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

steve uurtamo uurtamo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 06:48:04 PDT 2010

it might not be too hard to find out in practice -- just let players
bid for komi on boardsizes that have been solved.  it might take them
a few thousand games to get used to the teeny-tiny board sizes, but...


On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Don Dailey <dailey.don at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Don
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