The 10th Istanbul International Go Tournament

All Go players are invited to participate in the Istanbul International Go Tournament which will be marking and celebrating its 10th anniversary this year on the 2nd thru 3rd of October. The 10th Istanbul International Go Tournament is kindly sponsored by Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Kaya Ozalit, Best Bilgisayar, Coffee O'Clock Turkey, bimilim, İstanbul Lisesi and sponsored by Pandanet as a European Go Cup Pandanet Super Tournament. We are looking forward to a broader participation from home and abroad to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the International Istanbul Go Tournament with various activities and surprises. Don't miss it, don't be sorry.

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For those who can or will not be participating matches of the first board will be broadcast on IGS and EuroGoTV. Use the command trail istanbulgo after logging on to IGS to watch the games.

The preregistration period has ended. Thank you for your support and interest. The 10th Istanbul International Go Tournament is open to participation from all go players. All parties interested in participating that have not had the chance to preregister may register on the 2nd of October 2010 at 09:00 local time at the tournament venue.

Byung-kyu Park 7 dan professional player of the Hankuk Ki-won will be attending the tournament. Please feel free to ask for commentaries and information from Byung-kyu Park, whom is also known for his joyful and fun personality.

The updated list of participants is now available. Work and preparations for the 10th Istanbul International Go Tournament continues, please check back often as the tournament details are updated regularly. We would like to kindly urge you to help the organization by pre-registering


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.

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 (Havaş) 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 €17~€25 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

Estimated temperature: daytime 24-27°C, night 14-16°C
Partially cloudy.

For updates and further information please check

Accommodation & Catering

Our catering sponsor Coffee O'Clock will be providing free beverages (tea and coffee) during the tournament. The canteen will be open for lunch and snacks during the tournament on site. There are also many options around the tournamet venue. Approximately €15 will be more than 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. + 25 moves / 10 min. byo-yomi
  • Komi: 6.5

As an EGF Super Tournament the 10th 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


October 2 (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 - 13:30 : Lunch break
13:30 - 16:00 : Round 2
16:00 - 16:15 : Interim
16:15 - 18:45 : Round 3

October 3 (Sunday)
10:00 - 12:30 : Round 4
12:30 - 14:30 : Lunch break
14:00 - 16:30 : Round 5
16:30 - 19:00 : Award ceremony and Finale


The tournament results will be submitted to the EGF as required by the EGF for European Go Cup 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: €200
  • 2nd place: €100
  • 3rd place: €50

We are in the process of trying to raise the value of the monetary prizes.


Preregistration is urged and recommended due to organizational conveniences and smooth proceeding of the tournament schedule. Preregistration deadline is September 27th 2010. Registration must be finalized on arrival or at least until 09:30 local time on the 2nd of October.

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.

Entry Fee

The fee for the tournament has been set at €12 for preliminary registrants and €17 for on site registration. Preregistrants under the age of 18 can participate free of charge. 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: "10th Istanbul Go Open".

Entry fees
Normal €17
Preregistrants €12
Preregistrants under 18 free of charge


The preregistration period has ended. We thank all registrants for their support and interest.

Preregistration deadline is September 27th 2010.

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


List of preregistered players is below.

