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The rotation process for the new league month December went successully… it swapped all active ASR league members of November into the new league divisions (alpha, beta, gamma, delta and placement).

For all new registered players: Welcome in the ASR league. – Enjoy your games !

Start of new league month: 2nd Dec – 12:00 am UTC. It runs till  30th Dec – 24:00 UTC (because of Sylvester).

New players can register through whole month here to play 24h x 7d

Reminder (R007-1116): still 5 days in your division to play your games for ASR league month …


———- email message ———- From: ASR – Advanced Study Room (league) <>Date: Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 3:53 AMSubject: still 5 days in Alpha/Beta/Gamma/Delta/Placement division to play your games for ASR league month …To: …   Dear ASR league member of Alpha/Beta/Gamma/Delta/Placement division ! Christmas is coming closer ! – 42 of your Go fellows … Read more

Breaking News : 61st European Go Congress (EGC) 2017 in Cappadocia (Turkey) cancelled


For all ASR league members in Europe (or elsewhere) who took the annually EGC on their time planning… the event in 2017 (21st July – 6th August) is postponed indefinitely.   November 21 at 10:53amSource: Official FB page – https://www.facebook.com/egc2017 https://www.facebook.com/egc2017/posts/576182959253899 Dear Go Players, I am very sad to announce that we, the organising committee … Read more

3rd game of 3 … Cho Chikun (black) beats Deep Zen Go (white) overall 2:1


Michael Redmond (USA, 9p) and Antti Tormanen (Finland, 1 Pro dan) who both live in Japan/Tokyo became a perfect team to comment the 3rd game live… tks to both. The 3rd game started early morning in Europe at 05:00 am CET (01:00 pm Japan time)… it was joyfully to watch how Cho Chikun kept control … Read more

Newsletter (No. 004-1116): new teaching games, bots, game planning tool and more…


… the 4th official email newsletter to all ASR league players, in total 376 registered members. Former newsletters, reminders in the archive here:https://www.advancedstudyroom.org/newsletter/archive ———— email message ———- From: ASR – Advanced Study Room (league) <>Date: Wedn, Nov 23, 2016 at 03:30 am UTCSubject: new teaching games, bots, game planning tool and more…To: ASR League players… … Read more

2nd game of 3 … Deep Zen Go (black) vs. Cho Chikun (white): The bot takes the center

the winner: programmer Yoji Ojima

While Mannami Nao (l.) and Ichiriki Ryo (r.) moderated the game for the Japanese audience same as on 1st day (19th Nov), Michael Redmond (USA, 9p) and Antti Tormanen (Finland, 1 Pro dan) who both live in Japan/Tokyo were again in full swing to give a lively Go commentary to the Go fans around the … Read more

pre-announcement: AlphaGo will play early 2017 (again)

South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol is seen on TV screens during the Google DeepMind Challenge Match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, at the Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Google’s computer program AlphaGo defeated its human opponent, Lee, in the first game of their highly anticipated five-game match. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

The chief developer and computer scientist Aja Huang (7 dan) announced it first via Facebook on November 6 at 11:06 pm (London).  我們很高興向大家宣佈,AlphaGo的棋力在已過半年有巨大的進步,將在2017年初復出下棋。我們團隊會在近期內公布更多訊息。 We are happy to announce that AlphaGo is stronger than 6 months ago and will play again early 2017. More details coming soon. Opening Keynote for the USGo Congress 2016: “The Story … Read more

Evaluating current AlphaGo against computers…

… seen at MySanRenSei Blog Posted by LinuxGooo ⋅ March 27, 2016 Evaluating current AlphaGo against computers… ( Source of picture: Peter Dijkema – Philosophy of GO… https://www.facebook.com/PhilosophyOfGo/ ) David Silver (Team manager of AlphaGo team @ Deepmind) shows the graph… AlphaGo (Version #18) which won against Sedol Lee 9P in March 2016 (result of … Read more

1:3 – First win in round 4: Lee Sedol (9P Dan) beats back… Did he play the Divine Move against AlphaGo (AI) ?


… seen at MySanRenSei Blog Posted by LinuxGooo ⋅ March 13, 2016 ⋅ Leave a comment It had been exiting days this week for every Go lover around the globe… and for some of us it had been sleepless nights becaues of different time zones the live streaming in Seoul (South Korea) of the five … Read more

The Go world under shock… Artificial intelligence wins first round of 5 against 9 Pro Dan Lee Sedol


… seen at MySanRenSei Blog Posted by LinuxGooo ⋅ March 9, 2016   First tks to David Ormerod and Younggil An (8p) for the detailled report which was available on GoGameGuru shortly couple of hours after Le Sedol resigned in his first game (of 5) against the AI computer AlphaGo. MySRS Blog got some of … Read more

1st night of all nights in GO history: AlphaGo (AI) battles first round agains 9P Dan Lee Sedol (Korea)


… seen at MySanRenSei Blog Posted by LinuxGooo ⋅ March 8, 2016   It will become some exiting five days from 9th March 2016 on in the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul (Korea) which can be seen as a historical moment in GO history. March 2016 will proof if a highly skilled human player can … Read more