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On another thread, the proper komi value for 9x9 (and 13x13) normal Go is being discussed: < http://littlegolem.net/jsp/forum/topic2.jsp?forum=20&topic=415 >. As Jos Dekker wrote < http://littlegolem.net/jsp/game/game.jsp?gid=1750317&nmove=4 > “You can not compare normal go with torroid go, as far as komi is concerned,” However although the comparison of T-Go komi to normal Go komi is not easy, it is basically the same: what is the value (point advantage) of playing first (in this case with 11x11 Toroidal Go)?
Do any of the more experienced T-Go players have any thoughts on this?
From my very limited experience and understanding, Toroidal Go’s komi should be a bit more than half of normal on 13x13, possibly around 4-5 points. It’s definitely difficult to give more than a ballpark estimate – possibly statistics on the top 10% players' results would help in determining a suitable komi for this site, if there are enough T-Go games available.
FWIW I’m currently number 1 in the Infinite tournament Go – Toroidal Go, and I feel 6.5 or maybe even 7.5 would be a better value for the komi.
FYI, re: normal (NON-Toroidal) Go komi, there are new posts here: http://littlegolem.net/jsp/forum/topic2.jsp?forum=20&topic=415