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I made an oops! I asked Richard for 2.5 point komi in OSKI and he granted it!
But to the wrong player (should be for player 1)…and a new championship just started with the (wrongly applied) new komi!
Please help me get his attention to make the fix and manually restart these tournament games.
Is not need restart. Try a first move…
Yeah, it's still not on the right player - player 1 (black) should have the +2.5 point komi.
There's a very strong advantage in going 2nd in OSKI because you get reasonable access to more letters than player 1 each turn for the first half of the game, and you also get the last turn of the game.
I'm referencing discussion in these two threads:
Also a very unscientific Ctrl+F search of this page: https://www.littlegolem.net/jsp/forum/topic2.jsp?forum=25&topic=190
Win rate is 32% for player 1
62.3% for player 2
(not discounting short games or language preferences)
Championship games tend to be closer, but always p2 advantage - the closest split I found in the last few tournaments was 16-20.