[Computer-go] Fwd: Bots in real-world tournaments

David Doshay ddoshay at mac.com
Wed Mar 3 09:53:25 PST 2010

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: David Doshay <ddoshay at mac.com>
> Date: 3, March 2010 9:47:46 AM PST
> To: Petr Baudis <pasky at ucw.cz>
> Subject: Re: [Computer-go] Bots in real-world tournaments
> SlugGo participated in the Cotsen Open (Los Angeles, CA, USA) 3 times.
> SmartGo also was in one of those tournaments.
> Computers are not normally entered in AGA tournaments because they 
> do not have AGA ratings. By AGA rules, tournaments by default "allow"
> computers, but the tournament may declare that computers are not 
> allowed. The New Jersey Open specifically does not allow computers.
> At the US Go Congress in Portland Oregon there was some discussion 
> of how bots might be rated, but there was no real progress on the 
> issue after that time.
> Cheers,
> David
> On 3, Mar 2010, at 9:35 AM, Petr Baudis wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Did any bot already ever participate in an official rated real-world
>> tournament? (Preferrably European, but information about others is
>> welcome as well!)
>> I have heard that one bot (Leela?) was already supposed to participate
>> in a German tournament very recently, unfortunately I can't find the
>> details and maybe I remember it wrong. I also talked about computer
>> participation on tournaments with Ales Cieply some time ago and there
>> were some problematic points wrt. EGF tournament regulations,
>> unfortunately I don't remember them clearly anymore either... :-(
>> Thanks for any insights,
>> -- 
>> 				Petr "Pasky" Baudis
>> http://pasky.or.cz/ | "Ars longa, vita brevis." -- Hippocrates
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