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July 24th, 2008

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Leela

From Leela’s website:

Leela is a new, strong Go playing program combining recent advances in Go programming and further original research into a small, easy to use graphical interface.

Leela lite is a slimmed down version of Leela which omits the 19 x 19 board, the highest playing levels and the analysis mode. This makes it an ideal introduction to the game. It is freely available.

According to Chris Welsh, the free Leela lite version is much stronger than programs like Many Faces of Go and Igowin, and has a far nicer interface. So this may actually be a better program to send beginners to. I know Konrad has given it a try.

So, give it a try, and leave your impressions in a comment…

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  1. konrad says:

    As an SA 2-dan, I am able to beat it on 9×9 when I take the game seriously, but it beats me when I get tired or play fast. Playing rated games, when you work yourself up to 1 dan it gives itself a 2-stone handicap which is a ridiculous mismatch – my guess is that with 2 stones it won’t lose even against perfect play.

    So yes, it’s far stronger than anything else I’ve seen.

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