Annotating a kifu with comments [#566]
: Annotating a kifu with comments
(2006-08-01 14:41) [#1990]
How would you annotate a kifu with comments? In an SGF file it's easy to record variations due to the tree structure, but writing a tree structure of a two-dimensional board down on a piece of paper doesn't work so well.
The problem mainly arises while analysing a game with a stronger player (over the board; it's not a problem on a server). Either you have to remember all the comments, but with detailed comments there is a definite danger of forgetting some comments.
Another option would be to bring a laptop or PDA and record variations that way, but that is a bit clumsy.
Chess has notations for "strong move" (an exclamation mark) and "questionable move" (a question mark); maybe we could use something similar here.
Comments might be along the way of "13 at 25 is better", "17 at Q7 is shape", but there should be a shorthand for jotting down the comments during the analysis.
Any thoughts or ideas?
: SGF-markup properties
(2006-08-01 15:11) [#1991]
Perhaps you could employ these abbreviations:
http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/user_guide/ point 7:
There are three types of annotation properties:
general annotations, move annotations and annotations on positions. Have a look at the following table:
- Annotation Property Type may be emphasized? Meaning
- Good for Black GB General yes Something good for black
- Good for White GW General yes Something good for white
- Even position DM General yes The position is even
- Unclear position UC General yes The position is unclear
- Hot spot HO General yes An important node (e.g. game deciding move)
- Tesuji TE Move yes The move played is (locally) a good move
- Bad move BM Move yes The move played is bad
- Doubtful move DO Move no The move played is doubtful
- Interesting move IT Move no The move played is interesting
- Black to play PL Position no It's black turn to play
- White to play PL Position no It's white turn to play
[SGF Properties (FF) http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/properties.html]