|time||14 minutes plus 10/30s|
The first round started at 08:00 UTC.
In the table above,
Seven 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.
|gnugo3pt8 vs MCark|
In its round 1 game with gnugo3pt8, MCark misread a ladder against gnugo3pt8, as shown to the right. Initially it was a ladder that could be forced around a corner; then it became a ladder that coiuld be diverted to take advantage of a ladder-breaker. Once the ladder-breaker was reached, MCark realised its stones could not be saved, and played elsewhere.
At the start of round 2, stv failed to connect to the server due to a problem with DNS lookup. When its operator Erik van der Werf saw what had happened, he started another instance on an old machine running rather old versions of Steenvreter and kgsGtp. It joined its game with 12 seconds of main time remaining. He hoped it would play and win the entire game against gnugo in byo yomi. But additional netlag made this impossible and it lost on time.
In round 3 the crippled version of Steenvreter started to play AyaMC. But during the game the original machine came back online, kicking the crippled version; which in turn came back, kicking the good version. This continued until Erik noticed and killed the crippled version, but by then AyaMC had a convincing lead.
After round 9, the results table was pleasingly symmetrical
In round 10, ManyFaces1 lost its first game, to pachi.
In round 12, ManyFaces1 and AyaMC were leading, with nine wins each. They played each other, and AyaMC won.
Every game not involving gnugo3pt8 ended with a resignation.
For me, this is a big improvement on the days when games often ended with a scoring disagreement, so I might have to count the score myself.
Players receive points for the 2012 Annual KGS Bot Championship as follows:
|Many Faces of Go||5|