonna Salnikova       10 

 7. Vladimir Filinov       9 

 8. Andrej Serdyuk         7   42.75 

 9. Maxim Arevkov          7   38.75 

10. Pavel Ses              7   29.00 

11. Konstantin Vodolazsky  6   32.00 

12. Lyudvik Bushkovsky     6   30.00 

13. Konstantin Strokov     4 

14. Andrej Arefiev         3 

15. Anton Ivashkin         2 

16. Iljya Gerasimov        1 

 

Friendly yours, 

Pavel Salnikov  


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Renju Newsletter No 21, 2005-05-15 

 

  Highlights 

  - 5 OPEN RUSSIA CHAMPIONSHIP OF GOMOKU AMONG MEN AND WOMEN. OPEN CUP URAL AND SIBIRIA RENJU 

  - THE 2005 CHINA-KOREA FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT 

_____________________________________________________________________



5 OPEN RUSSIA CHAMPIONSHIP OF GOMOKU AMONG MEN AND WOMEN. OPEN CUP URAL AND SIBIRIA RENJU 

 

From May 7 till May 10 two tournaments were held in Tyumen,  Russia. 

 

Results 

 

5 Open Championship Russia of Gomoku. 1 League. 

Men 7-8.5.05. 11 players took part. 7 rounds was played. The Swiss system. 

 

 1. Karasev Maksim       N.Novgorod     8,5 point          VI dan 

 2. Abilkenov Aman       Tyumen          8                 VI 

 3. Smirnov Anatoly      Pervouralsk     6                 V 

 4. Pushkarev Dmitry     Tyumen         5,5       51.5 Bux VI 

 5. Prokopjev Alexander  Tyumen         5,5       48       V 

 6. Beresin Roman        N.Novgorod     5,5       47,5     IV 

 7. Yakovlev Igor        Lesosibirsk     5        43       II 

 8. Dvoeglasov Vladimir  Tyumen          5        41       VII 

 9. Ryuchkov Igor        Tyumen         4,5       42       III 

10. Saranchin Alexander  Tyumen         4,5       38,5     VI 

11. Lomakin Genady       Bysk           4,5       34,5     I 

12. Koreshkov Valery     Gornopravdinsk  4        36,5     V 

13. Nikolaev Oleg        Tyumen          4        34       VI 

14. Misernyuk Oleg       Tyumen         3,5                IV 

15. Tonofa Maksim        Tyumen          3        40,5     III 

16. Sinizin Vladimir     Moskow          3        35,5     1 kyu 

17. Beshanzev Vasily     Chervishevo    2,5                1 kyu 

18. Tzimopulos Georios   Grecee          2                 8 kyu 

19. Belosludzev Roman    Chervishevo    1,5                3 kyu 

20. Nechiporuk Yaroslav  Tyumen          0 

 

Women. 16 players took part. 9 rounds was played. The Swiss system. 

 

 1. Kovalenko Marina     Tyumen          8            V dan 

 2. Karimova Dinara      Chervishevo     7            4 kyu 

 3. Zyrenova Marina      Burjatia        6    50 Bux  4 kyu 

 4. Devjatkova Ekaterina Tyumen          6    47      I dan 

 5. Karimova Elvira      Chervishevo     6    44      4 kyu 

 6. Zyrenova Valentina   Buryatia        5    47      5 kyu 

 7. Melnik Anastasia     Chervishevo     5    40      5 kyu 

 8. Yumachikova Nadia    Chervishevo     5    36      6 kyu 

 9. Lomakina Olga        Tyumen          5    33      3 kyu 

10. Melnik Lidia         Chervishevo     4    43      4 kyu 

11. Koselskay Natalja    Tyumen          4    41      6 kyu 

12. Timofeeva Viktoria   Buryatia        4    34      7 kyu 

13. Yakovleva  Tatyana   Lesosibirsk     4    32      8 kyu 

14. Dvoeglasova Alena    Tyumen          2    37      7 kyu 

15. Novozhilova Irina    Njagan          1 

16. Koselskay Galina     Tymen           0 

 

Girls 

 1. Karimova Dinara 

 2. Zyrenova Marina      Burjatia 

 3. Karimova Elvira      Chervishevo 

 4. Melnik Anastasia     Chervishevo 

 5. Yumachikova Nadia    Chervishevo 

 6. Lomakina Olga        Tyumen 

 7. Melnik Lidia         Chervishevo 

 8. Timofeeva Viktoria   Buryatia 

 9. Yakovleva  Tatyana   Lesosibirsk 

10. Dvoeglasova Alena    Tyumen 

11. Koselskay Galina     Tymen 

 

9-10 May. 5 Open Championship Russia of Gomoku. 

High League. Men. 12 players took part. 11 rounds was played. 

 

 1. Chernov Sergey       Moskow         10  point  VIII dan 

 2. Lomakin Mihail       Tyumen          9  point  VII 

 3. Abilkenov Aman       Tyumen          7 point   VI 

 4. Litvinenko Andrey    Tyumen         6,5 point  VII 

 5. Litvinenko Alexander Tyumen          6 point   VII 

 6. Prokopjev Alexander  Tyumen         5,5 point  VI 

 7. Smirnov Vladimir     Pervouralsk     5 point   V 

 8. Drosdov Vladimir     Pervouralsk    4,5 point  VII 

 9. Vinokurzev Viktor    Burjatia       3,5 point  IV 

10. Pushkarev Dmitry     Tyumen         3,5 point  VI 

11. Saranchin Alexander  Tyumen          3 point   VI 

12. Yakovlev Igor        Lesosibirsk     2 point   II 

 

9-10 May. Open Cub Ural and Sibiria of renju. 

Men. 12 players took part. 7 rounds was played. The Swiss system. 

 

 1. Karasev Maksim       N. Novgorod     6 point   dan 

 2. Beresin Roman        N. Novgorod     6 point   III dan 

 3. Kovalenko Marina     Tyumen                    III dan 

 4. Sinizin Vladimir     Moskow                    1 kyu 

 5. Beshanzev Vasily     Chervishevo               1 kyu 

 6. Zyrenova Marina      Burjatia                  2 kyu 

 7. Saranchina Irina     Tyumen                    2 kyu 

 8. Devjatkova Ekaterina Tyumen                    1 kyu 

 9. Sarancina Tatjana    Tyumen                    1 kyu 

10. Zyrenova Valentina   Burjatia                  5 kyu 

11. Lomakin Mikhail      Tyumen                    III dan 

12. Timofeeva Viktoria   Burjatia                  7 kyu 

 

Women 

 1  Kovalenko Marina     Tyumen 

 2. Zirenova Marina      Burjatia 

 3  Saranchina Irina     Tyumen 

 4. Devjatkova Ekaterina Tyumen 

 5. Sarancina Tatjana    Tyumen 

 6. Zyrenova Valentina   Burjatia 

 7. Timofeeva Viktoria   Burjatia 

 

It is significant tournament. Exactly 20 years back in Tyumen have 

passed the first championship on gomoku. 32 sportsmen have taken part 

in the anniversary championship. Among them and 4 participants of the 

first championship of Tyumen 1985. The very first champion of Tyumen 

the author, letters Alexander Saranchin was. And most Michael Lomakin 

13 has champion titles. At present champion Tyumen Dmitry Pushkareva 

is 3 champion title. 

