Hi. I am rtayek. I started playing some of the bots and my rank dropped to 6K! So I made another account and started playing the bots and was doing ok, but I am now trying to work my way back up to 3K.
I can usually beat up the bots fairly well - see this game. The problem is that I have very poor vision and many times do not see an atari or do not see (or hallucinate) a cut.
I have been able to sit in on lessons for many years given by Mr. Yang who is an excellent teacher.
So I am looking for a partner in the 3-7 Kye range who can tell me when I’m in atari or if I am cut, etc. I am also hard of hearing, so this person should be able to speak English clearly without too much of an accent.
In principle OGS does not allow players to use outside assistence in ranked games, and what you’re asking for seems to be exactly that.
But perhaps OGS would allow it in case of a predicament such as yours.
I don’t think the assistance should be any problem if it is fairly close to just vision assistance. ‘Does the last move cut something’ is not much different to ‘is there an opponent stone at intersection x’.
However, I wonder why the OP wants a 3-7 kyu for that. A 15 kyu should easily be able to do that.
Is any assistance - outside assistance?
If account is team account, where 2 people play like in rengo, then OGS rating system would just correctly estimate rank of that team. Someone else would have to be stronger than that team to win a game and rank up just like in a game against any normal account.
The only problem is if team account stops to be team - then rank of remaining person would be suddenly incorrect.
Maybe you can first ask moderators how to handle it at best. Then you have place in the team profile for describing it.
IMHO even if it’s done by a weaker player more and less limited in his prerogative and you have some difficulties to see, you’ll play better thanks to an external help. It’s bit different if let say you got some better glasses to use.
Anyway i hope you ll be able to keep playing and enjoy go for a very long time.
Yep, no text, no jurisprudence. In my memory i remember a go school team account (including a pro leader) on kgs i believe, and one or another student were playing it. A big part of the kibbitz was to guess who played.
To work together is something already beyond the simple help concerning your own difficulties. I didn’t well understand how you think to organize it. Opening multiple games? Can you explain a bit more?
That’s not so simple. Starting by a bot+human player team.Not only. Even a dan teacher and his ddk student. There could be huge inconsistency detrimental for their opponents according to who play, if it’s the whole team or not. If team are allowed to get their ranking then it should maybe be ruled what can be a team play, and how other players should be notificated (like for a bot which has its own regulations to apply)