The Chinese rules with 7.5 komi are used. The system should be Swiss, 5 rounds, even games (tournament system could be modified according to the number of participants). The thinking time is 60 minutes plus 10 stones/30 seconds Canadian byo-yomi. The tournament will take place on KGS (see Communication Protocol below). The winning operator/bot will have a chance to play against a professional player.
The participants will have to use provided HW. The specification follows:
- Cpu: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3ghz, x64, 4 cores,
- RAM: 8GB,
- Graphics card: GeForce GT 610.
- Operating System: Machines have preinstalled Windows 8. Participants can boot live distributions as they please. We can provide live distribution of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS.
Each program that enters the tournament must be accompanied by someone who will operate it. This may be its author or any volunteer. It is up to the person who enters the tournament to find someone who will operate his/her program.
Bot Communication Protocol
The program should support communication using the GTP protocol, at least to the extent required by the official kgsGTP wrapper. We recommend that programs test playing complete games on KGS before the tournament.
The participants must honor fairplay. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited and any violation will result in immediate disqualification from the tournament and will be publicly announced.
The Computer Go Tournament Registration Deadline is
July 5, 2015 July 20, 2015.
Please register by sending an email to
(possibly with subject "IGGSC2015 Computer Go Turnament").
Financial prizes for the best three participants.
- First place: 300 €
- Second place: 200 €
- Third place: 100 €