All posts tagged “Game of Go

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Go with Vox

I usually play Go over the board with Vox weekly, but with the Covid-19 virus, we’re staying isolated. Fortunately, we can play online. There are a number of Go servers available, and in fact there are a lot of players who rarely play with actual… Read More

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Weekly Go

Vox and I played 9 games of Go last evening. Some were very close, tight battles. Some others were much more one-sided. I played black and tried various openings, including san-ren-sai (3 star-point) fuseki and Chinese fuseki, as well as beginning with 3-4 points. Here’s… Read More

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Lee Sedol resigns his final game

The third and last game of go (baduk) between Lee Sedol and the Korean bot, Handol ended with Lee Sedol’s resignation. It was a beautiful game. Once again I’ll defer to the excellent commentary done by Go Pro Yeonwoo. Wishing Lee Sedol fulfilling adventures in… Read More

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Lee Sedol retiring

Many readers may not be familiar with the name Lee Sedol, but players of the game of Go, also known as Baduk in Korea or Wei Chi in China, know him as one of the greatest players ever. Go is a game played with black… Read More

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AlphaGo Zero

The folks at Deep Mind are at it again. From their website: Artificial intelligence research has made rapid progress in a wide variety of domains from speech recognition and image classification to genomics and drug discovery. In many cases, these are specialist systems that leverage… Read More

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Fatal flaw in a large shape

White had a fantastic territory on the bottom left but trouble was brewing above. I poked at his large centre group and exposed the heartbreaking false eye in the middle of the shape. With just one eye, the whole group collapsed and White resigned the… 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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