 

Saranchin Alexander, 

The Maneger of The Renju Association of Tyumen region (ARTO) 

_____________________________________________________________________ 

 

THE 2005 CHINA-KOREA FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT, BEIJING 050515 

 

The 2005 China-Korea Friendship tournament was played in Beijing the 14:th to  

the 15:th of May in Beijing. The tournament was played at Fu Xue Hu Tongs. That  

is a 600 years old Primary school from the Ming Dynasty Period. Personally I was  

very happy that this tournament could take place since I have been living in  

Korea and China for the last 5 years. I have also tried to help the  

international exchange and organization for both countries. Mr.Xu Bing Ji has  

made a great arrangement of this tournament. 

 

China won the tournament with 12-4 

 

The referee was very good and the time-rules were 90 minutes 1 player 1 game.  

Each move made during 90 minutes generates an additional 30 seconds that is  

used after the 90 minutes. Then the same procedure is repeated continously. 

 

The leaders of Korea and China was also present and many good and interesting  

discussions were held about future exchange and co-operation. 

 

The Chairman of Korean Renju Mr. Kim, Jong-Soo 

The Chairman of China Mr. Xu, Bing-Ji 

The President of RIF China, Mr. Na Wei 

 

The Korean Team 

 

Kim Byoung-Jun, 6 dan 

Choi Yun-Sok,   3 dan 

Kim Gyu-Hyeon,  3 dan 

Kim Hong-Soon,  1 dan 

 

Unfortunately the probably best Korean player, Park Jung-Ho, 7 dan had to cancel  

his participation and was replaced by Kim Hong-Soon, 1 dan 

	 

The Chinese Team 

 

Mr. Cao Dong,      6 dan  

Mr. Zhu Jianfeng,  6 dan 

Mr. Wu Di,         5 dan 

Mr. Feng Huasheng, 5 dan 



Pictures from the tournament:

http://www.renju.nu/china/The2005ChinaKoreaFriendshipTournament.htm

 

1:st round 

 

Cao Dong      - Kim Hong-Soon,  1-0 

Feng Huasheng - Choi Yun-Sok,   1-0 

Zhu Jianfeng  - Kim Gyu-Hyeon,  1-0 

Wu Di         - Kim Byoung-Jun, 0.5-0.5 

 

2:nd round 

 

Cao Dong      - Kim Gyu-Hyeon,  1-0 

Feng Huasheng - Kim Byoung-Jun, 0.5-0.5 

Zhu Jianfeng  - Choi Yun-Sok,   1-0 

Wu Di         - Kim Hong-Soon,  1-0 

 

3:rd round 

 

Cao Dong      - Kim Byoung-Jun, 0.5-0.5 

Feng Huasheng - Kim Gyu-Hyeon,  1-0 

Zhu Jianfeng  - Kim Hong-Soon,  1-0 

Wu Di         - Choi Yun-Sok,   0-1 

 

4:th round 

 

Cao Dong      - Choi Yun-Sok,   0.5-0.5 

Feng Huasheng - Kim Hong-Soon,  1-0 

Zhu Jianfeng  - Kim Byoung-Jun, 0-1 

Wu Di         - Kim Gyu-Hyeon,  1-0 

 

The atmosphere surrounding this tournamnent was very nice. 

 

With Best Regards 

 

Anders Henningsson 

Vice President, RIF  


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Renju Newsletter No 20, 2005-05-06 

 

  Highlights 

  - RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP AMONG WOMEN AND RUSSIAN QUALIFICATION TO THE 9-TH WC 

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RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP AMONG WOMEN AND RUSSIAN QUALIFICATION TO THE 9-TH WC 

 

From April 30 till May 4 two tournaments were held in St.Petersburg,  

Russia. Below you can see final standings of participants. 

 

13-th Russian Championship among women 

 

1. Irina Metreveli    (Podyuga)         6 

2. Sorokina Oksana    (Podyuga)        5.5 

3. Salnikova Nonna    (St.Petersburg)  4.5 

4. Krayeva Tatiana    (Podyuga)        3.5  9.75 

5. Pestereva Maria    (Podyuga)        3.5  6.75 

6. Melnikova Alyona   (Toliatti)        2 

7. Okatova Anna       (Podyuga)        1.5  5.75 

8. Timokhina Nadezhda (Zhigulyovsk)    1.5  2.50 

 

Russian Qualification to the 9-th WC (Tournament of Ten) 

 

 1.  Artemiev Sergej    (St.Petersburg)  6.5  27.50 

 2.  Vershinin Pavel    (Vologda)        6.5  27.00 

 3.  Salnikov Pavel     (St.Petersburg)  6.5  24.75 

4-5. Sushkov Vladimir   (Gatchina)        6   19.75 

     Chingin Konstantin (Dolgoprudny)     6   19.75 

 6.  Makarov Pavel      (Moscow)         4.5 

 7.  Nikonov Konstantin (Electrostal)    3.5 

 8.  Balabhai Viktor    (St.Petersburg)  2.5 

 9.  Kadulin Aleksandr  (Podyuga)         2 

10.  Volkov Sergej      (Rybinsk)         1 

 

Russia will be represented with 3 persons at AT. Finally they are: 

 

1. Yulia Savrasova (Russian Champion) 

2. Sergej Artemiev (Winner of Tournament of Ten) 

3. Konstantin Chingin (best Russian player according to the results of 2-year period) 

 

Sincerely yours, 

Pavel Salnikov  


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Renju Newsletter No 19, 2005-04-30 

 

  Highlights 

  - TEAM-MATCH BETWEEN CHINA AND KOREA 

  - RESULTS OF ESTONIAN QUALIFICATION TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL 

  - RESULTS OF GO-MOKU PROGRAMMERS TOURNAMENT GOMOCUP 2005 

  - EXPECTED STRUGGLE HUMAN VERSUS COMPUTER PROGRAM 

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TEAM-MATCH BETWEEN CHINA AND KOREA 

 

We are happy to announce that a Team-match will be held between China and Korea  

the 14:th to 15:th of May in Beijing. This has been discussed for a very long  

time and we are happy that this event finally will take place. This is a first  

important step to increase the exchange and co-operation between China and Korea  

in Renju. The national teams and the details about this match will be announced  

to public as soon as it is decided. 

 

With Best Regards 

Anders Henningsson, Vice President RIF 

Mr. Xu, Chairman of Renju, China 

Mr. Kim, Chairman of Renju, Korea 

 

Seoul and Beijing, 050425 

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RESULTS OF ESTONIAN QUALIFICATION TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL 

  

1. Ando Meritee    8,5 (from 10) 

2. Aivo Oll        6,5 

3. Andry Purk      5,5 

4. Johann Lents     5 

5. Timo Ilu        4,5 

6. Rauni Lillemets  0 

  

Ando made 2 draws with Aivo and 1 with Andry. 

 

So, Ando will play in WC final, Aivo, Andry and Johann (he has personal place  

from last BT) in international QT. Timo is reserve player in case of odd number  

of players in QT 

  

Friendly, Ants  

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RESULTS OF GO-MOKU PROGRAMMERS TOURNAMENT GOMOCUP 2005 

 

I would like announce the 6th go-moku programmers' tournament Gomocup 2005 is  

over, the new version of programs became even more better and stronger.  

 

The first three places are: 

 

1. Goro  (71: 9) 

2. Swine (59:21) 

3  Pela  (51:29) 

 

Congratulations!!! 