# Name Surname Rank City Country Stat* Club
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.
All pre-registrants are denoted with Pre.
1 Catalin Taranu 7d Bucharest RO Pre Shusaku
2 Cristian Pop 7d Bucharest RO Pre Saijo
3 Dragos Bajenaru 6d Bucharest RO Pre Sanatatea
4 Dejan Krstic 4d Belgrade RS Pre Milentije Popovic
5 Bogdan Campianu 3d Bucharest RO Pre SHUSAKU
6 Mihai Milu 3d Campina RO Pre Sanatatea
7 Eren Kurter 2d Ankara TR Pre HÜGOKU
8 Fatih Sulak 2d Ankara TR Pre ODTÜ
9 Hüsrev Aksüt 2d Ankara TR Pre Bilkent
10 Mehmet Barış Albayrak 2d Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
11 Ömer Talha Kazanç 2d Istanbul TR Pre TGA
12 Özgür Değirmenci 2d Eskisehir TR Pre EsGo
13 Adem Kayatepe 1d Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
14 Altan Kuntay 1d Izmir TR Pre goizm
15 Atilla Aktuna 1d Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
16 Emre Bektöre 1d Eskisehir TR Pre EsGo
17 Engin Serkan Solmazoğlu 1d Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
18 Erdal Izmit 1d Kocaeli TR Reg -
19 Ertuğ Akkol 1d Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
20 Hayri Kılıç 1d Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
21 Mehmet Emin Barsbey 1d Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
22 Özer Kırçak 1d Istanbul TR Pre TGA
23 Sercan Oruç 1d Ankara TR Pre ODTÜ
24 Yavuz Mester 1d Istanbul TR Pre Bilkent
25 Aude Friren 1k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
26 Deniz Ekim Aydın 1k Eskisehir TR Pre EsGo
27 Doğaç Köse 1k Istanbul TR Pre -
28 Doğukan Sarıkaya 1k Izmir TR Pre GezGo
29 Egemen Akgül 1k Bursa TR Reg BursaGo
30 Ergün Dündar 1k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
31 Erkan Karacaoğlu 1k Ankara TR Pre ODTÜ
32 Polat Fevzi Dündar 1k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
33 Şenol Güneş 1k Bursa TR Pre BursaGo
34 Tiberiu Barbu 1k Bucharest RO Pre Lokomotiva
35 Ahmed Doğan 2k New York US Pre -
36 Batuhan Öztürk 2k Istanbul TR Pre ODTÜ
37 Gönül Kalın 2k Denizli TR Pre EsGo
38 Mustafa Morca 2k Ankara TR Pre ODTÜ
39 Türker Topcu 2k Istanbul TR Pre buena vista social club
40 Uğur Yıldız 2k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
41 Çağatay Tavşanoğlu 3k Ankara TR Pre HÜGOKU
42 Çağlar Uzunca 3k Ankara TR Pre -
43 Can Sertdemir 3k Istanbul TR Pre -
44 Dumitru Cucu 3k Iasi RO Pre Clubul De Go Iasi
45 Emre Özberk 3k Ankara TR Pre Ankara
46 Emre Yalçınkaya 3k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
47 Eren Özdemir 3k Eskisehir TR Pre EsGo
48 Muammer Şimşek 3k Ankara TR Pre ODTÜ
49 Oktay Uysal 3k Eskisehir TR Pre EsGo
50 Sara Altuntaş 3k Ankara TR Pre ODTÜ
51 Seçkin Boz 3k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
52 Zeynep Dündar 3k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
53 Alper Özmen 4k Ashgabat TM Pre Ashgabat Go
54 Aziz Pekdemir 4k Istanbul TR Pre -
55 Barış Kıyak 4k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
56 Caner Demir 4k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
57 Cihan Kırca 4k Istanbul TR Pre -
58 Emine Cengiz 4k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
59 Ender Tüccar 4k Kocaeli TR Reg -
60 Ercan Sağol 4k Eskisehir TR Pre EsGo
61 Kemal Gülbudak 4k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
62 Kemal Ökmen 4k Canakkale TR Pre ÇOMÜ GO
63 Ulaş Ermutlu 4k Istanbul TR Pre -
64 Yiğit Akçin 4k Istanbul TR Pre GSÜ
65 Zeynel Sezgin 4k - TR Pre -
66 Adem Akgün 5k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
67 Barkın Çelebican 5k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
68 Hüseyin Halil Acar 5k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
69 Volkan Burç 5k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
70 Hataycan Özgür 6k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
71 Rahman Pampal 6k Istanbul TR Pre TGOD
72 Sami Güven 6k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
73 Yiğit Ömer Altıntaş 6k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
74 Çağlar Koca 7k Eskisehir TR Pre -
75 Doğacan Ege Altunsu 7k Izmir TR Pre YÜGO
76 Erdinç Tigin Bilen 7k Eskisehir TR Pre EsGo
