*TBVS – Taiwan is my home*
*TBVS – Taiwan is my home*
*Game 1 – underestimation*
Indeed, the invasion move-101 was brilliant and also decided the outcome of Game 1. Lee Sedol (9p) had foreseen that move but ultimately he underestimated the capability of AlphaGo during the first game as he obviously taking the lead before the invasion.
“Xinwen had spent all his afternoon to watch all live-streamed of AlphaGo-Lee Sedol. It was intense and incredible.”
*Result of the invasion*
*Game 2 – AlphaGo’s hand-of-god*
The divine move-37th was made history on that day. No human has ever played shoulder-approach at 5th line. Lee Sedol left the room for 15-20 minutes right after AlphaGo played it.
Many of young players had been taught to play along the line of influence (4th line) if they are after territory in center. Regardless, it was a incredible move by AlphaGo.
*Game 2 Diagram*
*Game 3 – AlphaGo visionary*
AlphaGo found itself in a weak position after an aggressive start by Lee Sedol in game 3. AlphaGo shown its ability to strike back at move-70 which stunned everyone.
*Game 4 – Humanely Move of God*
Lee Sedol won this game with applaud. AlphaGo was obviously leading until the Wedge-Move-78.
“It was the only move,” Lee Sedol Said during the post-conference shortly after he won AlphaGo.
In the tweet of Demis Hassabis, he stated that AlphaGo was still winning at 70% after move-78 according to AlphaGo’s winning-calculator until 10-moves later, it dropped dramatically to 20%.
*History of ELO top 10 Go Players*
The charts are definitely interesting to notice how Top Players controlled the top realm for ages before the next talent overtook them such as Kobayashi Koichi, Kato Masao, Cho Chikun, Lee Chang Ho, Lee Sedol and finally Ke Jie.
The reason why we have always been studying their Kifu, and buying their books are the very reason why we should learn from their foot-steps.
*Conclude of Google Deepmind Challenge*
AlphaGo had proven its superior over Lee Sedol (but not humanity) scoring 4 – 1 in the Google Deepmind Challenge Series from the 9th ~ 15th March, 2016. During the final match, AlphaGo had yet to proven its perfection and flaws were noticeable.
Regardless, AlphaGo is now ranked no.2 according to goratings.org just handful points after Ke Jie.
*Humanity wins in 4th Round*
“This one victory is pricless that cannot be replaced by anything else” ~ Lee Sedol, 13th March
13th March was the historic moment for Lee Sedol to finally snatched a win from AlphaGo! Despite losing the series, Lee Sedol has finally proven AlphaGo’s flaw after move 79.
Lee Sedol took 40-minutes to read out the variation of the diagram and brilliantly destroyed the formidable AlphaGo. With the follow-ups, AlphaGo had revealed its mistakes and weaknesses.
*CPU vs Coffee*
“Today is Lee SeDol’s defeat, not the defeat of humanity.” – by Lee Sedol
The matches were livestreamed online on the respective day 9th, 10th, 12th and followed by 13th and 15th of March, 2016. AlphaGo made history and it is the first computer program to be able to defeat a top professional 9-dan in even game!
Regardless, according to ShangHai-Daily , Ke Jie (9p) (current number.1 in http://www.goratings.org) had made challenge invitation to Google Deepmind team. Pretty sure many top go players want to challenge AlphaGo (10p?) at this point.
*Man Vs Machine*
Historic moment between Man vs Machine commenced this afternoon 12pm (9th March, 2016) Four Season Hotel of Seoul. Lee Sedol had previously proclaimed that he could owned Deepmind AlphaGo 5-0 or 4-1 but unfortunately, AlphaGo had just snatched a win from him.
*Commentators from all around the world*
The game will continue to broadcast live from today until the 15th March on Youtube and other livestream such as LeTv.
Regardless, here are list of livestream available:-
Google Deepmind Live (Michael Redmond 9p)
AGA-KGS Live (Kim MyungWan 9p)
Bepo Live (林聖賢 8p)
Bilibili (李源鲲 1p)
乐视体育 (Ke Jie 9p)
*17th Nongshim Cup 2016*
The 17th Nongshim Cup (第十七届农心辛拉面杯) ended recently and KeJie won the championship from Lee Sedol. Regardless of the result, The Hair Rating given to all the players are very interesting.
Hairstyle in Go Tournament or rather the overall appearances became an important ‘fashion runway’ in all event as the players are the ‘product’ of showcasing their ‘brands’ from hairs, fashion style, shoes and so on.
All Go players should definitely work on their appearance!