[Computer-go] Specifying Chinese rules in SGF
Erik van der Werf
erikvanderwerf at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 14:16:14 PDT 2014
Just use "Chinese". It is mentioned in FF (e.g., see
http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/ff1_3/ff3.html#Properties under Root
Properties). I see no reason why this would have changed.
<Flamebait> Notice that the Chinese rules don't really use positional
superko. The KGS version of the Chinese rules do, but the official
Chinese rules are a bit more sophisticated...</Flamebait>
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM, Peter Drake <drake at lclark.edu> wrote:
> SGF(2) has a place to specify the ruleset, according to
> Property: RU
> Propvalue: simpletext
> Propertytype: game-info
> Function: Provides the used rules for this game.
> Because there are many different rules, SGF requires
> mandatory names only for a small set of well known rule sets.
> Note: it's beyond the scope of this specification to give an
> exact specification of these rule sets.
> Mandatory names for Go (GM):
> "AGA" (rules of the American Go Association)
> "GOE" (the Ing rules of Goe)
> "Japanese" (the Nihon-Kiin rule set)
> "NZ" (New Zealand rules)
> How can we specify the Chinese rules normally used in computer Go?
> They're *almost* equivalent to AGA rules, but AGA uses situational superko
> while Chinese uses positional superko. The difference would only come up
> extremely rarely, potentially making for a nasty bug.
> For those who don't know these terms:
> Peter Drake
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