And here comes another misguided effort
Hopeless. The Go bot living up to its name
http://www.koziol.home.pl/hopeless.zip (exe plus source code, version from 09.09.2011)
Hopeless is based on a simple random moving engine called Brown, written by Gunnar Farnebäck and released March 28th 2004. At the moment of Hopeless release, it is available at http://www.lysator.liu.se/~gunnar/gtp/brown-1.0.tar.gz. To contact the author of Brown, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The files gtp.c and gtp.h are taken from GNU Go and are copyright the Free Software Foundation.
Hopeless is a funny hybrid between Monte Carlo and selective alpha-beta. Simulations are used both to order moves and to evaluate leaf positions. The big idea behind this design is to eventually be able to get to search depth 6 and start implementing techniques typical for a chess program. It's hard to reach, as currently Hopeless analyzes about 8 search nodes per second on a 9x9 board (executing >500.000 simulation moves in the process).