World Championship QT
Place: Tallinn, Estonia
Rule: RIF Rated: Yes
Date: 1995-07-31 - 1995-08-07
Armenia: Albert Poghosyan
Azerbaijan: Nizami Eibatov
Chinese Taipei: Chung Hsien-Chi
Estonia: Margus Tuvikene
Latvia: Arnis Veidemanis
Russian Renju Association: Dmitry Ilyin, Stepan Peskov
Sweden: Petter Gardstrom
The Qualification system had changed a bit compared to last World Championship. Now there were 5 A-final seats given to the best Qualification Tournament players. Although the new system was so generous and offered 5 A-final seats to Qualification Tournament players, the QT itself was really poor - probably the weakest QT in the history. Only 8 players took part. Therefore, to get into top 5 was quite easy job for the advanced players. So it happened. The strongest players got their deserved places and entered the A-final. The only disappointment was perhaps the performance of Margus Tuvikene who probably played the worst tournament of his life. Before the beginning of the QT, Tuvikene was considered to be a sure player in top 5, but history proved otherwise. Petter Gardstr�m from Sweden won the Qualification Tournament confidently without losing any games!
There was one day for those 5 best players to take a rest, and then the tough A-final began.
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