Handicaps for 13x13s
I played only two 13x13s this evening on KGS. I lost the first to Kivaa (27k) by 29.5 moku. I won the second against Dangure (22k) by 9.5 moku because I had applied the wrong handicap of 5 stones and a komi of 0.5.
According to Sensei's Library, Ishikura Noboru's recommendations for a 13x13 board are as follows (gap in rank, handicap stones, komi).
- 0, 0, 5.5
- 1, 0, 0
- 2, 0, -5
- 3, 2, 5
- 4, 2, 0
- 5, 2, -5
- 6, 3, 5
- 7, 3, 0
- 8, 3, -5
Other recommendations can be found in the Handicaps for Small Boards page of Sensei's Library.
Ran into Hikaru (BC-IGS) who goes by the handle of aKuei (30k?-KGS). Unfortunately, it was getting too late for me to play another game. Perhaps tomorrow evening. I guess folks are able to quickly recognize me on the servers since I always use the same login name.
Hikaru found out about KGS through this blog. Glad it's of some use to others.