Got a free minute today so I rumaged through my computer a bit to check as not to unfairly scare potential 9x9 “customers” of Leela’s (and to defend my honor of course!).
I had version 0.11.0 which still seems to be the latest build? and just beat her on 10000 simulations (GPU accelerated if you wanted to know for some reason). Took me about six not really serious (purely intuitive play) tries. Switched to 20 000 and beat her on my third quick try. So certainly can’t claim to be her superior, but yeah, one would expect more from a bot nowadays. And I do not even really play 9x9 so my rank would probably be quite lower for the size than my current OGS one.
I claim absolutely no superior knowledge on the matter, and do not fully understand what simulations mean precisely and if you can set the bot up better than I did. I just pressed the highest settings there was (apart from unlimited) and played a default 9x9 game. Just saying if I personally cared for 9x9 reviews I would investigate thoroughly before using Leela, to make them for me.
Maybe @mark5000 would know more and correct my mistakes if I made some?