|Full name||Kaori Aoba|
July 11, 1978 |
Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Kaori Aoba (青葉 かおり Aoba Kaori, born July 11, 1978) is a female professional 4 dan Go player. She is currently an affiliate of the Nihon Ki-in, the largest Go association of Japan, and was a student of Yasumasa Hane.
On 4 September 2008, Aoba was defeated by Crazy Stone, a Monte-Carlo Tree Search Go playing engine, in an 8-stone handicap game in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition match marks the earliest official defeat of a professional by a computer with a conventional handicap.
- "Kaori Aoba's profile". Nihon Ki-in. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
- "SGF record of Aoba Kaori vs. Crazy Stone". Rémi Coulom. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
- "Developer's page on Crazy Stone". Rémi Coulom. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
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