KGS Bots

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This page appears to describe an abandoned project, game, etc..
Comment: it seems impossible and perhaps unfruitful to keep track of bots and ranks by hand


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KGS Robots Page

Nils: This page is intended to list all of the robots that are being run on the KGS server. The intent is to foster conversation in the "Computer Go" room to allow the authors to exchange ideas, and possibly get a regular computer go tournament (Tournament Directing Software Requirements) going on the server. Take note that the vast majority of bots are running one version or another of GNU Go, sometimes with various tweaks.

If the KGS archive doesn't show any game for a bot name, make the check mark at '[x] Include expired and guest accounts?'

kritz: Since the recent rank shift, many of the ranks here are incorrect. I am wondering if the Bot ranks would be a good way to settle the new rankcomparison? for mid level kyus on kgs?

I'm thinking in the 12k to 7k range.

heh those bots are good ways for new players to get ranks, but I recommend not to play bots too much.


Quick KGS sum-up as of 2011-01-01

The highest ranked regularly playing engines are Zen19 and CrazyStone both have achieved 4d. (Pasky: Whether this rank is realistic may be dubious, they are playing a lot of very strangely handicapped games and have large number of time wins. Their real level undoubtedly _is_ at least KGS 2d, though.)

Other highly ranking engines playing on 19x19 include EricaBot? 3d, ManyFaces 2d, and ginseiPS3 1d. Perhaps the strongest on 9x9 is MyGoFriend.

Weaker regularly playing programs are AyaMC* (1k-2k), Pachi (also around 2k) or HiraBot? (around 3k).

Some famous programs (Mogo, Fuego) do not currently play regularly on KGS. Their approximate level is also between 1d and 2k.

Current engines on KGS (played games within last month, as of December 30, 2012)

  • Please keep them in alphabetical order!

[ext] AyaBot, [ext] AyaBot2, [ext] AyaBot3, [ext] AyaBot4, [ext] AyaBot5, [ext] AyaBot6, [ext] AyaBot7

Engine: Aya [ext] Homepage These bots run on.[ext] opteron quad server
Owner: Hiroshi Yamashita
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 8k (ranked robot)

[ext] AyaMC, [ext] AyaMC2

Engine: AyaMC (with Monte Carlo search) [ext] Homepage These bots run on.[ext] opteron quad server
Owner: Hiroshi Yamashita
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 3k (ranked robot)

[ext] CrazyStone

Engine: CrazyStone [ext] Homepage on 24-core PC
Owner: RemiCoulom
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 5d (ranked robot)
Last On: March 2013

[ext] HelloBot

Engine: HelloBot 0.5
Owner: EdPoor aka HelloCoder?
Room: Computer Go
Strength: Unrated, but was beating IdiotBot consistently; won around 40% of its games against WeakBot?; occasionally beats human players 23k to 29k

[ext] LibertyBot

Engine: An earlier fork from GNU Go 1.2 made at 1999-01-07 before GNU Go 2.0 was released. It's significantly stronger than GNU Go 1.2 and significantly weaker than GNU Go 2.0.
Owner: Aloril
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 15k (ranked robot)

[ext] ManyFaces

Engine: Many Faces of Go with UCT and Monte Carlo
Owner: David Fotland
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 3d (ranked robot)

[ext] ManyFaces1

Engine: Many Faces of Go with UCT and Monte Carlo, 10 seconds per move
Owner: David Fotland
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 1d (ranked robot)

[ext] postneo
and [ext] postneo2

SL Postneo page
Engine: GNU Go 3.7.10
Owner: andi
Room: Australia Room
Strength: [ext] 5k
and [ext] 6k (ranked/free robot)

[ext] RankBot000 and [ext] RankBot001

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.10 and MoGo version 2
Owner: planar
Room: The Ranking Room
Strength: [ext] 6k and [ext] 4k (ranked robot)

[ext] Zen19, [ext] Zen19N, [ext] Zen19B, [ext] Zen19d, [ext] Zen19s

Engine: Zen (go program) 19D and 19S run on Cluster with 26 cores
Owner: ZenAuthor?
Operator: gghideki (Hideki Kato)
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 5d (ranked robot)

