the course is over but we continue as college sport. if you are interested in learning more about Go or you just want to play some Go, you are welcome to join us. I would kindly ask you to take part in the poll to find the best... Read more
the course is over but we continue as college sport. if you are interested in learning more about Go or you just want to play some Go, you are welcome to join us. I would kindly ask you to take part in the poll to find the best time:
If you didnt got your certificate yesterday, you can get it at the meeting of the college sport Go in the week from 12.8.-18.8. If you can not attend this meeting please send me an e-mail.
tomorrow, we will finish the course with a 9x9 tournament. If you got 20 points in the Minitests, you can also get your certificate.
our course will take place today. You are welcome to join us. We are not going to continue with new content.
The points of the first Minitest should be fixed. If there are any mistakes, please send me a mail.
There will be no Minitest this week. Therefore the next Minitest will be at 06.06.
We have some issues with the visibility of the points of the Minitests. We are working on them.
The second mini-test will be on Thu, May 9.
The first mini-test will be on Thu, April 25. We expect you to answer simple questions about facts that you have learnt during the first two lectures, like counting the liberty of a group, telling whether a stone can be captured etc.
Introduction to the Asian board game Go
(Back with credit points on popular demand...)
The Asian Board Game Go is the new frontier of AI programming, see for instance here. Unlike Chess, the previous frontier, Go is rather unknown in Europe. In this course you will learn the rules of the game Go and the important strategic principles. If you are already familiar with the game, feel free to attend the lecture and just play.
(This course is mainly about learning to *play* Go , but neither about artificial intelligence nor about how to program a Go engine.)
Time and Date:
- Thursdays, 16:15 to 18:00
- E1.3, lecture hall 002 and seminar rooms 015/016
- First lecture: Thursday, April 11.
You can get 3 free credit points. There will be short mini-tests every week. You need to obtain 50% of the total number of points in these tests to obtain the credit points.
If you just want to learn how to play, just drop by whenever it is convenient for you.
Here are some useful links:
- http://www.dgob.de/turniere/infos/2019-DaGoTa.pdf, tournament in Darmstadt 20.-23.6.2019
- Introduction to the game of Go (also available in German)
- https://www.gokgs.com/, KGS, Go server, sgf-editor
- Sensei's library, Go wiki
- Life in 19x19, Go forum
- http://wars.fm/go9, website to play 9x9
- http://www.dgob.de/, german go association
- http://www.goproblems.com, puzzles
- https://tsumego-hero.com/, puzzles
- https://zero.sjeng.org/, Leela Zero, strong AI (just networks, no graphical user interface)
- https://github.com/featurecat/lizzie/releases, graphical interface for Leela Zero
- https://www.sjeng.org/leela.html, weaker AI, supports 9x9 boards
- http://weiqi.qq.com/soft/inst/ver/10403011, FOXY, chinese Go server (probably biggest Go server)
- https://online-go.com/, OGS, Go server
- https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Go, Go streams
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTji1kQNoWIH85dB_Vxka9g, Haylee, Go videos
- https://www.youtube.com/user/USGOWeb, AGA, Go videos