Bergen Open, 30 June — 1 July

Some time has already passed, but I’m now returning to report from the Bergen Open tournament that was held two weeks ago. This was the first tournament that a Norwegian friend of mine, who I first met in China three years ago, organized — and if I may say, certainly not the last! This was more of a smaller club tournament. Me and Juri (Finnish 5 dan, both NGA teachers) got invited to play and teach at the tournament, while the other participants were ranked 2 dan and under. The total number of players came to 19 people. I won the decisive match against Juri, in a sense getting revenge for my previous loss to him at Takapotku, and claimed the first place of the tournament. This time I’ll pass on game commentaries, and instead write from the future potential perspective:

Bergen has some spectacular sights to see. An example here is the Rozenkranztårnet in the downtown.
This is what you could call a standard view from Bergen's city centre. I'm somewhat jealous that Bergen has the same number of inhabitants as Helsinki (around 500 000), yet Bergen has a lot of architecture like this, while Helsinki's is universally much more boring.

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