 

Not only this go-moku brains are free to download from http://gomocup.wz.cz. 

If you want to play against these computer programs you need to download 

go-moku manager (http://web.quick.cz/lastp/src/piskvork.zip) 

I've found it user friendly, bugfree and very comfortable. This go-moku 

manager supports 34 go-moku brains of various strategy and quality. 

 

Everythink related you can find at http://gomocup.wz.cz 

 

There are new versions of brains or manager more often then every two months.  

 

regards 

Tomas Kubes 

_____________________________________________________________________ 

 

EXPECTED STRUGGLE HUMAN VERSUS COMPUTER PROGRAM 

 

The next comming event (this weekend) is expected struggle human versus computer  

program. The human player is winner of go-moku of tournament in Hradec Kralove  

(being mentioned on www.renju.nu). The computer program is winner of Gomocup  

2005 so far unbeatable Goro2005 written by Victor Barykin. Goro is based on  

renju program BlackStone, the winner of 2nd Renju Computer World Championship  

(tournament and problem solving as well). 

 

regards 

Tomas Kubes 


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Renju Newsletter No 18, 2005-04-23 

 

  Highlights 

  - RESULTS FROM RENJU AND GOMOKU TOURNAMENT IN HRADEC KRALOVE, CZECH REPUBLIC 

  - RESULTS OF KIEV OPEN TOURNAMENT 2005 

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS FROM RENJU AND GOMOKU TOURNAMENT IN HRADEC KRALOVE, CZECH REPUBLIC 

 

Our tournament was held on 16th-17th April. 

 

On 16th April we played renju. There were 7 players in the renju tournament. 

Two players from Poland and five players from Czech Republic. We played  

40mins/player, round robin system.  

 

Place|Name           |Score|M-Buch.|Buch.|Progr. 

 

  1  |Tamiola, Artur |6    |   13.5| 18.5|  24.0 

  2  |Nykl, Ondra    |5    |   13.5| 19.5|  18.0 

  3  |Neuman, Petr   |4    |   14.5| 20.5|  18.0 

  4  |Rybka, Ales    |3    |   15.5| 21.5|  14.0 

  5  |Lekowski, Jurek|2    |   16.5| 22.5|   5.0 

  6  |Taus, David    |1    |   17.5| 23.5|   5.0 

  7  |Rippel, Jan    |0    |   17.5| 24.5|   0.0 

 

On 17th April we played gomoku. 18 players played gomoku. Other players from  

Poland and Czech Republic joined this tournamnet. We played 8 rounds and  

20mins/player. 

 

Place|Name               |Score|M-Buch.|Buch.|Progr. 

 

  1  |Nykl, Ondrej       |7    |   29.0| 39.0|  32.0 

 2-4 |Radimsky, Michal   |6    |   30.0| 41.0|  27.0 

     |Solinski, Dariusz  |6    |   27.5| 35.5|  27.0 

     |Stradal, Jan       |6    |   24.5| 32.5|  22.0 

  5  |Rybka, Ales        |5    |   29.0| 38.0|  27.5 

 6-7 |Rezny, Pavel       |4.5  |   25.0| 32.0|  24.0 

     |Rejsek, Jan        |4.5  |   21.0| 28.0|  18.5 

8-14 |Koziarek, Tomasz   |4    |   28.0| 36.0|  22.0 

     |Sevcikova, Lucie   |4    |   26.5| 34.5|  20.0 

     |Taus, David        |4    |   23.5| 31.5|  18.0 

     |Rippel, Jan        |4    |   23.0| 31.0|  19.0 

     |Neuman, Petr       |4    |   22.0| 29.0|  13.0 

     |Vavra, Jaroslav    |4    |   22.0| 27.5|  14.0 

     |Laube, Pavel       |4    |   19.0| 26.0|  13.0 

 15  |Piontek, Marta     |2    |   25.5| 32.5|  14.0 

16-18|Czestochowska, Anna|1    |   22.0| 29.0|   6.0 

     |Kocab, Jiri        |1    |   21.5| 28.5|   3.0 

     |Swiecki, Gregorz   |1    |   19.0| 24.5|   4.0 

 

Thanks to all players, who joined and played. 

 

Ales Rybka 

_____________________________________________________________________ 

 

RESULTS OF KIEV OPEN TOURNAMENT 2005 

 

16-17 April the 2-nd Kiev Open Tournament took place. The level of 

participants was rather higher this time, so all the games were 

interesting and difficult. As we expected our guest from Estonia, 

Ants Soosyrv took the first place, and probably one of the best 

Ukrainian players Kolesnik and Poddubniy took the second and the 

third place. Congratulations to the winners and all the participants! 

 

The top 10 players: 

 1 Soosyrv 

 2 Kolesnik 

 3 Poddubniy 

 4 Sushko 

 5 Stefaniv 

 6 Drozd 

 7 Yakovleva 

 8 Vlasuk 

 9 Chernikov 

10 Kabachinskiy 

  

More information on the www.cymru.kiev.ua/renju/eng/ 

   

Best regards 

Peter Vlasuk, tempus1984@mail.ru 


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Renju Newsletter No 17, 2005-04-11

 

  Highlights 

  - THE GO-MOKU PROGRAMMERS TOURNAMENT 

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THE GO-MOKU PROGRAMMERS TOURNAMENT 

 

Today starts the qualification of Gomocup 2005 (The Go-moku programmers' 

tournament). There are even more strongers program this year. If you want 

to watch, read below. For detail see http://www.gomocup.wz.cz 

 

You can watch playing the qualification groups in realtime. On Tuesday, 

the groups will be chosen and the matches will start at 12:00 central 

european time. The results of single matches will be automatically being 

uploaded at http://www.gomocup.wz.cz/prenos.htm 

 

Tomas Kubes


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Renju Newsletter No 16, 2005-04-07

 

  Highlights 

  - TOURNAMENT IN HRADEC KRALOVE 

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TOURNAMENT IN HRADEC KRALOVE 

 

16th April Renju 

17th April Gomoku 

 

For more information, 

see http://www.renju.nu/tournaments/HradecKralove.gif


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Renju Newsletter No 15, 2005-04-05 

 

  Highlights 

  - RESULTS OF STORA SM & LILLA SM 

  - RENLIB AND RENJU SOLVER 

_____________________________________________________________________



RESULTS OF STORA SM (30.3 - 3.4) & LILLA SM (2.4 - 3.4) 

 

Two tournaments have finished this weekend in Jonkoping, Sweden: 

Stora SM (High League of the Swedish national championship) and 

Lilla SM (1st League of the Swedish national championship). 

 

The final standings are as following: 

 

Stora SM 



Place Name                             Points Coeff. 

  1   Stefan Karlsson     (Stockholm)    7     28 

  2   Joachim Gaulitz     (Stockholm)    7     25,5 

  3   Hannes Hermansson   (Linkoping)   5,5 

  4   Peter Jonsson       (Jonkoping)    5 

  5   Richard Sandstrom   (Jonkoping)    4     17,25 

  6   Tord Andersson      (Uppsala)      4     15 

  7   Goran Holgersson    (Jonkoping)   3,5    14,25 

  8   Bjorn Eriksson      (Stockholm)   3,5    13,5 

  9   Bjorn Lind          (Stockholm)    3 

 10   Marcus Eriksson     (Linkoping)   2,5 

 

The first six are qualified to the Stora SM 2006. Stefan, Joachim and 

Hannes are also qualified directly to the Swedish Qualification to the 

WC 2005, stage 2 (12-16 of June). Three more players will be decided 

in the stage 1 (5-6 of May). 

