‘Champion Go HD’ , is the Go (also called as Igo, Baduk or Weiqi) game for your iPad.
*** We have upgraded our ‘Go Engine Server’ ! (2013/4/30)***
You can now play against the recent version of “Crazy Stone”,
champion of the Sixth UEC Cup Go Tournament.
This version has won all of the recent computer go tournaments.
・Won all of the 3 participated KGS bot tournaments in 2013
・Won the Sixth UEC Cup Go Tournament held on 16-17 March 2013
・Won against Ishida Yoshio 9p (4 stone handicap) in the First Densei-sen held on 20 March 2013.
We have upgraded our “Go Engine Server” to this recent version, and now you can play games against
the strongest computer go program with ‘Champion Go HD’.
(Playing tickets are required to play against our “Go Engine Server”)
Now, you can enjoy beautiful HD graphics and in ‘Champion Go HD’,
two super-strong thinking levels, Level 11&12, are added to the current iPhone version.
On 9×9 and 13×13 boards, one stronger level is added.
(The thinking time for the added levels may take some time on iPad1,
and so these levels are not used in Medal Challenge Mode.)
‘Crazy Stone’ is a popularly known Go engine, based on the Monte-Carlo evaluation technique,
combined with tree search, and has achieved 5d at KGS rating.
We have optimized this particular version for the iPad.
(*)KGS・・・Internet Go game site played by Go fans all over the world
‘Champion Go’ is a Go application for your iPad from beginner to expert!
■ Medal challenge mode
‘Champion Go’ has 2 game modes, Normal game & Medal challenge.
In Medal challenge, there are 150 different levels of play
set by combination of ‘COM level’, ‘handicap’ & ‘board size’.
You can win medals by defeating computer under the specified conditions.
Why don’t you challenge to collect all the medals!
■ Engine Server Game
(Playing tickets are needed required )
There are 10 levels of play for each 9×9,13×13,19×19 board size.
Please enjoy online Go games against a very strong computer program.
・Prices for playing tickets are:
30 days ticket $2.99
90 days ticket $6.99
180 days ticket $11.99
■ Friendly 3 input methods
You can choose from 3 options of input methods (Zoom, Cursor & Touch).
Touch is mostly recommended on your iPad.
■ Helpful Game record features
You can view full game history in the game record and restart game from the selected move,
which should help reviewing your game.
Various Game record features should be practical for improving your Go.
■ Other Features
・Human vs Computer, Human vs Human(sharing a single device)
・3 types of board size (9×9,13×13,19×19)
・Handicap games, variable options of komi
・Instant Undo (available even when the computer is thinking)
・Automatic territory calculation
・Suspend/Re-start (in game)
・Save/Load game record
・Send game record (sgf-file) by e-mail
・Automatic and manual replay of a game record
・Byoyomi(time limit) settings (only for human)
・Highlight the last move
・COM resign feature
※ In medal challenge mode, some features related with game record and hints are not available.
Also Undo is limited to the recent move you made(2 consecutive Undos can not be made).