1d ( FI ) 2010-04-05 12:04
It is not polite to pass if there is still damepoints left. So if someone looses points because of rules, she deserved it! There is also problems with tournaments, because in tournaments dames must be filled and thus people make ridiculous dame mistakes even in dan level, because some people are used to not fill dames. There are huge amounts of potential problems with dame fillings, so it is just better to fill them.
I also play always with NZ rules, because they allow suicide and more importantly there are not halfpoint komi available, but jigo is possible. It is always delight when difficult game ends up to be jigo.
2d 2010-03-22 06:03
Now you have to adjust the smilies. b seems to be happy about his loss...
4d ( IL ) 2010-03-14 10:03
I doubt that Robert uses these rules for this reason...
In his case, though I don't know him very well, I think it will be because he believes these are better rules.
Personally I almost always double-check the rule set before passing during the endgame - a lesson from past experiences of this sort.
It happened to me not long ago that I won by 1.5 in a game with such rules that the opponent has set and he missed a dame point in the end and he could've won by 0.5 :p
But if we're suggesting stuff to mr. Shubert, I'd like to ask for Fischer time system, I think it works great for Go.
Are you on some crusade against Robert?
First the video and then this.
8k ( US ) 2010-03-14 12:03
@nagano, well i know ive been put into games with unfamiliar rulesets without my knowledge, such as AGA. when in that situation i just go to the KGS site and learn the difference of the rules, and i feel like the opponents should do the same
3k ( US ) 2010-03-13 10:03
Well personally I think, if you agree to a game, you should at least understand the fundamental features of the ruleset.
4d ( US ) 2010-03-13 08:03
What a fine example of how to behave from the EGF Rules Committee. Choose the most unfamiliar rule set and win in dame filling. Very honorable.