If you use Netscape 2.0 with plug-in ASAP Web Show (which plug-in can be downloaded here) you will find a short presentation about RIF and Renju here.
On the RIF Web-page for photos there are about 150 photos from the Renju World. If you want to download many photos you have to download each photo separately. You can go to ftp://ftp.pi.se/pub/pc/games/renju/. There you are able to download 40 jpg-photos in file "r3pic.zip" (1105 Kb). You can read (often historical) comments to the photos in the text-file "r3inpic.txt" (9 Kb).
There is also a program that you can download called
With this program you can also download any Webpage including photos and several levels of pages under this Web-page including photos?
Totally 41 players participated
1. Petter Gardström Uppsala 2. Stefan Karlsson Jönköping 3. Tord Andersson Uppsala 4. Ants Soosorv Tallinn/Estonia 5. Peter Jonsson Jönköping 6. Kristian Lindberg Jönköping 7. Markus Eriksson Högsjö 8. Kiet Vu Högsjö 9. Göran Holgersson Jönköping 10. Hannes Hermansson Högsjö 11. Rickard Johannesson Jönköping 12. Martin C. Karlsson Jönköping 13. Björn Wallgren Härnösand 14. Kristian Gustavsson Jönköping 15. Tommy Pettersson Högsjö
In Korea there is a Java-page with a Gomoku playing program on http://voyager.kti.co.kr/~bkpark/five.html. You can use for example Netscape 2.0 for Windows 95 with Java.
If you use Netscape 2.0 with plug-in ASAP Web Show (which plug-in can be downloaded here) and if you can read swedish you will find a short presentation about the Swedish Renju Federation here.
January, 22In Korea there is a Java-page with a Gomoku playing program on http://voyager.kti.co.kr/~bkpark/five.html. You can use for example Netscape 2.0 for Windows 95 with Java.
The game was continued on Thu, 18 Jan 1996 from 10:50 - 12:00 Latvian time. Reims played as Black and won after move 59. 5A (The alternative move that White decided that Black could not play) was 48.Link to the game and comments by Aldis Reims
1. Aleksandr Klimashin, Russia -
The European Champion
2. From game Aleksandr Klimashin- Pavel Salnikov
3. Aleksandr Klimashin has received his prizes
Unfortunately all names of the players are not known.
1.Swedish and Chinese leaders
2.9 years old now and strong - World Champion in the year 2006?
3.Swedish players together with Chinese leaders and many children
5.Peter Jonsson plays with Na Wei
6.In the playing room - Papers are also possible to use
7. In another playing room
8. Jan Palmgren and Peter Jonsson play simultaneously with several young players
Gurckis won the last game (c15) against Chen.
Pool userid W L T Score Real name Country ---- ---------------- --- --- --- ----- -------------------------- a * areims 11 1 0 11 Reims Latvia a * llaibini 10 2 0 10 Laibinis Lithuania/Finland a - dterekhov 9 3 0 9 Terekov Canada a - frid 6 6 0 6 Frid Sweden a mli 4 8 0 4 Li USA a chaz 2 10 0 3 Pedersen Denmark a lordbane 0 12 0 0 Sheffi Israel b * sinyovi 11 0 1 11.5 Sinyov Russia b * ademidov 10 1 1 10.5 Demidov Latvia b - tibia 6 6 0 6 Lipsits USA b - alipsits 6 6 0 6 Pingel Denmark b - pingel 6 6 0 6 Tibaldi Italy b jeroen 2 10 0 2 van Dijk The Netherlands b hxie 0 12 0 0 Xie USA c * nalexandrov 9 0 1 9.5 Alexandrov Russia/USA c * charly 8 2 0 8 Barth Germany c - ggurckis 5 4 1 5.5 Gurckis Latvia c - rrognlie 4 6 0 4 Rognlie USA c ychen 3 6 0 3 Chen China/USA c wradkov 0 10 0 0 Radkow Bulgaria
Players marked with a '*' are advancing to the A final (Pool d).
Players marked with a '-' are advancing to the B final (Pool e).
For this phase, players will each have a total of 75 days in which to make their moves. A player may be placed on vacation by asking rrognlie to do so, but this does not affect the 75 day move clock. It will only affect whether you are "nagged" after a week of inactivity or forfeit after 3 week.
The boards have been created, and the clocks are running...
