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February 2012 KGS bot tournament (Winner: stv)

This is the February 2012 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, with integer komi of 7, allowing jigo as a result.

The time setting is 4 minutes each plus Canadian overtime of 10 moves in 30 seconds. This is intended to ensure that a game finishes within the period assigned to the round, while allowing some 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 should be convenient for Americans and Europeans. I hope that Asians 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.