Chris Welsh was this year’s South African representative at the KPMC. After an unfortunate series of pairings (15k, 1k, 2 dan, 7 dan and 2×5 dan) he won 2/6 games.
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Andre Connell finished in 36th place, a creditable result considering he had been seeded 43rd. He finished with two wins out of six, over Mongolia 1d and Luxembourg 3k, with defeats to South Korea 7d, Denmark 4d, Belarus 1d and Sweden 3d.
Note: the previous report incorrectly stated that Andre played his second round match against China – it was against South Korea.
At the halfway stage of the 2014 Korean Prime Minster’s Cup, the South African representative Andre Connell (2D) is on 1/3 wins. He won his first round match against the 1D from Mongolia, but was drawn against China in the second round. In the third round he lost out to the 4D from Denmark.
After five rounds Steve is 2/5
In round 4 he defeated Zhe Fan Mah 2d of Brunei. As the game was drawing to a close, he was 10-15 points behind, but found an excellent sequence of moves to exploit some corner aji and forced his opponent to resign. The game is attached below.
In round 5 he lost to Erik Ouchterlony 4d of Sweden. South African players with a keen memory may recall that Victor Chow lost to Erik, then a 3d, a few years ago at the WAGC.
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After day one at the KPMC, Steve is 1/3. He won his first game against Philippines, then had the dubious pleasure of being paired against Ilya shikshin 7d of Russia. In round 3, he was paired against Kevin Prist 3d of Belgium, which he also lost.
Steve Kroon, the South African representative at the 2013 KPMC, writes:
First round pairing is out, tomorrow morning I play Celeste Abat (5k) of the Philippines (she’s secretary-general of their go association, and one of the two – I think – female participants).
Andrew Davies has now finished in 51st place, with 3/6 wins, in the 2012 KPMC. The draw was done on the MacMahon system, using the previous years position. His results in the 6 rounds were:
- Lost to Argentina (3d)
- Lost to Venezuela (2d, but seemed stronger to Andrew)
- Beat Guatemala (6k).
- Beat Bosnia&Herzegovina (3k)
- Lost to Thailand (5d)
- Beat Ecuador (1d)