I’m being intentionally vague; I don’t really care whether it’s rated or between especially strong players, but I think it would be most interesting if both players are at least, say, 10k. It’s hard for me to imagine games getting especially long for kyu players (who are at least strong SDK and are playing seriously!), though; speaking as one, I’d sooner take a bad exchange than enter into a double ko
I wrote a python script that called each game I’ve played and saved the total number of moves alongside the game ID in a list, then sorted them.
(Of course, I don’t know for sure that the linked game is actually my longest one, since I couldn’t figure out how to give the script access to my Private games, but I’m pretty sure there are only a handful of those, and they’re likely not so long)
Is this sort of frivolous use of the API frowned upon? I saved all the data locally so I won’t have to do it again. Getting that data involved over 1800 API calls, though I was limiting it to 2 calls per second.
i think longest reasonable game i’ve had was this 25x25 game which took 528 stones + 2 passes to finish, total of 530 moves for 8.5 point game xD
(tho i’ve had some even longer ones where opponent has been basically just stalling >___>)
I initially didn’t specifically exclude 25x25 games from my query, but after looking through all of these… I think I will do so in the future. No offense to all of y’all who enjoy that board size, it’s just my brain starts to glaze over replaying them
Maybe I’ll rewrite my script to only include non-bot 19x19 games, since after gandering through a bunch of these, I’m pretty sure that’s what interests me the most. The question remains, though, as to whether to include handicap games, and games by players with a large rank discrepancy
The one against nrx had a similar opening to a Gu Li game I studied, Gu Li did something amazing in the top right corner. I actually replayed that game when I played myself in a title match, but I can’t find it to link here as viewing my profile Uberdude hangs, I wonder is that related to the fact I’ve played myself so triggers some error on the server now (it used to be fine)?
I didn’t choose to play myself, but I was the current title holder for one of the OGS title tournaments, and then I played in and won the tournament to decide the challenger, so that’s what the tournament system did . It was a best of 5 title match, each game starting a week later or something, so I suppose that counts as one round but 5 games.