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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…

Myungwan Kim 9p: The strengths and weaknesses of DeepMind AlphaGo

In this video, Myungwan Kim 9p and Andrew Jackson discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the computer Go program DeepMind AlphaGo, with examples from AlphaGo’s recent match with Fan Hui 2p. In October 2015, AlphaGo played a five game match with Fan Hui and won 5–0…

Go Commentary: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Fan Hui – Game 5

This is a commentary of the final game of the five game match between Fan Hui 2p and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo. News of AlphaGo’s 5–0 victory over Fan shocked the Go community and made mainstream news headlines around the world…

Go Commentary: Ke Jie vs Kang Dongyun – 20th LG Cup

This game is from the 20th LG Cup, quarter finals. It was played between Ke Jie 9p and Kang Dongyun 9p on November 16, 2015, in Gangwon, Korea. Kang Dongyun is ranked #4 in Korea. He was born in 1989, and became a pro in 2002. Ke Jie is ranked #1 in China, and apparently he’s the strongest player in the world at the moment.

Go Commentary: Shi Yue vs Park Younghun – 2015 Samsung Cup

This game is from the 2015 Samsung Cup, round of 32, group stage. It was played by Shi Yue 9p and Park Younghun 9p on September 8, 2015, in Beijing, China. Shi Yue had been ranked #1 in China for more than a year, but Ke Jie 9p has been very powerful, and Shi Yue’s rank was down to #2 in September, 2015.

Go Commentary: Zen vs Franz-Josef Dickhut – 2nd Codecentric Go Challenge, Game 1

The 2nd Codecentric Go Challenge began on October 3, 2015, with the computer Go program Zen challenging 11 time German Go champion Franz-Josef Dickhut in the first game of a best of five match…

Weekly Go problems: Week 140

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: One of the Golden Rules of Go is “take care of yourself when attacking.” Intermediate Go problem: There are two basic tactics in capturing races; reduce liberties or increase them. Hard Go problem: The aji in Black’s lone cutting stone is surprisingly strong!

Weekly Go problems: Week 139

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When you’re trying to reduce a group’s liberties, it’s usually better not to allow it to extend in a straight line. Intermediate Go problem: Separating White’s groups is surprisingly tricky. Hard Go problem: It looks like White has miai to kill Black…

Go Commentary: Zhou Ruiyang vs Park Junghwan – 2nd MLily Cup

This game is from the 2nd MLily Cup, round of 16. It was played by Zhou Ruiyang 9p and Park Junghwan 9p on August 30, 2015, in Guangzhou, China…

Weekly Go problems: Week 138

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You need to choose between expanding your eyespace and defending a vital point. Intermediate Go problem: Once you find the mutual vital point, you’ll have a response for every continuation. Hard Go problem: Careful reading and a grasp for the fundamentals should reveal the key points…