The ratings graphs seem to have an assumption that your opponent will always be stronger or weaker than you. Two questions: (1) If you are 7 kyu and your opponent is 7 kyu, and you win, is that counted as a win against a stronger player or against a weaker player? (2) What about handicaps? If you are 7 kyu and you opponent is 5 kyu and you take a handicap of 2 and you win, does that count as a win against a stronger player?
Suppose your rating is, say, 1500 and your opponent’s rating is also 1500 (because rank is only a scaled projection of rating). If you win the game, you were the stronger guy - so it’s a win vs weaker - and vice versa.
Sounds good for my first question. I didn’t think of going by the rating instead of the rank. I suppose that means that the answer to my second question is that handicaps are ignored when determining who is stronger.
- Stronger/weaker is decided by rating points. If your rating is 1547.43 and your opponents 1547.44 it’s counted as win against stronger opponent.
- The rank is adjusted for handicap before comparison.
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