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Event Date Place Entrants Winner
 2014 
103rd KGS tournament June 1st KGS (8) Zen
102nd KGS tournament May 11th KGS [4] Zen
101st KGS tournament April 6th KGS [6] Zen
7th UEC Cup March 15th-16th Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan 16 Zen
Spring 2014 Slow KGS tournament March 2nd-5th KGS 4 Zen
100th KGS tournament February 2nd KGS (8) Crazy Stone
99th KGS tournament January 11th KGS 8 Zen
 2013 
98th KGS tournament December 8th KGS [6] Crazy Stone
97th KGS tournament November 11th KGS 6 Crazy Stone
GPW Cup November 8-10 Hakone, Japan [3]
(5)
Zen
Zen
96th KGS tournament October 6th KGS (8) DolBaram
Autumn 2013 Slow KGS tournament September 8th - 10th KGS 6 Zen
95th KGS tournament August 25th KGS [13] Zen
ICGA August 12-18 Yokohama, Japan (10), [8], 6 Zen, Zen, Zen
FuzzIEEE2013 July 7-10 Hyderabad, India No results reported
94th KGS tournament July 7th KGS 8 Zen
93rd KGS tournament June 2nd KGS (5) Zen
92nd KGS tournament May 12th KGS 6 Zen
91st KGS tournament April 14th KGS [8] Zen
UEC Cup March 16-17 Japan 21 Crazy Stone
Spring 2013 Slow KGS tournament March 2nd - 6th KGS 10 Crazy Stone
90th KGS tournament February 3rd KGS 8 Crazy Stone
89th KGS tournament January 13th KGS 6 Crazy Stone
 2012 
88th KGS tournament December 2nd KGS 8 Crazy Stone
TAAI 2012 November 15-17 Tainan, Taiwan 5
[5]
(6)
Zen
Zen
Zen
GPW Cup game records November 9-11 Hakone, Japan [3]
(5)
Zen
Zen
87th KGS tournament November 4th KGS 8 Aya
CGF Open game records October 13-14 Tokyo, Japan 5
(3)
Aya
blast
86th KGS tournament October 7th KGS [10] Zen
Autumn 2012 Slow KGS tournament September 2nd - 5th KGS 10 Zen
85th KGS tournament August 12th KGS (6) Zen
Kaś Cup August 5 KGS 4
Winner determined by total winning margin, capped at 50 per game
Zen
84th KGS tournament July 1st KGS 10 Crazy Stone
TCGA June 29
June 30
July 14,15
Tainan, Taiwan [7]
(9)
8
Zen
Zen
Zen
83rd KGS tournament June 3rd KGS (10) Zen
82nd KGS tournament May 6th KGS 8 pachi
81st KGS tournament April 1st KGS [7] Zen
Spring 2012 Slow KGS tournament March 11th - 14th KGS 8 pachi
2nd JAIST Cup March 5 & 6 Tokyo, Japan [8] Zen
80th KGS tournament February 5th KGS 8 Steenvreter
79th KGS tournament January 15th KGS 8 Zen
 2011 
78th KGS tournament December 4th KGS (8) Steenvreter
UEC Cup December 3 & 4 Tokyo, Japan 16 Zen
4th 2011 Slow KGS tournament November 27th - 30th KGS 7 Many Faces of Go
ICGA November 20,21
November 22
November 23,24
Tilburg, Netherlands (7)
[6]
8
9×9:     Zen
13×13: Zen
19×19: Zen
77th KGS tournament November 13th KGS [9] pachi
