It had been 10 years without Hans. The main goal of our event is to keep up his memory and to share it with the next generations of go players.
The tournament was a huge success there were over 100 players from 16 countries. Many of Europe's top players attended, and this made European Hans Pietsch Memorial the strongest European tournament in 2013. Between the rounds Hans's sensei, Chizu Kobayashi 5 dan professional of the Japanese Go Association gave public lectures about Hans's most memorable games. The finals of the tournamentwere live commented by her.
According to our sponsor we are planning to continue next year!