An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Fan Hui – Game 2

Today we’re going to look at game two of the five game match between Fan Hui 2p and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo.

We’ll see how strong AlphaGo is, and learn about its strengths and weaknesses.

We will also learn about repairing weaknesses, haengma, and why we shouldn’t play thin moves.

AlphaGo vs Fan Hui – Game 2 of 5


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AlphaGo vs Fan Hui – Game 2


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Fan Hui

Fan Hui is a 2 dan professional with the Chinese Go Association and is three time European Go Champion.

He lives in France, where he teaches and promotes Go, and is regarded as one of the top players in Europe.

DeepMind AlphaGo

AlphaGo is a sensational computer Go program, which was invented by the Google DeepMind team.

More on AlphaGo

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Having defeated Fan Hui, AlphaGo has challenged Lee Sedol 9p to a match in March 2016.

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About Younggil An

Younggil is an 8 dan professional Go player with the Korean Baduk Association. He qualified as a professional in 1997 and won an award for winning 18 consecutive professional matches the following year. After completing compulsory military service, Younggil left Korea in 2008, to teach and promote the game Go overseas. Younggil now lives in Sydney, Australia, and is one of the founders of Go Game Guru. On Friday evenings, Younggil is usually at the Sydney Go Club, where he gives weekly lessons and plays simultaneous games.

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  1. Great video, thank you! At the end of the game you suggest that the white group at the left dies, I think. You will be right of course, I thought it to be a seki with the black group at the right of it. Which I kind of liked, because this is a special way to make an invasion or reduction work, not seen that often.

    Kind regards,

    • Lol, I thought it to be seki, too.
      Happy to see I´m not the only one…


    • Younggil An says:

      Thanks Paul and Gaba for your feedback.

      I think the White’s center group is captured at the end. If White plays at K10 next, Black K11, White L11, Black K9, and Black will win the capturing race. White can’t fill at G15 either because of the cutting point at E15.

      If White plays at K11 instead of K10, Black will hane at K9 to break through.

  2. Mate Matolcsi says:

    I would love to see a commentary of game 1. That was the closest game of all, and black was supposed to be winning for quite a while. It would be interesting to see where that game got reversed. Thanks!