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Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-13)
Correspondence Go rules

I read a post at by a player who wondered how to tell his opponent he's lost... That's quite true some correspondence Go games may last (sometimes more than 50 moves) whereas the result is obvious, ie. when a very strong player beats a beginner who even doesn't really know why he's lost.

I was thinking about a rule to solve this problem but I couldn't find one good enough :/

Is it correct to ask his opponent to resign (according to a rule) or simply he's 'most probably' lost ?!

All ideas are welcome.. Thanks in advance !

Don Groves    (2007-03-14 05:52:59)
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You could have an expert player act as referee and when this situation happens, the player who is winning easily asks the referee to end the game. If the referee agrees, he/she notifies the losing player of the decision and, if necessary, explains why.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-14 12:05:14)
Correspondence Go rules

Hmm, a problem is that when you call referee, the message is sent to your opponent too. This way, I would feel embarrassed to claim a win, in any game... Wouldn't you ? .. but maybe this is a solution, in this case I have to change the way calls to referee work.

Could other Go players react to this ? .. Thanks for your help.

Don Groves    (2007-03-15 00:05:31)
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I would not be embarrassed to ask the referee if the game were truly out of hand. The message must be worded properly. Not like "Tell this idiot to resign!" ;-)

Svante Carl von Erichsen    (2007-03-15 13:40:45)
Adjudication in correspondence games

I think that you have to be very careful with this kind of adjudication. Even if you restrict this to cases that are 100% clear, you still have to separate them from the 99% cases. I would only consider adjudication if control of the board is completely decided and one player keeps playing worthless moves.

Don Groves    (2007-03-15 22:52:56)
Adjudication in correspondence games

Yes, that is the situation we're talking about. It happens sometimes in games with beginners who just don't recognize the situation. At your level, I think you will never see it ;-)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-16 01:14:20)
Adjudication in correspondence games

I just read the current rules again, finally it could be enough already...

I agree, adjudications should be decided only if the game is 100% lost, no less (but can a game be 100% lost before resigning ? :))





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