Number of games necessary to get approx PR
Posted By: Keene In Response To: Number of games necessary to get approx PR (Tenland)
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2014, at 10:13 p.m.
In Response To: Number of games necessary to get approx PR (Tenland)
Another thought here - it is far easier to play against XG than it is to play against a human opponent. XG doesnt make ridiculous plays (as often..), it doesnt get into silly positions (as often..), and as soon as the doubling window opens, its cubes you.
A human will get into ridiculous positions that you dont see in practice. They will also miss strings of doubling decisions, making not all of the actual cubes a take, and finally, a human will become emotionally invested at some point, and will start playing 'the score'. They will also perform many other non-XG type plays, and steam at you, as well as show you early, middle and end game positions that will confound your poor mind.
Long story short. Being able to play a 4 vs XG is not the same as being able to play a 4 vs random human.
Finally, playing no Jacoby is almost pointless, as it also changes the landscape of the 'money game' environment dramatically. Switch that back on.
If you are using this as a 'how good am I exercise', then go ahead, XG will deceive you without mercy. If you are using it as a 'I want to get better at this game exercise', then have at it, but live opponents (other than a select few who dont need to be named AGAIN as having great PR's) will play differently.
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