Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship
The Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship is a project that borns from the initiative of Latin American players and officials to have an internet tournament that brings together the top players of the region with the support of Pandanet.
The second season of this championship is fruit of the effort and success we had in the first season and this time the final round will take place in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress on october. Keep updated for more news.
Mexico defends the title in Antigua Guatemala to become 2nd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Champion
Saturday October 13th 2018.
The final match of the 2nd PGLATC began at 17:00 hrs UTC-6 in the rear of the playing area in the 2nd Latin American Go Congress hall.
Broadcast in Pandanet of the 3 boards was made under the accounts of Raku, A1 and srbanana.
On the 1st board a premature end brought Mexico their 1st victory with Abraham Florencia seizing a large group which Sebastian Montiel tried to save with a ko only that no ko threats were available.
On the 2nd board Emil García managed to claim the 2nd win for Mexico after Hernan Bustos from Chile allowed a key connection in the center which secured Emil’s groups and which later on ended killing a large group of Hernan.
On the 3rd board Sebastian Rios from Mexico managed to build a huge mayo against Chile’s Alexander Larrain giving so the title to Mexico with a perfect 3-0 score.
It was a great event where friendship was the real winner, building bonds within this two teams which have never met face to face before.
Thanks to Pandanet for all its support to Latin American Go we really appreciate it!!
Check the full final match album here.
Check the full album of the 2nd Latin American Go Congress here.
Latin American Team Championship Final ready for kick off at Antigua Guatemala.
After an exciting 9 round league the top two eligible teams, Mexico and Chile, will be playing the final match of this Championship during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala.
With both countries team members decided for this match, everything is ready. The teams will be composed by:
Chile: Sebastian Montiel 3d, Hernan Bustos 1d and Alexander Larrain 1d
Mexico: Abraham Florencia 5d, Emil García 5d, Sebastian Rios 3d
All 3 boards will be broadcasted in Pandanet on October, Saturday 13th at 17:00 hrs GMT-6. Also follow the live broadcast through twitch’s account fedibergo01
Final of the Pandanet Latin American League to take place during 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala
After a thrilling 9th and last round of the league, the 2nd PGLATC season came to an end. In spite that Mexico and Venezuela came as top 2 teams in the table, Venezuela fail to comply with the Championship rules in its point 3.9 which states:
(9) All team members shall play at least one game over the season. Teams that don’t follow this rule won’t be eligible to play the final round.
Considering this the top 2 eligible teams turn out to be Mexico and Chile who will play the final match of this Championship on October, Friday 13th during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.
Keep yourself updated through the Congress’s website
Final showdown towards the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala.
As the season comes to an end, top Latin American teams are competing to earn a place in the final match of this 2nd PGLATC, which will take place in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress.
On the 8th round of this Championship a surprising Venezuela will be facing a steady Chile, a match in which both have only one defeat and the winner will have a step in on the final match of this championship to be played during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala from october 12th to 15th.
8th round will take place on sunday July 1st 19 hrs UTC-6
Check the full pairings here.
Amazing matches in 5th round of Latin American League
The 5th round of the 2nd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship witnessed really interesting matches in a moment where the only 2 undefeated teams, a powerful Chile, who came of defeating Argentina on the 3rd round and Mexico, the defending champion, would face each other.
On an early match, on the 3rd board, Chile’s Ignacio Iglesis 2d captured a large group in a rather early stage of the game to Mexico’s Vladimiro González 4d, which gave the first board point to Chile.
Next to finish was the 1st board between Chile’s Avelio Sepulveda 6d and Mexico’s Abraham Florencia 7d where in a swinging game which resembled more of a street fight than a high dan game, Abraham managed to prevail to tie the scores.
At last in the 2nd board, Chile’s Nicolas Schroeter 2d managed to keep a solid lead during most of the game against Mexico’s Emil Garcia 5d, but due time pressure, Nico which was in his last byo-yomi over looked a major cut which allowed Garcia to capture a large group, allowing him to claim the board point and so does the match for Mexico.
Find the kifus of this round here.
Very interesting matches are still to come with 3 teams tied in second place and all looking for a spot on the grand final match which will take place at the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala during mid-october 2018.
Follow next round on sunday may 20th 19 hrs UTC-6 on the LatAm Champ Room.