77 Esen Durucan Keçeli 7k Izmir TR Pre YÜGO
78 Gonca Mine Çelik 7k Istanbul TR Pre -
79 Levent Demiray 7k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
80 Semih Kazanç 7k Istanbul TR Pre TGA
81 Valeria Costea 7k Bucharest RO Pre Saijo
82 Yasin Sancak 7k Izmir TR Pre goizm
83 Barış Aydoğan 8k Wuppertal DE Pre -
84 Deha Sevik 8k Istanbul TR Pre -
85 Erhan İmrak 8k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
86 Hasan Onur İşcanlı 8k Adana TR Pre -
87 Kıvanç Özışık 8k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
88 M. Çağlar Karakurt 8k Izmir TR Pre goizm
89 Özgür Günay 8k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
90 Özlem Arslanoğlu 8k Eskisehir TR Pre EsGo
91 Özlem Bayrak 8k Bursa TR Pre BursaGo
92 Serap Çoban 8k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
93 Evrim Akgül 9k Ankara TR Pre -
94 Fırat Asar 9k Izmir TR Pre goizm
95 Florent Merlet 9k Istanbul TR Pre -
96 Gözde Taşkın 9k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
97 Halil İbrahim Gürel 9k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
98 Kağan Coşkun 9k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
99 Lucian Bobu 9k Iasi RO Pre Clubul De Go Iasi
100 Musa Burak Erdihan 9k Ankara TR Pre ODTÜ
101 Serkan Aydın 9k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
102 Tülay Feyzula 9k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
103 Timur Büte 9k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
104 Yılmaz Çalık 9k Ankara TR Pre -
105 Ayşe Deniz Artuner 10k Bursa TR Pre BursaGo
106 Orhan Can Acar 10k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
107 Oytun Uskan 10k Istanbul TR Pre -
108 Ozan Vardal 10k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
109 Özgür Erdoğan 10k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
110 Ahmet Süheyl Kiriş 11k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
111 Egemen Bayram 11k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
112 Figen Koyuncu 11k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
113 Gamze Gül Çakır 11k Ankara TR Pre AÜHFGO
114 Özge Yıldırım 11k Izmir TR Pre goizm
115 Reşit Elçin 11k Istanbul TR Pre Ya da
116 Aytaç Sütçü 12k Istanbul TR Pre -
117 Esra Yegül 12k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
118 Ömer Faruk Şentürk 12k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
119 Stephane Rolandez 12k Istanbul FR Pre -
120 Ahmet Serdar Buhan 13k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
121 Fazlı Alpay 13k Bursa TR Pre BursaGo
122 Gizemnur Talas 13k Ankara TR Pre ODTÜ
123 Kâzım Anıl Eren 13k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
124 Semih Çokçeken 13k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
125 Ufuk Karabiber 13k Izmir TR Pre goizm
126 Zeynel Bilge Göze 13k Istanbul TR Pre -
127 Mehmet Sait Gülmez 14k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
128 Merve Semercioğlu 14k Izmir TR Pre goizm
129 Kerem Köseoğlu 15k Istanbul TR Pre -
130 Nazlı Sevim 15k Istanbul TR Pre -
131 Tuğba Bahat 15k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
132 Ali Can Epözdemir 16k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
133 Ulaş Mısırlıoğlu 16k Istanbul TR Pre TÜYÇEV
134 Barış Görgülü 17k Istanbul TR Pre igoku
135 Cansu Küçükköse 17k Izmir TR Pre İYTEGO
136 Fatih Bıkmaz 18k Istanbul TR Pre -
137 Güngör Yılmaz 18k Istanbul TR Pre -
138 Doruk Doğrular 20k Istanbul TR Pre -
139 Merve Çağırıcı 20k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
140 Tolga Göze 20k Istanbul TR Pre -
141 Zeynep Sarıbuğa 22k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
142 İpek Ensoylu 25k Manisa TR Pre -
143 Mehmet Fakıoğlu 25k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
144 Ahmet Emre Yalçınoğlu 30k Istanbul TR Pre -
145 Ayşenur Yetgin 30k Istanbul TR Pre -
146 Gizem Arslan 30k Istanbul TR Pre -
147 Mehmet Salih Çalışkan 30k Istanbul TR Pre -
148 Özant Okumuş 30k Istanbul TR Pre i_stanbul_go
149 Yiğit Saygın Güçer 30k Istanbul TR Pre -
150 Ömer Faruk Şahin NR Ankara TR Pre ODTÜ

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