|time||14 minutes plus 10/30s|
The first round started at 16:00 UTC.
In the table above,
|Zen19 vs pachi2|
|Moves 15 & 16.|
In round 2 Zen19 played pachi2. They started with a standard joseki in the upper left corner, as shown to the right; but pachi2 played move 15 as shown, which I believe is a blunder. After Zen19 made the natural answer at 16, the two black stones are almost dead.
|Zen19 vs pachi2|
|Moves 120 to 136.|
Later in the game, the moves to the left were played. I have no comment on the fighting in the upper part of the board. But the tenukis, at 121 and 134, are hard to explain. My understanding is that the white group in the lower left is unconditionally alive, and neither of these moves changed this. (A reader has pointed out that while neither move affects the life of the white group, both affect whether it is alive with territory or alive in seki. Thus each of these moves is worth about 10 points in gote.)
Also in round 2, NiceGo19N failed to clean up against MCark, but won the game anyway even with MCark's dead stones counted as alive.
|pachi2 vs AyaMC|
In round 3, AyaMC played move 189 as shown to the right, against pachi2. Admittedly, it was far enough behind that it had very little chance of winning. But this move is worth one point in gote, there are many bigger moves.
In round 6 stv failed to clean up against MCark, but won the game anyway even with MCark's dead stones counted as alive.
In round 7 MCark ran out of time in the clean-up phase, in a lost position against stv.
MCArk was not present on the server in round 8, and lost on time against Orego12.
Also in round 8, AyaMC obtained a won position against stv, but lost on time when it played only nine of its ten overtime stones within its first 30-second overtime period. It had been consistently using three seconds a move, and this was not quite enough. (I noticed in later games, that it used only two seconds a move when in overtime, and had no more losses on time. I don't know whether its time-handling was adjusted, or whether its connection speed improved.)
MCark was connected again in time for the start of round 9, and played its game with NiceGo19N.
In round 12 Zen19 and pachi2 played for a third time. Pachi2 had won their first two games, but Zen19 won this one, rather easily, or so it seemed.
Players receive points for the 2012 Annual KGS Bot Championship as follows:
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