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There are many go servers but all of them seem to be for player-player games. I want to play online against a computer. I found some but it is not an actual go. I was not able to find a real go brain online. Are there any at all?

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Some Go servers allow computers to "log in" and play just like regular users. On KGS, for example, they are marked with a computer icon, and there is a setting in the "automatch" for finding games with bots. More details are available here: http://www.gokgs.com/help/faq/bots.html

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Aha, nice, I didn't expect to find this on these player-player sites! I was looking for something easier though, here you have to register, find a bot etc... but it will become the last resort if I don't find any other online service. –  Tomas Aug 11 at 9:46
@Tomas KGS has guest access. –  CodesInChaos Sep 4 at 14:44

Computer ability at Go is very basic and like Chess very demanding on computer resources. You will find program's and databases you can download to run on your own computer.

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"like chess"? You'd better say "unlike chess" - go is much more demanding and that's probably the reason why it's not easy to find an online service (as you correctly noted) –  Tomas Aug 10 at 19:05
I agree Go is more computational intensive. What I mean is centralising the supply of resources for these types of application is not practical. –  user8250 Aug 10 at 19:13

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