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November 2016 KGS bot tournament, Formal division (Winner: AyaMC)

This is the Formal Division of the November 2016 KGS Computer Go Tournament.

It is open only to Go-playing programs, or 'bots'. Even for bots, there are severe restrictions on entry: entrants must have "Ranked Robot" status, with a rank of 7k or higher.

It uses 19×19 boards and Chinese rules, with komi of 7½.

The time setting is 14 minutes each plus Canadian overtime of 10 moves in 30 seconds. This time setting is intended to ensure that a game finishes within the period assigned to the round, while allowing a little time to respond to opponents who continue to play after the game is decided.

To enter, please read and follow the instructions at

The rules are given at

The schedule will suit 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.