All posts tagged “The Game of Go

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Go News

For fans of the game of Go (wei chi in China, baduk in Korea), there is some news, and surprise surprise, it has to do with Alpha Go, the AI go master who whupped Lee Sedol last year, then whupped top pro players in 60… Read More

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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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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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Carnage over the Go board

As many of you know, I play the game of Go. I’ve been playing with my friend Vox in particular, since sometime in the 80s. We’ve played thousands of games against one another over the years . Last night we played 6 games and I… Read More

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Go last night….

Played 6 games of Go last night with Vox. I won 4 of the 6 games but one of them was by just half a point, so overall we were close. I did well exploiting weaknesses and was able to kill a number of groups… Read More

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