[Computer-go] Handicap-29 Website is up now

David Fotland fotland at smart-games.com
Fri Feb 10 09:12:53 PST 2012

The 29 stone game wasn't really a "demonstration game".  

My memory is that I had just finished igowin 9x9, and Martin played through
all its levels up to professional, without losing a game.  I was surprised,
and while we were talking the subject of a 29 stone game on 19x19 came up.  

I don’t remember if I challenged him or if he said he could beat 19x19 on
that handicap.  So we made a very small bet (I don’t remember, maybe $5), on
the game and he played.  I was very confident Many Faces would win and was
really surprised when it didn't.  I don’t remember if we announced the game
before it was played.  I think we didn’t, but there were a few people

I don’t remember how the game record got out to the internet.

Martin, how do you remember it?  It was a long time ago...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org [mailto:computer-go-
> bounces at dvandva.org] On Behalf Of "Ingo Althöfer"
> Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 1:42 AM
> To: computer-go at dvandva.org
> Subject: Re: [Computer-go] Handicap-29 Website is up now
> Hello,
> after meditating carefully about all the constructive feedback
> on the original announcement of a handicap-29 prize, now
> the website for the prize is there:
> http://www.althofer.de/handicap-29-prize.html
> Please, let me know when you find errors or inconsistencies
> in the text.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ingo.
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> > ... Now I set up a prize for the programmer
> > of a bot that beats the old ManyFaces at 29 handicap stones:
> > 1,000 Euro for the first bot that achieves this at least three
> > times in a five games match. The offer ends on December 31, 2020.
> > Details will be clarified in a forthcoming website.
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