A question about Rank and Challenges

Hmm, it’s not without issues. I was struggling to find a blitz opponent so I created a challenge with a looser rating restriction. To compensate, I set the handicap to automatic.

My opponent’s overall rating was two stones weaker than mine. The relative difference in blitz ratings was similar but I didn’t get to check until after the game. No handicap was applied and my opponent struggled from the very beginning.

I’m confused I guess. When I restrict the rank of my challenges it just seems obvious that I want to do that according to game-type. In the absence of that, it seems weird that handicaps and colours are decided on different criteria to the rating restriction. I can’t really control the conditions in the way the feature is intended.

It just seems wrong.

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