Shusaku in Transylvania
Ninety-four go players, 63 Romanian, 17 Hungarian, and 14 from countries as far away as Spain, converged on the Transylvanian town of Targu Mures to compete for the 2012 Shusaku Cup from March 30 to April 1. The field ranged from 8 dan to 20 kyu, with 15 players ranked 5 dan and above. At stake was 3200 euros in prize money, to be divided in a 12:8:5:4:3:1 ratio among the top six finishers. First-place honors went to In-Seong Hwang, a former Korean insei now teaching go in Zurich, Switzerland. Second and third places went to a pair of young Ukranians, Artem Kachanovsky and Andrii Kravets. Rounding out the top six were Cornel Burzo (Romania), Ondrej Silt (Czechia), and Nikola Mitic (Serbia). Also attending, though not competing, were a couple of Chinese pros: Song Ronghui 5p and Zou Junjie 5p.
The deciding game between In-Seong and Artem can be seen here. Full results are here. Further details and photos are here and here.