Inactive engines on KGS (no recent games)

[ext] BuckoBot
and [ext] BuckoBot2

Engine: GNU Go
Owner: bucko
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] 13k
and [ext] 14k (ranked robot)

[ext] Deedlit

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.6 (compiled every once in a while from CVS)
Owner: Kagura
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] 14k (ranked robot)

[ext] EricaBot

Engine: Erica
Owner: ajahuang
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 3d (ranked robot)
Last On: July 2012

[ext] Fuego

Engine: Fuego, an open source Monte Carlo engine by Martin Mueller, Markus Enzenberger, et al
Owner: ?
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 3k (ranked robot)
Last On: May 2012

[ext] garmur

Engine: GNU Go 3.6
Owner: ?
Room: Icelandic Room
Strength: [ext] 13k (ranked robot)
Last On: July 2011 (expired)

[ext] ginseiPS3

Engine: Sekaisaikyou Ginsei Igo Hybrid Monte Carlo for PS3
Owner:
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 1d (ranked robot)
Last On: Jan. 2011 (expired)

[ext] GNU

Engine: Current GNU Go development version with varying amounts of experimental code.
Owner: ?
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 3d (ranked robot)
Last On: June 2012

[ext] GnuGo2pt4

Engine: Ancient GNU Go 2.4
Owner: Aloril
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 16k (ranked robot)

[ext] GnuGo2pt6

Engine: Old GNU Go 2.6
Owner: Aloril
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 17k (ranked robot)

[ext] GnuGo3

Engine: GNU Go 3.0
Owner: Aloril
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 16k (ranked robot)

[ext] GnuGoBot

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.6
Owner: jyem
Room: Salle Franšaise
Strength: [ext] 13k (ranked robot)

[ext] GnuGoBot1, [ext] GnuGoBot2, [ext] GnuGoBot3

Engine: GNU Go latest version [ext] Homepage
Owner: Hans-Georg Michna
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 6k (ranked robot)
Last On: March 2008 (expired)

[ext] GnuGoCVS

SL GnuGoCVS page
Engine: GNU Go 3.7.6 (compiled nightly from CVS)
Owner: Fwiffo
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] unknown (ranked robot)

[ext] GnuGoUTME

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.10 level 16
Owner: nodog
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] 6k (ranked robot)
Last On: May 2008 (expired)

[ext] GoRobot

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.7 --never-resign --large-scale --cosmic-gnugo
Owner: ?
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 14k (ranked robot)

[ext] HBotSVN

SL Housebot page
[ext] Housebot Homepage
Engine: HouseBot (version varies: latest from subversion repository)
Owner: jhouse
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] Unranked (probably 22-25k)
Last On: Oct. 2008 (expired)

[ext] HB04

SL Housebot page
[ext] Housebot Homepage
Engine: HouseBot 0.4
Owner: jhouse
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 18-19k
Last On: Feb. 2008 (expired)

[ext] Hikabot1,[ext] Hikabot2__

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.10
Owner: [ext] HikaruUSA
Room: Jasper High School Go Club
Strength: 7-5 kyu

[ext] Housebot

SL Housebot page
[ext] Housebot Homepage
Engine: HouseBot 0.4 (May change to 0.7 soon)
Owner: jhouse
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 18-19k

[ext] i2go

Engine: GNU Go 3.2
Owner: syair
Room: Indonesia
Strength: [ext] 12k (ranked robot)

[ext] IdiotBot

Engine: Plays almost randomly
Owner: Aloril
Room: Beginners Room
Strength: Estimated at about 100-120k
Last On: Dec. 1, 2012

[ext] imaginarie

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.7
Owner: Hypatia
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 12k (ranked robot)

[ext] indigoBot

Engine: Indigo
Owner: [ext] Bruno Bouzy
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 6k (ranked robot)

[ext] IronRobot

Engine: InsanelySimple?
Owner: Ed Poor
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [29k?] (has occasionally won a game)

