Go Bet #2b


As background, consider the original Go bet with Scott Roy, as well as the more recent series of three matches with Dusty's program.

Dusty, Will, and Don have agreed (as of 12/15/2011) to a continuation of their previous bet, for another three matches.

Update 10/19/2012: Only the first event occurred. My mutual agreement, the remainder of this bet was subsumed into the perpetual Go Bet #2c.


This bet will be a limited three-event series. Each event will be separated by six months, and will take place at the same time and same location as the original bet against Scott's program. In total, Dusty could win or lose as much as $300. On the side of the humans, Will Harvey will play the matches for the humans, and Will and Don will equally share the financial stakes for each game ($50/game for each of Will and Don).

For all of the games that Dusty's program plays against Will, Dusty's program will play as white with a two-stone handicap, as long as it has not yet beaten Will. If Dusty's program beats Will once, then for all subsequent matches in the series, Will will play as black with no handicap (along with the standard 6.5 point komi). Finally, if Dusty's program wins a game with no handicap, then in all subsequent matches Will will play as white and Dusty's program will play as black with no handicap.

Dusty is not permitted to collaborate in writing code with any other human. In particular, any communication about Go software between Scott Roy and Dusty Leary must take place in a public forum (e.g., in-person conversation during the Go matches, or on a public blog). In any case, no sharing of code between Scott and Dusty is permitted.


Event 1: Sunday, May 20, 2012.

Dusty's program played against Will (stakes: $100). Will won. Net result: $50 each to Don and Will ($100 total).

Event 2: Sunday, November 11, 2012.

Event replaced by Go Bet #2c.

Event 3: Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Event replaced by Go Bet #2c.


Wager agreed to on December 15, 2011 by

Dusty Learydleary @ gmail . com
Don Geddisdon @ geddis . org
Will Harveywillharvey @ gmail . com

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