We understand that while it’s fun to see where you rank in the world, it’s not very useful for the majority of players who aren’t aiming to become world-class Grand Masters.
This is why we have Leaderboards other than the Global Leaderboard. These additional tabs function like filters of the Global Leaderboard, allowing players to compare themselves with like-minded, similar, or relevant adversaries.
By default, we seek to obtain every player’s home country on sign-up. You will find that, in these other tabs, you can compare yourself to just the other players in your continent or country.
When you first try to access these other Leaderboards, you will be asked if you would like to give us information about yourself. This is entirely voluntary.
This extra information allows us to provide many more leaderboards for you to be a part of. At this stage, we are only providing specific leaderboards based on age, gender and location (being your region/state and postcode). But we’re keen to give you many more in the future.
As an example, if your age is 31, you could choose to view a leaderboard comprised of only players aged 30-35. If you gave your State/Region as California, you could view a leaderboard of only Californians.
This allows us to provide players with an exciting comparison, and a chance to be the best. Perhaps you’re not the best in the world – but maybe you’re the best in your age bracket? Maybe you’re ranked 72,971 in the world, but in your postcode (or maybe just in your place of business or among your friends) your IFMP Rating is only 31 less than the top dog!
 Note: We ask for players’ birth year and month instead of their age; this allows us to automatically calculate and update players’ age.