Computer Go Tournament

For the friends of Computer Go, the European Go Congress 2010 includes a Computer Go event which will take place on Wednesday 4th of August. The event consists of 9x9 and 19x19 tournaments.

The information provided here may change. Any changes will be updated to this page as quickly as possible.

Prizes

The winner of 19x19 - the author of the Best Computer Go Bot to compete in EGC 2010 - will receive 120 euros, the second place 60 euros and the 3rd 40 euros. Other prizes will be announced later.

General Rules

The following rules apply to both tournaments:
  • All contestants run their software on a single machine physically present in the tournament area. No external computational assistance may be used.
  • Each contestant may appoint someone who is attending the Congress to run his program for him. If you cannot find an operator, you may register a program without one, and we will do our best to operate it for you; but we cannot accept liability if we fail to operate it correctly.
  • Games are scored using Chinese rules.
  • No handicaps.
  • 7½ komi
The EGC 2010 organizers will provide thirteen Lenovo M57 desktop computers with the following specifications:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.3 Ghz
  • 3GB RAM
  • Windows XP 32-bit
You may use one of these computers or bring a computer of your own to compete. The tournament will be executed and is observable in KGS.

Note:Your softare needs to be able to communicate with the kgsGtp client to be able to participate. See more information here. If you have previously participated in the monthly KGS bot tournaments, everything should be ok. The only way this tournament differs is that only the computers in the Congress area are used.

9x9 Small Board Tournament

The following time settings are used for the small board tournament:
  • 5 minutes main time per side.
  • Canadian overtime of 25 moves in 30 seconds.
  • The number of rounds is decided at the tournament day, but before the tournament starts.

19x19 Large Board Tournament

The following time settings are used for the large board tournament:
  • 15 minutes main time per side.
  • Canadian overtime of 25 moves in 30 seconds.
  • The number of rounds is decided at the tournament day, but before the tournament starts.

Registration

To participate, send a registration e-mail to Jukka Jylänki, stating your full name and the name of the software you will be competing with. Teams may enter, but a single representative must be named. If you are participating with code developed by someone else, a permission from the original author is required.

Participants

The following authors have registered so far (in the order of registration):
AuthorBot
Petr BaudisPachi
Magnus PerssonValkyria
Gian-Carlo PascuttoLeela
David FotlandMany Faces of Go

Updated 22.7.2010.