Allan Scarff was a British Go player, who reached the level of 3 dan. He was one of the pioneers of computer Go, releasing what may have been the first commercial software in 1984 - microgo 1. He died in December 2011, after a battle with cancer.
Microgo1 see C64 wiki review, in german, here It was released in 1984 for the Commodore 64.
Later, Microgo2 was released
His final commercial program was IGO, which published by Blue Planet Software for the Nintendo platform.
His Global Connectivity Strategy is defined here
See also this article in Nintendo Life