TAAI 2011 November 11-13 Chung-Li, near Taoyuan, Taiwan (7)
[4]
4
9×9:     Zen
13×13: Zen
19×19: Zen
GPW Cup November 4-6 Hakone, Japan (5)
[5]
9×9:     Zen
13×13: blast
76th KGS tournament October 2nd KGS 8 Zen
75th KGS tournament September 4th KGS 10 Zen
3rd 2011 Slow KGS tournament August 21st - 26th KGS 7 Zen
74th KGS tournament August 14th KGS (6) pachi
55th European Go Congress July 31
August 1
August 2
Bordeaux, France 4
[4]
(5)
19×19: Zen
13×13: Zen
9×9:     Zen
73rd KGS tournament July 5th KGS (10) Zen
TCGA June 25, 26 Tainan, Taiwan 5
(5)
Many Faces of Go
Zen
CGF Open     EN June 11th, 12th Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan 13
(12)
19×19: Aya
9×9:     Aya
72nd KGS tournament June 5th KGS 12 Zen
2nd 2011 Slow KGS tournament May 22nd - 27th KGS 8 Zen
71st KGS tournament May 8th KGS 12 Zen
70th KGS tournament April 3rd KGS (16) Zen
1st JAIST Cup
13×13: JP EN    Turing test: JP EN
March 8 & 9 Tokyo, Japan [8]
"Turing test"
Zen
Zen
69th KGS tournament March 6th KGS [14] Zen
1st 2011 Slow KGS tournament February 20th - 25th KGS 8 Many Faces of Go, & pachi
68th KGS tournament February 6th KGS 16 Zen
67th KGS tournament January 9th KGS 12 Zen
 2010 
66th KGS tournament December 5th KGS (14) Zen
4th UEC Cup November 27 & 28 Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan 28 Fuego
TAAI 2010 November 18 Hsinchu, Taiwan 4
[3]
(5)
19×19: MoGoTW
13×13: Coldmilk
9×9:     MoGoTW
4th GPW 9×9 Cup November 12 & 13 Hakone, Japan [4]
(6)
13×13: Zen
9×9:     Aya
65th KGS tournament November 7th KGS 12 Many Faces of Go
Beli Cup November 6-7 Beijing, China ?
(6)
19×19: Lingo
9×9:     Lingo
2nd Slow KGS tournament October 11th-15th KGS 8 Many Faces of Go
64th KGS tournament October 10th KGS 14 Many Faces of Go
ICGA September 24 - October 2 Kanazawa, Japan 8
[10]
(14)
19×19: Erica
13×13: Many Faces of Go
9×9:     MyGoFriend
63rd KGS tournament September 5th KGS (16) Erica
62nd KGS tournament August 17th KGS [14] Zen
European Go Congress August 4th Tampere, Finland 4, (4) 19×19: Many Faces of Go
9×9:     Valkyria
61st KGS tournament July 4th KGS 12 Aya
CGF Open July 3rd, 4th Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan 14, (16) 19×19: Aya
9×9:     Aya
60th KGS tournament June 13th KGS 12 Zen
59th KGS tournament May 2nd KGS (16) Zen
58th KGS tournament April 4th KGS (16) Zen
57th KGS tournament March 7th KGS 12 Many Faces of Go
56th KGS tournament February 7th KGS 10 Zen
55th KGS tournament January 10th KGS (12) Fuego
 2009 
Chinese Computer Games December 12 Guangdong Province, China ? ?
