(Continuing from part 2.)
Towards the end of the go congress, I started to lose the speed I had at the start. Maybe an additional reason was that Jeff returned to Finland after the main tournament’s seventh round, which suddenly left me without a physical coach (we communicated via the internet after Jeff’s departure). Be the reason what it may, in the last three rounds I did significantly worse than in some of the earlier main tournament games, and I only managed to get one win out of three games. This left me at the sixth place in the European Championship tournament. On the positive side, my overall result still wasn’t bad, and since I didn’t reach my goal of either the third place or seven wins out of ten, I have something more to achieve next year.