 

Lilla SM 



Place Name                             Points Coeff. 

  1   Martin Carlsson     (Stockholm)    8 

  2   Irene Karlsson      (Stockholm)    7 

  3   Rickard Johannesson (Jonkoping)    6     44 

  4   Petter Lindholm     (Laholm)       6     43 

  5   Elin Dahlin         (Stockholm)    6     40 

  6   Tommy Maltell       (Jonkoping)    5     46 

  7   Tomas Hagenfors     (Kumla)        5     45 

  8   Martin Karlsson     (Jonkoping)    5     40 

  9   Vu Quang            (Jonkoping)    5     36 

 10   Jan Paulander       (Malmo)        4     40 

 11   Linnea Widman       (Arjeplog)     4     36 

 12   John Nygards        (Uppsala)      3     38 

 13   Hans Sjostedt       (Stockholm)    3     34 

 14   Bengt Nyberg        (Linkoping)    3     31 

 15   Daniel Nygards      (Stockholm)    2 

 

Martin Carlsson and Irene Karlsson are qualified to the Stora SM 2006. 

 

We are very happy that the situation with renju in Sweden is much better 

now than last year when it was only six participants in the Lilla SM. 

We have got several new players who impress by their good playing. 

Such as Richard Sandstrom (began to play renju 2003), Bjorn Lind (2003), 

Petter Lindholm (the first renju tournament - January 2005), Elin Dahlin 

(this Lilla SM was her first renju tournament!), John and Daniel Nygards 

(2004). 

 

It was also fun to see some veterans in Lilla SM as: 

Rickard Johannesson who was one of the best Swedish players for some years 

ago (and hopefully will become it again :-)) 

Tommy Maltell who was the one who introduced renju in Sweden and also known 

as the former president of RIF. 

Tomas Hagenfors who together with Tommy was one of the first Swedish renju 

players. 

 

I personally was very impressed by Irene Karlsson's playing. She has shown 

secure and efficient style. In the game against Rickard Johannesson she won 

with only a couple of seconds left to the end. Rickard tried very much to 

delay the end by several fours. A big public stood around and couldn't keep 

from laughing at Rickards tries to play on Irene's nerves. But Irene stayed

cool and won. 

 

Sincerely Yours, 

Olga Skuridina, referee 

_____________________________________________________________________ 



RENLIB AND RENJU SOLVER 



RenLib version 3.5 has, among other functions:

- VCF and VCT function from Renju Solver by Xiangdong Wen



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


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Renju Newsletter No 14, 2005-04-03



  Highlights

  - CZECH OPEN 2005 

  - RENJU IN KOREA TV 

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CZECH OPEN 2005 

 

2nd Open Championship of the Czech Republic in renju and gomoku 

part of the 16th International Festival of Chess, Bridge and Games 

15.-17.7. 2005, Pardubice, Czech Republic 

 

Organizer: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. in cooperation with Czech renju federation 

 

Festival director: Ales Rybka 

 

Open Championship of the Czech Republic in renju 

- participation of players without age and performance limitations 

- 6 rounds by Swiss system 

- it is played according to renju rules (http://www.piskvorky.cz/?kat=2&yd=31) 

- rating 2 x 60 min. 

- financial prizes 1. - 1 500 CZK, 2. - 1 000 CZK, 3. 500 CZK 

- material prizes 

- starting fee 4 EUR 

- playing schedule: 

Friday     15. 7. 15:30 - 16:00 registration and accommodation of players 

Friday     15. 7. 16:00 - 21:00 1. a 2. round 

Saturday 16. 7. 08:30 - 18:30 3. -  6. round 

Saturday 16. 7. 19:00 winners and prizes announcement 

(time schedule is approximate, playing system and number of rounds should be  

modified according to number of participants) 

 

Open Championship of the Czech Republic in gomoku 

- participation of players without age and performance limitations 

- 8 rounds by Swiss system 

- it is played according to gomoku rules 

  (http://www.piskvorky.cz/index.php?kat=2&special=clanek&id=80)   

- rating 2 x 20 min. 

- material prizes 

- starting fee 2 EUR 

- playing schedule: 

Sunday  17. 7. 08:30 - 09:00 registration 

Sunday  17. 7. 09:30 - 15:30 1. - 8. round 

Sunday  17. 7. 17:30 winners and prizes announcement 

(time schedule is approximate, playing system and number of rounds should be  

modified according to number of participants) 

 

Late registrations: Players registered after 15.6. 2005 will pay additional fee  

in the amount of 20% of the starting fee 

 

Place of registration, accommodation, playing halls, presentation of results:  

Duhova arena, Sukova trida 1775, Pardubice, connection from the railway station  

by trolleybus No. 3 and 4 and by bus No. 16 and 17  (4th stop). 

 

Refreshments: in Duhova arena, special festival menu at the Kavarna Evropa 

 

Accommodation: 

 

University of Pardubice Dormitory * garni (at a distance of 1 km from Duhova arena) 

2,3-bed rooms - WC and shower shared for 1 floor, price 5,5 EUR/bed and night  

 

University of Pardubice Hostel ** garni (at a distance of 1 km from Duhova arena) 

4-bed rooms with own WC, shower and kitchenette, price 9 EUR/bed and night,  

1 unoccupied bed is not charged 

 

Kristl Hotel ** garni (at a distance of 1,5 km from Duhova arena) 

2-bed rooms with WC and shower for 2 rooms, price including breakfast 27  

EUR/room and night 

 

Guest-houses and smaller hotels *** (at a distance of 500m - 2km from Duhova arena) 

2-bed rooms with own WC and a shower, price including breakfast from 35 EUR to  

48 EUR/room and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, from 30 EUR to 45  

EUR/room and night is charged 

 

Hotel Labe *** (at a distance of 200 m from Duhova arena) 

2-bed rooms with own WC and shower, price including breakfast 48 EUR/room and  

night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 45 EUR/room and night is charged 

 

Discount system in selected shops and facilities: for all participants and  

accompanying people discount system for selected shops and restaurants will be  

established again 

 

Starting fee and accommodation payments will be collected during the  

registration in cash in EUR, CZK or USD or by means of debit and credit cards:  

Eurocard/Master Card, VISA, American Express, JCB or Diners Club (VISA Electron  

and Maestro cards will not be accepted). 

 

More detailed information regarding individual tournaments, up-to-date  

information on unoccupied accommodation capacities, list of other accommodation  

possibilities, current number of registrations, other games tournaments  

regulations and further information can be found at the internet festival pages  

http://www.czechopen.net. 

 

Obligatory applications together with accommodation orders should be sent by  

15th  June 2005 to the following address: 

 

AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Sukova 1556, 530 02 Pardubice, Czech Republic, 

tel./fax  + 420 - 466 535  200, e-mail: j.mazuch@avekont.cz  

 

Ales Rybka 

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RENJU IN KOREA TV 

 

On the 26:th of February there was a program about Renju (Omok in Korean  

language) on one of the biggest TV-Channels in Korea. The program about Renju  

was a part of a popular weekly show. The persons that can be seen in the show is  

Mr. Kim (The Chairman of Korean Renju) and Mr. Park (Who is probably the best  

player in Korea at the moment) and Anders Henningsson, Vice President in RIF. 

