According to https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wjh/go/rules/KSS.html, Ing rules should give a handicap bonus to white, like Chinese rules (off-by-one of AGA rules). We don’t currently do that on OGS. Should we?
- The Ing rules themselves are silent on the subject.
- https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wjh/go/rules/KSS.html asserts the bonus applies, and has this editorial comment: “Note that Black giving compensation in handicap games is not found in any official documentation of the Ing rules. AGA President Phil Straus has requested this convention so that territory and area counting can give the same result in handicap games.”
- Ing Counting at Sensei's Library has this comment: “Ah, I found out the answer on the AGA’s website [that’s a broken link!], in an interpretation of the SST rules written by Janice Kim, Michael Simon and Phil Straus. In handicap games, White receives komi equivalent to the number of handicap stones placed, and wins ties.”
Here’s a link to a pull request to enable it. Should we land it?