[Computer-go] Reminder: Human vs Computer Go competition in Barcelona tomorrow

Hideki Kato hideki_katoh at ybb.ne.jp
Fri Jul 23 16:42:20 PDT 2010

Erik van der Werf: <AANLkTikvtt17aiXmErkaOQgiows0Da5Oq4oHp66DLXmU at mail.gmail.com>:
>On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 4:22 PM, Jeff Nowakowski <jeff at dilacero.org> wrote:
>> On 07/23/2010 08:02 AM, Erik van der Werf wrote:
>>> Well, first of all I think in normal games players should be free to
>>> chose any komi they like. Of course for rated games there may be some
>>> restrictions but on KGS those don't apply to 9x9 anyway (9x9 games are
>>> not rated).
>> Is this just a problem with the robot protocol on KGS? Under the human
>> interface, you're given an option to change komi after a challenge if you
>> use Custom Game.
>Yes, so it seems. I just checked and you're right. Human players can
>manually change the komi.
>As far as I can see the problem is just that the kgsgtp configuration
>file is missing a 'rules.komi' option. Consequently, when two bots
>play each other on kgs they have no way to change the default komi.

Also, bots cannot set who plays first.  That's another problem using 
KGS in Olympiad.


>It would be interesting to know if tournament organizers such as Nick
>do have the option to change the default komi.
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Hideki Kato <mailto:hideki_katoh at ybb.ne.jp>

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