[Computer-go] Question on 0.5-wins

Nick Wedd nick at maproom.co.uk
Mon Jun 3 07:09:34 PDT 2013

On 03/06/2013 14:14, Stefan Kaitschick wrote:
>> My original question was meant for non-resigning bots. The observation:
>> Also a losing bot starts to play lazy towards the end. And the question
>> is:
>> To which results do laziness of the winning bot AND laziness
>> of the losing bot together lead typically?
>> Ingo.
> A losing bot is never lazy. It can get despondent though. :-)
> The most interesting result is that a slight bonus on higher margins
> can improve the success rate, even though it might slightly reduce the
> bots internal winrate. I would venture the hypothesis, that increasing
> the margin from 0.5 to 1.5 is worth the greatest winrate "investment"
> by far. Messing up the final ko is always a possibility.

Assuming Chinese rules:
The only way to increase the margin by one point is to create or remove
an odd seki from the board.  Winning a ko instead of losing it will
increase the winning margin by two points.


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Nick Wedd
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