EGC2022 Needs You!

After a two-year break, this year there will again be a European Go Congress – this time in picturesque Vatra Dornei, Romania.

Unfortunately, both the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have cut deeply into the number of registrants: there are almost no Ukrainian, Russian, or Asian participants registered at the time of writing. The total count is also …

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Jeff’s Guide for Tournaments

Streamed on Twitch on May 14, 2022.

April Review Lecture

Streamed on Twitch on April 23, 2022.

Games reviewed:

  1. ThisIsSeki v. seequ
  2. engelbert v. Kopiovastaava

Antti on 3-4 Point Pincer Joseki, Part Two

Streamed on Twitch on April 16, 2022.

This lecture was still not enough to cover all the relevant sequences, so there may be a Part Three in the not-so-distant future.

Antti on 3-4 Point Jōseki, Part One

Streamed on Twitch on April 9, 2022.

Part Two will be streamed on April 16 in place of the monthly review lecture. The review lecture will instead be held on April 23.

Elian on How to Be One Step Ahead (The Power of Tenuki)

Streamed on Twitch on March 26, 2022.

March Review Lecture

Streamed on Twitch on March 19, 2022.

Games reviewed:

  1. seequ v. engelbert
  2. ronm v. HelcioAlex
  3. seequ v. Kopiovastaava

Oscar on When to Be a Caveman

Part two of the Caveman trilogy. (Watch part one here.)

Streamed on Twitch on March 12, 2022.

Advancing Human Understanding with Deep Learning Go AI Engines

My and Attila Egri-Nagy’s third collaborative research article, Advancing Human Understanding with Deep Learning Go ai Engines has now been published, and is readable behind the above link.

More recently, me and Attila have been gearing our research more towards how to best make use of the availability of superhuman ai from our previous focus of identifying ai-assisted cheating. Although the latter is still interesting, we have found the task to be rather difficult, whereas quantitative and qualitative research on the former has much more low-hanging fruit available.

Sunday Problem #91

This is one of the harder problems in Gokyō Shūmyō.

Black to play.