Rookie Challenge Contest starts now… for all 35 candidates

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… sent to all 35 registered Go players with “status as candidates” ———- email message ———-From: ASR – Advanced Study Room (league) <>Date: Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 3:36 AMSubject: Rookie Challenge Contest starts now… for all candidatesTo: … Dear ASR member, We appreciate greatly your interest in ASR – Advanced Study Room and your … Read more

Newsletter (No. 005-1216): teaching games, November prizes, Rookie Challenge Contest …

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… the 5th official email newsletter on 5th Dec 2016 to all ASR league players, in total 386 registered members. Former newsletters, reminders in the archive here:https://www.advancedstudyroom.org/newsletter/archive ———- email message ———- From: ASR – Advanced Study Room (league) <>Date: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 1:55 PMSubject: Newsletter (No. 005-1216): teaching games, November prizes, Rookie Challenge Contest … Read more

new contest for total KGS beginners: ASR’s Rookie Challenge (pre-announcement)

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Dear members of ASR league, dear Go friends around the globe ! Beside the registrations of 105 Go players in November we had the pleasure to welcome another seventeen (17), who yet do not fulfill the minimum standards to play in the regularly ASR league. – In total we count now 37 so called “candidates“. … Read more

Advent season: NOVEMBER prizes… 2x teaching games with Guo Juan in December

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Dear members of ASR league, dear Go friends! The cold winter grabbed many of us in last weeks. Neither it has influenced the overall activity too badly nor your gaming mood . For instance we count Hyperman1 with 25 games, fightordie with 22 games and an unstoppable GoDave89 who won Beta division. 80% = 83 … Read more

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

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———- 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

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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

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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…

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… 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) ?

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… 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