Fwiffo: Great idea. Can I suggest the following, more wiki-style formatting instead of the ASCII table?
Nils: Sure, done..
The link on kiseido's Computer Tournament page is outdated...
If the bots would play me that would give a quick way to get my rating corrected.
jfc: If your current rating is 29k and the bot's rating is 13k then KGS will start by showing you taking black, receiving a 16 (or what ever) stone handicap and the game being free.
Have you tried changing the these initial match parameters? It has been my experience that the rating bots will accept most any parameters you select.
solovay Thanks. It won't rate games at 9H but it will at 6H. So this seems to solve my problem.
Sorry about using this a bug report spot -- but the KGS id gnugo had a fit during the scoring phase of a game. All dame was filled, we both passed, then gnugo went into a loop removing one of it's own live groups, and then marking them live, marking them dead, etc. I was able to get out of the loop by pressing UNDO then pass again, that seemed to break gnugo out of it's loop. It played in it's own area a few times (making hard connections), etc, then finally it passed and everything was normal.
The game was jorj (w) vs gnugo on Sept 23, 2004 at 11:16:15 AM (Mountain). (Or perhaps this Oct 23 game.)
So.. who ever runs the gnugo id might want to review what happened.
Also -- it would be wise for bot owners to put contact info into the description for the id.