World Championship

The idea of World Championships was discussed in the first RIF meeting in 1988. At that time, there were only 3 renju countries Japan, Sweden, USSR. It was decided that the First Renju World Championship should be held in Kyoto a year later - in 1989.Everybody was waiting for this big event excitedly. It was the first time the peope from western countries could have a chance to see the legendary Shigeru Nakamura playing the tournament games. That was the beginning of the history of Renju World Championships...

World Championships

EventLocationResultsArticlesGamesPhotosVideos
World Championship 1989(Kyoto Japan)ResultsArticles (1)Games (45)Photos (25)-
World Championship 1991(Moscow Russia)ResultsArticles (1)Games (66)Photos (2)-
World Championship 1993(Arjeplog Sweden)ResultsArticles (1)Games (66)Photos (1)-
World Championship 1995(Tallinn Estonia)ResultsArticles (1)Games (66)Photos (15)-
World Championship 1997(Saint Petersburg Russia)ResultsArticles (5)Games (66)Photos (14)-
World Championship 1999(Beijing China)ResultsArticles (5)Games (65)Photos (35)-
World Championship 2001(Kyoto Japan)ResultsArticles (6)Games (66)Photos (57)-
World Championship 2003(Vadstena Sweden)ResultsArticles (1)Games (66)Photos (27)-
World Championship 2005(Tallinn Estonia)ResultsArticles (5)Games (66)Photos (25)-
World Championship 2007(Tyumen Russia)Results-Games (66)Photos (18)-
World Championship 2009(Pardubice Czech Republic)Results-Games (66)Photos (11)-
World Championship 2011(Huskvarna Sweden)Results-Games (66)Photos (8)-
World Championship 2013(Tallinn Estonia)Results-Games (66)Photos (19)-
World Championship 2015(Suzdal Russia)Results-Games (66)--
World Championship 2017(Taipei Chinese Taipei)Results-Games (66)Photos (1)-
World Championship 2019(Tallinn Estonia)Results-Games (66)--

Qualification Tournament (QT) and Open Tournament (BT)

The System and Rules of World Championship

The Participants of World Championships of all times

No.NameCountry1989199119931995199719992001200320052007200920112013201520172019TimesPoints
1Vladimir SushkovRussia-----598.58796.56.5-9.571076
2Ando MeriteeEstonia--8.5889.5117.58.5-------761
3Tunnet TaimlaEstonia-------95.56.596.59.55--751
4Hiroshi OkabeJapan-------6.553.54556.5-6841.5
5Hideki NaraJapan77866.5-6---------640.5
6Stefan KarlssonSweden--3.533.5754.53.54.5------834.5
7Kazuto HasegawaJapan5.576.5-96----------534
8Shigeru NakamuraJapan8.510--------7.5---7-433
9Dong CaoChina----------896--9432
10Mikhail KozhinRussia2.557-55.5---33-----731
11Igor SinyovRussia-3--5784.5--------527.5
12Ants SoosõrvEstonia--6.53.565.55---------526.5
13Aldis ReimsLatvia-77.55.56-----------426
14Konstantin ChinginRussia-------6.588------322.5
15Petter GardstromSweden23.5-61-5.5--------4.5622.5
16Andry PurkEstonia--------6.56.57.5-----320.5
17Shunsuke KamiyaJapan-------------6.56.57320
18Huang-Yu LinChinese Taipei-----------8-7.54-319.5
19Yusui YamaguchiJapan-8-----4-7------319
20Takashi SagaraJapan--5.5-7.53----------316
21Aivo OllEstonia---------2-3.55.5--5416
22Di WuChina---------96.5-----215.5
23Guan QiChina-------------8.56.5-215
24Norihiko KawamuraJapan---95.5-----------214.5
25Yuuki OosumiJapan-----------68---214
26Ingvar SundlingSweden35.55.5-------------314
27Ko-Han ChenChinese Taipei----------2-65.5--313.5
28Zhiren LanChina------------67--213
29Pavel SalnikovRussia---5.5--------24--311.5
30Tomoharu NakayamaJapan--------------56211
31Fan MeiChina--------------56211
32Yulia SavrasovaRussia--------46------210
33Dmitry EpifanovRussia------------6--3.529.5
34Sergey ArtemyevRussia--------6.5--2.5----29
35Tord AnderssonSweden-------33--3----39
36Nikolay MikhailovUzbekistan4.5-4-------------28.5
37Jianfeng ZhuChina--------------8-18
38Shu-Hsuan LinChinese Taipei--------------7.5-17.5
39Jinxian HuangHong Kong, China-----------7.5----17.5
40Dmitry IlyinRussia---7.5------------17.5
41Jan PalmgrenSweden25.5--------------27.5
42Yoshihiro IioJapan-------4.5-3------27.5
43Xiaohan DaiChina-----------6.5----16.5
44Joachim GaulitzSweden------33.5--------26.5
45Konstantin NikonovRussia--2.5---4---------26.5
46Stepan PeskovRussia---6------------16
47Toshio NishimuraJapan6---------------16
48Martin HõbemägiEstonia------------2.53.5--26
49Pavel MakarovRussia-----3-------1.51.5-36
50Yuriy TarannikovRussia--------5.5-------15.5
51Jun KoyamaJapan---------------5.515.5
52Oleg FedorkinRussia-------------5.5--15.5
53Denis FedotovRussia---------------515
54Kai Lam TangMacao, China-------------5--15
55Yoshimi HayakawaJapan-----4.5----------14.5
56Norio NishizonoJapan-----4.5----------14.5
57Jinyu ZhangChina-----4.5----------14.5
58Shin-ichi IshitaniJapan------4.5---------14.5
59Evgeniy BobkovRussia4---------------14
60Maxim KarasyovRussia----------4-----14
61Byoung-Jun KimKorea------4---------14
62Martin CarlssonSweden-------4--------14
63Arnis VeidemanisLatvia---4------------14
64Eduard VoskanyanArmenia-3.5--------------13.5
65Liu-Min LinChinese Taipei--------------3.5-13.5
66Ondrej NyklCzech Republic----------3.5-----13.5
67Qingqing WangChina------------3---13
68Alexander KlimashinRussia----3-----------13
69Albert PoghosyanArmenia--12------------23
70Yu-Chien Chou HuangChinese Taipei--------------2-12
71Hannes HermanssonSweden--------2-------12
72I-Cheng HouChinese Taipei-----------2----12
73Takayuki OnoJapan----------2-----12
74Fumiya InoueJapan---------------1.511.5
75Michael UnterwegerAustria-1--------------11
76Sheng-Min LinChinese Taipei------1---------11