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Takashi Yamakawa wins 87th Kanagawa Open
Top 3 of the 87th Kanagawa Open:
Location: Kanagawa, Japan
Date: March 2nd
Tourney format: 6 round Swiss system, 49 players in 2 categories
After his victory at the Sea of Japan tournament in February, yet another win at a major tourney for Takashi Yamakawa. Takashi started the tourney with a win against Yusuke Takanashi and from then all the games were his.
TAKANASHI Yusuke 30 - 34 YAMAKAWA Takashi
87th Kanagawa Open, round 1
News EGP Cambridge March 1 - 2: Nicky van den Biggelaar (NLD) beats Imre Leader (GBR) 2 - 1 in the final
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European Othello Champion for 3 years in a row Takuji Kashiwabara will surely want to win that prestigious prize again this year. Who else? Francesco Marconi who came so close to winning the title last year? Marc Tastet seems eager to take on the challenge, or will the EGP 2014 winner be one of the Dutch travelling Othello circus? Go team Netherlands!!!
Interesting EGP facts by Tom Schotte
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ILACQUA Gianluca 22 - 42 BARNABA Donato
Milan Open 2014, round 5
"This was probably my best game of the tournament. Interesting to analyze the correct way to play the final to defend the northern border that, starting from move 36 and 38, is characterized by a rather risky position."
Alessandro Di Mattei wins Milan Open
Location: Milan, Italy
Date: February 23rd
Tourney format: 7 rounds
First stage of Italian Grand Prix. Three foreign players at this tourney: Takuji Kashiwabara and the 2 Juigner brothers Arthur and Felix. We all know Arthur, but his brother Felix, age 7, is also a very keen Othello player.
The two brothers played against each other in the first round and that game was a 10 - 54 victory for the oldest brother. In round 2 Arthur defeated Francesco Marconi 37 - 27 and in round 3 he had another win against Alessandro di Mattei 39 - 25. In the 4th round Roberto Sperandio was the only player to beat Arthur at this tourney.
Roberto Sperandio was in the lead with 4 wins after 4 rounds but then he lost against Alessandro Di Mattei 39 - 26. Arthur and Francesco also won another game so after 5 rounds we had 4 players with 4 points. Ony 3 points so far for European ChampionTakuji Kashiwabara.
At the start of the final 7th round 3 players had a score of 5 points: Roberto Sperandio, Alessandro Di Mattei and Arthur Juigner. Di Mattei defeated Francesco Marconi 47 - 17. Donato Barnaba won 42 - 22 against Roberto Sperandio. Arthur won against Takuji Kashiwabara, an astonishing 9 - 55 game. Two players with 6 points at the end of round 7, Alessandro Di Mattei (winner) and Arthur Juigner (2nd place). Third place with 5 points for Roberto Sperandio.
Lots of great pictures by Biagio Privitera on facebook (public album).
Play Othello in Japan at 35th Meijin-Sen, what a challenge!
THE 35TH MEIJIN-SEN TOURNAMENT 「Open Category」
Date: March 23, 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00 am ～ 5:30 pm
Fees: JPYen 4,000
Venue: Shikibo Hall 7th Floor
Address: 3-2-6, Bingo-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Access to the venue:
◆ By subway
Get off at Honmachi Station (M-18) of Midosuji Line
Take No.1 Exit and walk about 2 minutes to Shikibo Hall.
◆ By car
About 2 minutes drive from Honmachi Exit of Hanshin Express Way
No lunch will be served at tournament. So, please kindly prepare your lunch and beverages.There is a convenience store nearby the venue.
In case you can not participate the Meijin-Sen, please kindly contact the JOA Secretariat at phone no. +81-3-3843-7611
In case, you will be late for the registration time on the March 23rd, please kindly contact at phone no. +81-80-1199-9312. Otherwise, you will be treated as "Absence"
Japan Othello Association Meijinsen Executive Committee
Bandai No.2 Bldg., 2-5-4, Komagata, Taito-ku,
Tokyo 111-0043, Japan