@trohde proposed holding tournaments with a handicap and with a very long time control in the Equal Go Games group:
I do not mind such tournaments. However, I would like to explore the issue of their popularity among the players. Considering that a competition may take several years, I would not like to run such a tournament with just a few (less than 10) players participating.
Therefore, I launched this survey and I will be grateful to everyone who votes, will express his opinion or suggest an interesting idea about long-running tournaments.
Would you play in a tournament with a handicap and with a VERY long time control?
- Yes, I will participate in tournaments with a handicap with VERY long time control.
- No, such tournaments do not interest me.
I still have ongoing tournaments from 2014 and 2015, so i don’t mind long tourneys ^____^
Nope no Problem at all with these settings
A long tourney kind of defeats the point of using handicap IMO since rank can change so much over that time
I agree with BHydden, and I also just prefer live games in general unless I’m super busy with work so I suppose my opinion is biased.
This can happen with long even game tournaments just as well, no? Defeats the point of using ZERO handicap
I’ve played many slow tournaments, with and w/o handicap, and of course our ranks changes over the time, sometimes simultaneously, sometimes phase-shifted, sometimes with one or both oscillating over a bandwidth of ±3 or even more stones … for me, none of this lessened the fun, or challenge, or learning experience.