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It’s very difficult to get a game on KGS if you have a “?” rating. I was at 11 kyu, but then didn’t play for a long while, so that my account was deleted and I was back with a ? rating. Even though I said in my challenge that I was around 11 kyu, I got no takers—until this morning. And when I challenged others about my rank, they declined the challenge.

But finally a very nice 10-kyu (one kyu stronger than 11 kyu) accepted my invitation to a game, and we just finished playing. I did lose, but only by 2.5 points (taking the komi into account). Nice game and we were both happy—though I think both of us looked at several missed opportunities. Still, I now have a rank, though it still has a ? attached: “12k?”. So perhaps I’ll have an easier time getting games.

Written by Leisureguy

5 January 2008 at 10:37 am

Posted in Go

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  1. Yeah, I had the same problem on KGS. I had not logged in for some time (I was about 22K before I left) and returned to find that I was [16K?]. After a few games, mostly with other unranked people, my rank actually went up to [13K?]. Nobody seemed to want to have a game with me then as I was telling people I was actually more like 20-24K. In any instance, it took a nice 16K player to challenge me to a ranked game on the premise that it would “get me a rank”.

    At least there’s some hope 🙂


    Craig Ineson

    18 January 2008 at 12:30 pm

  2. Perhaps the easiest way is to challenge bots, they never reject invitation, I guess. You guys might try ‘Auto-pairing’ option with ‘Robots’ checked.
    But I agree, resetting of rank is annoying.
    Enjoy your games,
    Piotr (PiotrL)



    25 March 2008 at 6:10 am

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