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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.

AlphaGo defeats Lee Sedol in first game of historic man vs machine match

Go players around the world were shocked on Wednesday, when the computer program AlphaGo defeated top professional Go player Lee Sedol 9p in the first game of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match. Lee Sedol sat at the Go board with Google DeepMind programmer and 5 dan amateur Go player, Aja Huang, as a storm of cameras clicked away…

AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol: Game 1 – Video Commentary

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

Introducing Relentless: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li

We are very excited to announce that Relentless: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li is almost here! This is the culmination of over two years of work (and dare I say, even obsession) by Younggil and David. We are thrilled and humbled that Lee Changho 9 dan agreed to write the foreword…

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…

Ke Jie defeated Lee Sedol to win for China -17th Nongshim Cup

Ke Jie 9p defeated Lee Sedol 9p in the final game of the 17th Nongshim Cup on March 5, 2015. With this victory, Team China takes the Cup back home for another year. The final round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from March 1 to 5, 2016, in Shanghai, China.

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 interview with Kang Dongyun, 20th LG Cup winner

Kang Dongyun 9p returned to the top by winning the 20th LG Cup, 2–1, against Park Younghun 9p on February 4, 2016. The three games of the final were played on February 1–4, in Pyeongchang, Gangwon province, Korea. It was the battle of two past world champions, both looking for another elusive world title…

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…