Scoring system

Unfortunately the Glicko based system is hard to fully understand (for me at least) therefore I cannot give you “precise numbers” for winning/losing, but all you need to know can be summarized like this I think:

  • Score difference does not matter WIN or LOSE, no matter by how much

  • Smaller boards have smaller impact

  • Wins against a stronger opponents give you a higher boost and vice versa

  • The complicated thing is that Glicko takes into account even games that took place later. (Better undersood on an example) Say you have beaten a 5 stones stronger player. Who then lost many games and became an equal rank to you. In such a case the system will retroactively “take away” some of the points you have gained for beating a stronger opponent as he probably was not true to his previous rank.