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December 2010 KGS bot tournament (Winner: Zen9)

This is the December 2010 KGS Computer Go Tournament.

It is open only to Go-playing programs, known as 'bots'. Even for bots, there are some restrictions on entry.

It uses 9×9 boards and Chinese rules. The time setting is 9 minutes each plus Canadian overtime of 25 moves in 60 seconds. This is intended to ensure that a game finishes within the period assigned to the round, while allowing for opponents who play on after the game is decided.

To enter, please read and follow the instructions at

The rules are given at

The schedule should be convenient for Asians and Europeans. I hope that Americans and others will also compete, leaving their bots connected and running overnight. KGS Computer Go Tournaments have a variety of schedules, to suit all timezones.


Swiss style, Simultaneous Schedule.


There is no prize.