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Learning Go with some online help

One of the barriers to learning the game of Go is that even though the game has simple rules, play can be incredibly complex and there are so many facets and concepts it can easily be overwhelming and discouraging. Becoming a Go player takes time… Read More

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Go – baduk – wei chi

I’ve read that Go, called baduk in Korea and wei chi in China, is the world’s oldest board-game. Although I’ve been playing for many years, it only gets increasingly  interesting along the way. At home I have a go table complete with stools created for… Read More

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AlphaGo plays online

The AlphaGo whiz-bang Go-playing computer, which decisively beat Lee Sedol (one of the best players of our time) in a challenge match, has very recently played 60 online games against top players. I’ve read online that the human opponents were aware their opponent was AlphaGo,… Read More

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Relentless

I’ve been playing the game or Go more or less once each week with my friend Vox and we’ve been doing this for some 30 years. We have had quite a fierce competition over the years, and the more I play, the more I realize… Read More

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It’s all over now, baby blue

Last night, AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol again to finish the 5 game challenge match ahead 4 games to 1. It was an exceptionally tight game. One commentator suggested Lee Sedol was behind by 2.5 points at the end when he resigned. There was no potential… Read More

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Oh no…3 in a row!

I tried to stay up late last night to watch game 3 of the Google DeepMind million dollar challenge – Go great Lee Sedol vs the bot, AlphaGo. The match started at 11 PM our time. I lasted until 1:30 AM after which I needed… Read More

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