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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…

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…

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…

Relentless: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li – Now available for pre-order

We’re proud to announce that, after two years work, our new book Relentless: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li is now available for pre-order! Relentless offers commentary on all official games between Lee Sedol 9p and Gu Li 9p to date, focusing in particular detail on their 10 game match (jubango) throughout 2014…

AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol: Game 3 – Video Commentary

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

AlphaGo races ahead 2–0 against Lee Sedol

Lee Sedol 9p began game two of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match on Thursday, with a newfound sense of determination and respect for his silicon opponent. After losing the first game of the match to the computer Go player AlphaGo on the previous day, Lee’s play exhibited a sense of calm patience and steadiness, which was not evident the day before…

AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol: Game 2 – Video Commentary

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