European Team Championship: preliminary stage results
4 teams entered the final stage:
Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Hungary
I was suprised to see the 2-2 draw in Germany vs France match. It was clear that both teams will not enter the main stage
in case of the draw.
I decided to post the strange game, played by Svetlana Shikshina against Peter Brouwer on the 3rd board of Russia vs Holland match.
First impression: I am pretty sure that regular 5-dans cannot play such nadare joseki without the help of databases.
But it's forbidden to use them! In the real game he tricked 3p in nadare and got nice result. Very hard to believe that Peter
played that 50-moves long joseki from his head.
At least, I never saw this joseki played in offline tournaments in Europe
From the rules:
Fair play is the base of the whole competition. While playing it is, for example,
forbidden to use tools like programs with stored games and literature
Any cheating results in losing the complete match on all four boards with an additional four MP-penalty
Second cheating disqualifies the team for the running season and the next two seasons
Peter was winning the game, till his mistake Black 145. Svetlana punished him, got lot of points and I was sure that
she will win this game. White's 180 was very dangerous. It was much easier to defend the big group
She probably missed atari at 183. I cannot find the way of saving the group after B185.