The 7th Istanbul International Go Tournament

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We invite all Go players to the Istanbul International Go Tournament which will be marking its 7th anniversary this year. As a newly registered Pandanet European Go Cup Super Tournament, The 7th Istanbul International Go Tournament sponsored by Gevence, Graphis and Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, will be different organization compared to its predecessors. We are looking forward to a broader participation from home and abroad.

The updated list of participants is here.

The preregistration period has ended. Thank you for your support and interest.


Fındıklı Tournament Layout

This year's venue sponsor Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts has generously granted us access to their campus at Fındıklı, allocating the renovated and expanded canteen and Mimar Sinan Hall to our service. A partial map of Istanbul showing the location of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Fındıklı Campus from google can be found here. Public transportation details and directions to and from the venue can be accessed via İ.E.T.T.'s site which is Istanbul's main public transportation provider and coordinator.

You can get information on Istanbul including hotels, weather, maps and tips from the web sites below:



You can check the checkfelix web site for flights to Istanbul.


There are trains from Sofia, Belgrade, Bucharest and Budapest(connections from Munich and Vienna) to Sirkeci Station in Istanbul. Main services are:

  • Bosphorus Express: from Bucharest, daily
  • TransBalkan Express: from Budapest via Bucharest, daily
  • Prietenia Express: from Kischinev, daily
  • Balkan Express: from Belgrade via Sofia, daily
  • 1C 90/9 I: from Pythion via Thessalonica, daily (connection from Athens)
  • Istanbul Express: from Munich via Slovenia, Croatia, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria

There are two main stations in Istanbul: Sirkeci Station on the European and Haydarpaşa Station on the Asian side. These historic station buildings are nostalgic gateways to the city. Both stations are well equipped with restaurants, newspaper kiosks, waiting rooms and ATMs.

Transfer from Airport to City Center

There are shuttles from airport to city center (Taksim Square) every half hour between 04.00 am and 01.00 am. The cost of the shuttle is €5. If you take a cab, it costs about €20, please note taxi fare depends on the traffic condition and a price range of €20-€30 is common. If you come by car, bus or train let us know your likely arrival time. We will inform you about the route to the city center.


Most European countries do not need visa to enter Turkey up to 90 days or they can obtain visa at the border. Please check the link below to see your country's status. If a visa is required please inquire your local Turkish embassy about the documents, fee and procedure. An invitation letter for visa application can be sent as required. If you require an invitation letter please include a note in travel details in the form below or contact us later.

Expected weather conditions

Will be available 5 days in advance.

For updates and further information please check

Accommodation & Catering

There will be many options around the tournamet venue. Approximately €20 will be enough for standart meals throughout the day. Naturally, there are more luxurious therefore more expensive choices if you prefer.

We recommend participants to choose accommodation options around Fındıklı as it would be easier to get to the tournament site. Namely Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet and Taksim are in the vicinity. Hostels, which accommodate students and non-students alike, can be found and reserved through or Higher class hotels like The Marmara, The Ritz-Carlton, Ceylan Intercontinental, Divan and The Hilton are situated near and around Taksim, which is 2.5 minutes away from the tournament site by funicular. More on hotels and reservation options can be found at and

Tournament Rules

  • Head referree: Mehmet Emin Barsbey
  • Pairing system: McMahon
  • Game rules: Japanese rule set, no handicap
  • Time: 60 min. + 10move/5min. byo-yomi
  • Komi: 6.5

As an EGF Super Tournament the 7th Istanbul International Go Tournament is bound by the following rules and regulations:

  1. EGF General Tournament Rules
  2. EGF Tournament System Rules
  3. Pandanet European Go Cup Rules

Tournament Schedule

22 September (Saturday)
09:00 - 09:30 : Finalization of registration
09:45 - 10:00 : Opening ceremony and announcement of pairings
10:00 - 12:30 : Round 1
12:30 - 14:00 : Lunch break
14:00 - 16:30 : Round 2
16:30 - 16:45 : Interim
16:45 - 18:15 : Round 3

23 September (Sunday)
10:00 - 12:30 : Round 4
12:30 - 14:00 : Lunch break
14:00 - 16:30 : Round 5
16:30 - 16:45 : Interim
16:45 - 18:15 : Round 6
18:15 - 19:00 : Award ceremony and Finale


