I’m not a fan of TMG personally. I think it actually creates more busywork than is actually nessisary. Unless it can be embedded in ogs as a rule set. But playing on a board with no computer assistance, TMG is wildly impractical in my opinion. It also changed fundamentally the game itself I think.
That being said… The two most logical changes that are likely to occurs is a change of Komi to 7 points. This because I personally think a draw should be a viable option. I’ve out some considerable thought in to this on my end. And it seems to me that a ‘draw’ result… Should be allowed. It, in and of itself is an elegant thing. To draw, to be even, to be of equal footing in a game. I can’t think of anything more wonderfully elegant.
But the other more serious change is that I expect board size to change in the coming years. With AI making the game of Go that much more accessable to higher level play, it seems that there should indeed be a way in pro players can further distinguish themselves from mature players.
That being said though … I don’t actually think the board changing size, will effect much change. AI will continue on its was and indeed be able to smash pro players on any board size. Especially with how the AI currently works.
It would be far more. Likely that the shape of the board would change to allow for more players. Hexagonal for three players, and octagonal for four… While still maintaining a square grid on the board. Thus making the ‘corners’ less valuable or easy to score points on.
Just my thoughts though.