[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

> 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).

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.

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