I am currently (against all odds and undeservedly) #1 in the site 9x9 ladder.
I’ve won a number of games in defence of my top spot but I am also now, by my reckoning, losing a couple.
I am, for the first time, in the slightly odd position of having to choose who will replace me as temporary king of the ladder.
My question is; what is the etiquette in such a situation…?
Should I make sure I complete my losing game with the player who started playing me first, thereby making him/her #1?
Or perhaps the player with whom I first reached a losing position?
Or possibly the player who I think will beat me by the greatest margin?
Maybe the one with the coolest name?
Or in alphabetical order?
The one with the best profile pic?
Perhaps I should give it to the lowest ranked player, give them a moment at the top…?
It feels fairly arbitrary at the moment, not totally fair that I am effectively going to choose the next #1.
The clock’s ticking so I would be interested to hear any of your thoughts.