The board assignments for the next phase are:
(Eks. = Black, Ohs. = White)
Board Tent. Eks Tent. Ohs ----- ---------- ---------- d12 areims llaibini d13 areims sinyovi d14 areims ademidov d15 areims nalexandrov d16 areims charly d21 llaibini areims d23 llaibini sinyovi d24 llaibini ademidov d25 llaibini nalexandrov d26 llaibini charly d31 sinyovi areims d32 sinyovi llaibini d34 sinyovi ademidov d35 sinyovi nalexandrov d36 sinyovi charly d41 ademidov areims d42 ademidov llaibini d43 ademidov sinyovi d45 ademidov nalexandrov d46 ademidov charly d51 nalexandrov areims d52 nalexandrov llaibini d53 nalexandrov sinyovi d54 nalexandrov ademidov d56 nalexandrov charly d61 charly areims d62 charly llaibini d63 charly sinyovi d64 charly ademidov d65 charly nalexandrov e12 dterekhov frid e13 dterekhov tibia e14 dterekhov alipsits e15 dterekhov pingel e16 dterekhov ggurckis e17 dterekhov rrognlie e21 frid dterekhov e23 frid tibia e24 frid alipsits e25 frid pingel e26 frid ggurckis e27 frid rrognlie e31 tibia dterekhov e32 tibia frid e34 tibia alipsits e35 tibia pingel e36 tibia ggurckis e37 tibia rrognlie e41 alipsits dterekhov e42 alipsits frid e43 alipsits tibia e45 alipsits pingel e46 alipsits ggurckis e47 alipsits rrognlie e51 pingel dterekhov e52 pingel frid e53 pingel tibia e54 pingel alipsits e56 pingel ggurckis e57 pingel rrognlie e61 ggurckis dterekhov e62 ggurckis frid e63 ggurckis tibia e64 ggurckis alipsits e65 ggurckis pingel e67 ggurckis rrognlie e71 rrognlie dterekhov e72 rrognlie frid e73 rrognlie tibia e74 rrognlie alipsits e75 rrognlie pingel e76 rrognlie ggurckis
If you do not participate but if you any time wants to see the actual situation in one of the games mentioned above you can send e-mail to the pbm-server:
and on the subject line you shall write the game that you want to see in the same way as in the following example where I want to see the game frid - ggurckis :
renju show e26
There are also commands so that you can get e-mail with
1.The standing after each move in the way as the players will get or
2.The standing and final result when the game is over.
More information about how to get this information you will get at the URL-address:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Cof Plc ------------------------------------------------------------- 1. DEMIDOV, Alexei LAT # 0 0 1 1 0 0 x 0 0 2.5 8. 2. MERITEE, Ando EST 1 # 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 7.0 II 3. BALANOVA, Yelena LAT 1 0 # x 1 1 1 1 0 x 6.0 III 4. VEIDEMANIS, Arnis LAT 0 0 x # 0 1 1 0 0 1 3.5 6. 5. SOOSORV, Ants EST 0 1 0 1 # 0 1 1 0 1 5.0 17.5 4. 6. GURTSKIS, Gatis LAT 1 0 0 0 1 # 1 1 0 1 5.0 14.5 5. 7. DREIMANIS, Raimis LAT 1 0 0 0 0 0 # 0 0 1 2.0 9. 8. ANDERSONS, Andris LAT x 0 0 1 0 0 1 # 0 1 3.5 7. 9. REIMS, Aldis LAT 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 # 1 9.0 I 10.MATYUK, Valeri LAT 1 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 # 1.5 10.
On February Finalmatch will be played in Tallinn between Aldis Reims and Ando Meritee for the title of Baltic "Meijin". Match will consist from 4 games. If result will be 2-2 then Aldis Reims will be a winner, because of better result in Final tournament.
As you probably know, on Sunday also a match between Aldis Reims and World Champion & Meijin Norihiko Kawamura was played. Unfortunately it didn't finish because of technical problems. Game was analyzed after by both participants through phone and situation was evaluated as equal with slight advantage and long initiative of black. Many people asked why such 19th move was used. But it was also used in game Nara - Nakamura 2 years ago. Probably in future another attempt between Reims and Kawamura will be made.
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I found about 200 links just searching for the word "renju". Most of the links of course are to RIF's pages but I also found pages that I did not know about. Gomoku gave 300, pente 1000 and luffarschack 62 links.
The server capacity could not let everyone whatch the game but The Renju Newsletter subscribers were invited to watch it on-line. I could easily follow the game but after 29 moves game was finished as a draw, because of technical problems somewhere in Japan. Reims agreed with Kawamura through phone that situation was quite equal so they agreed on a draw result.It was a blitz-game with very short time to think but here are still some comments from watchers in Jönköping:
The game follows a standardpattern until 18th move. This became popular after a Meijin-game 1993 Nakamura-Kawamura 1-0.
19-19 is new to us. 20-20 seems OK and the development up to 25 seems natural. We think that 26-28 is good enough (if 27-28 then 28-h5, but 26-26 and 28-28 is probably good too. 29-29 is a balanced move and white should probably answer some where near 29, we suggest 30-h4. Probably it's only good for black if white, in move 30, tries something active in the upper-right part of the board.
The watchers at Jonkoping University: Goran Holgersson Rickard Johannesson Henrik Karlsson Martin Karlsson Stefan Karlsson Peder Svensson
Reims was Black and Kawamura white. You can find the game here as a gif-file.
Below you will find links to the three games in the Swedish Cup Final
1. Karlsson - Sundling 1-0 Black wins after 53 moves. I 11, 5A = 20.
2. Sundling - Karlsson 0-1 White wins after 88 moves. I 11, 5A = 40.
3. Karlsson - Sundling 1-0 Black wins after 31 moves. I 9, 5A = 6.
The preliminary time-table is as follows:
10.02, 18:00 - Opening Ceremony 11.02-17.02, 10:00 - 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th rounds 15:00 - 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th rounds 18.02, 9:00 - 15th round 14:00 - Closing Ceremony
The qualification round are almost finished. Only one game is remaining.
