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Murakawa Daisuke Takes Oza Title in Surprise Victory Over Iyama Yuta

AGA news - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 22:57

In a surprise victory, Murakawa Daisuke 8P defeated Iyama Yuta 9P on December 16 to win the 62nd Oza. The Oza is Murakawa’s first major title. This is the first time a player from the Kansai Kiin has won the Oza since Hashimoto Shoji 9P did so 33 years ago in 1981. The final game was played in Toba, Mie Prefecture, Japan. The upset attracted a lot of attention in Japan, because former Oza Iyama Yuta currently dominates the domestic Japanese go scene.
- excerpted from Go Game Guru; click here for the full report, including game records.

 

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6th Radu Baciu Grand Prix - stage 1 CSRB 51-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 19 December 2014

Tournament of 50 parallel 51-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 19 December 2014

39th Serbian Championship 51-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 19 December 2014

XV Spanish Open 51-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 19 December 2014

Croatian Champiomship 2014. Final Match

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 19 December 2014

S11 Yunguseng Dojang opens up! (93% of spots filled up!)

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: In-seong Hwang 8d on 12:46 Tue 16 December 2014

5� Torneo di Udine 2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: jojo1 on 19:48 Tue 16 December 2014

EdinburghChristmas 51-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Tue 16 December 2014

Polish Championship Side Tournament 51-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
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Polish Championship League 51-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
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Istanbul City Tournament 2014/12

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Sun 14 December 2014

Trofeo Milano 2014 Tappa 8

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sun 14 December 2014

494th Velika Gorica weekend go-tournament 50-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
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Championship of Tula District 50-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 13 December 2014

Championship of Karelia 50-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
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Novosibirsk Championship 50-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 13 December 2014

Singapore Go School Welcomes US Students

AGA news - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 13:00

A new go school in Singapore welcomes students from the United States. The Go Academy offers a wide range of classes, from a 1-day introduction to kyu and dan intensive camps, reports Director Daniel Chan. More info available on Facebook.

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Your Move/Readers Write: An IBM CTO Responds to Scottish Neural Network

AGA news - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 12:04

“It’s interesting to read about the work of University of Edinburgh to use machine learning to improve the level of playing in computers, (Scottish Neural Network Takes Computer Go to Next Level 12/16/2014 EJ)” writes Nin Lei, Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Analytics and Big Data, STG IBM Systems and Technology Group. “However, the title in their article creates an impression that their research is creating a program that can beat the best human players. If their probability of guessing their next move is only 44%, then their chance of guessing it wrong is 56%.  In a sequence of 10 moves, the chance of getting the complete sequence correctly is 0.56 ** 10, which is a very small number.” Noting that checkers “has been solved via machine learning,” Lei says that “it appears it is promising for go as well.” But because machine learning predicates that there is a pattern in the underlying data set, Lei warns that “it could be so complex that machine learning can only attain a certain level of accuracy.  It seems to me a program needs to have very high level of accuracy before it can play a good game at strong human level.” Lei also says that “Since machine learning is based on pattern recognition, I wonder if a professional can trick the program by using moves that may not be optimally locally but will create patterns that the program has not seen before. I applaud the work they are doing,” Lei concludes. “It is innovative by using a different approach than the existing strong computer programs.  It will be interesting to find out if someday they can come up with an algorithm that can improve the accuracy significantly.”

 

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Match Result

Online League Updates - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 12:00
Match now completed between CLGC A and Belfast in Division 1. The winner of the match was CLGC A.
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