|time||29 minutes plus 10/30s|
The first round started at 16:00 UTC.
In the table above,
The numbers in the table do not add up as you might expect. This is because they include a point for a win against WeakBot50k, and a point for a bye.
Eleven players entered, including WeakBot50k. My intention was to remove WeakBot50k if there were an odd number of registered players, but shortly before the tournament started, CzechBot had not appeared. I removed WeakBot50k soon after I saw CzechBot, but by then it had already been included in the draw for round 1. I removed it before the draw for round 2.
In round 1, stv appeared to get a good position aganist Zen19, but Zen19 outplayed it and won. Oakfoam misread a ladder against WeakBot50k, but won anyway. PueGo lost on time in a won position against SimpleBot. CzechBot obtained a won position against Orego12, but when it had only 3 seconds left on its clock, it started passing (it does not understand overtime), and lost.
|pachi2 vs oakfoam|
In round 2, pachi2 played the move shown to the right, in its game
with oakfoam. Three possible reactions from an observer are "This move
is really stupid, even a 20-kyu can see that it achieves nothing, the
player can't really be 3-dan", "if pachi2 is 3d and can make such
stupid moves, how much stronger would it be if it learned not to make
them?", and "this move wins the game as effectively as any other,
we should not criticise it". I believe that only the third is correct,
and I try to educate observers who react in the first two ways.
|PueGo vs stv|
|around move 270|
During round 3, CzechBot's operator found that its computer was using time to execute some unknown process, which he terminated.
|Zen19 vs pachi2|
In round 4, Zen19 played the move shown to the left, against pachi2.
The British champion Matthew Macfadyen 6-dan happened to be watching –
his opinion was that while this move looks eccentric, it may be the best
way to settle the black hoshi stone.
Pachi2 eventually won this game. It was Zen19's only loss in the tournament.
|Zen19 vs CzechBot|
During round 7, Zen19 appeared to miss a snapback in its game with
CzechBot, as shown to the right. Zen19 still won the game.
|pachi2 vs stv|
Players receive points for the 2011 Annual KGS Bot Championship as follows: