Math Wolf
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What Motocross says has nothing to do with it.
The real reason is that the ratings that you see are rounded. The real rating is calculated with 3 decimals and subsequently rounded. The higher ranked player thus has a slightly higher rating, but the difference is less than 1 point.
If (probability 1/1000) they have the same rating with all 3 decimals also the same, I assume it's actually the order in which they joined the ladder that counts (this assumption is because I worked with the program which calculates the rankings myself and if the 3 decimals are the same, the order in which players are added to the program counts, I assume this order is the order of joining the ladder.)
