Connect6 on comupter olympiad and human-to-human tournament Gomoku, Connect6

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Connect6 on comupter olympiad and human-to-human tournament
  • Richard Malaschitz ★ at 2006-03-11

    Profesor I-Chen Wu (author of game) inform me about two incoming events:

    • Connect6 has been one of computer game tournaments in

      Computer Olympia

    • In july will be first first international Connect6 human-to-human open tournament -


  • fdsa at 2006-07-28

    results are already on the website

  • István Virág at 2006-07-29

    Second link is very detailed information :) It is amazing!

    As far as I know the english is the world language not chinesse :)))

    Ondik asked in this forum about human2human result… of course in english…

    Where can we find the result?

    Thanks in advance

  • fdsa at 2006-07-29

    sry, i can't translate either

  • Alex Saranchin at 2006-07-29

    One Tournaments connekt6 - Russia, Tyumen 29.6.2006

    Open Championship Tyumen

    1. andrey (tyumen) 7 points

    2. pionsib (tyumen) 5 points

    3. alex (tyumen) 5 points

    4. Mikle (tyumen) 4 points

    5. Drozdov (Pervouralsk) 4 points

  • euhuang at 2006-07-29

    After seeing your inquiry, I think it is better for the Tournament Chairman and organizer Professor Wu to reply, or to show result in English on his website. So, I sent an email to Professor Wu about this. Before there is any official announcement in English by Prof Wu (if any), just let me summarize the result of this Open Tournament, based on my knowledge. (Bear with me if there is anything incorrect here.)

    Event: First Annual NCTU Cup Connect6 Open Tournament

    Date: July 16, 2006

    Venue: EECS Building, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan

    Number of Players: Group A 35 or so; Group B 30~40 or so (I cannot remember the exact numbers. Players were freed to register for Group A or B, based on their judgment on own skill level. The oldest player ages over 50; the youngest ages only 5. All players are from Taiwan, except one from Macau.)

    Swiss System was applied for Group A - each player played 5 rounds on a single day. Single Elimination system was applied for Group B.

    Time per game: each player has 20 minutes to make unlimited number of moves; after 20 minutes expire, each player has 30 seconds to make each further move, until game over. (The organizer tried to limit time per game within 1 hour, so that 5 rounds can be played within a single day during daytime.)

    1st place: Huang, Sheng-Hsung (the only 5 wins)

    2nd place: Chen, Ko-Han (4 wins, 1 draw)

    3rd place: Tsai, Jia-Cheng (4 wins, 1 draw)

    (as I know, all of them are Renju players with dan skill level, and NONE of them is currently playing on LG.)

    Players were requested to record down the game moves. Professor Wu said he will select and publicize a few games only (you know, via Swiss System, the top players won't necessarily play with each other. So, it is hard to say which games are the Tournament winning games.)

    During the same Tournament day, the organizer offered one chance per player to play with the Olympiad Connect6 Champion computer program. Among 40+ games, there are only 4 players won against the Computer program.

    Also, during the same Tournament day, the organizer publicized 5 different games and offered a prize for any player who can first figure out the next right moves to win the game. You can see those games images on the Chinese site.

    That is it for now.

  • ondik at 2006-07-30

    Thanks for info. I'm really surprised from LG players was in top 3, can u write their results here?

    And one more thing: how is it with c6 in Thaiwan? Is it popular? How many people play it? Are there already any c6 schools? Because here in Czech republic, seems I'm the only who knows this game :)

  • euhuang at 2006-07-31

    Current LG C6 Taiwanese players were NOT in top 3 in this Open Tournament. I have no intention to reveal all their rankings. I can only reveal that only 1 current active Little Golem C6 player was among the top 10 (actually 4th place) and he is also a dan-level Renju player.

    My conclusion is: LG turn-based playing is quite different from real time face-to-face playing. The real-time game's time pressure requires solid experience to handle that. That is why in this 1st Open Tournament those Renju dan-level players performed quite better than others. Or, maybe time limit for each game can be a bit longer. As I know, in some official Renju international Tournaments, the time limit is much longer (2 games per day instead of 5).

    As for Taiwan's current C6 popularity, it is getting more attention each time C6 game news go on media. One of the objectives of this Open Tournament is to attract new players by more media exposure. I can see now there are more C6 players coming to play on Taiwan's CYC game site ( Meanwhile, I think to cooperate/associate with local Renju/GO/Chess Associations can better foster the C6 game. This is what Prof. Wu did this time: he invited Renju players and built relationship with GO/Chess Association. On the Tournament's opening speech, a general secretary from a local GO education association said that she will try to promote C6 game as an entry logic practicing vehicle for children coming to learn GO. In short, from my observation, C6 is getting more popular in Taiwan.

    By the way, Professor Wu wants me to forward his apology to those whom may concern on this Taiwan first C6 Tournament, for his not being able to translate the result at this moment. Also, he said, due to short preparation time, international players wasn't invited to participate this time, but he hopes to do so next year.

    So, you guys may want to prepare for next year's Tournament.

  • fdsa at 2006-07-31

    wow, sounds great! we can all help “spread” c6 too by telling others. That's what I did when I introduced c6 to LG!

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