I’ve been thinking about this thread, it’s been a month and I’m still confused by these. I understand how the math works. But I struggle about how would we apply this in practice. I’m really at a loss what exactly this is telling us in human terms.
I guess in practice I’m a correspondence person and if I meet blitz person we could compare our ratings? But we both also already have overall rank we could compare those, would that be less accurate than these formulas? Or does this tell something out different players pools strength?
And why 9x9 blue clouds look so thick compared to 19x19 clouds?