Note: To help on-board novice players, we apply a multiplier to RP gains for lower ranks – so you may find yourself winning more points than this while in the ‘Rookie’ category.
We can even compare your result only against players in the same ranking category as you.
For example, consider a hand that has been played 200 times by players in your ranking category. You are next to play the hand and win 300 chips. This result is, say, better than 67.5-72.49% of all those players. You would therefore be awarded 4 rating points for the hand.
As you move up in the rankings, you will obviously find it harder to consistently perform above your then current ranking level, until you settle in a range that truly reflects you ranking among your peers – or among all poker players.
This is a dynamic equilibrium system, where winning or losing a single hand is not a death knell for your ranking. On the other hand, the system is weighted to produce an accurate ranking far more quickly than in regular, “un-benchmarked” poker, where it can take hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of hands to accurately determine skill.