[ext] kameBot

Engine: ?
Owner: theturtle, [ext] Lille Go Club
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] 13k (ranked robot)

[ext] LeelaBot

Engine: Leela
Owner: [ext] Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 1k (ranked robot)

[ext] ManyFaces1

[ext] Homepage
Engine: Experimental new Many Faces engine using full board alpha-beta search.
Owner: David Fotland
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 6k (ranked robot)

[ext] mgGnuGoBot

Engine: GnuGo 3.7.11 --level 12
Owner: ?
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 6k (ranked robot)

[ext] MiddleGnu

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.7
Owner: Spectrums
Room: ERMS Go Club
Strength: approx. 16k

[ext] MoGoBot1,

MoGo page
[ext] MoGo Homepage
Engine: MoGo
Owner: Casillux (Sylvain Gelly) and Yizao (Yizao Wang)
Room: Computer Go
Strength: about [ext] 2k (ranked robot) in 19x19, more in 9x9.

[ext] MonteGNU

Engine: GNU Go with experimental Monte Carlo enhancements.
Owner: ???
Room: ???
Strength: -(unranked/free robot)

[ext] NetFlamBot

Engine: netflambot 3.9.1
Owner: Maciej Czyżewski (netflam)
Room: Computer Go
Strength: -(unranked/free robot)

[ext] ookamibot

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.9
Owner: ookami
Room: Computer Go
Strength: ?

[ext] pmwBot

Engine: GNU Go 3.6
Owner: pmw
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] 13k (ranked robot)

[ext] Razorbot

Engine: Gnu Go 3.7.7 set at level 10
Owner: Razorflame
Room: English Game Room
Strength: ~15k (Unranked Bot)

[ext] Razorbot2

Engine: Gnu Go 3.7.7 tweaked to be more random. Set at level 0.
Owner: Razorflame
Room: Computer Go
Strength: ~18-20k (Unranked Bot)

[ext] Razorbot3, [ext] Razorbot4, and [ext] Razorbot5

Engine: Gnu 3.7.7 set at level 10
Owner: Razorflame
Room: Computer Go
Strength: around 18 kyu

[ext] sai0bot

Engine: Gnu Go v. 3.7.7
Owner: YukiMitani
Room:Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 13k (Ranked Robot)

[ext] sai0bot1, [ext] sai0bot2, [ext] sai0bot3, [ext] sai0bot4, [ext] sai0bot5, and [ext] sai0bot6

Engine: Gnu Go v. 3.7.7
Owner: YukiMitani
Room:Computer Go
Strength: Around 18 kyu

[ext] Samara

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.9
Owner: vira
Room: Ewige Blumenkraft
Strength: [ext] 12k (ranked robot)

[ext] SchokoBot

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.7
Owner: schokonick
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 14k (ranked robot)

[ext] ScottBot

Engine: ???
Owner: ???
Room: ???
Strength: - (unranked robot)

[ext] SimpleBot

Engine: SimpleGo
Owner: Aloril
Room: Beginners Room
Strength: [ext] 25k (ranked robot)

[ext] slugGo

Engine: A bot developed at UCSC with support from HSRF
Owner: ?
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 14k (ranked robot)

[ext] smartgnu

Engine: GNU Go
Owner: sobi
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] 13k (ranked robot)

[ext] SNEGA

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.10
Owner: Malweth
Room: Southern New England Go Association
Strength: [6k?] (unranked robot)

[ext] tlsBotExp1

Engine: Experimental version of tlsBot
Owner: bazik & broege
Room: Computer Go
Strength: ?

