So I started making a series of handicap tournaments for the Serenity group. I want these tournaments to have automatic handicaps because I find games to be more enjoyable this way.
Recently I have a Dan level player join in on our current 9x9 tourney. That’s fine, I’d like these tourneys to be open to anyone, the issue is most of their match-ups ended up being 4-stone handicaps against them. In my experience playing against a 4-stone handicap is almost broken. I wonder if it’s possible to limit the automatic maximum handicap to 3-stones?
I also got the suggestion to set the Komi to a fixed number. I had Komi automatic as well, because I think the system tries to use it to fine-tune the handicap. Would fixing Komi at 5.5 for all players be appropriate? How will that effect the automatic handicap?
I looking for input from anyone with experience with the automatic handicap system or managing tournaments here, though any input would be helpful.
Thank you! : >