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Player ranking systems are used in some games, including Chess and Go.

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Are professional ranks representative for how many stones of handicap players can give each other?

It was mentioned elsewhere that a 9p could not give 7 stones to a 2p. I have no databases available and wondered if this is correct. Bonus: If they aren't representative, why not? And is there a ...
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How do ranks work in amateur Go?

One of the most commonly asked questions of beginners. How do ranks work in Go for amateurs? Why do we start backwards? And why do we suddenly count upwards again? What is the difference between 9d ...
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Trying to understand KGS ranking system: why did my rank drop?

I really don't understand what's going on in the GoKGS ranking system and why did my rank dropped in Decemeber. Look at my December game list. I was ranked as "13k?". Then I played an even game with ...
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