Discussions: Go

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Go updates Hi coders, today we've made several changes in the Go competition. I will list them here: Maximum number of rounds have been increased to 250 from 150 Time per move has been decreased to 200 from 5...
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Been pretty quiet here! Any new progress for you guys? What's everyone up to? I've been lazy lately; haven't been working on my bot haha.
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Swedish invasion - challenge Now it has happened what I suspected a long time: 5 of the top 10 bots in Go are Swedish - and 2 of the top 2! What is the rest of the world doing? Are the Swedish really that much smarter? :P Come...
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No matches for my bot? My older version was getting a match every few hours, but since I've updated I haven't gotten a match in days (other than me challenging other bots, which doesn't seem to affect win/loss or rank). A...
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Rust starter bot for use I've just finished implementing the basic framework for my rust bot and got it passing the upload test (test game looks good). So I wanted to put it up for everyone else to use.. https://github.com/V...
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What kind of algorithm are you trying to implement? I'll open first since I'm posting this topic :-) I implemented a heuristic to guess which move was going to result in the best board status, based on how many enemy stones it would surround, how much...
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Unofficial engine and TCP server for testing I have made an unofficial engine which speaks the same IO format as is used here. If anyone would like to use it for their own testing, the code is here: standalone Go engine At the moment, the eng...
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Suggestions for competision Hi, I'm only starting with this competition and normally shouldn't jump out to make suggestions so early, but because I heard that it's going out of beta soon I decided to post them anyway: Go aest...
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Failed to phrase input! (Python 3) Help! After testing my Ai on my PC, I uploaded it. There were no problems with the compilation. But in the test match my bot wont play a move... It uses time.time() to play a move within 200ms. I als...
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Has anyone made a GTP bridge? GTP is the standard protocol for go bots all over the net. It would be very nice to have a aigames GTP bridge so that one can easily test out different versions of one's own bot against the "standard...
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Sample Go Bot in Go(lang) A very basic starting bot that just takes in the settings stores them in a map then when it comes to playing just picks a random tile. This is just to give people a quick start Go program, hopefully ...
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What constitutes a valid entry for a bot in the Go competition? What are the rules for what constitutes a valid entry in that there are many open source Go bots and methods out there and to what degree must someone's entry be their own code or method to be a valid...
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C++ starter bot Hi, I'm new here and took some time to create a c++ starter bot: https://gist.github.com/resty-daze/957347f865c46a3237e81f20c879585f it should always perform a random valid move ( or pass if it can'...
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Request: Graph for rating over time I noticed you have a graph for ranking over time. I was wondering if you could add a graph for rating over time, which is a bit more representative of a version's/bot's performance as a rating could i...
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Bug in ko position My bot (DirtyGo) has lost quite a few games due to "violation of ko rule" lately and I have been at a loss in my efforts to find the bug. But then I happened to look at the input. In the game 5757e3...
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Possible bug with version credit for wins/losses Just uploaded a new version of my bot and activated it and my bot was playing against someone else (during the swap I think). On game log it shows game used my previous version 35 (as it probably did)...
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Unexpected time out, way to tell if server or bot? http://theaigames.com/competitions/go/games/573972904ca8010a70cc6f92/dump GoGewBagBot vs RustyGo (133 rounds, latest game as of this posting) Is there any way to tell if a bot times out unexpectedly ...
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Upload clarifications I am hoping to cache quite a lot of information for my entry and would like to clarify a couple of things about what we can upload: - Are we allowed to upload plain text files and parse them at runtim...
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Any way to identify ranked vs unranked games on games list? I see games that are apparently challenge matches, as they aren't counting towards game totals, but is there any way to see on the game log which ones are which? Does challenging someone have any effe...
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The games stopped... It seems that the games in the Go competition stopped. It is now 11 hours since the last game was played. Is there something wrong?