The tournament results will be submitted to the EGF as required by the EGF for European Go Cup Super Tournaments; thus all participants' results will effect their European Ranking. Points for the European Go Cup will also be granted to the respective winners. Please refer to the Pandanet Go European Cup Prizes & Points page for further details. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. The first three players will be presented with monetary prizes. The first five and players showing exceptional performance will also be awarded. The monetary prizes will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st place: €150
  • 2nd place: €100
  • 3rd place: €50


Preregistration is urged and recommended due to organizational conveniences and smooth proceeding of the tournament schedule. Preregistration deadline is September 17th 2007. Registration must be finalized on arrival or at least until 09:30 local time on the 22nd of September.

Attention: Preregistration is not equivalent to registering. It is required that preliminary registrants finalize their registration strictly before mentioned deadline.

Since otherwise the proceeding of the tournament schedule will be compromised, participants that do not show up on time on the first day of the tournament without prior notice will be dropped from the tournament.


The preregistration period has ended. We thank all registrants for their support and interest. The below form can be used for all and any inquiries pertaining to the tournament.

Participants are urged and expected to register beforehand via below form. Preregistration deadline is September 17th 2007.

Disclaimer: The entire responsibility for valid member status and correctness of the entry form rests solely on the entrant. The organization committee or its subsidiaries can not be held liable for loss, damages or failures of contact and correspondence rising from failure to fill in the form completely or correctly.

Contact Information
Player Information
Travel and Accomodation
Message and notes

Entry Fee

The fee has been set at approximately €15 for preliminary registrants and €20 for on site registration. The IBAN number of The Turkish Go Players' Association for european currency (€) is:
TR62 0006 4000 0024 2130 8164 62
Please include your name, surname and the notice: "7th Istanbul Go Open Entrance Fee".


Will be announced as registries are confirmed.

