MSO 13x13

Players must have entered by registering at https://msoworld.com/product/go-9x9/

One change to the info thereon - komi is 5.5.

Games will be played on OGS online-go.com.

Register an OGS user and log in.

Go to the Mind Sports Olympiad group online-go.com/group/6438 and join the group so your id appears in the list on the right (there will be several pages of ids on the list). This is not an "OGS Tournament" so ignore the Join a Tournament at the top.

Between 19:00 and 19:30 UK time say hello in chat so that we know you are present and you may be asked to give your name so we know who you are.

The tournament will be 5 rounds Swiss - players are expected to play all 5 rounds. If you cannot play later rounds please so say when your game finishes and you will be removed from the rest of the tournament. Games should be started within 5 minutes of the pairing being announced. Absent players will lose. If a player drops out during a game, they must restart within 5 minutes else they may lose.

Pairings will be announced as being on a britgo.org page in the group chat at the start time (hopefully). Hyphens "-" have been added to names to make them more readable and some punctuation and numbers changed because of restrictions on the draw program!

Rounds should start at
19:30
20:15
21:00
21:45
22:30
23:15 play off for first if necessary

The player taking Black should challenge their opponent on OGS.

Now, in the list of players on the right, find your opponent (if present the dot will be green) and click on them (you might need to look through several pages of players to find them).

Clicking on the player will give a pop-up box, from which you can select the ‘Challenge’ button.

In the pop-up box select:

Game Name - (not needed)
Private - (leave unticked)

Rules - AGA
Game Speed - Live
Time Control - Absolute
Total Time - 20 minutes (default)

Ranked - (not needed)
Board Size - 13x13
Handicap - None
Komi - Automatic (default is 5.5)
Your Color - Black
Disable Analysis - tick

The person receiving the challenge will receive a voice notification (if sound is on) and in the top-right corner a blue circle showing the number of challenges. They should click on this - check the conditions are correct and click the tick to accept. Challenges are also shown on the home page.

Please play fairly. There should be no use of external aids such as AI software, joseki dictionaries, another player or anything else of the like. We are trusting people to play fairly! The "pause game" function should not be used apart from exceptional circumstances.

Please note it is Chinese-style area scoring, so no pass stones are given, but you should play all the dame before passing. Suicide is not allowed. Ko is repeated board position.

Also note there is no overtime/byoyomi and the server only warns you by a voice counting the seconds when 10 seconds left! If you run out of time you lose, but we expect you all to be sporting and not play extra moves after the natural end of the game to force a time win.

Their are three cases when "Undo" could be needed: 1. the server puts the stone one intersection away from where you intended, 2. an accidental click puts a stone in a ridiculous place away from the course of action, 3. you don't like your move. Requesting "Undo" is forbidden in 3. In 1. or 2., if accepted, you must play immediately on the correct intersection. A player does not have to accept an "Undo" request. Do not request "Undo" when the opponent is short of time (less than 5 minutes left).

At the end of the dame filling, both players pass, then check and accept the dead stones and get the result.

Please announce if you won the game in the group chat, in case it is missed.

Any disputes or problems let me know in chat. Tony Atkins (arbiter) Kisekigo

Old Results for MSO 13x13



Last updated Fri Aug 14 2020. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.