Chunlan cup archive: Rob van Zeist was very close!
2010-05-27 Expert: Alexander Dinerchtein
Rate:Rob beat some professionals before (Yoo Gwanjae 8p, Kim Haksoo 6p),
but only in preliminary stages of world championships.
He represented Europe several times, but was not able to beat anyone in main stages.
Usually it's very difficult: only Hans Pietch and me made a miracle once.
Catalin Taranu was close once - he almost beat Otake Hideo in Ing cup.
Rob van Zeist was very close in the game against Peng Jinghua, 6p
You can see it here.
Peng was the leading master in Taiwan in 90's, till Zhou Jungsun appeared
and took the lead.
I added some variations inside sgf