|time||9 minutes plus 10/30s|
The first round started at 16:00 UTC.
In the table above,
The numbers in the table do not add up as you might expect. This is because they include points for byes.
Nine players entered.
At the start of round 1, pachi2 and oakfoam were missing. Pachi2 eventually joined its game with Erica13, but did not make a move, and lost on time.
In round 2, pachi2 played normally, and beat gomorra4. Oakfoam was still missing, but had a bye so this did not matter.
In round 3, oakfoam appeared, four minutes late, for its game with pachi2, which it lost. After this, all the players were present for all their games.
After seven rounds, Erica13 was in the lead, with seven wins. But in round 8 pachi2 beat Erica13, to share the lead with it (though Erica13 was ahead on SOS).
In round 8 Erica13 lost again, this time to stv, putting pachi2 into the lead.
|AyaMC vs Fuego13|
In round 10, Fuego13 played accurately against AyaMC, killing a group as shown to the right. After this sequence AyaMC resigned.
|pachi2 vs Erica13|
In round 14, pachi2 played Erica13, and played move 64 as shown to the left. Erica13 responded in the obvious way, capturing the stone. This exchange is a clear and predictable net loss for White. I have often noticed that when a MC program is in a hopeless position, it will makes such moves, that are strongly sente but achieve a net loss. I guess it doesn't matter, when the game is hopeless anyway. But I became sure of the result of the game when I saw move 64.
After this game, pachi2 was still two points ahead of Erica13, and so would win the tournament unless pachi2 lost and Erica13 won in round 15. When pachi2 was assigned a bye for round 15, its victory in the tournament became certain.
Players receive points for the 2011 Annual KGS Bot Championship as follows: