tl;dr: How about a separate ranking for “proper” 19X19 normal time games?
Having chatted to other players and seen what other players and viewers on certain twitch streams are saying, there seems to be a kind of consensus that the “real” game is 19X19, normal time.
the smaller boards are really for beginners, or if you don’t have much time.
Sure, play these, but playing these should not mess up your “real” ranking.
Similarly with the other timings.
Blitz games give no time to consider the game more deeply and are more of a reaction test.
With correspondence games, I can spend (say) five minutes working out how the game is going and what my strategy will be. By the time my opponent makes a move two days later, I have forgotten. I end up with a list of ten games and play them by going: next, click, next, click, next, click and develop no deeper understanding of any of them.
In a rated tournament in meat world, you would generally play normal time (obviously not correspondence) and on a 19X19 board. Sure players may play smaller boards or different timings on the side, but they can do so without it ruining their ranking.
I know you display separate ratings for different sizes/timings, but how about a separate ranking for a “proper” game?
When I feel like a good “proper” game of go, I would like to be matched (and handicapped) against an opponent of the right standard for that game. I’m not interested in whether my opponent has won countless 9X9 blitz games.
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