Zen computer Go program beats Takemiya Masaki with just 4 stones!

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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.

Takemiya Masaki, Nie Weiping and Cho Hunhyun: History repeats in 2011

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On November 5, 2011, three stalwarts of the Go world, Takemiya Masaki (9p) of Japan, Cho Hunhyun (9p) of Korea and Nie Weiping (9p) of China met to face each other in the Chibi Ancient Battlefield Cup. It was like the 1st Ing Cup final in 1989 all over again!

Takemiya Masaki steals the show at 55th European Go Congress

Takemiya and Charlotte dance Salsa.

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.