 

Please try the below link to see the program. 

http://www.komok.co.kr/hangame/30omok_SpongeE69s_omok_vod.wmv 

 

With Best Regards 

Anders Henningsson 


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Renju Newsletter No 13, 2005-03-29



  Highlights

  - RESULT OF NIHZNY NOVGOROD OPEN TOURNAMENT 

  - RESULT OF INTERNATIONAL POLISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN RENJU

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RESULT OF NIHZNY NOVGOROD OPEN TOURNAMENT 



The traditional Nihzny Novgorod open tournament was held 11-13 of March. 

30 players, McMahgon system with 3 groups (dan-players started with 2 points, 

1-7 kju players – 1 point, and 8-10 kju players – 0 point), 8 rounds. 

 

Top 7 are: 

 

1. Sergey Artemjev  (S-Petersburg)   9,5 

2. Mikhail Kozhin   (Dubna)           9 

3. Vladislav Kareev (N.Novgorod)      8 

4. Victor Golosov   (Moscow)          7 

5. Vladimir Filinov (S-Petersburg)    6 

6. Maxim Karasjov   (N.Novgorod)     5,5 

7. Roman Berezin    (N.Novgorod)     5,5 

 

Alexey Skuridin 

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RESULT OF INTERNATIONAL POLISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN RENJU 19-20 MARCH 2005 

 

Miedzynarodowe Mistrzostwa Polski w RENJU 

Tabela koncowa 

 

 M    Zawodnik                Kraj   Pkt    Sr-Buch. Buch.   Progr. 

 

 1    Meritee, Ando           EST    11     62.5     78.5    66.0 

 2    Taimla, Tunnet          EST    10     63.5     78.5    59.0 

 3    Soosyrv, Ants           EST    8.5    61.0     77.0    52.5 

 4    Lents, Johann           EST    7.5    61.0     76.0    46.5 

 5    Oll, Aivo               EST    7.5    58.5     73.5    47.0 

 6    Ilu, Timo               EST    7      59.5     75.0    48.0 

 7    Karlsson, Stefan        SWE    7      54.5     69.5    43.0 

 8    Purk, Andry             EST    7      54.5     69.0    45.0 

 9    Demjan, Attila          HUN    7      52.5     64.5    42.0 

10    Klepacki, Kacper        POL    7      50.0     61.5    37.5 

11    Niedbalec, Marcin       POL    6.5    53.0     63.0    34.0 

12    Jonsson, Peter          SWE    6.5    50.0     63.5    39.5 

13    Kiszely, Akos           HUN    6.5    50.0     61.5    36.5 

14    Ikonen, Jussi           FIN    6.5    49.5     62.0    36.5 

15    Nowakowski, Maciej      POL    6      62.5     78.5    42.0 

16    Nykl, Ondra             CZE    6      59.0     71.5    43.0 

17    Neuman, Petr            CZE    6      57.0     71.5    40.0 

18    Rybka, Ales             CZE    6      53.5     64.5    40.0 

19    Kolesnik, Vladimir      UKR    6      49.0     63.5    34.0 

20    Lekowski, Jerzy         POL    6      48.0     62.5    32.0 

21    Gondek, Grzegorz        POL    6      48.0     58.0    27.0 

22    Piddubny, Konstantin    UKR    6      43.0     52.5    30.0 

23    Swider, Krzysztof       POL    6      41.0     49.5    25.0 

24    Koziarek, Tomasz        POL    5.5    51.5     63.0    35.5 

25    Malowiejski, Piotr      POL    5.5    50.5     61.0    33.0 

26    Tamiola, Artur          POL    5      55.0     66.0    35.0 

27    Gruca, Marcin           POL    5      55.0     65.0    39.0 

28    Karlsson, Irene         EST    5      49.5     59.0    30.0 

29    Gurckis, Gatis          LAT    5      47.5     58.0    29.0 

30    Sulane, Sander          EST    5      45.0     57.0    29.0 

31    Papinski, Maciej        POL    5      40.0     48.0    31.0 

32    Nemeth, Akos            HUN    5      36.5     44.0    18.0 

33    Sobon, Karol            POL    4      52.5     63.5    35.0 

34    Jopek, Lukasz           POL    4      51.5     61.5    29.0 

35    Timmermann, Alvar       EST    4      46.0     55.5    22.0 

36    Kaljuste, Ergo          EST    4      44.0     53.5    26.0 

37    Gorzecki, Marek         POL    4      43.5     55.0    21.0 

38    Kolk, Kaia              EST    4      43.5     53.0    21.0 

39    Kaljuste, Eleri         EST    4      41.0     49.5    23.0 

40    Sepman, Siim            EST    4      39.5     47.0    28.0 

41    Leszczynski, Michal     POL    4      38.0     45.5    13.0 

42    Godlewski, Filip        POL    3.5    34.5     41.5    19.5 

43    Leis, Martin            EST    3      45.5     55.0    19.0 

44    Kuusk, Mark             EST    3      39.0     48.5    21.0 

45    Kikkas, Chrislyn        EST    2      42.0     52.0    15.0 

 

Milosz Olborski 


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Renju Newsletter No 12, 2005-03-03



  Highlights

  - TOURNAMENT IN ZHOLTYE VODY, UKRAINE 

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TOURNAMENT IN ZHOLTYE VODY, UKRAINE 



"Strategia" Institute Open Championship was held in Zholtye Vody, Ukraine 

19-20th of February. The tournament was played in double Round Robin system 

and the final standings are as following: 



Place Name                 Town            Points 

 1-2  Konstantin Piddubny  Zholtye Vody     19 

 1-2  Vladimir Kolesnik    Odessa           19 

 3-4  Pyotr Vlasyuk        Kiev             14 

 3-4  Maxim Kabachinsky    Hmelnitsky       14 

  5   Yevgeny Porhachev    Krivoy Rog       11,5 

  6   Ilya Ovcharenko      Krivoy Rog        9 

  7   Timofey Smirnov      Krivoy Rog        8 

  8   Alexandr Piddubny    Zholtye Vody      5 

  9   Mikhail Vovchenko    Zholtye Vody      4,5 

10-11 Artyom Aliyev        Zholtye Vody      2 

10-11 Vasily Ivanchenko    Alexandria        2 



Places 1-2, 3-4 and 10-11 were shared because of ALLl equal coefficients! 



Konstantin Piddubny 

cyber@strategy.edu.ua 


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Renju Newsletter No 11, 2005-03-02



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF THE 13TH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP OF RUSSIA 

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RESULTS OF THE 13TH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP OF RUSSIA 

 

From 19 to 27 of February in a place Kolontaevo (near Moscow) High League  

tournament of the 13-th Open Championship of Russia has been held. 

 

16 participants played in a Round-Robin tournament. Unusally for previous years  

all 16, who got the right to play, came and nobody has refused. That betokened a  

strong interesting fighting. 

 

And the tournament really was very interesting and unpredictable. For the first  

time first place was won by a girl! Congratulations to Yulia Savrasova, who  

added to her title of the World Champion among women also a title of absolute  

Russian Champion! And she also gets the right to represent Russia in AT at the  

coming World Championship! Great result! 

