The Netherlands is an important Go-playing country in Europe with many enthusiastic Go players, and Groningen currently has a blooming Go club.
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Tournament winner is Kim Eunkuk? (by SOS tie-breakers against Hwang In-seong, Kim Joon Sang?, Oh Chi-Min all with 8 wins out of 10). European champion is Alexandre Dinerchtein (place 6, again by SOS tie-breakers against Catalin Taranu, Mero Csaba and Cristian Pop all with 7 wins out of 10). Jun Sang-Youn who was undefeated after the first week lost in the second against Hwang In-seong, Dinerchtein and Taranu and finished in the fifth place.
Oh Chi-Min won the rapid tournament without loss.