54th KGS tournament December 6th KGS (14) Zengg
3rd UEC Cup November 28 & 29 Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan 16 KCC Igo
3rd GPW 9×9 Cup November 13 & 14 Hakone, Japan (11) Zen
53rd KGS tournament November 8th KGS 9 Fuego
TAAI Computer Go Tournament October 30th Taichung, Taiwan 6 + 8 19×19: Zen
9×9: Zen
52nd KGS tournament October 4th KGS 12 Aya
51st KGS tournament September 20th KGS (12) MoGoTW
50th KGS tournament August 9th KGS (6) Aya
49th KGS tournament July 19th KGS 8 Aya & Many Faces of Go
48th KGS tournament June 21st KGS 4 Zen
CGF Open June 20-21 Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan 14 + (20) 19×19: Aya
9×9: Aya & nomitan
47th KGS tournament May 31st KGS (6) Steenvreter
ICGA: 19×199×9 May 11 & 12, 14 & 16 Pamplona, Spain 6 + (9) 19×19: Zen
9×9: Fuego
46th KGS tournament April 5th KGS 6 MoGo
Mertin's private 19×19 and 9×9 tournaments 2007-2009 Osnabrück, Germany 12 + (12) GoeMate
FirstGo
 2008 
2nd UEC Cup December 13 & 14 Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan 28 Crazy Stone
45th KGS tournament December 7th KGS (4) + [4] Fuego
Roverandom
44th KGS tournament November 16th KGS 4 + 6 Many Faces of Go
Many Faces of Go
2nd GPW 9×9 Cup November 7 & 8 Hakone, Japan (10) MoGo
43rd KGS tournament October 12th KGS [5] + (4) MoGo & Many Faces of Go
Many Faces of Go
13th ICGA 19×19
9×9
September 28th – October 5th
Beijing, China 13
(18)
Many Faces of Go
Many Faces of Go
World 9×9 Computer Go Championship September 26th & 27th Tainan, Taiwan (10) MoGo
Jiuding Cup September 22nd – 26th Taizhou, Zejiang, China No results, probably cancelled
Cotsen go tournament September 20th & 21st
Los Angeles, U.S. 1 Many Faces of Go
42nd KGS tournament September 14th KGS 8 + 10 Leela
Many Faces of Go
41st KGS tournament August 17th KGS (6) + [6] valkyria
Crazy Stone
European Go Congress August 6th Leksand, Sweden 8 + (8) Crazy Stone
Leela
US Go Congress August 4th & 5th Portland, Oregon, US 7 GNU Go
40th KGS tournament July 6th KGS 8 + 8 Crazy Stone
Crazy Stone
CGF special meeting June 21-22 Tokyo, Japan 8 + (10) Aya
Aya
39th KGS tournament June 15th KGS [7] + (8) Aya
StoneGrid
38th KGS tournament May 4th KGS 3 + 6 Leela
MoGo
37th KGS tournament April 7th KGS (5) + [5] Steenvreter
Aya
36th KGS tournament March 2nd KGS 4 + 8 Crazy Stone
Crazy Stone
35th KGS tournament February 3rd KGS [4] + (10) Aya & GNU Go
GNU Go
34th KGS tournament January 6th KGS (8) + [6] valkyria
GNU Go
 2007 
1st UEC Cup December 1st & 2nd Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan 27 Crazy Stone
33rd KGS tournament December 2nd KGS 9 + 8 Crazy Stone
Crazy Stone
32nd KGS tournament November 11th KGS [6] + (10) Leela
greenpeep
2007 Cotsen Open November 10 & 11 Los Angeles, U.S. 1 Slug go
1st GPW 9×9 Cup November 9–11 Hakone, Japan (6) Crazy Stone
Jiuding Cup October 26th – 28th Taizhou, Zejiang, China (I doubt this event ever took place)
World Computer Go Championship 2007    (Gifu Challenge) (October) Ogaki City, Japan Cancelled for financial reasons.
31st KGS tournament October 10th KGS (11) + [12] MoGo
MoGo
2007 Chinese Computer Games Championship & Conference October 3-8 Chongqing, China 6 + (5) HandTalk
Beiyou
30th KGS tournament September 2nd KGS 4 + 6 GNU Go
GNU Go
29th KGS tournament August 5th KGS [4] + (10) GNU Go
GNU Go
28th KGS tournament July 8th KGS (8) + [10] Crazy Stone
Crazy Stone
ICGA
    also 9×9
June 11-18 Amsterdam, Netherlands 8 + (10) MoGo
Steenvreter
CGF special meeting     EN June 9-10 Tokyo, Japan 7 Aya & GNU Go
27th KGS tournament June 3rd KGS 6 + 6 GNU Go
MoGo
26th KGS tournament May 13th KGS [7] + (10) Crazy Stone
MoGo
25th KGS tournament April 8th KGS (7) + [10] MoGo
Crazy Stone
24th KGS tournament March 4th KGS 8 + 12 MoGo
MoGo
23rd KGS tournament February 4th KGS [5] + (8) MoGo
MoGo
22nd KGS tournament January 7th KGS (7) + [10] MoGo
MoGo
 2006 
1st Slow KGS tournament December 18th-22nd KGS 8 MoGo
21st KGS tournament December 3rd KGS 6 + 4 Aya
SimpleGo
20th KGS tournament November 5th KGS [5] + (9) MoGo
MoGo
Cotsen Open (mainly human event) October 28th-29th Los Angeles, U.S. 1 Slug Go
19th KGS tournament October 8th KGS (8) + [7] MoGo
MoGo
World Computer Go Championship 2006    (Gifu Challenge) September 30th - October 1st Ogaki City, Japan 17 KCC Igo
Kocsis and Szepesvari's seminal paper Bandit based Monte-Carlo Planning was published this September.