 

Final standings of participants: 

 

 1. Yulia Savrasova    (Podyuga)       12.5 

 2. Sergej Artemyev    (St.Petersburg)  12 

 3. Pavel Salnikov     (St.Petersburg)  11 

 4. Konstantin Chingin (Dolgoprudny)   10.5 

 5. Vladislav Kareyev  (N.Novgorod)    10.5 

 6. Pavel Vershinin    (Vologda)         9 

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 7. Alexandr Klimashin (St.Petersburg)  8.5 

 8. Konstantin Nikonov (Electrostal)     8 

 9. Sergej Volkov      (Rybinsk)         8 

10. Viktor Balabhai    (St.Petersburg)  6.5 

11. Alexandr Mikhajlov (Moscow)          6 

12. Denis Nekrasov     (Podyuga)        5.5 

13. Roman Berezin      (N.Novgorod)     4.5 

14. Oleg Nokhrin       (Chelyabinsk)    3.5 

15. Karen Sirategyan   (Moscow)         2.5 

16. Nonna Salnikova    (St.Petersburg)  1.5 

 

Top 6 players get the right to play in the High League tournament of the 14-th  

Russian Championship next year. 

 

Friendly yours, 

Pavel Salnikov 


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Renju Newsletter No 10, 2005-02-28



  Highlights

  - BALTIC LEAGUE IN STOCKHOLM 26-27 FEB 2005 

  - RESULTS FROM 25 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TYUMEN OF GOMOKU MEN 

  - KIEV OPEN TOURNAMENT 2005 

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BALTIC LEAGUE IN STOCKHOLM 26-27 FEB 2005, A TOURNAMENT WITHIN NORDIC RENJU CUP

 

The tournament was the first of three in Nordic Renju Cup (NRC) 2005. The other 

two will be Helsinki Open and Tallinn Open, both in autumn. Special for NRC 

tournaments are that new opening rules are tested. In this tournament we used 

the "Sakata" opening rule:



1. The first player chooses one of the 26 possible openings with the three first stones.

2. The second player puts one white- and one black stone within the 7x7 centre square.

3. The first player chooses colour.



Baltic League 2005 was won by Timo Ilu, who before the last round had 6 points 

from 6 possible. 

 

Pl. Name                    Town       Country  GP   BC    SB     NRC

 1. Timo Ilu                Tallinn    Estonia  6,5               25

 2. Ants Soosõrv            Tallinn    Estonia   5   28    19,25  20

 3. Aivo Oll                Tallinn    Estonia   5   28    17,75  15

 4. Stefan Karlsson         Stockholm  Sweden   4,5  29           12

 5. Gatis Gurckis           Riga       Latvia   4,5  25           11

 6. Peter Jonsson           Huskvarna  Sweden   4,5  23.5         10

 7. Olga Skuridina-Jonsson  Huskvarna  Russia    4   32.5          9

 8. Tord Andersson          Uppsala    Sweden    4   29            8

 9. Andry Purk              Tallinn    Estonia   4   27.5          7

10. Jussi Ikonen            Helsinki   Finland   4   23            6

11. Martin Carlsson         Stockholm  Sweden    3   28            5

12. Björn Eriksson          Stockholm  Sweden    3   26.5          4

13. Dacke Nylitz            Stockholm  Sweden    3   22.5  7   JG  1.5

                                                               DN  1.5

14. Björn Lind              Stockholm  Sweden    3   22.5  5.5     2

15. Jari Ikonen             Helsinki   Finland   3   21.5          1

16. Irene Karlsson          Stockholm  Estonia   3   20.5

17. Hans Sjöstedt           Stockholm  Sweden    3   19

18. Joel Hallkvist          Korsberga  Sweden    2

19. Marje Mets              Tallinn    Estonia   1



GP = Game Points

BC = Buchgolz Coefficient

SB = Berger Coefficient

NRC = Nordic Renju Cup points



Stockholm the 27th of February 2005,



Stefan Karlsson

Tournament Director

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RESULTS FROM 25 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TYUMEN OF GOMOKU MEN

HIGH LEAGUE PLAYED IN RUSSIA' TYUMEN. On 27. FEBRUARY



Men. 11 players took part. 7 rounds was played. The Swiss system.



 1. Pushkarev Dmitry           6,5 point

 2. Lomakin Mikhail            5,5

 3. Saranchin Alexander        4,5

 4. Litvinenko Lyudmila         4

 5. Rychkov Igor                4

 6. Prokopjev Alekhander        4

 7. Tonofa Maksim              3,5

 8. Kocherovsky Vadim           3

 9. Grigorenko Sergey           3

10. Misernjuk Oleg              2

11. Zhlyudov Mikhail            1



It is significant tournament. Exactly 20 years back in Tyumen have passed the 

first championship on gomoku. 32 sportsmen have taken part in the anniversary 

championship. Among them and 4 participants of the first championship of Tyumen 

1985. The very first champion of Tyumen the author, letters Alexander Saranchin 

was. And most Michael Lomakin 13 has champion titles. At present champion Tyumen 

Dmitry Pushkareva is 3 champion title.



Saranchin Alexander, 

The Maneger of The Renju Association of Tyumen region (ARTO)

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KIEV OPEN TOURNAMENT 2005



On April 16-17 2005 Kiev Renju Club will make the Kiev Open Tournament that 

would take place in Kiev KPI. This tournament will be one of the biggest and 

representative in Ukraine. The official site where you can find information 

about tournament is site of Kiev Renju Club http://www.cymru.kiev.ua/renju/.

If you want to participate send your application on tempus1984@mail.ru or

leave it on forum on the site.



Best Regards, Peter Vlasuk tempus1984@mail.ru 

Chief of Kiev Renju Club


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Renju Newsletter No 9, 2005-02-13



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM GOMOKU CHAMPIONSHIPS OF TYUMEN 

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RESULTS FROM GOMOKU CHAMPIONSHIPS OF TYUMEN 

 

20TH CHAMPIONSHIP TYUMEN OF GOMOKU WOMEN, 

PLAYED IN RUSSIA, TYUMEN ON 12-13. FEBRUARY  

 

Women. 12 players took part. 7 rounds was played. The Swiss system. 

 

 1. Litvinenko Lyudmila 7 point 6 dan 

 2. Kovalenko Marina    6 point 5 dan 

 3. Melnik Anastasia    5       6 kyu 

 4. Yuomachikova Nadia  4       8 kyu 

 5. Karimova Dinara     3       7 kyu 

 6. Melnik Lidia        3       7 kyu 

 7. Dvoeglasova Alena   3       8 kyu 

 8. Lomakina Olga       3       2 kyu 

 9. Karimiva Yelvira    3       9 kyu 

10. Karimova Alsu       2 

11. Litvinenko Polina   2 

12. Kovalenko Katja     0      

 

25TH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TYUMEN OF GOMOKU MEN, 

PLAYED IN RUSSIA, TYUMEN ON 12-13. FEBRUARY 

 

Men. 16 players took part. 7 rounds was played. The Swiss system. 

