[Computer-go] McMahon tournaments on KGS

Xavier Combelle xavier.combelle at gmail.com
Wed May 18 09:30:04 PDT 2016

According to https://www.gokgs.com/help/_fr_FR/tournMcMahon.html McMahon
avoid high handicap. You could also setup a swiss  with handicap tournament

2016-05-18 18:06 GMT+02:00 Nick Wedd <maproom at gmail.com>:

> I had been persuaded, by postings to this list, to run the monthly KGS bot
> tournaments with a McMahon division.
> I now think that this probably won't work.  I have run a test McMahon
> tournament. No handicaps were assigned, or reported in the results.  This
> *may* have been because none of the entrants had a confirmed rating (one
> had a ? rating, four were unrated), but I doubt it.  Even if all the
> players were treated as having the same initial rating (probably 8k, where
> I had set the lower bar), handicaps should have been used by the final
> rounds.
> You can see the results at
> http://www.gokgs.com/tournEntrants.jsp?sort=n&id=1040
> I will be willing to run another test tournament, today or tomorrow, if
> someone can provide a "Ranked Robot" to help with the test.  It should be
> able to beat gnugo3pt8 consistently, and should preferably be willing to
> play 9x9 Go.  All you need to do is leave it running on KGS in tournament
> mode, and email me with its name.  I have left gnugo3pt8 running, to
> restore its confirmed rating.
> Nick
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