The European Professional Qualification Tournament took place in Leksand, Sweden from the 25th until the 31st of October. It was already the sixth edition of this competition. The previous five iterations generated seven European professionals:
- 2014 – Pavol Lisy, Ali Jabarin
- 2015 – Mateusz Surma, Ilya Shikshin
- 2016 – Artem Kachanovskyi
- 2017 – Andrii Kravets
- 2019 – Tanguy Le Calve
The 6th Pro Qualification brought together 16 top European amateurs. It was played out in a single-elimination mode, with each pair of opponents playing a match of a best of three. The games were commented live by the European professionals on the EGF Twitch channel.
The finalists were Stanislaw Frejlak 7d from Poland and Lukas Podpera 7d from Czechia. After losing the first game, Stanislaw won the second one by half a point and the third one by resignation. Thus he won the final match and became the eighth European professional go player.
Game records, tournament charts, and more information you can find on the 6th Pro Qualification web page at the EGF website.
Below you can find a record of the third and final game between Stanislaw Frejlak and Lukas Podpera.
Report by Artem