 

 1. Tonofa Maksim                 5,5 point  2 dan 

 2. Grigorenko Sergey              5         4 dan 

 3. Kocherovsky Vadim              5         5 dan 

 4. Rychkov Igor                   5         1 dan 

 5. Zhlyudov Mikhail              4,5        4 dan 

 6. Misernjuk Oleg   Tyum reg      4         4 dan 

 7. Subchenko Andrey Tyum reg      4         3 dan 

 8. Panchenko Alexey               4         2 dan 

 9. Belosludcev Roman Tyum reg     3         6 kyu 

10. Prjanishnikov Georgy Tyum reg  3         9 kyu 

11. Belosludcev Vladimir Tyum reg  3         9 kyu 

12. Beshancev Vasily  Tyum reg     2         6 kyu 

13. Semenov Evgeny Tyum reg        2 

14. Dzimopulos Georg   Grecee      2         8 kyu 

15. Marchenko Yevgeny Tyum reg     2         8 kyu 

16. Lantyuh Anton Tyum reg         2 

 

16 strongest players gomoku Tyumen will challenge a rank of the 

strongest at the end of February in the High league. (Group of 

Masters) 

 

Main Referi Alexander Saranchin 

 

Saranchin Alexander,  

The Manager of The Renju Association of Tyumen region (ARTO) 


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Renju Newsletter No 8, 2005-02-13



  Highlights

  - RENJU AND GOMOKU TOURNAMENTS, WARSAW, POLAND 

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RENJU AND GOMOKU TOURNAMENTS, WARSAW, POLAND 

 

- International Polish Championship in Renju 19-20 March 2005 

- Gomoku Tournament Saturday 19 march 2005 

 

We would very much like to invite you to the International Renju 

Poland Championship and International Gomoku Tournament. What we can 

guarantee is tons of positive emotions, unforgetable games and lots 

of fun. We are expecting over a hundred players from at least six 

countries. The three times world renju champion Ando Meritee is going 

to show up as well Tunnet Taimla, current renju champion (both 

Estonian) and many other wonderful players including the president of 

RIF Peter Jonsson and Stefan Karlsson (both Sweden). The organizers 

will provide help with finding the place to sleep. If you have any 

questions please contact us. 

 

Read more at http://www.renju.pl/grp/turnieje/4w/4w_en.html 

 

Best Regards, 

Maciej Nowakowski, Member of the Board of the Polish Renju Association 


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Renju Newsletter No 7, 2005-02-13



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF ESTONIAN QT TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, 2. STAGE 

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RESULTS OF ESTONIAN QT TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, 2. STAGE

played February 12.-13.

 

1. Timo Ilu           7

2. Johann Lents      5,5

3. Aivo Oll           5

4. Andry Purk        4,5

5. Rauni Lillemets    3

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

6. Alvar Timmermann   2

7. Tauri Purk         1

8. Marilii Saar       0

 

Five best from this tournament together with Ando Meritee will play 3.

stage - double Round Robin. Games will be played from February 19.

till April 3.



Estonia has 1 place in WC final and 3 in international QT. Tunnet

Taimla has personal place in WC final and Johann Lents personal place

in international QT



Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 6, 2005-02-05



  Highlights

  - RENJU AND GOMOKU TOURNAMENTS, WARSAW, POLAND 

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RENJU AND GOMOKU TOURNAMENTS, WARSAW, POLAND 

 

- International Polish Championship in Renju 19-20 March 2005 

- Gomoku Tournament Saturday 19 march 2005 

 

Read more at http://www.renju.pl/grp/turnieje/4w/4w_en.html


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Renju Newsletter No 5, 2005-01-31



  Highlights

  - PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT THE NINTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 

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PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT THE NINTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP



The Ninth World Championship will held in Estonian Business School,

Lauteri 3, in Tallinn (Estonia), July 29. - August 7.



There will be 4 tournaments:

Qualification tournament (QT), A- tournament (final - AT),

Women tournament (WT) and B-tournament (BT). There will be no

tournament fee in QT, AT and WT. Tournament fee for players of BT is

25 EUR.



Tournament director is Ants Soosyrv.

Main referee is Bjorn Wallgren (Sweden)



Registration to World Championhip. Please send us following data:



1. Name, sex, date of birth, country

2. Address, Phone, E-mail

3. Occupation

4. Renju Dan - Kyu 



If You need Eestonian visa, please add :



5. Place of birth, former names

6. Passport number, issuing country of Your passport, citizenship



Please send us these datas before May 15.



Quickest way to contact with us is to send message to cell phone.

If you send e-mail we will try to answer during few days.



So, our contacts are:

Ando Meritee - +372 51 63114, kullo@neti.ee 

Ants Soosyrv - + 372 56 69 73 82, asoosyrv@hotmail.com, Ants.Soosyrv@mail.ee



Preliminary time-table



July 28. - Day of Arrival



July 29. start of QT (qualification tournament) 

 8.30 -       Referee information and lotting for QT

 9.00 - 12.00 1. round

13.00 - 16.00 2. round

17.00 - 20.00 3. round



July 30.

 9.00 - 12.00 4. round

13.00 - 16.00 5. round

17.00 - 20.00 6. round



July 31.

 9.00 - 12.00 7. round

19.00 -       Opening Ceremony



August 1.

 9.00 - 14.30 1. round of AT and WT

 9.15 - 13.30 1. round of BT

14.30 - 18.45 2. round of BT

16.00 - 21.30 2. round of AT and WT



August 2.

 9.00 - 14.30 3. round of AT and WT

 9.15 - 13.30 3. round of BT

14.30 - 18.45 4. round of BT

16.00 - 21.30 4. round of AT and WT



August 3.

 9.00 - 14.30 5. round of AT and WT

 9.15 - 13.30 5. round of BT

14.30 - 18.45 6. round of BT

16.00 - 21.30 6. round of AT and WT



August 4.

 9.00 - 14.30 7. round of AT and WT

 9.15 - 13.30 7. round of BT

16.00 - 19.00 Blitz tournament

16.30 -       RIF meeting



August 5.

 9.00 - 14.30 8. round of AT and WT

 9.15 - 13.30 8. round of BT

14.30 - 18.45 9. round of BT

16.00 - 21.30 9. round of AT and WT



August 6.

 9.00 - 14.30 10. round of AT and WT



August 7.

 9.00 - 14.30 11. round of AT and WT

18.00 -       Closing Ceremony



Accomodation



In summertime its very hard to find free places in hotels and hostel

of Tallinn, so You should ask about Your accomodation as early as

possible, especially, if You wish to live in some hotel chosen by

Your own. Here is link to find some hotels or hostels in Tallinn -

http://www.neti.ee/cgi-bin/teema/ARI/Turism/Hotellid/

For people who need cheap living conditions, but with quite good

quality have we 2 variants. Guest house "Paasu" and hostel "Merevaik"

(both in same building). Problem is that during dates July 28.-July

30. we have only 34 places in these hostels. So we will try to find

other cheap possibilities as well. From July 31. till August 8. we

have probably enough big number of places - 120, so we booked all

places in these hostels.



Guest house "Paasu" prices for renjuplayers are

(breakfast is included into price):

room for single    - 355 EEK (1 euro = 15,6466 EEK)

room for double    - 445 EEK 

room for 3 persons - 545 EEK 

room for 4 persons - 655 EEK 



More information about "Paasu" You can find : http://www.paasu.ee/
Prices in hostel "Merevaik" for renjuplayers are not known yet, but

these will be a bit cheaper, than in "Paasu"



More information about "Merevaik" - www.hostelmerevaik.ee
We will organise transport from hostel to Tournament hall and back

(way is about 4 km)



We don’t have special homepage about World Championship yet. It will

come later. At the moment information in English about World

Championship is avaiable in page of Estonian Renju Union – www.renju.ee

If You go there please choose link Championships. Direct link is

http://renju.ee/index.php?page=suurturniir
Ants Soosyrv - + 372 56 69 73 82,

asoosyrv@hotmail.com, Ants.Soosyrv@mail.ee

Friendly, Ants


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Renju Newsletter No 4, 2005-01-30



  Highlights

  - OPEN RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN GOMOKU. OPEN CUB OF SIBERIA IN RENJU.

