This year the European Youth Go Championship (EYGC) took place online from the 15th until the 17th of October. The tournament brought together more than 130 participants from 18 countries.
With anti-cheating measures applied, the online EYGC had the same format as the annual face-to-face event: six rounds of MacMahon competition played out over three days, starting from the 15th of October.
Traditionally, the EYGC consists of three separate tournaments in different age categories: U12, U16, and U20. Below are this year’s winners in each category:
- U12: Vjacheslav Shpakovskij 1d (Russia)
- U16: Alexandr Muromcev 5d (Russia)
- U20: Oscar Vazquez 6d (Spain)
In the U12 category, Russia showed exceptionally good results by occupying the top seven places.
European professional go players commented on several games from each round on the EGF Twitch channel.
For more information, visit the web page of the EYGC 2021.
Report by Artem