[Computer-go] 50k-100k patterns

Petr Baudis pasky at ucw.cz
Fri Aug 10 01:23:12 PDT 2012

On Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 03:38:45PM -1000, Mark Boon wrote:
> Occasionally the Nihon Ki-in or the Kansai Ki-in take in someone over
> 30 to become professional. These are people who already spent
> something like 10-20 years full time on Go. Yet I can't think of a
> single one that made it through the competition to become
> professional. At the very best they get a diploma as 'teaching
> professional'. But they're not allowed to enter the professional
> competitions. Of the people that enter the professional schools at age
> 20 or later, I believe Catalin Taranu got the furthest to 5-dan pro.
> And these are people who started playing Go in their early teens.

Well, Catalin Taranu started learning Go when he was 16. But while I got
it stuck in my head that there were some other exceptional professionals
who started playing Go very late or became pro at 29 or 30, I couldn't
find any right now...

				Petr "Pasky" Baudis

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