The European Professional Go League has evolved into the Transatlantic Professional Go League (TPGL) in the current season, with two American professionals joining: Calvin Sun 1p and Ryan Li 3p. Two European amateur players have got their chance to compete with the professionals: after passing the preliminary tournament, Oscar Vazquez 6d and Remi Campagnie 6d joined the League.
Due to a larger number of participants, the system of the League has been changed: all the players were split into two groups, each group consisting of one American professional, three European professionals, and one European amateur. Players of each group battle in a round robin, and two highest finishers from each group qualify for the play-off to determine the winner of the League.
In each of the groups, three matches are still to be played. It is not clear yet which of the participants will enter the play-off; here are the players who still have a chance do it:
- Group I: Ilya Shikshin 4p, Artem Kachanovskyi 2p, Calvin Sun 1p.
- Group II: Ryan Li 3p, Ali Jabarin 2p, Tanguy le Calve 1p.
You can find the tournament table, game records, and all the other details on the TPGL web page.
Below you can find the record of one the two games between Ilya Shikshin 4p and Calvin Sun 1p.
Report by Artem