Computer Go

Are you interested in computer Go? Go Game Guru will keep you up to date on the world of computer Go. Find out what's been happening lately below.

AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol: Match schedule and details

The much anticipated five game match between Lee Sedol and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo begins this week, on Wednesday, March 9 (March 8 for American viewers). Here is the match schedule, along with details of how you can watch and timezone conversions…

Can AlphaGo defeat Lee Sedol?

The Go world was shocked and intrigued in January, when news broke of DeepMind AlphaGo’s victory over top European pro Fan Hui 2p. Attention now turns towards next week’s showdown against Lee Sedol, which begins on March 9…

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…

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…

Computer Go player ‘AlphaGo’ defeats pro in even game for first time – challenges Lee Sedol next

For the first time ever, a computer Go program has defeated a professional Go player on even terms – an event that experts previously thought was at least a decade away. This startling announcement comes from a paper published in the science journal Nature, by members of Google DeepMind, on January 27, 2016…

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…

Crazy Stone computer Go program defeats Ishida Yoshio 9 dan with 4 stones

Crazy Stone, a computer Go program by Rémi Coulom, defeated Ishida Yoshio 9p with a four stone handicap, as part of the inaugural Denseisen at the 6th Computer Go UEC Cup in Japan (March 20, 2013). It was an ironic showdown between the computer and ‘The Computer’…

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

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.

Computer Go demystified: An interview with Martin Müller

A lot of Go players are interested in computer Go and, especially after the recent Man vs Machine match between John Tromp and Zen19, many people have questions about it. I’m certainly no expert on computer Go, but I talked to someone who is: Martin Müller from the University of Alberta in Canada. Here’s what Martin had to say…

Man vs Machine match: Final results and game commentary

The ‘Man vs Machine’ Go match ended on January 16, with the computer winning 3-1. It was a very interesting series of games and we all got to see just how good computers are at Go now. They may not be good enough to challenge a professional player yet, but I felt that Zen’s performance was quite impressive when you think about where computer Go was at just a few years ago…