[Computer-go] Beating old ManyFaces at 29 handicap stones

Andy andy.olsen.tx at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 14:45:49 PST 2012

Maybe it's an obvious question but:  Does the old ManyFaces have some
randomization when picking moves?

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 3:04 PM, "Ingo Althöfer" <3-Hirn-Verlag at gmx.de>wrote:

> In August 1998, during the US Go Congress, Martin Mueller (5-d)
> and "Many Faces of Go" (without any Monte Carlo knowledge in
> those days) played an exhibition game. The bot had 29
> handicap stones, but Martin beat it.
> Recently, dynamic komi helped Monte Carlo bots to play better
> in handicap situations. 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.
> David Fotland is willing to provide the old bot - also for sparring
> sessions on KGS.
> Ingo.
> PS. sgf of the 1998 game can be found here:
> http://www.computer-go.info/h-c/index.html
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