IGS World Rapid Championship

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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.

Full results can be found at [ext] IGS-Pandanet. The results from the third round on can also be found at Gobase.org.

Note--dates shown below are when most of the games in a round were played. Some games were played earlier or later than others.

Fifth Round--IGS-Pandanet, March 19, 2005

 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

Sixth Round--IGS Pandanet, April 2, 2005

 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

Quarterfinals--Pandanet Tokyo Headquarters, April 16, 2005

 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

Semifinals--Pandanet Tokyo Headquarters, April 16, 2005

 Kobayashi Koichi  1-0 Nakano Hironari
 Hane Naoki        1-0 Kono Rin

Finals--Pandanet Tokyo Headquarters, April 17, 2005

 Hane Naoki        1-0 Kobayashi Koichi

IGS World Rapid Championship last edited by Dieter on September 11, 2008 - 12:16
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