[Computer-go] September KGS bot tournament: 19x19, slow

Nick Wedd nick at maproom.co.uk
Sat Sep 7 13:35:25 PDT 2013

Reminder - it starts tomorrow.


On 01/09/2013 20:00, Nick Wedd wrote:
> The September KGS bot tournament will start at 22:00 UTC on Sunday
> September 8th, and end by 22:00 UTC on Tuesday August 10th.
> It will have 6 rounds, Swiss, with 19x19 boards.  The time limits
> will be three hours each, sudden death. The komi will be 7.5. There
> are details at http://www.gokgs.com/tournInfo.jsp?id=835 .
> Please register by emailing me, with the words
> "KGS Tournament Registration" in the email title, at
> maproom at gmail.com .
> This may be the last "slow" tournament, with time limits of over an
> hour each, that I run. Now that cloud computing is easily available,
> I believe that there is little purpose in setting such slow time
> limits. If you want to see how a bot does given a lot of thinking
> time, it makes more sense to hire multiple processors than to let
> it run for a long time. (If you think I am wrong, you can probably
> convince me of it.)
> Nick

Nick Wedd
nick at maproom.co.uk

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