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1:3 – First win in round 4: Lee Sedol (9P Dan) beats back…Did he play the Divine Move against AlphaGo (AI) ?

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 round games between AlphaGO (AI) and Korean Lee Sedol, 9 Pro Dan was broadcasted via Youtube at 04:00 am GMT.

The first game which was played on Wednesday, 9th March 2016 beginning at 01:00 pm Korean time in Seoul reached a total number of ~100 million viewers around the globe. Very impressive as mind sports (like Chess or GO) mostly count small media attention.

1:3 – First win in round 4: Lee Sedol (9P Dan) beats back…

After some desperately three games (round 1-3 was played on 9th, 10th and 12th March) Lee Sedol had shown tough fights he played every game into byo-yomi… with resigning against Google Deepmind’s artificial intelligence (AI). Google Research department is being represented by the AlphaGo mashine using a self learning neural network.

This Sunday, 13th March has writteen some remarkably comments in the books of Go history (which last more than 2,500 years since is origin in China.) – One human brain won against the distributed version of AlphaGo being hosted in Google’s Cloud with more than 1,900 CPUs (and 280 GPUs).

During the press conferene after game three on Saturday, 12th March the commentator Michael Redmond (9P Dan, author of “Patterns of the SanRenSei” in 2011) descibed the unexpected strength of AlphaGO winning all three games playing some uniquely moves as 3rd (r)evolution in Go history, since the Honinbo House in Japane developed a new style of Fusekis (opening sequence) and legendary 9P Dan Go Seigen was the path finder of the modern go in 20th century.

Gu Li (born 1982) from China, one of the strongest contrahents of Lee Sedol who have battled each other in the uniquely Jubango 2014 stated about Lee’s victory who had white today: “Lee Sedol played the Divine Move“. He meant move 78 (K11) which cracked AlphaGo’s strength in the center and in consequences let die a row of seven black stones with move 176 via S10. Shortly after AlphaGo resigned with white’s move numer 180 (J4), see screenshots.

Fully SGF (board cript) available on Go4Go.net (or as PDF print, see bottom).

Live commentary by Michael Redmond (9P Dan) inclusive Press conference…

Commentary by the AGA (American Go Association)…



About LinuxGooo

I am a real Go Beginner… but I like to learn and have fun with. And I fell in love with playing for influence (mainly San-RenSei fuseki, Cosmic style) as white and black. … 26th Jan 2014 I started on KGS (as 6-7kyu since Sept), another global GO Server on the web. On 4th March 2014 I registrated on OGS (Online Go Server). In July I began to play on Korean servers, on Tygem (10kyu) and on Wbaduk (11kyu). If possible by time, I like to have reviews and analysis of my games, which helps to progress (beside observing/Kibitzing Dan games). – My special thanks go to different KGS teachers/players for audio lectures and individual reviews: Dsaun (N.Y.), Battusai, TapJoshua (4D), Troll (2D), MXHero (5D), Shygost (3D), Mingjiu Jiang (7P)… not to forget all the other KGS players who offered me their knowledge and shared their personal experiences. My special tks go to Dsaun for his audio lecture “Shape” (on 22nd Febr 2014) which was the first step into a systemtical learning. Currently I study with www.321go.org and with the first GO book: “Graded Go Problems for Beginners” (Vol. 1-4) by Kano Yoshinori. Volume 1: Introductory Problems Volume 2: Elementary Problems VOlume 3: Intermediate Problems Volume 4: Advanced Problems For individual “offline training” I experimented with and use different bot programmes: Aya 6.34 (1k), Oakfoam GNU Go 3.8 and Zenith 4.4. better known as Zen (5k-5D) (Rec.: Running these bots I use as front end (Goban) Drago.) For editing/rediting SGF files the programme MultiGo 4 is suitable. Have fun behind the board…

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