IGS World Rapid Championship
The Pandanet World Open Internet Rapid Go Championship is an international tournament, primarily played online on IGS. Registration was open for anyone with an IGS account. Set up as a huge knockout tournament, professional players began to be phased in during the third round. Sponsored by the Nihon Ki-in, the Kansai Ki-in, the Japan Pair-Go Association, the Zhongguo Qiyuan, and IGS. Top prize is about three million yen.
The tournment began on January 29, 2005. The final eight players will be invited to Tokyo to play out the final three rounds on April 16 and 17, 2005.
The Internet games have a time limit of 1 minute main time plus 25 moves in 10 minutes overtime. The face-to-face games have a time limit of 30 seconds per move and ten 1-minute periods of additonal time. Komi is 6.5.
Note--dates shown below are when most of the games in a round were played. Some games were played earlier or later than others.
O Rissei 1-0 backwards? Chen Jia? 1-0 Ono Koji Hane Naoki 1-0 Minematsu Masaki Sakai Hideyuki 1-0 Crespo? Kobayashi Koichi 1-0 Kitano Ryo Lin ChinHan? 1-0 Katsuma Shiro Mimura Tomoyasu 1-0 Murakawa Daisuke Yamashiro Hiroshi 1-0 NuoNuo? Nakano Hironari 1-0 S1? RoseDuke 1-0 Sasaki Tsuyoshi Kurotaki Masaki 1-0 Takekiyo Isamu Kono Rin 1-0 Takemiya Yoko Nakano Yasuhiro 1-0 Michael Redmond So Yokoku 1-0 Cho Sonjin Zhou Jun Xun 1-0 Song Li? Takao Shinji 1-0 Aoki Shinichi
Nakano Hironari 1-0 Takao Shinji Hane Naoki 1-0 Mimura Tomoyasu Yamashiro Hiroshi 1-0 Kurotaki Masaki Kono Rin 1-0 RoseDuke Zhou Jun Xun 1-0 Chen Jia? Kobayashi Koichi 1-0 Nakano Yasuhiro Sakai Hideyuki 1-0 Lin ChinHan? So Yokoku 1-0 O Rissei
Kono Rin 1-0 So Yokoku Hane Naoki 1-0 Zhou Jun Xun Kobayashi Koichi 1-0 Sakai Hideyuki Nakano Hironari 1-0 Yamashiro Hiroshi