John Tromp from the Netherlands shows that from the 3^169 possible
colorings of a 13x13 board 8.66% of those positions are legal, which
corresponds to the amazing number of:
Denis Feldman from France shows this number consists of two primes:
9175047541 and 5
which is pronounced Go in Japanese. Coincidence? I think so...
John did the computing by writing a C-program based on a program by
Gunnar Farnebäck. It ran for 8 hours, using 12GB of memory.
Challenger Takao Shinji wins the 5th game and becomes the
60th Honinbo by beating Cho U in an extremely close endgame.
The match was covered live on IGS-PandaNet.
Cho U survives the first kado-ban (lose and it's over) game.
Challenger Takao Shinji was unable to create a substantial
attack against the weak groups of his opponent, mainly due
to skilful defense of the title holder.
The match continues the 27th of June and is covered live on IGS-PandaNet.
Lee ChangHo sets some things straight in the 2nd game of
the 39th WangWi title match against young Ok DukJin, 2p.
Next game is scheduled next month, the 8th of July.
Cho U defends the honor of two countries (Taiwan and Japan) by taking
the 17th Asia Cup. He beat Cho HanSung in the final by 2.5 point, the
same margin as in his other two victories in this tournament.
Do we have a new rising star in Korea? Young Ok DukJin fights
his way through the preliminaries and then wins the first game
in the title match against Lee ChangHo for the 39th WangWi.
By winning the 3rd game in a row Takao Shinji makes title holder Cho U
facing kado-ban (one more loss will lose the match). Winning the 4th
game will be the hardest one, will Takao be cool enough?
The match continues the 20th of June and will be covered live on IGS-PandaNet.