18th KGS tournament September 3rd KGS 7 + 6 GNU Go
Crazy Stone
17th KGS tournament August 6th KGS [5] + (10) Viking5
Crazy Stone
16th KGS tournament July 2nd KGS (4) + [7] Crazy Stone
Crazy Stone
CGF special meeting     EN June 10-11 Tokyo, Japan 8 GNU Go
15th KGS tournament June 4th KGS 3 + 6 Aya / GNU Go
GNU Go
11th ICGA
    also 9×9
May 25th-31st Torino, Italy 6 + (11) GNU Go
Crazy Stone
14th KGS tournament May 7th KGS [4] + (10) SlugGo
Crazy Stone
13th KGS tournament April 9th KGS (6) + [6] viking5
twinbot
12th KGS tournament March 5th KGS 6 + 8 SlugGo
GNU Go
11th KGS tournament February 5th KGS [4] + (10) GNU Go
botnoid
10th KGS tournament January 8th KGS (9) [7] Crazy Stone
GNU Go
 2005 
9th KGS tournament December 4th KGS 5 + 8 Go++
Indigo
8th KGS tournament November 6th KGS (11 + 6) Dariush
tlsBot
3rd Gifu Challenge October 29th-30th Ogaki City, Japan 18 KCC Igo
7th KGS tournament October 2nd KGS 4 + 6 Slug Go
GNU Go
2005 World Computer Go Congress September 10th/11th Tainan, Taiwan 8 HandTalk III
10th ICGA
    also 9×9
September 3rd-6th Taipei, Taiwan 7 (9) HandTalk
9×9: Go Intellect
6th KGS tournament September 4th KGS (8 + 8) GNU Go / Gonzo / Viking
Gonzo / TLS
5th KGS tournament August 14th KGS 4 + 5 GNU Go
GNU Go
European Go Congress July 27th Praha, Czech Republic 3 Spirit of Go
4th KGS tournament July 10th KGS (6 + 7) Aya
TLS
3rd KGS tournament June 5th KGS 8 + 5 Slug Go
GNU Go
2nd KGS tournament May 8th KGS (10) Aya
Cotsen Open (mainly human event) April 29th-30th Los Angeles, U.S. 2 Slug Go
1st KGS tournament April 11th KGS 6 GNU Go
CGF special meeting Apr 9-10 Tokyo, Japan 5 (5) GNU Go
9×9: Aya
KGS test tournament March 6th KGS (7) GNU Go
 2004 
2nd Gifu Challenge 2004 Oct 2nd-3rd Ogaki City, Japan 13 KCC Igo
European Go Congress Aug 4 Tuchola, Poland 2 TSGO
9th ICGA July 4th-8th Ramat-Gan, Israel 5 (9) Go Intellect
CGF special meeting Jan 10-11 Tokyo, Japan 9 GNU Go
 2003 
8th ICGA
    also 9×9
Nov 23-27 Graz, Austria 11 (10) GNU Go
9×9: Aya
1st Gifu Challenge 2003 Aug 2-3 Ogaki City, Japan 17 KCC Igo
 2002 
CGF special meeting Aug 24-25 Tokyo, Japan 9 Haruka
21st Century Cup Jul 27-28 Edmonton, Canada 14 Many Faces of Go
7th ICGA
    also 9×9
July 6-11 Maastricht, Netherlands 5 (4) Go4++
Mertin's private 13×13 tournament 2001-2002 Osnabrück, Germany [22] Go4++
 2001 
CGF Special Meeting Aug 25-26 Tokyo, Japan 6 Haruka
6th ICGA Aug 18-23 Maastricht, Netherlands Did not include Go
Guiyang International Go Festival ? Guiyang, China 3 Wulu
European Go Congress Aug 1 Dublin, Ireland 7 GoAhead
