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

David Doshay ddoshay at mac.com
Wed Apr 1 11:23:23 PDT 2015

I have not competed in the KGS tournaments for many years, but here is my suggestion: now that CGOS is up and running again, set a minimum rating level on CGOS, perhaps something like 1000 or 1200. In that way new programers will be encouraged to use CGOS for primary comparison against existing programs, but they won’t be excluded from the tournaments until they can beat programs that have many many years of development. I can understand setting the level higher for some tournaments, such as the very long time tournaments, but setting the bar at GNU Go seems too high for the standard monthly tournaments. 

David G Doshay

ddoshay at mac.com

> On 1, Apr 2015, at 6:11 AM, Nick Wedd <maproom at gmail.com> wrote:
> I will be willing to welcome players of all strengths, if that is what the strong players want.
> My reason for excluding weaker players is that, last time this was discussed, at least one 
> operator of a strong player said that he did not want to set it up and operate it and then see 
> it win a succession of games against players five or more grades weaker.  If that has 
> changed, I will gladly relax the requirement that entrants be at least as strong as GNU Go.
> So, I welcome Rémi's opinion, and I hope that other operators of strong programs will tell 
> me their opinions.
> Nick

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