World Division of Samsung Cup 2016, after round 1

1st round is over. Results below:
And record of my match:

And photos ofย the building, where we play:
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Yesterday in the evening I saw something unusual in the room, where I stay. On the door, there is a paper with a few rules.
But in the room, there is also something like this:
I managed to win today, so I keep on playing ๐Ÿ™‚
My tomorrow’s opponent will be Guang Chow from RSA, probably the strongest player who has African passport. Well, I didn’t come here to be afraid of opponents, but to beat them. I will keep with this.

Next loss

I came to Beijing. I haven’t been writing anything, because I didn’t have internet. Actually, I don’t have it still, but probably one of the neighbours hadn’t secured the router and I managed to connect with wi-fi. There were not many people at school recently, because most went to play in some tournament. So, they put me into 2nd league. On Monday I had 0:2 to the school league (but probably I might somehow find an excuse, I didn’t sleep at night, so I couldn’t really think). On Tuesday I managed to win 2 matches. I haven’t been playing to the school league today, because I took part in the ENN Cup. In the 1st round I was playing against Ali Jabarin from Israel. Unfortunately, I lost. But this time opponent played better than me. I send a few photos and the record of the match.

1st round of World Group preliminary of ENN Cup 2016, Ali Jabarin – Mateusz Surma

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After tournament

I lost, there was no surprise. I have no excuse, opponent played better than me.

I shouldn’t have played that ko at the beginning. I knew, that opponent will not answer on my threat, but I made a mistake in evaluating the situation. I thought, it’d be ok for me, but it wasn’t.

Ing Cup 2016, 1st round, Wang Yuan-Jun – Mateusz Surma

Bailing Cup 2016 preliminaries, round 1

Unfortunately, didn’t manage. I lost to 2p from China by 2,5 points and finished the tournament. I thought, I’m winning in a bigger part of the game, but in the endgame I played a bit worse than my opponent and I lost. If there were Japanese rules, I’d have lost by 0,5 point. Still, it’s hard for me to change into Chinese rules…

1st preliminary round, Bailing Cup 2016, Li Biqi – Mateusz Surma

Part of matches of the 1st round was played on 11th, part on 12th, because … there was too many players participating. Every professional player could play and also 32 amateurs from prepreliminaries. So, a few hundred of Chinese take part, there is also many Koreans, a bit of Japanese and Taiwanese, one player from Israel, one from Poland. Ali was playing today (12th March) against some 1p from Taiwan and won by 2,5 points. To the main tournament qualifies winner of 3 rounds.

Beneath some photos ๐Ÿ™‚


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Info about the tournament is here:

Regulations for the 3rd Bailing Cup World Go Open Tournament