This tournament has a big prize budget of together about 10.000 Euro, thank to a very generous sponsor, Mr. Park Jang from South Korea.
The tournament is divided into two tournaments. The main tournament and Top 8 tournament, where players who had the highest rating in the last year can participate. Thinking time was 60 minutes and canadian byo-yomi 15stones/5minutes. This year, there were many strong players in the tournament, 5 professionals in Top 8 . Tie was also possible, because of Komi 7, Japanese rules. I made one against Alexandre Dinerstein. I didn't do very well in the tournament, especially on the last playing day. Winner of the tournament was Ali Jabarin 1p. We both flew here directly from Beijing, China City League C. I like this tournament and I plan to participate next year as well.