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Elo and Glicko have the same basic idea, just think of Glicko as a refinement of Elo.
Thanks friend, I think this is all I need to know for now. Too much info at this point for me but I really appreciate your input--it has been invaluable.
To those of you who would like to continue this thread please do. I have exhausted my questions but I believe there is more nuances to be discovered.
Yes, I have a question, a difficult one. I do understand that if I don't play for a month, my glicko will go up, and my rating will change more drasticaly. But, image this. In my online games: I have some games going on, say 20 for example. But I play slowly. The last game I finished was 1 month ago. Is my glicko changing because I haven't finished a game in a month? or maybe not because I have kept in that month games ongoing?
At the beggining I thought it wouldn't be like that (in online games) (that is why I thought high rated players don't play much, to increase greatly when they win next time) but seemed to me that my rating if I lose/win/draw against a player would change in 1 point since last time I checked. I haven't finished a game in a week but I have games ongoing. His rating hasn't changed either.
So, how is it? If I don't finish the ongoing games my glicko is increasing? Did I make myself clear?
Yes, glicko rates change as a function of time. If you have 100 games going, but only complete one game a month, your glicko will be higher than someone who has 10 games going, but finishes one every day.
Completing games is what changes ratings, not playing them.
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