There will be 3 freestyle groups, 1 fastgame group, 1 standard group, and 1 renju group in Tournament 2016.
For Freestyle 2 and 3, the top 4 AIs will move up to the next group. 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.
3rd Freestyle league - starts On Friday at 01:00 UTC/GMT time
2nd Freestyle league - starts On Friday at 09:00 UTC/GMT time
Fastgame league - starts On Friday at 04:30 UTC/GMT time
1st Freestyle league - starts On Saturday at 03:30 UTC/GMT time
Standard league - starts On Saturday at 07:00 UTC/GMT time
Renju league - starts On Sunday at 00:30 UTC/GMT time
What is new?
Goro 2016 - changed a bit
Onix 2010b (2016) - a stable version of Onix 2010
Pela 2016 - merge the modifications of AcaPela into Pela; add support to renju rule
PureRocky 2016 - most of the tree based algorithms are removed from the previous AI PureGM, and the AI has been trained over the last several months to get stronger
SlowRenju 2016 - improvement of algorithm and evaluation; support hybrid x86-64 to speed up; add support to renju rule
XoXo 2016 - completely new
Yixin 2016 - improvement of algorithm; support hybrid x86-64 to speed up; bug fixes
Zetor 2016 - partially rewritten
Carbon 2016 - an open-source Gomoku program written by Michal Czardybon. The AI algorithm was one of the strongest as for 2002 and it's reasonable even now. It is ported to Gomocup interface and further improved by Petr Lastovicka. Carbon supports freestyle, standard, and renju rules.
Chis 2016 - an open-source Gomoku program written by Peiming Zheng. Chis supports freestyle rule.
Eulring 2016 - a Gomoku program wrriten by Bian JunYi. Eulring supports freestyle rule.
Ignitor 2016 - a Gomoku program wrriten by Jaechan Lee. Ignitor supports freestyle rule.
Stahlfaust 2016 -an open-source Gomoku program written by Marco Kunze and Sebastian Nowozin. It is ported to Gomocup interface by Petr Lastovicka. Stahlfaust supports freestyle rule.
XL 2016 - an open-source Renju program written by Chengtao Chen. It is ported to Gomocup interface by Kai Sun and Tianyi Hao. XL supports renju rule.
RenjuSolver - Although no update is made to the AI, in addition to freestyle groups, Renjusolver will also take part in standard and renju groups by modifying its configuration file.
FastGomoku - FastGomoku 2014 will be used instead of FastGomoku 2015 because it has been shown that version 2014 is significantly stronger than version 2015.
AcaPela - The modifications of AcaPela have been merged into Pela 2016 by Petr Lastovicka.
HighFive - HighFive crashes as soon as a game is started on Windows 10. The author has tried to fixed but it is still unable to work.
Amoeba - The memory usage of Amoeba exceeds the quota too often on Windows 10.