|time||29 minutes plus 25/60s|
The first round started at 16:00 UTC.
|Orego12 vs WeakBot50k|
In round 1 Orego12 played WeakBot50k SGF. Orego12 did not respond when its stones were in atari, allowing WeakBot50k to capture several of them as shown to the right. I judge that at the end of the sequence shown, WeakBot50k is ahead, and Orego12's play has been poor. But soon after this, WeakBot50k had some stones caught in a ladder: the only thing it understands is capture, "if my opponent's group is in atari, capture it, if mine is in atari, pull it out". So the ladder was played out, and Orego12 won easily.
Break19 achieved a won position against IdiotBot, but then lost on time.
In round 2, ManyFaces2 beat CzechBot SGF. This was CzechBot's only loss in the tournament.
|Orego12 vs CzechBot|
130, 131, 140: all tenuki
In the round 3 game between CzechBot and Orego12 SGF, CzechBot caught Orego12's stones in a ladder, as shown to the left.
I do not mention this to criticise Orego. Orego is a not a bad program, and plays some good games. But it is also clear that it suffers from some defect, which in this game caused it to lose. Probably most programs have serious bugs like this. I believe that in the short term, for most programs, bug-fixing would produce better results than development of new code.
|Zen19 vs ManyFaces2|
ManyFaces2 won the game, to become the only undefeated player.
In round 5, AyaMC played ManyFaces2 SGF. AyaMC won a semeai in the centre of the board, and the game: this was ManyFaces2's only loss.
Also in round 5, Zen19 played CzechBot SGF. The last move of any value was 187, which left CzechBot 3½ points ahead. But the game continued for another 215 moves, with CzechBot making a futile attempt to live inside Zen19's territory, which Zen19 answered only as necessary, passing when no response was necessary. Some kibitzers were confused by what was happening. Those who trusted the counts made by the KGS "ScoreEst" function were most confused: ScoreEst counts prisoners twice when Chinese rules are in use. By the end, CzechBot was still 1½ points ahead, giving Zen19 its second defeat of the day.
In round 6, break was missing, giving PNUGo a win by default.
In round 7, break was still missing, giving Orego12 a win by default.
In round 8 break reappeared, and played its game against IdiotBot.
Also in round 8, PueGo timed out on the last of its 25 moves in its game against WeakBot50k SGF. It seems that 25 moves in 60 seconds is not quite enough, netlag can exceed three seconds a move.