Gomocup Schedule, 14th-16th of May 2021

There will be 2 freestyle groups (i.e., Freestyle 1 and 2), 1 fastgame group (Fastgame), 2 standard groups (i.e., Standard 1 and 2), and 1 renju group (Renju) in Gomocup 2021. Elo rating system is used to evaluate AIs' strength. The memory limit is determined to 350MB, and the AI size limitation is 8MB. Time per move/per match will be 5s/120s for fastgame, 300s/1000s for final leagues (i.e., Freestyle 1, Standard 1, and Renju), and 30s/180s for the rest (i.e., Freestyle 2 and Standard 2).

For Freestyle 2 and Standard 2, the top 4 AIs will move up to the next group (i.e., Freestyle 1 and Standard 1, respectively). If the top k (k>4) places were all taken by new (or updated) AIs in a group, then all these k AIs would advance to the next group.

In addition, there will be an experimental tournament, where AIs will be running on participants' computers. This experimental tournament has no limitation on AI size and allows participants to use any hardware (e.g., GPUs) that they have access to. Time per match will be 90 min. There is no additional time limitation per move. Following Gomoku World Championships, the rule for this tournament is Swap2. The tournament will be a double round-robin tournament and tie-break criteria are: game points; match points; Berger coefficient; personal score, following World Correspondence Gomoku Championships.

Schedule (tentative)

What is new?


New AI

Other Changes


Freestyle 1

Freestyle 2

Fastgame League

Standard 1

Standard 2

Renju League

Experimental Tournament


Gomocup is sponsored by Tech Center of Lightspeed & Quantum Studios Group, Tencent