SGF Result field


SGF Result field

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Thomas Tamayo    (2007-08-15)
SGF Result field

Would it be possible to update the SGF Result field for a completed game? For example: Black wins on time: B+T Black wins on score/resign: B+ (since no scoring is done on the server). It might clear up problems like the thread post "Go game 10878 Why black resign?" (it is unclear if it was time or resign).

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-08-15 23:29:33)
SGF Result field

Well, I suppose it would help... I'll add this information in a few hours (ie. B+T), maybe the same for chess games.

About scoring, do other servers score all games automatically ?? .. How is it possible, as it may be quite hard to know dead groups ?

Thomas Tamayo    (2007-08-15 23:35:43)
Dead groups

The typical process is to enter a scoring mode with both players. Each player marks dead stones (if there is a disagreement play can be resumed or the game can be adjudicated). Once dead stones have been marked manually the game can be scored, though it is important to keep in mind special circumstances such as seki - the only way to have dame (zero value) points in Chinese counting AFAIK.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-08-16 03:23:47)
Dead groups

That's a bit harder at correspondence Go since players may be not connected at the same time to discuss the dead groups. But anyway that's not a big difference, players can use the 'Score' function, remove dead groups then eventually write the score in public comments. By the way, is the score so important for spectators ? .. Knowing W+12,5 may not help to understand why White won :) .. Moves are all IMO.

I'll add the "lost on time" SGF comment tomorrow.

Thomas Tamayo    (2007-08-16 04:06:10)
Not that important...

It's not really important to know how much the game has been won by. If it's desired, a 3rd party program can figure it out using the SGF.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-08-16 14:29:07)

Ok, the SGF tag RE[] ie. RE[B+T] or RE[W+R] will be displayed in a few minutes. Available in SGF files (download) and SGF java viewer.