[Computer-go] Practical significance?

Darren Cook darren at dcook.org
Mon Nov 26 14:50:45 PST 2012


> I would imagine that "practical significance" depends on the absolute
> level. Between two beginners 23% means little as it can be overtaken
> by a day's study. Between top-professionals it probably means the
> difference between a legendary 9p winning many top-title tournaments
> and a 9p who never wins a top title in his life.

Good point about the stability of rank. But is a 62:38 ratio enough to
claim that kind of difference? If they play 20 title matches a year,
over a 20 year career, isn't that enough for them to get the winning
streak required to win some titles?

Darren



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