21st Century Cup July 21-22 York, Pennsylvania, US 12 Go4++
Garosu Cup Mar 2-3 Seoul, South Korea 18 GoeMate
 2000 
Ing Cup
Nov 5-6 Guiyang, China 14 Wulu
5th ICGA (Mind Sports Olympiad) Aug 21-22 London, UK 6 GoeMate (a rewritten version of HandTalk)
US Go Congress ? Denver, Colorado, US 3 Many Faces of Go
European Go Congress Aug 9 Strausberg, near Berlin, Germany 5 GoAhead
FJK Cup Jun 1-2 Japan 8 Haruka
Mertin's private 9×9 tournament   Osnabrück, Germany (12) HandTalk
 1999 
Ing Cup ? Shanghai, China 16 Go4++
US Computer Go Championship Aug 1-2 San Francisco, California, US 4 Many Faces of Go
FOST Cup
    another link
Sep 3-4 Tokyo, Japan 16 KCC Igo
European Computer Go Championship Nov 13-14 Podbanske, Slovakia 4 TurboGo
CGF Cup   also kifus Jul 23-24 Tsukuba, Japan 28 Go4++
 1998 
Ing Cup Nov 21-22 London, UK 17 Many Faces of Go
FOST Cup Aug 13-14 Tokyo, Japan 19 Silver Igo
North American Computer Go Championship ? Santa Fe, New Mexico, US 3 Many Faces of Go
 1997 
Ing Cup Nov 11-12 San Francisco, California, US 10 HandTalk
FOST Cup Aug 27-28 Nagoya, Japan 40 HandTalk
European Computer Go Championship ? Marseille, France 6 Star of Poland
North American Computer Go Championship ? Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US 6 Many Faces of Go
 1996 
Ing Cup Nov 16-17 Guangzhou, China 12 HandTalk
FOST Cup Sep 12-13 Tokyo, Japan 19 HandTalk
North American Computer Go Championship ? John Carroll University, Ohio, US 5 Many Faces of Go
 1995 
Ing Cup Nov 4-5 Seoul, South Korea 10 HandTalk
1st FOST Cup Sep 29-30 Tokyo, Japan 14 HandTalk
North American Computer Go Championship ? Seattle, Washington, US 5 Many Faces of Go
European Computer Go Championship ? Tuchola, Poland 6 Star of Poland
 1994 
Ing Cup November 18th-19th Taipei, Taiwan 9 Go Intellect
US Computer Go Championship ? Washington, DC, US 4 Go Intellect
European Computer Go Championship ? Maastricht, Netherlands 7 Star of Poland
 1993 
Ing Cup ? Chendu, China 13 HandTalk
US Computer Go Championship ? Holyoak, Mass., US 7 Stone
European Computer Go Championship ? Prague, Czechoslovakia 6 ProGo
 1992 
Ing Cup Nov 11-12 Tokyo, Japan 10 Go Intellect
US Computer Go Championship Aug 2,3,4 Salem, Oregon, US 7 Many Faces of Go
European Computer Go Championship July 27-29 Canterbury, UK 7 Go 4.3
ancestor of Go4++
4th ICGA
    also 9×9
Aug 5-11 London, UK 4 (4) Go Intellect (Go 4.3)
 1991 
Ing Cup
see alsoComputer Go, No. 16, page 10
? Singapore 15 Goliath
3rd ICGA
    also 9×9
Aug 22-25 Maastricht, Netherlands 4 (4) Goliath (Explorer 90)
Ing Cup Qualifier August 1 Taipei? ? ?
