Kovaleva and Surin Win European Pair Go Championship 2021
This year the European Pair Go Championship (EPGC) took place on 25–26 September in Niš, Serbia. A total of 15 pairs from six countries took part in the competition.
After six rounds, two Russian pairs were on the top of the tournament table with only one defeat: Ajgul Fazulzjanova 3d with Alexander Dinerchtein 3p and Natalia Kovaleva 5d with Dmitrij Surin 6d. The pairs’ first tie-breaker, the sum of opponents’ scores (SOS), was equal, so the fate of the first place was decided by direct confrontation. The Kovaleva-Surin pair beat their fellow countrymates in the third round, so they claimed the champions’ title.
It was the seventh time for Natalia and Dmitrij to win this tournament together.
Report by Artem