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### Why are Elo ratings for go higher than for chess?

The ELO system, as it was originally designed, has a mean of 1500 and a standard deviation of 400 points. The central limit theorem defines how many people can exist by this model depending on their ...
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### In go, is it possible to guess the opponent's strength from their play?

In addition to the way proposed by Nathan, I would like to add a few further ideas. Winning percentage One simple way to judge the relative strength of two players is to look at their mutual game ...
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### Which Ranking system is best for my group that play Hearts?

From what I understand, I think that you are looking for some players-rating system. The most known system is ELO. In a nutshell, the ELO compute the probability for player A to win player B (and ...
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### Best practice for implementing a rating system

It really depends. There is a ton of scientific research on the topic of ranking all kinds of things. It would probably take a long time to get up to speed on that. But if I get you right, you instead ...
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