[Computer-go] April KGS bot tournament, 13x13

Nick Wedd maproom at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 08:52:05 PDT 2015

That might be good, but as you expect, the KGS tournament handler
does not support it.  It does not allow me to set a bar, and say that
"all players 3-dan and better count as 3-dan, and handicaps will be used".


On 1 April 2015 at 14:22, Darren Cook <darren at dcook.org> wrote:

> > I will be willing to welcome players of all strengths, if that is what
> the
> > strong players want...
> Winning against a much weak player does not prove anything, nor teach
> you much. (In contrast to losing against a stronger player.)
> I wonder if handicaps could be used? E.g. the elite players could play
> even games against each other, but a 9-stone game against the non-elite
> players. Only elite players qualify for the KGS league points, but
> otherwise their wins/losses in the handicapped games count. So Zen has
> to not just beat CrazyStone, but also beat WeakProgram at a high
> handicap, or hope that CrazyStone also fails to beat him at the same
> challenging handicap.
> (I'm sure that is too complex for the KGS tournament structure, but I
> thought I'd throw it out there anyway...)
> Darren
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Nick Wedd      maproom at gmail.com
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