[Computer-go] Congratulations to Zen!

Darren Cook darren at dcook.org
Mon Apr 4 06:08:45 PDT 2011

> Congratulations to Zen, winner of yesterday's KGS bot tournament!
> My report is at http://www.weddslist.com/kgs/past/70/index.html .

Just looking at the three strongest programs:

zen9: 4 losses as black, 2 losses as white (24 wins)

pachi2: 6 losses as black, 2 losses as white,
   1 draw as black, 1 draw as white   (20 wins)

EricaBot: 6 losses as black, 3 losses as white,
  1 draw as white  (20 wins)

Seems to (weakly) suggest that komi of 7 still favours white (*). But I
think we need a few more tournaments for people to fine-tune their books
and jigo handling.


*: Which is quite possible. Little Golem still uses 5.5pt komi, and the
results among top players shows only a very slight lead for black.

Darren Cook, Software Researcher/Developer

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