[Computer-go] a newcomer

"Ingo Althöfer" 3-Hirn-Verlag at gmx.de
Sun Nov 14 02:47:55 PST 2010

Hello Pawel,

welcome in the computer-go community.

Perhaps, you let "Hopeless" start in the next 9x9-bot
tournament on KGS.

Questions to Nick Wedd:
When will the next 9x9 tournament be?
Is there still a report on the November tournament to come?

Cheers, Ingo

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 09:14:51 +0100
> Von: Pawel Koziol <pp.koziol at gmail.com>
> An: computer-go at dvandva.org
> Betreff: [Computer-go] a newcomer

> hi,
> My name is Pawel Koziol, I live in Warsaw, Poland, working as a freelance
> translator, editor or proofreader, thus wasting my PhD in mediaeval
> literature. I also am a self-taught, amateur programmer, and a co-author
> of
> a chess-playing entity called Glass (http://www.marittima.pl/glass).
> The go engine, called somwhat unimaginatively "Hopeless" (just like my
> first
> chess program) is available at:
> www.koziol.home.pl/hopeless.zip
> The machine is based on a random playing engine called Brown (see README).
> I
> just used it to play random MonteCarlo playouts, then tried to exclude
> some
> more moves,  then to direct random playouts a bit. At the root, a score is
> modified using some heuristics.
> Hopeless has just achieved its first goal, beating igowin a couple of
> times
> on an empty 9x9 board, no komi, in under 5 minutes. It requires about 2000
> simulations for each tentative move, so something like 150.000 per early
> game board position.
> My next goal is to add "an implausible move rejector" (seems to require
> less
> knowledge than a plausible move generator) in order to cut down the
> playing
> time.
> regards,
> Pawel Koziol
> pp.koziol at gmail.com

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