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OPEN RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN GOMOKU. OPEN CUB OF SIBERIA IN RENJU. 

 

Russian Renju and Gomoku Federation will organize the Open Russian 

Championship  in gomoku among men and women on May, 6-9, 2005 in 

Tyumen. 

 

Tournament will be carried out with "gambler" rules: 

 

1st black stone - in the center of a board, then white stone - in the 

central 5x5 square, and choose of color after 3 moves. 

 

Competitions will be played in 2 stages. 

1st stage - May, 7-8 - 1st League, Swiss System in 9 rounds. 

 

Time control is 40 minutes for all the game. 1-6 places receive the 

right of participation in the High League. 

 

2nd stage - May, 9-10 - High League, Round-Robin System, 12 

participants. Time control is also 40 minutes for all the game. 

 

Day of arrival is May, 6. 

Opening Ceremony will be held on May, 6 at 19-00. 

 

Competitions are to be played in the City Chess Club.  

 

The strongest Russian sportsmen will participate in the tournament. 

Foreign participants are welcome!  

 

Open cup of Siberia in renju, on May, 9-10. 7 rounds on the Swiss 

system. Time control is 60 minutes for all the game. For the 

participants who are not acting in the High league. 

 

We ask all participants to send applications till April, 1. 

 

Contact information: e-mail ar.to@mail.ru, 

tel.(3452)452770, (3452)452702, Alex Saranchin. 

 

Saranchin Alexander, 

The Manager of The Russian Renju and Gomoku Federation  


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Renju Newsletter No 3, 2005-01-26



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF "8TH MIKAMI MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT" IN JAPAN 

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RESULTS OF "8TH MIKAMI MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT" IN JAPAN 

Played January 23. 

 

This tournament had been held in memory of Mr. Mikami, who was a 

former president of Nihon Renju-Sha since 8 years before. 

 

We introduced Yamaguchi-rule only A-CLASS for the first time. We felt 

it had lots of opening pattern appeared and more attractives by 

Yamaguchi-rule. 

 

A-CLASS(more than 5 dan) 

 

1. Norihiko Kawamura  9 dan  4-0 

2. Yoshihiro Iio      7 dan  2-1-1 

3. Makoto Yamaguchi   9 dan  2-2 

   Ishitani Shin-ichi 8 dan  2-2 

   Masao Mitsumori    9 dan  2-2 

6. Taizan Isobe       9 dan  1-2-1 

7. Junzo Miyagawa     6 dan  1-3 

8. Izumi Kubo         5 dan  1-3 

 

B-CLASS(1dan~4dan) 

 

 1. Yoshiyuki Itami    1 dan 4-0-1 

 2. Takayuki Ono       3 dan 4-1 

 3. Noriaki Nagao      3 dan 4-1 

 4. Jun Koyama         2 dan 3-1-1 

 5. Takuma Satou       4 dan 3-1-1 

 6. Natsuhiko Nagumo   3 dan 3-2 

 7. Fumio Iwano        1 dan 3-2 

 8. Nobuyoshi Arita    4 dan 2-2-1 

 9. Yasuhiro Katou     4 dan 2-2-1 

10. Teruo Matsuoka     1 dan 2-3 

11. Kiyotomi Satou     4 dan 2-3 

12. Miyu Sasaki        1 dan 2-3 

13. Tatsuya Watanabe   1 dan 2-3 

14. Masatoshi Ishizaki 1 dan 2-3 

15. Masao Hara         3 dan 1-3-1 

16. Housai Tadokoro    4 dan 1-4 

17. Mituo Omata        1 dan 1-4 

18. Hisao Usuki        3 dan 1-1 

 

Norihiko Kawamura 


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Renju Newsletter No 2, 2005-01-23



  Highlights

  - RESULTS OF 1ST STAGE OF ESTONIAN QUALIFICATION TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 

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RESULTS OF 1ST STAGE OF ESTONIAN QUALIFICATION TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 

Played January 22. (7 rounds Swiss) 

 

1. Andry Purk          7 

2. Mikk Oblikas        6 

3. Alvar Timmermann    5 

4. Tauri Purk          4 (31) 

_____________________________ 

 

5. Rauni Lillemets     4 (30) 

6. Glen Liventaal      4 (28) 

7. Peeter Kolk         4 (27) 

8.-9. Ats Malksoo      4 (19) 

8.-9. Ergo Kaljuste    4 (19) 

10. Tiina Klooster     3 (26) 

11. Mart Kullamaa      3 (25) 

12. Peeter Tamm        3 (24) 

13. Eleri Kaljuste     3 (22) 

14. Paul Valjataga     3 (20) 

15. Siim Sepman        2 (27) 

16.-17. Krisper Nylve  2 (23) 

16.-17. Marilii Saar   2 (23) 

  

4 best got right to play in second stage (February 12.-13.) together 

with Johann Lents, Timo Ilu, Aivo Oll and our special Finnish guest 

Samuli Saarenpaa. Ando Meritee will join last, 3rd stage. 

 

Friendly, 

Ants 


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Renju Newsletter No 1, 2005-01-18



  Highlights

  - RESULTS FROM CUB TYUMEN OF RENJU 

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RESULTS FROM CUB TYUMEN OF RENJU 

PLAYED IN RUSSIA' TYUMEN. 

 

1 round On 25-26. December  Cub Tyumen of renju     

1. Saranchin Alexander  XX 11 11 01 01 ++   8 pt 1-2  Place  

2. Pushkarev Dmitry     00 XX 11 00 00 ++   4     4 

3. Devjatkova Ekaterina 00 00 XX 01 00 00   1     6 

4. Litvinenko Alexander 10 11 10 XX 10 11   7     3 

5. Prokopjev Alexander  10 11 11 01 XX ++   8    1-2 

6. Lomakin Mihkail      -- -- 11 00 - XX    2     5 

 

1-2 Place   Saranchin A - Prokopjev A  1-0 

 

PLAYED IN RUSSIA' TYUMEN. 

2 round On 7. January, 2005 Cup  Tyumen of gomoku. 

Men.14 players took part. 13 rounds was played. 

 

1. Litvilenenko Alexander 10 point     Berg 49 

2. Lomakin Mihkail        10 pt        Berg 46 

3. Saranchin Alexander     9 pt 

4. Pushkarev Dmitry        8 pt 

5. Nikolaev Oleg           7 pt 

6. Kovalenko Marina        6 pt 

7. Kvitov Nikolay          5 pt 

8. Beshanzev Vasiliy       3 pt        Berg 10 

9. Beloslydzev Roman       3 pt              5 

10. Nikolaev Sergey        3 pt              5 

11. Prjanishnikov Georgy   1 pt              3 

12. Smirnov Vasily         1 pt              1 

 

Women 

1. Devjatkova Ekaterina   10 point 

2. Lomakina Olga           7 pt 

3. Melnik Anastasia        5 pt 

4. Karimova Dinara         4 pt             19 

5. Melnik Lidia            4 pt             19 

6. Kovalenko Katja         0 pt 

 

Main Referi Alexander Saranchin 

 

 

Saranchin Alexander,  

The Maneger of The Renju Association of Tyumen region (ARTO) 


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