I know that Go games can technically go on infinitely (pass, move, pass, move, capture, move…), but I’m interested in the max number of moves to more or less settle or fill the board.
I’d like to know this so that I can start making estimations of the length of games using different time controls, and then tournaments. Using this information I can add it to the tournament description to give people an idea how long it will take.
My first idea was to count the number of intersections on the board and use that as the move estimate.
So 9x9 will take 81 moves, 13x will take 169, and 19x will take 361.
Is this a good way to do it? Does anyone have a better idea?