[Computer-go] Congratulations to Zen!

Nick Wedd nick at maproom.co.uk
Wed Jun 4 14:35:11 PDT 2014


On 04/06/2014 21:55, Hideki Kato wrote:
> Nick Wedd: <538EE875.2040003 at maproom.co.uk>:
>> On 03/06/2014 19:30, "Ingo Althöfer" wrote:
>
>>> Hi Nick,
>
>>>
>
>>> thanks for organising this fantastic event.
>
>>>
>
>>> Question: Did some of the bots use opening book learning?
>
>>
>
>> I know that Zen did, because Hideki Kato asked my permission
>
>> to change its opening book after round 3.  As for the others,
>
>> you will have to ask their programmers.  I would also be
>
>> interested to know which of them ponder.
>
>
> No, Zen does no book learning.  The reason I asked that was simple.
> Just trying another, 4-4 instead of popular 5-5, opening.

A pedant might argue that a 1-move opening book is still
an opening book.

There is a continuum from pure MC programs, which
evaluate all 81 possible opening moves before choosing
one, to programs with extensive opening books.  I accept
that Zen is very near the beginning of this continuum.

Nick

>
> Hideki
>
>
>> (In
> general, entrants may change the state of their program
>> during
> a tournament, so long as this is not done in response
>> to
> the state of an ongoing game or to the identity of the
>> expected
> next opponent.)
>>
>
>> Nick
>>
>
>>
>>>
> Ingo.
>>>
>
>>>
>>>
>
>>>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 03. Juni 2014 um 16:52 Uhr
>>>>
> Von: "Nick Wedd" <nick at maproom.co.uk>
>>>>
> An: computer-go at dvandva.org
>>>>
> Betreff: [Computer-go] Congratulations to Zen!
>>>>
>
>>>> Congratulations to Zen19S, winner of Sunday's 9x9 KGS bot
>>>>
> tournament!>>>
>
>>>> This was a particularly exciting tournament. My report
>>>>
> is at http://www.weddslist.com/kgs/past/103/index.html
>>>>
> I hope you will send me your comments and point out my
>>>>
> mistakes, as usual.
>>>>
>
>>>> Nick
>>>>
> --
>>>>
> Nick Wedd
>>>>
> nick at maproom.co.uk
>>>>
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