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 Post subject: Re: The future of online go tournaments
Post #21 Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:49 am 
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Thanks, Uberdude. If you enter, good luck! :D

From the announcement:

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When the organizers finds out that you have violated the rules, you may be disqualified, even if the game result has been confirmed.
With players who keep winning and who keep rising in strength, there may in some cases be players who are disqualified on the grounds that their exact rank cannot be judged.
Also, players may be disqualified when there is an obvious disparity between their registered rank and their real strength.
If it is confirmed that you are using Go software, you will be disqualified from this tournmanent and forbidden to participate in all other tournaments.

Emphasis mine.

They don't say how they might confirm the use of Go software, especially since you normally play from home.

The disqualification based upon disparity between registered rank and real strength might be used in cases such as Metta's where he was apparently playing above himself, but the use of go software was not proved.

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Post #22 Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:58 pm 
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Bill Spight wrote:
Pandanet wrote:
Also, players may be disqualified when there is an obvious disparity between their registered rank and their real strength.

They don't say how they might confirm the use of Go software, especially since you normally play from home.

Wouldn't this scare off people?
What is an "obvious disparity"? How would Pandanet determine that? Who to trust?
Today, I played 3 games with 2 players who are definitely stronger by 2 or 3 stones than me (in real life/over the board). I won all three games. Could happen online too?
This all sounds a bit vague to me, and not very inviting.
(just kyu speaking here, but same may apply to better players?)

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Post #23 Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:22 pm 
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Perhaps the paragraph about "obvious disparity" primarily concerns sandbaggers. Sandbagging is not easy to detect when people play 2 or 3 stones below their level to deflate their rank, but becomes "obvious" when the strength disparity is larger.

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