Computer Wins 9×9 Game Against Top Pro

The computer-Go system Mogo won for the first time against a top professional player (Zhou Junxun 9p, winner of international LG Cup in 2007) in an even game on a small, 9×9 board.

Game record below. Mogo played black and gave 7.5 points komi.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Chinese]SZ[9]KM[7.50]TM[2700] PW[nutngo]PB[MoGoTW9X9]DT[2009-10-26]PC[The KGS Go Server at]C[MoGoTW9X9 [-\]: GTP Engine for MoGoTW9X9 (black): MoGo version MoGo version 4.86.Soissons: I’ll resign if you win and playing until you pass if I win. If you passed and I did not, it often means that the status of some stones are not clear enough for me (I want to be sure we will agree on dead stones). Clarify them. Maybe I am losing, but have not enough time to be sure I should resign. In this case play until the end :’( (very rare cases) ]RE[B+Resign] ;B[ee]BL[2699.494] ;W[ge]WL[2652.472] ;B[gf]BL[2699.208] ;W[ce]WL[2597.429] ;B[cd]BL[2698.918] ;W[ff]WL[2574.488] ;B[fe]BL[2698.64] ;W[gg]WL[2573.551] ;B[hf]BL[2698.336] ;W[gd]WL[2572.792] ;B[fg]BL[2490.513] ;W[ef]WL[2569.373] ;B[de]BL[2283.362] ;W[fh]WL[2451.256] ;B[eg]BL[2092.766] ;W[df]WL[2436.298] ;B[gh]BL[1919.531] ;W[dg]WL[2431.654] ;B[hg]BL[1757.395] ;W[bd]WL[2340.808] ;B[cc]BL[1756.26] ;W[ec]WL[2283.551] ;B[be]BL[1755.969] ;W[cf]WL[2281.403] ;B[bf]BL[1755.694] ;W[eh]WL[2271.753] ;B[dd]BL[1610.253] ;W[bg]WL[2268.966] ;B[gc]BL[1476.576] ;W[fd]WL[2260.802] ;B[hc]BL[1354.659] ;W[fc]WL[2151.486] ;B[db]BL[1243.165] ;W[hd]WL[2141.275] ;B[gb]BL[1140.924] ;W[fa]WL[2119.7] ;B[id]BL[1047.266] ;W[ie]WL[2112.227] ;B[he]BL[961.171] ;W[ic]WL[2109.32] ;B[ib]BL[882.168] ;W[ha]WL[2104.112] ;B[id]BL[809.979] ;W[bc]WL[2100.375] ;B[bb]BL[743.745] ;W[ic]WL[2097.445] ;B[fb]BL[683.217] ;W[eb]WL[2094.669] ;B[id]BL[626.972] ;W[af]WL[2082.434] ;B[ga]BL[576.013] ;W[ab]WL[2068.078] ;B[ea]BL[529.084] ;W[ba]WL[2060.281] ;B[cb]BL[486.46] ;W[gg]WL[2057.484] ;B[hi]BL[447.483] ;W[fg]WL[2053.419] ;B[ih]BL[411.532])

You can read the full report on the blog of Olivier Teytaud, one of Mogo’s creators.

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One Response to “Computer Wins 9×9 Game Against Top Pro”

  1. Kendrick says:

    A new day dawns. I wonder what this means for professional GO players?