Daniel Hu New British Champion
This year, because of no events earlier in the year, the top two British players at September's British Open were selected to contest for the title of British Go Champion. The two players were Daniel Hu (5d) who was equal second in the Open, and Bruno Poltronieri (3d) equal fourth. The match was arranged for Saturday 27th Novermber at a private location in Cambridge and the game got under way about 12 minutes after the advertised start time of 10:30.
Daniel got Black and played an interesting opening style which was much enjoyed by the fifty or so spectators on the KGS relay. Former Champion Andrew Simons also broadcast a spoken analysis of the game on combined KGS and YouTube. The players broke for lunch after move 62 between 13:30 and 14:30 and then continued into the afternoon, the game this time being played with Fischer time of 100 minutes plus 45 seconds per move.
The game ended at 16:50 with Daniel ahead by 7.5 points to become British Champion for the second time, the previous time being in 2017.
- Game: Saturday 27th November
Won by Daniel Hu (B) by 7.5
Game Relay raw record including unmoderated comments.