# Name Surname Rank City Country Status
All information pertaining to the entrants are based on their personal input.
The entire responsibility for validity of the above information rests solely on the entrant.
1 Milos Bojanic 5 Dan Beo RS pre
2 Dejan Krstic 4 Dan Beo RS pre
3 Kıvanç Doğanay 2 Dan Ank TR pre
4 Vladimir Gorzhaltsan 2 Dan StP RU pre
5 Tolga Göksoy 2 Dan İzm TR pre
6 Kerem Karaerkek 2 Dan Nev TR pre
7 Fatih Sulak 2 Dan Ank TR pre
8 Ertuğ Akkol 1 Dan İst TR pre
9 Hasan Tahsin Apakan 1 Dan Ank TR pre
10 Emre Bektöre 1 Dan İst TR pre
11 Bertan Bilen 1 Dan Ank TR pre
12 Tolga Dinçer 1 Dan İst TR pre
13 Giray Erdi 1 Dan İst TR pre
14 Adem Kayatepe 1 Dan İst TR pre
15 Hayri Kılıç 1 Dan İst TR pre
16 Sercan Oruç 1 Dan Ank TR pre
17 Emre Yalçınkaya 1 Dan Isp TR pre
18 Atilla Aktuna 1 Kyu İst TR pre
19 Doğaç Köse 1 Kyu İst TR pre
20 Selçuk Tunç 1 Kyu Ank TR pre
21 Mehmet Fatih Varlı 1 Kyu İst TR pre
22 Egemen Akgül 2 Kyu Bur TR pre
23 Murat Bozacıoğlu 2 Kyu Ere TR pre
24 Ahmed Doğan 2 Kyu İst TR pre
25 Ahmet Eren Kurter 2 Kyu Ank TR pre
26 Türker Özşekerli 2 Kyu İzm TR pre
27 Husrev Aksut 3 Kyu Ank TR pre
28 Özgür Değirmenci 3 Kyu Bur TR pre
29 Ergün Dündar 3 Kyu İst TR pre
30 Polat Fevzi Dündar 3 Kyu İzm TR pre
31 Hakan Eryargı 3 Kyu İst TR pre
32 Çağatay Tavşanoğlu 3 Kyu Ank TR pre
33 Ferhat Barış 4 Kyu Ank TR pre
34 Ozan Can Dönertaş 4 Kyu İst TR pre
35 İrem Erman 4 Kyu İst TR pre
36 Atahan Kara 4 Kyu Koc TR pre
37 Serdar Laçin 4 Kyu İst TR pre
38 Mustafa Morca 4 Kyu Ank TR pre
39 Ramazan Polat 4 Kyu İzm TR pre
40 Serkan Solmazoğlu 4 Kyu İst TR pre
41 Alper Sungur 4 Kyu Ank TR pre
42 Türker Topcu 4 Kyu Ank TR pre
43 Çağlar Uzunca 4 Kyu İst TR pre
44 Ayşegül Yalçınkaya 4 Kyu İst TR pre
45 Sabri Can Çalışır 4 Kyu Ank TR pre
46 Barkın Çelebican 4 Kyu İst TR pre
47 Alper Özmen 4 Kyu İst TR pre
48 Erdem Akpınar 5 Kyu İst TR pre
49 Erkan Karacaoğlu 5 Kyu Ank TR pre
50 Muammer Şimşek 5 Kyu Ank TR pre
51 Baris Tumerkan 6 Kyu Ist TR pre
52 Cemal Tunç 6 Kyu İst TR pre
53 Eren Yalın 6 Kyu İst TR pre
54 Gülçin Çakır Özşekerli 6 Kyu İzm TR pre
55 Osman Ender İnaç 6 Kyu Esk TR pre
56 Sinan Akpolat 7 Kyu Ank TR pre
57 Emre Başoğlu 7 Kyu İst TR pre
58 Fatih Söylemez 7 Kyu Bur TR pre
59 Burak Yeşilyurt 7 Kyu Ank TR pre
60 Semih Özbağ 7 Kyu Koc TR pre
61 Kerem Özenir 7 Kyu Ank TR pre
62 Ahmet Mert Aydoğdu 8 Kyu Ank TR pre
63 Sami Güven 8 Kyu İst TR pre
64 Aziz Pekdemir 8 Kyu Muğ TR pre
65 Ahmet Cüneyt Yılmazer 8 Kyu Ank TR pre
66 Serap Çoban 8 Kyu İst TR pre
67 Alper Ülkü 8 Kyu Ank TR pre
68 Ömer Ali Acerol 9 Kyu İst TR pre
69 Adem Akgün 9 Kyu İst TR pre
70 Yiğit Akçin 9 Kyu İst TR pre
71 Özlem Bayrak 9 Kyu Bur TR pre
72 Bilal Kandemir 9 Kyu İzm TR pre
73 Tansel Oktay 9 Kyu İst TR pre
74 Altu Çalın 9 Kyu Esk TR pre
75 Talha Can İşsevenler 9 Kyu İst TR pre
76 Özgün Çokgezen 10 Kyu Ank TR pre
77 Esra Şeker 10 Kyu Ank TR pre
78 Sönmez Şimşek 10 Kyu Adn TR pre
79 Rahman Pampal 11 Kyu Koc TR pre
80 Onur Pelister 11 Kyu İzm TR pre
81 Ercan Sağol 12 Kyu Esk TR pre
82 Selman Kılıç 13 Kyu İst TR pre
83 Esra Yegül 13 Kyu İst TR pre
84 Onur Yumak 13 Kyu İst TR pre
85 Aycan Gülez 14 Kyu İst TR pre
86 Pelin Kurt 14 Kyu İst TR pre
87 Kevser Çetin 14 Kyu Ank TR pre
88 Çağrı Aktepe 15 Kyu İzm TR pre
89 Alper Akdikmen 16 Kyu İst TR pre
90 Bünyamin Akseli 17 Kyu İst TR pre
91 Şule Tokdoğan 17 Kyu Ank TR pre
92 Eren Öztürk 17 Kyu İst TR pre
93 Dilek Burbut 18 Kyu İst TR pre
94 Gökhan Göksu 18 Kyu İst TR pre
95 Taner Dikkaya 19 Kyu İst TR pre
96 Fırat İleri 19 Kyu Ank TR pre
97 Ahmet Aksay 30 Kyu İst TR pre
98 Nuri Kerem Binark ? İst TR pre
99 Gönül Kalın ? Esk TR pre
100 Emre Öztürk ? Ank TR pre

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