Handy cap stones in a ranked game

Hi there, I just played this game (Link below), and i was wondering what effect the handycap stones have on the ranking after a game has been won or lost. Do they make the game an even scoring in the system if the stones are ‘Automatically’ placed?

Or is there no effect at all, in which case, my beating a five kyu and given the extra rating points, would not be accurate.


Games with auto-HC are treated as against an equally ranked opponent. Thus you will get a similar boost as if you have beaten an 8k and your opponent will get a small reduction as if he/she has lost to a 5k.


Thanks for answring my question my dude. I never usually play handi games, but it was automatic, so i had no choice. Thanks again my dude. Im satisfied.