Monthly Archives: November 2016

World Go Championship

World Go Championship

Another major international tournament is coming soon.

Japan Nihon Ki-in will host the “World Go Championship” in March 2017.

The concept of the tournament is that the world class top professionals from Japan, China and Korea and a computer go AI will compete in the tournament.

The following representatives (to be confirmed) will be showing off in this tournament:

  • Japan => Iyama Yuta 9p
  • China => Mi YuTing 9p
  • Korea =>  Park Junghwan 9p
  • Computer AI =>  DeepZenGo.

Latest update: 10 Jan 2017 – https://www.facebook.com/The-Nihon-Ki-in-Japan-Go-Association-286261298096771/

 

Deep Zen Go Vs Cho Chikun 9P

Another man vs machine match coming soon!

Three matches will be scheduled on 19th, 20th & 23 Nov 2016.

Man => The legendary Cho Chikun 9p (honorary Meijin) from Japan Nihon Ki-in

Machine => Deep Zen Go. 

Deep Zen Go is seen as the second best computer go program now in the world because it gets the same deep learning system as AlphaGo.
* For your reference, Deep Zen got the ranking No.1 as KGS 9-dan in September 2016 and he has got even stronger now since then.

How to watch the games:

Michael Redmond 9p and Antti Tormanen 1p will give live-commentaries on the special match in English at the following website (movie): http://www.nicovideo.jp/
The match will begin 13:00h (*in Japan local time) on 19, 20 and 23 November.
* You can also watch the game on WBaduk (Cyberoro).

The match will be played with even game with 6.5 points komi.
The time allowance is 2 hours, followed by three renewable 60 seconds byo-yomi.

The following English page will be opened:

  1. Match 1: Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
    http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv281949598
    19 Nov. from 12:30h
  2. Match 2:Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
    http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv281949974
    20 Nov. from 12:30h
  3. Match 3:Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
    http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv281950196
    23 Nov. from 12:30h