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July 20th, 2007

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Checkers solved

For those interested in computer programs for board games: read about the latest groundbreaking result here and here.

Presumably it will still be a long time before this happens to go…

Posted by konrad as General at 12:48 AM, No Comments »

July 17th, 2007

2007 Candidates – results!

After a long and tough weekend of Go, the 2007 candidates results are in! On Saturday, the following 8 players played for 4 places on the Sunday: Andrew Davies, Andre Connell, Steve Kroon, Reinhardt Messerschmidt, Lloyd Rubidge, Rory Beling, Chris Welsh and Florian Breuer. Andrew progressed to Sunday with 3 wins out of 3, and on 2 wins, Andre, Steve and Reinhardt also made it through.

On the Sunday they were joined by Julius Paulu, Welile Gogotshe, Sipho Mampe, and Paul Edwards, to see who would be the 4 players making it through to the Contenders, the final stage of the SA Closed 2007. Julius Paulu ended the Sunday on 3/3 wins, and joining him in qualifying for the Contenders on 2/3 wins were Paul Edwards, Andrew Davies, and Welile Gogotshe.

The Contenders will take place in Johannesburg, on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of September. The seeded players for that event are Victor Chow, Ben Gale, Cheng Lai, and Konrad Scheffler.

There was one rank change following the games at the tournament, with Steve Kroon demoted to 2k.

Posted by Andre as Rank Changes, SAGA, Tournaments at 3:55 PM, No Comments »