Special Match: Cho Chikun vs Deep Zen Go (computer)
11/17/2016 5:41 PM


We are pleased to inform you that the Nihon Ki-in agrees with Deep Zen Go's programmer and its sponsor to set out ‘three game matches’ with the legendary Cho Chikun 9p (honorary Meijin) on 19th, 20th and 23rd November 2016. 

Deep Zen Go is seen as the second best computer go program now in the world because it gets the same deep learning system as AlphaGo. 

*For your reference, Deep Zen got the ranking No.1 as KGS 9-dan in September 2016 and he has got even stronger now since then.  


How to watch the games:

Michael Redmond 9p and Antti Tormanen 1p will give live-commentaries on the special match in English at the following website (movie): http://www.nicovideo.jp/

The match will begin 13:00 on 19, 20 and 23 November (*in Japan local time). 

*You can also watch the game on WBaduk (Cyberoro). 


The match will be played with even game with 6.5 points komi. 

The time allowance is 2 hours, followed by three renewable 60 seconds byo-yomi. 


Am agreement has been made with the sponsor to have English live-commentaries by M.Redmond 9p and A.Tormanen 1p on the above website (http://www.nicovideo.jp/)

Please do not miss this special and exciting match!