[Computer-go] Congratulations to Zen!

Mark Boon tesujisoftware at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 12:20:46 PDT 2012

On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 8:06 PM, "Ingo Althöfer" <3-Hirn-Verlag at gmx.de> wrote:
> Concerning "late resigners", it may make sense to differentiate between
> tournaments with fast, normal, slow time controls:
> For non-slow tournaments late resignations seem not to be a problems.
> For slow tournaments it might be sufficient to give a warning (via email)
> to the programmer of a late resigner, telling him that he would be
> allowed in further slow tournaments only when the bot had reasonable
> thresholds implemented for resignation.

I think you have to be extremely careful in imposing constraints
outside the actual rules.

One such constraint is time. As long as the program finishes in time
it's OK. Any other constraints need to be objective and verifiable. I
doubt "slow resigning is not allowed" would pass that.


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