European Computer Go Championship July 27 - August 11 Namur, Belgium 7 Goliath
North American Computer Go Championship August 4-6 Rochester, New York, US 6 Many Faces of Go
ICOT
see alsoComputer Go, No. 16, pp. 11-12
November 19-20 Tokyo, Japan 8 Go Intellect
 1990 
Ing Cup
see Computer Go, No. 15, p. 3-5
November 11 Beijing, China 10 Goliath
2nd ICGA
see also Computer Go, No. 12, page 7
and ICGA web pages: 19×19 and 9×9
Aug 15-21 London, UK 3 (4) Go Intellect
Go Intellect
1st Japanese Computer Go Championship
see Computer Go, No. 14, page 8
August 11 Nihon Ki'in, Tokyo 10 Igo2.5A
North American Computer Go Championship
see also Computer Go, No. 12, pp. 3-5
August 6-7 Denver, Colorado, US 7 Go Intellect (Goliath won all its games, but as it was European it did not qualify for a prize)
European Computer Go Championship
see also Computer Go, No. 12, page 6
Aug 2-3 Vienna 7 Star of Poland
Ars Electronica ? Linz, Austria 2 Swiss Explorer
 1989 
Ing Cup
see also Computer Go, No. 12, pp. 7-10
November 11 Taipei, Taiwan 14 Goliath
1st ICGA:
Ing Cup North American Qualifier
see also Computer Go, No. 11, pp. 6-7
August 9-15 London, UK 10 (10) Swiss Explorer
on 9×9 board: Dragon
North American Computer Go Championship:
Ing Cup North American Qualifier
see also Computer Go, No. 11, pp. 4-5
August 2nd Rutgers University, New Jersey 5 (Go Intellect)
Cosmos
European Computer Go Championship
see Computer Go, No. 11, pp. 8-9
July 23 - August 5 Nis, Yugoslavia 6 Goliath
 1988 
Ing Cup
see also Computer Go, No. 9, pp. 8-12
and Ibid., No. 10, pp. 6-7
November 11 Taipei, Taiwan 16 (14) Codan
on 9×9 board: Dragon 3.0
1st US Computer Go Championship:
Ing Cup North American Qualifier
see Computer Go, No. 8, pp. 8-11
August 2nd Berkeley, California 5 Cosmos (ancestor of Many Faces of Go)
Ing Cup European Qualifier
see Computer Go, No. 8, pp. 12-17
August ? Hamburg, West Germany 10 (10) Goliath 2
Goliath 2
Ing Cup Japanese Qualifier
see Computer Go, No. 8, pp. 18-19
July 30 Tokyo 3 codan
European Computer Go Championship July 26-31 Hamburg, Germany 10 Goliath
Usenix
see also Computer Go, No. 7, pp. 10-11
June 22 San Francisco 5 G2 (Later known as Cosmos, and as Many Faces of Go
 1987 
Ing Cup
see also Computer Go, No. 5, pp. 6-7
and Ibid., No. 6, pp. 8-16
November 11 Taipei, Taiwan 18 (17) Friday
on 9×9 board: Nemesis
US Go Congress August Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts We have no record of a computer Go event, but one was planned
1st European Computer Go Championship
see also Computer Go, No. 4, pp. 6-11
July 27-31 Grenoble, France 7 (7) Star of Poland
on 9×9 board: Go 3.0
Usenix
see also Computer Go, No. 4, pp. 12-17
June Phoenix, Arizona 4 Golem
 1986 
Ing Cup (then known as
World Computer Go Championship)
see also Computer Go, No. 3, page 5
November 11 Taipei, Taiwan 10 (12) a program by Du Kwei-Chung
Usenix ? ? 2+ Og
 1985 
Usenix June 12 Portland, Oregon, US 5 oog
Ing Cup (then known as
World Computer Go Championship)
? Taipei, Taiwan (8) Friday (Dragon?)
 1984 
Usenix Jun 16 Salt Lake City, US 4 Nemesis
Acornsoft Jan 7-8 London, UK [8] a program by Przybyla
 1970 
Some time in 1970, the first game between two computer Go programs was played, in Cambridge, England. The programmers were Jon Diamond and Jack Davies.

Key to the "entrants" column:

    ( )    9×9 event
    [ ]    13×13 event
    +     lower bound, exact number not known

 

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