|time||9 minutes plus 10/30s|
The first round started at 16:00 UTC.
In the table above,
Nine players registered for the tournament. To make the numbers even, I added 'gnugo3pt8', a build of GNU Go running on one processor of my own Windows system.
I have been advised that I should not compete in these events myself, as it might prejudice my decisions. But GNU Go is not mine, and I believe I am not biassed towards it. I merely think that a game against GNU Go is better than a bye. I believe GNU Go has advantages for use in this way:
|AyaMC vs gnugo3pt8|
|At end of game|
In its round 6 game with gnugo3pt8, AyaMC showed that the middle of a 13×13 board is bigger than the edges, as seen to the right.
|ManyFaces1 vs StoneGrid|
|After both players first passed in turn|
In the round 7 game between ManyFaces1 and StoneGrid, both players passed in the position shown to the left, and marked the dead stones as shown. They then disagreed about the status of some stones, so play resumed. In this clean-up phase, StoneGrid captured two white stones in the top left, but ManyFaces1 did not capture any of the three dead black groups. Therefore the game was scored as a win to StoneGrid, although ManyFaces1 coul;d have won by removing the three dead black groups.
In round 10, Zen19S lost its only game of the tournament, to ManyFaces1.
|Orego12 vs stv|
In round 14, Orego12 played the move shown to the right, against stv. This looks so strange that I wonder if it was caused by a bug.
|AyaMC vs StoneGrid|
|StoneGrid vs AyaMC|
In both rounds 14 and 15, AyaMC played StoneGrid. In both games, StoneGrid chased AyaMC's stones in a ladder which was broken by a stone belonging to AyaMC. AyaMC won both games. A position from each game is shown to the left.
Also in round 15, MCark failed to join its game with Orego12, and lost on time.
Players receive points for the 2012 Annual KGS Bot Championship as follows:
|Many Faces of Go||4|