[Computer-go] KGS mixed human-and-bot tournaments

Michael Alford malf at aracnet.com
Wed Aug 31 18:23:43 PDT 2016

Isn't this byoyomi heavily in favor of bots?

Just asking.

On 8/31/16 10:24 AM, Nick Wedd wrote:
> KGS has announced that it will be running, for the first time, a 
> "mixed" tournament where both humans and bots can play on the same 
> terms.  This will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 17th/18th.
> The tournament is in two divisions, suitable for different time zones. 
> Both are 19x19, No Handicap, Single Elimination. The time settings are 
> 30 minutes main time plus Canadian 2 minutes per 10 moves (30m + 2min 
> / 10 moves). The rounds are spaced 90 min apart, 3 rounds on the first 
> day, remaining rounds on the second day.
> There are details at https://www.gokgs.com/tournInfo.jsp?id=1070 
> <https://www.gokgs.com/tournInfo.jsp?id=1070> (Asia/Europe) and 
> https://www.gokgs.com/tournInfo.jsp?id=1071 
> <https://www.gokgs.com/tournInfo.jsp?id=1071> (Americas).  Bots may 
> enter both divisions. There are small prizes, which may be won by bots.
> The organisers expect entrants with a wide range of strengths, and I 
> hope that these will include bots with a range of strengths. As it's 
> an Elimination tournament, weaker players are likely to be eliminated 
> on the Saturday.
> Entrants are invited to register themselves for this tournament, using 
> the "Tournament Registration" link at the top right of the pages cited 
> above. When registering a bot, please also email me, so that I can 
> check that all bots are being operated by, or with the approval of, 
> their creators, and we do not have multiple instances of identical bots.
> I hope all bot authors will consider entering this event.
> Nick
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