Here are the results:
Pool Name W L T Points Qualified for: ---- ---------------- --- --- --- ---- --------------- a Reims 11 1 0 11 A-Final a Laibini 10 2 0 10 A-Final a Terekhov 9 3 0 9 B-Final a Frid 6 6 0 6 B-Final a Li 4 8 0 4 a Pedersen 2 9 0 2 a Sheffi 0 12 0 0 b Sinyov 11 0 1 11.5 A-Final b Demidov 10 1 1 10.5 A-Final b Tibaldi 6 6 0 6 B-Final b Lipsits 6 6 0 6 B-Final b Pingel 6 6 0 6 B-Final b van Dijk 2 10 0 2 b Xie 0 12 0 0 c Alexandrov 9 0 1 9.5 A-Final c Barth 8 2 0 8 A-Final c Gurckis 4 4 1 5.5 B-Final c Rognlie 4 6 0 4 B-Final c Chen 3 6 0 3 (Maybe B-Final) c Radkov 0 10 0 0
One game remains: c15 ggurckis - ychen
In the A-Final some players want to play only one game against each opponent and some players want to play two games. I have decided to go on as in the Qualification Tournament i.e. two games with each opponent. The players seems to want more time and therefore I intend to start the final a little earlier i.e. on January 19th and end it at the latest on on June 19th. It is not so good to play in summertime.
Then each player will get 75 days each for every game which means 75x24x60=108000 minutes. Time for holidays and rest must be included in these minutes just as in the Qualification Tournament. I.e. the times goes always and it is not possible to make any breaks that will lengthen the maximum time of 108000 minutes.
Other rules will be the same as in Qualification Tournament.
The three best in the A-Final will be directly qualified for next years A-Final. Next year I plan for 8 players in the A-Final.
In the B-final are qualified:
From pool a: dterekhov and frid
From pool b: tibia, alipsits, pingel (It is impossible to seperate them)
From pool c: ggurckis and rrognlie and if ychen will win game c15 agains ggurckis we cannot separate him from rrognlie so then also ychen is qualified.
B-final then will be with 7 or 8 players.
We also have to await the result in game c15 before we start B-final. However, the B-Final will also start on January 19th.
The B-Final will be played as the A-Final i.e. each player will get 75 days each for every game which means 75x24x60=108000 minutes and two games with each opponent.
1. Both country have one player (Meijin Kawamura and Mr. Reims), one computer operator, one representative player, and referees. It is allowable to be the same person between the computer operator and the representative player. Time referee must be included in the referees. 2. The playing program will be described as shown under. (1) There are real boards in both country. And one player plays his move on this real board. (2) The representative player see the player's move and indicate to the operator of the player's move. (3) The operator operate the computer to move correctly. (4) After few minutes , another player's move is displayed in the screen of the computer. (5) The operator indicate to the representative player of another player's move. (6) The representative player move the another player's move on the real board and start the players clock. (7) The player think and move , and back to (1). 3. Both player have 40 seconds for one move from the start to the end. Every move must play within 40 seconds. But the communication and operation time is not included in that time. So the player's time (40 seconds) means from the representative player's move was played on the real board , till the player's move was played on the real board. 4. Tentative black will be decided by the server computer. 5. If there are any troubles during the play, we talk with via telephone. 6. There is an event during the game. The event is "next move expectation game", ("Tsugi no itte" by Japanese), only in Japan. This event is that the audience expect the move before any player's move. But the move must be finished in any way within 40 seconds. So when the player is Meijin Kawamura, he plays his move on the paper, and the paper is kept by referee. When the player is Mr. Reims, he plays his move normally and sends this move via internet. The screen will be hidden in Japan. After audience's expectation, player's real move is opened (show paper or open the sheet in front of the screen) and is moved by referee. And then the game continues. .... The game will be intermited twice by this event. And both intermission will take several minutes.
Norio Nishizono from KYOTO JAPAN.
10th Kyoto-Ohisen tournament has finished. Mr. Hasegawa defended title. Result: 1st game draw(I11) 2nd game Nara won (D11) 3rd game Hasegawa won (I11) 4th game draw(D11) Totaly,Hasegawa defended the Ohi title for the 4th time. Done the 4th game was the first time during Ohisen. The rule has been decided that if 4th game is draw Ohi title is kept.
Friendly Yours, Norihiko Kawamura
Stefan Karlsson - Ingvar Sundling 3 - 0
This is the Second time Viktor ALEKSANDROV becomes the owner of that Cup. He won in the final match against Pavel Salnikov. Result:
Viktor Aleksandrov - Pavel Salnikov 2.5 - 1.5
will be played on January-14th at 10.00 Latvian time (in Japan 17.00 and in Sweden 9.00).
Old news from the period July - December 1995
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