[Computer-go] Komi and the value of the first move

Don Dailey dailey.don at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 05:55:28 PDT 2010


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> Perfect komi is most likely to be 5, 7 or 9 points but nobody has a
> proof for the true value of the empty 19x19 board (but even if it was
> known it might not be the right value for balancing fallible players).
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Indeed this seems likely to me.  In other games where the believed game
theoretic value is draw,  it is known that one side has a definite practical
advantage.    But of course with infallible players a draw is a draw is a
draw - there is no difference.


Don
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