Artem's Unhappy Start to the New Year
Unfortunately for Artem Kachanovskyy (Ukraine), the
runner-up of the last European Go Congress, he did not have a good start to the new year. Today, after losing against "bin7674" 8-dan, "artem92" played
"misty" 7-dan in a game with over 600 people watching (you can see the
It seems that
Artem made some overplays - White 110 (C4) was well punished by Black - and in
the end, after the H5 cut, the shape of White's lower group was too weak (Black
151, N5, is the famous tesuji to cut White). Artem was forced to resign. With
this loss, artem92's rank on KGS dropped to 7-dan.
I think that
artem92 is stronger than 7-dan; the "problem" is that more and more
strong players are appearing and the competition is getting fiercer.
wish better luck for Artem. I believe that he will be 8-dan again very soon.
gosensations.com also want to wish you, our dear reader, a happy 2011!
to you all!