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Park Junghwan and Tang Weixing proceed to 8th Ing Cup final

2016 is divisible by four, which means only one thing to Go fans – forget the Olympics, it’s an Ing Cup year!

The semifinals of the 8th Ing Cup were held in Wuhan, China from June 10 to 14, 2016. China’s Tang Weixing 9p and Shi Yue 9p vied desperately for a coveted spot in the final. Meanwhile Park Junghwan 9p faced fellow countryman, Lee Sedol in the other semifinal match…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs AlphaGo – Game 1

If there’s any recent game that needs no introduction, it’s this one. On March 9, 2016, the computer Go program ‘AlphaGo’ defeated Lee Sedol 9p in the first game of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match. Let’s have a look at the game…

Worldwide shortage of Go equipment in wake of AlphaGo

There has been a surge in interest in Go over the last few weeks, because of the recent match between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol. Like most Go players, we’re happy about this, but it’s also a very intense time for us, because we’re receiving many more orders for equipment and books than we usually do, as well as a high volume of questions about Go from new players…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol – Game 4

This is a commentary of game four from the Google DeepMind Challenge Match. It was played between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol 9p on March 13, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. Lee Sedol has won 14 world titles in his career, and was challenged by DeepMind because he has been the best Go player in the world over the last decade…

AlphaGo defeats Lee Sedol 4–1 in Google DeepMind Challenge Match

DeepMind’s groundbreaking artificial intelligence, AlphaGo, defeated Lee Sedol 9p in the final game of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match, winning the five game match with a 4-1 score. AlphaGo now goes down in history as the first computer Go program to defeat a top professional player…

AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol: Game 5 – Video Commentary

This is a recording of Michael Redmond and Chris Garlock’s live commentary of the fifth and final game between Lee Sedol and AlphaGo.

Lee Sedol defeats AlphaGo in masterful comeback – Game 4

Expectations were modest on Sunday, as Lee Sedol faced the computer Go program AlphaGo for the fourth time. After Lee lost the first three games, his chance of winning the five game match had evaporated. His revised goal was that he might succeed in winning at least one game against the machine…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol – Game 2

This is a commentary of game two from the Google DeepMind Challenge Match. It was played between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol 9p on March 10, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. Lee Sedol has won 14 world titles in his career, and was challenged by DeepMind because he has been the best Go player in the world over the last decade…

AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol: Game 4 – Video Commentary

This is a recording of Michael Redmond and Chris Garlock’s live commentary of the fourth game between Lee Sedol and AlphaGo.

AlphaGo shows its true strength in 3rd victory against Lee Sedol

AlphaGo made history once again on Saturday, as the first computer program to defeat a top professional Go player in an even match. In the third of five games with Lee Sedol 9p, AlphaGo won so convincingly as to remove all doubt about its strength from the minds of experienced players…