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/
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:
- Match 1： Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
19 Nov. from 12:30h
- Match 2：Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
20 Nov. from 12:30h
- Match 3：Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
23 Nov. from 12:30h