Who gets the handicap

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TheOneSpyke
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Who gets the handicap

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I played a game against another beginner. I won by 20 stones. I would like to invite this player to another game and give him two stones handicap. I found the handicap option in the game settings, and it is not clear whether I am giving to taking the handicap.

My goal is to obviously to eventually figure out our relative strengths and then set the handicap so we can each win half the time and can both enjoy the game.
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Grunman
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Re: Who gets the handicap

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That's a tough question.

But you can first play even another game or two. If you win each time, than it's ok. Cause even dan players, especially who love to fight, can end up having +20 pts to one side and to another in every pair of games.
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TheOneSpyke
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Re: Who gets the handicap

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Thanks, I may be too quick to estimate our relative strength. But my intended question was much more basic.

On BGA if I choose the handicap option, who gets the handicap, me or the opponent. It is not clear on the create game page.
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Silene
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Re: Who gets the handicap

Post by Silene »

pretty sure host plays white if handicap activated. so you can't take advantage of that when setting up the game.

nice to see some people here are up to fair game with proper handicap (as common in general go-community)
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