On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 09:03:38AM +0200, Petri Pitkanen wrote:
> 2015-11-05 0:04 GMT+02:00 Hideki Kato <hideki_ka...@ybb.ne.jp>:
> > The correct komi value assuming both players are perfect.  Or, black
> > utilize his advantage (maybe in an early stage) perfectly.  Actual
> > players, even strong pros, are not perfect and cannot fully utilize
> > their advantages.  As a conclusion, white is favored.
> Let alone we do not have even sufficient understanding of perfect play to
> say what is correct komi in absolute sense. Nor it is it even meaningful
> concept. Correct komi is a komi that produces about 50/50 result. Obviously
> komi that will result in 50/50 for professionals will probably favour white
> in your average weekend tournaments. Just like in chess 1st move advantage
> is clearly less meanigfull for weaker players than top professionals.

I find the notion above really counterintuitive, personally.

Do you have any statistical evidence for this?  I.e. increasing portions
of white wins in even games as the player rating decreases?

                                Petr Baudis
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