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Interesting games This game more strange than interesting: http://theaigames.com/competitions/go/games/56f105114ca8010387ce2818 Look at 134 blue move - red has 276 points, but after this move it have 161. This is will...
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Bug in ko position after a pass Look at the game: http://theaigames.com/competitions/go/games/572e5e928be8df1c6115cb0d At round 245 blue takes a ko on the lower side. Red passes. At round 246 the intersection is still marked as a k...
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No move limit, but enforce a time limit per player for whole game Hi, In the last 50 games played by the currently strongest bot (Voxelbot), about half of the matches are still terminated due to exceeding 250 moves, thus not letting the whole game play out. This m...
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C starter bot for use I implemented a small C starter bot. Feel free to use it. It is roughly based on the Java starterbot. I haven't tested it at length so far. https://github.com/b00n12/theaigames-go-starter
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Scoring Rules Hi, Most all points scored in a game of Go come from controlled territory. Whereas the scoring implemented here appears to be stones played + stones captured. Compare with the typical scoring method...
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C++ starter bot? Any idea when a C++ starter bot will be out? Thanks,
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Need Help Understanding Scoring http://theaigames.com/competitions/go/games/570580434ca80140ee32d884 How did I win? I've never played Go before, so I'm slowly gaining a rudimentary understanding of the game, but this seems like Wim...
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Indev starter packages Hi everyone, There's a Python starter package in development here: https://github.com/smiley1983/go _ python _ starter Remove the spaces from around the underscores, it was interpreted as markdown....
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No games for my bot? I uploaded my bot about 9 hours ago. It compiled and played it's test game, then I set v1 as active. Since then, no activity. Is there something I should be doing differently?
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Is Python + numpy possible? Hey there, Is it possible to make the Python numpy dependency available to my bot? I don't know all that much about Python. From what I gather it would need to be preinstalled for my bot to make use ...
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IO change suggestions Hi, There are a few things relating to IO which I'd like to raise: It would be great if the engine informed the bots of the opponent's last move. This can be useful to the bots, and although they c...
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Board size I think the discussion is worth an topic on its own. Therefore this topic. We had so far a lot of 'brute force' challenges (as pointed out by others). Those are fun on there own, but it writing a goo...
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streak over Godzilla won 53 games in a row, well done!
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Bug in points calculation There seems to be an annoying bug in the calculation of points. In this game: http://theaigames.com/competitions/go/games/56f03e9c8be8df4ef3a2d96f between Hohol and MrGobot, in round 127, Hohol's po...
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Leaderboard? The leaderboard seems to have some movement to it but somehow a few bots that lose to lower bots keep a high ranking, while others that win against many higher ranked bots remain at a low rank. Also, ...
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i want to use this but for a game via steam api csgo this is perfect i have alot of servers around 160k worth i need to take out the monoplys in place for csgo ladders can i use any form of sdk / api for this thx
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Komi Black has a natural advantage in playing first. So in games between players of the same strength, it is usual to compensate White for the disadvantage of playing second by adding points to White's sco...
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New competition: Go! Hi dear coders, Today we release our new competition: Go! This game is a very old Asian board game, but very popular in AI research because it is so difficult for computers to play (well), as there ...
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Ko rule handling I would like to suggest that it would be better if the engine handled Ko situations, and sent a "3" for an empty tile which is forbidden due to Ko. There are several reasons for this: Starter packag...
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Beginners course Go For the Dutch speaking participants: I found a good beginners course for Go on http://www.321go.org/cursus/ hosted by the Nederlandse Go Bond. The site is in Dutch.
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Bot not participating in competition? Hi, I've uploaded a bot that passes the entry criteria somewhere a day ago. So far I've seen many other bots appear and have multiple back and forth matches, but I have never seen my own bot do anyth...
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User interviews for the AI-Games Hi there! My name is Jarmal and I'm the new designer here at the AI-Games/Riddles. I'm currently looking for users (you guys) to interview for future improvements for the AI-Games/Riddles. I'm especia...
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