The first Transatlantic Professional Go League (TPGL) started on the 15th of May 2021, this time with two American pros and two amateurs joining the six European professionals.
All the players were split into two groups of one American pro, one amateur, and three European pros. A round-robin was played out in order to decide two players in each group to qualify for the playoffs.
Ilya Shikshin 4p and Artem Kachanovskyi 3p passed the selection in the first group, while Ryan Li 3p and Tanguy Le Calve 1p were first and second, respectively, in the second group.
According to the results of the playoffs, here are the final standings for the first four places:
- Winner: Ryan Li 3p
- Runner-up: Ilya Shikshin 4p
- 3rd place: Artem Kachanovskyi 3p
- 4th place: Tanguy Le Calve 1p
The final was played on the 15th of August between Ilya Shikshin 4p and Ryan Li 3p. Ryan won with a score of 2-0.
It’s noteworthy that Ryan already joined the European Professional Go League earlier, in the second season, and was victorious that time as well: he beat Ilya in the final with a score of 3-1.
For more information such as the tournament tables and the records of the games, visit the 1st TPGL web page.
Below you can find the record of the second game of the final between Ryan Li 3p and Ilya Shikshin 4p.
Report by Artem