[ext] TheGNUGo

Engine: Usually a very recent CVS version of GNU Go
Owner: burtabel
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] 13k (ranked robot)

[ext] TheGoBot

Engine: Gnu Go 3.7.2
Owner: Hikaru79
Room: The Goban
Strength: [ext] 13k (ranked robot)

[ext] viking4

Engine: Viking ver. 4
Owner: zapp
Room: Computer Go
Strength: [ext] 27k (ranked robot)

[ext] viking5

Engine: Viking ver. 5
Owner: zapp
Room: Computer Go
Strength: about 14 kyu (7x7 and 9x9)

[ext] WahaBot

Engine: ?
Owner: tossy
Room: Japanese Game Room
Strength: [ext] 13k (ranked robot)

[ext] WeakBot50k

Engine: SimpleBot v0.1.6
Owner: Aloril
Room: Beginners Room
Strength: Estimated at 45-50k

Former engines on KGS (accounts deleted)

[ext] CosmicGnu

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.4 with Cosmic Option
Owner: mgoetze
Room: Computer Go

[ext] CzechBot

Engine: MoGo Release3 on dual-core Athlon64 4800+ with 4G RAM, 2 threads with pondering mode on.
Owner: pasky
Room: Cesky pokoji
Strength: [ext] 3k (ranked robot)

[ext] daftbot

SL daftbot page
Engine: GNU Go 3.6 via gtpTuner? 1.4
Owner: blubb
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: intended to be ~30k

[ext] Darkicebot

Engine: Gnu Go 3.7.7 set at level 10
Owner: Razorflame
Room: English Game Room
Strength: ? (about 15 kyu)
Last On: Nov. 2007

[ext] Dextera

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.6 (strength settings almost as low as can go)
Owner: Kagura
Room: English Game Room

[ext] DrunkenGnu

Engine: GNU Go 3.6 that has been heavily randomized to play at about 30k level. Same thing as daftbot.
Owner: Aloril
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 30k (ranked robot)
Last On: Oct. 2007

[ext] Dumbbot

Engine: Dumbbot v0.2 (a from-scratch bot written in C)
Owner: Kestrel
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: worse than 30k

[ext] GNUbie

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.4
Owner: mgoetze
Room: Beginner's Room

[ext] Go81

Engine: Go81 1.7
Owner: Tapani
Room: Computer Go

[ext] Gozilla

Engine: Gozilla 0.0
Owner: alfalfa
Room: Computer Go

[ext] guno

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.4
Owner: uno
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: 9k? (unrated)

[ext] K2Bot

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.6
Owner: Katsu
Room: Computer Go

[ext] MacGnu

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.10
Owner: tubbs
Room: The Dutch Windmill

[ext] NGCBot

Engine: GNU Go 3.6
Owner: JasonD
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] 12k (ranked robot)

[ext] oddbot

Engine: GNU Go 3.7.4
Owner: sailaway
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 12k (ranked robot)

[ext] P2

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.x
Owner: LessDrunk
Room: Computer Go

[ext] PandaBot

Engine: Owner: Room: Last On: June 2012

[ext] puhgnugo

Engine: GNU Go
Owner: ?
Room: English Game Room
Strength: [ext] 12k (ranked robot)

[ext] Reflector

SL Reflector page
Engine: Mirrors moves until mistake, then switches to GNU Go
Owner: AshleyF
Room: Beginner's Room
Strength: [ext] 14k (ranked/free robot)

[ext] Sinistra

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.6 (strength settings almost as low as can go)
Owner: Kagura
Room: English Game Room

[ext] SaiBot

Engine: GNU Go 3.4
Owner: Teraii
Room: Salle Francaise

[ext] SweGnuBot

Engine: GNU Go 3.5.7
Owner: Mcgreag
Room: Svenska Rummet

[ext] tunebot

Engine: GNU Go 3.6 via gtpTuner? 1.4
Owner: blubb
Room: English Game Room
Strength: from 30k to 11k, at opponent's choice

[ext] Wbot

Engine: Wbot? ver. Beta 1
Owner: W
Room: Computer Go
Strength: somewhere around 30 kyu

[ext] yagr

Engine: GNU Go 3.6-pre2
Owner: sita
Room: Computer Go


Others

  • goliath
  • gopp
  • gotebot
  • GoteGo
  • Hubot1(9x9 version from now)
  • onigatachi
  • P1/P3/P4(9k)
  • PicaBOT
  • SinWasher? (gnugo 3.4) around 9 kyu
  • Blitzkrieg
  • KibitzBot (+CommandBot) - message-based move suggestions.

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KGS Bots last edited by Dieter on September 2, 2014 - 10:34
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