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November 30th, 2005

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Cape Town Blitz Tournament Concluded!

A highly entertaining evening was held, with the incredibly tight sudden death absolute blitz causing much mayhem and amusement.

Five rounds of frantic go were enjoyed by the eight entrants, and as expected, the highest ranked players and lowest ranked players (with their enormous handicap starts) slugged it out for the final prize.

Congratulations to the winner, Konrad Scheffler, who extends his western cape tournament winning streak even further. Congratulations also to Steven Dawson and Timothy Spring who made the most of their komi to almost nick the tournament from Konrad.

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Posted by Chris Welsh in Cape Town, Tournaments

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2 Responses to “Cape Town Blitz Tournament Concluded!”

  1. konrad says:

    Thanks Chris for organising a fun event! I did feel a little guilty about that playoff, but then the rules explicitly said “It is neither illegal nor unethical to try to use the time trouble of one’s opponent to one’s advantage”…

  2. Chris says:

    I don’t think guilt is necessary. Steven had already played five rounds and knew what the time situation was. As we were watching we saw him fall behind by about 2 minutes at the half way stage, and we all knew there was only going to be one outcome after that.

    Frankly, in this absolute form of the game, even falling 30 seconds behind is probably going to be fatal.

    Position or time – you makes your choices and you takes the consequences.

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