Rengo Tournament

I’d rather just use OGS and deal with the minor bookkeeping, but I also play Thue-Morse Go (with no script), so maybe I have a higher-than-average tolerance for bookkeeping. :smiley:

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Random pairs + random pairings.

Edit: to clarify, randomize pairs each round

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Forum Go games seem to be working fine until now, although I’m not familiar with KGS.

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Ah, @S_Alexander, always in favor of the chaotic option. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Rengo is easier to deal with than some of the variants which have popped up over the past year since it results in a kifu which could have been a normal 2-player game of go, so it can be played directly on OGS.

As far as bookkeeping, you just have to remember or track (you could use a coin or a button or something) whether you or your partner made your team’s last move, and the other will make your team’s next move.

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If I may say so myself, we made this April's fools but I hate pranks, so just fun work. :stuck_out_tongue:

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@RubyMineshaft Are you thinking Live or Correspondence? I would much prefer live, but Correspondence would minimize time-zone trouble.

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I’d prefer live as well, but it would probably be difficult to schedule times that fit into all 4 players’ schedules.

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If we have to do correspondence, maybe we could compromise by also arranging a live game or two for players able and willing and with similar enough availabilites. It wouldn’t have any effect on the tournament, just piggyback on its publicity. :smiley: And pairs could be different in the live game(s), of course.

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I’ll join and I’m comfortable with any time. :slight_smile:

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I agree with pairs strong+weak because pair go is especially interesting for the learning side (and for the fun). I would greatly participate if it doesn’t start too early… Just don’t need to wait me if so. Seems a bit complicated to organize but whatever good luck with that!

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Sounds fun, I’d be interested to participate if time allows.

I’d favor this method for live games. Seems like less hassle than account switching, especially if there are several rounds with changing pairs.

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I agree, but still less hassle is using a shared account.

Not to long ago I made a site for the US e-Go Congress which enabled team relay rengo on OGS. I bet I’d be able to pretty easily make one that enables the much simpler normal rengo.

Would that be something people find useful?

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This sounds really cool. How does it work?

If I would create a (correspondence) Rengo tournament on OGS, I would draw up the pairings and everything here on the forums and create the actual games on DGS. :grin:

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I have a really old DGS account I could use. My rank might legitimately still be tpk, or at least close to it since it was so long ago. :smiley:

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Well, if we could define parings and handicaps by ourselves, so we could take the OGS ranks, even if the games would take part on DGS.

(I also have a DGS account - with one game still active, and I planned to stop playing there when the game is over… because I like OGS much better. But the support for Rengo and other multiplayer games is cool.)

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I’d like to avoid handicaps if possible; if having a lot of tight games is important to many people, I would encourage just pairing the strongest player with the weakest, the second strongest with the second weakest, &c…

I don’t get why you guys think pairing strong players with weak players is gonna be any fun. Imagine 3k paired with 22k. It’s gonna be boring as hell, probably for everyone involved.

If you want some freak games, just get AquaBot (if they’re still around) and make two TPKs play rengo paired with superhuman AI.

Not to mention you just might not like your pair.

That’s why I offer randomized pairs. You get to play with different people.

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