Evolution of a Go program

About the development of Moyo Go Studio, software to (help) play the Oriental game of Go. Go is a two-player zero-sum game of perfect information. It is considered much harder than Chess. Currently, in spite of enormous effort expended, no computer program plays it above the level of a beginner.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Corrupt AGA Attacks Again

This is from AGA's website. Notice the "infomercials" for MasterGo (--33,000 pro games--) and SmartGo (--38,000 pro games--).

MoyoGo offers 52,000 pro games. But for some reason, AGA's webmaster does not mention that Moyo Go contains 52,000 pro games.

That's biased reporting. That's cheating your paying members out of valuable information. Let them decide what is ethical. Do not essentially lie to your members by hiding information they pay you to provide. A classic example of biased reporting. Hiding positive facts because of personal financial motives. Highlighting aspects of product X and hiding the same aspects of product Y with the intent of benefitting financially. Why is the public informed of the number of pro games in MasterGo and not in MoyoGo?

Very simple. MasterGo's author is Chuck Robbins.

And Chuck Robbins is AGA's webmaster.

So I guess you don't need to know. It's in the direct financial interest of AGA's webmaster Chuck Robbins - author of MasterGo and co-owner of Slate & Shell - to tell you how many pro games MasterGo has, rather than how many pro games Moyo Go Studio has.

The proof:

Note how Bill Cobb is selling MasterGo at Slate & Shell and also working for AGA.

This is what others said about yet another AGA attack: A vile "review" of my software containing many deliberate lies and slanderous allegations, concluding that it is basically "useless crap" and might even install a virus.

If you are a customer of Moyo Go Studio, and if you are an AGA member, please tell them what you think of this. I am working hard to provide free updates of my software, but I need your help, defending myself against AGA's ongoing information warfare campaign of rigged reviews and censored listings.

Shame on AGA's leadership and shame on AGA's members who allow Slate & Shell's hijacking of AGA to continue.

AGA has been punished by the Ing Foundation for alleged financial malfeasance (starting Slate & Shell with Ing money), but there have been rumors that Ing considers sponsoring AGA again. Please inform the Ing Foundation that AGA is still as corrupt as before:

Ing Chang-ki Wei-ch'i Education Foundation
4th floor, Kuang-Fu Bldg
35 Kuang Fu S. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan