On Saturday, 15.02.2020 the Mori Ogai tournament took place for the sixth time. Compared to the previous year we could more than triple the number of participants. It is always a special event when people come together for something that connects them.
As last year, special thanks to the Humbold Initiative, which was kind enough to provide us with suitable rooms at Ziegelstraße 5, 10117 Berlin-Mitte. Without their support the tournament would not have been possible.
This time the players were made up of six nationalities. Especially worth mentioning are the Eastern Europeans from Slovakia and Belarus, who came all this way to participate in the tournament.
At 10am a small registration phase started and half an hour later the first rounds were played. At lunchtime at 13:30 we ordered delicious sushi together at ishin. We were very satisfied.
At 14:30 the next rounds were hot again. There was a lot of laughter and one or the other drop of sweat. At the end of the day we went to the restaurant Deponie No.3 for dinner. Especially the historical décor impressed us very much and in combination with the food it unfolds its very own charm.
The evaluation of the tournament will be available soon on the FESA Website. There will be an entry with the name of the tournament which will lead you to the results.
|7||Chan||Chung Man||HK||2 Kyu||1575||9+||10+||4-||3-||14+||3||12||68||+10|
|10||Coria Espada||Florencio||DE||2 Kyu||1499||6+||7-||12+||8-||5-||2||14||61||+34|
Promoting Höfges Philip to 9 Kyu
Promoting Zgrebnakova Maria to 15 Kyu
Not quite unexpectedly, Mirnik Boris has once again become the sovereign winner of the tournament. Fabian Fichter has become best Kyu player and Shingo Masuda, our newest club member, did a fantastic job in his first official tournament and will be honoured as best newcomer. We were also very happy about the youngest participant Stepan Boykov who receives a medal of honor for his participation. He is not even seven years old and will certainly play a big role in the Shogi world in the future.
If you are interested in analyzing the games or improving your shogi skills, we invite everyone to join our weekly meeting on Thursday. Together we can reflect on game situations and move decisions.
We are happy to have hosted the tournament again and thank all organizers, supporters and participants for their time. Do you have any suggestions, wishes or thanks for us? Then simply write us an E-Mail. We are looking forward to a message from you! See you next time!
With kind regards, your Shogi Berlin Team