Is it ok if a player’s rank reflects how fast a he/she can click and not his/her skill?
A player reached 1d by playing ultra blitz games and winning by timeout. His real rank is ~10k.
His opponents accepted it before starting and they were warned about the unusual time settings so we can’t really blame him. But I guess they weren’t really aware of how fast their game was going to be.
About the warning ( ) , there is a huge difference between 4 and 1 second per move, IMHO, but they get the same warning. Custom komi (that often is 5.5 or 6.5) gets the same warning too. I suppose many players accept the game without checking. It happened to me sometimes too.
Maybe it should be changed? How, in your opinion?
It is possible to finish 1s per move games ( ex: 1 2 3 4 ) and I personally find them very fun, but it’s mostly about how fast you can click. Skill matters very little. I don’t think they should be ranked.
With this topic, my intention is not to blame this player. What he did is allowed by the rules. It’s just the system that MAYBE is wrong and could be exploited by many other users. Everyone can be a dan player in this way.
I have already reported it to moderators and one suggested to raise it here