As part of the ’6th E&C Symposium’ in Japan, Japanese pro, Takemiya Masaki (9p) played two games against the computer Go program Zen. Much anticipated by both Go players and AI experts, it was an opportunity for Zen to flex its muscles against a world class professional, though many still expected Takemiya to win.
The legendary Takemiya Masaki (9p), pioneer of the ‘Cosmic Go Style’, has stolen the show at the 55th European Go Congress (2011) in Bordeaux, France. At a VIP event hosted by the sponsor, Zhuyeqing Tea, Takemiya danced Salsa with a French lady named Charlotte. Takemiya likens the game of Go to dancing, one of his favourite hobbies. He took up dancing a few years ago as exercise and claims it helps to improve his Go and concentration.