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

Nick Wedd maproom at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 12:24:09 PDT 2015


McMahon relies on the players having reliable ratings.  Many don't.

Nick

On 1 April 2015 at 14:30, Erik van der Werf <erikvanderwerf at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Perhaps switch to McMahon?
>
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 3:22 PM, 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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