Statistics: Keep Track of the Online Score

In all platforms, a user can view the online score of all players who have played at least an online game. In the mobile version, there is a search bar that enables you to search for a given player. Here, we briefly describe how this score is computed. Note that we use the words “Score” and “Points” interchangeable here.

The dialog that displays the online score is named Statistics. In the Web version, depending on the size of the screen, we see the Statistics on the left side of the screen or by clicking on the button “Statistics”. In the mobile version, we need to tap on the button “Statistics”.

iTavli: Statistics screen
iTavli: Statistics screen
iTavli: Statistics button
iTavli: Statistics button
iTavli: Statistics screen for small screens
iTavli: Statistics screen for small screens

That list has the name of the players and their score (points). The players are sorted according to their score. If two players have the same score, then they are sorted alphabetically.

The score of each player is computed as follows:

  • A player earns a point for each game that (s)he won multiplied by the winning weight
  • A player loses a point for each game that (s)he has lost multiplied by the loosing weight

As you see, we do not simply add and subtract the points but we multiply each point by a weight. We see these weight in the list of online players.

iTavli: Weights for the online statistics
iTavli: Weights for the online statistics

At the right end of each row we see the “Game Outcome”. This information tells us how many points we will earn or lose if we win or lose the game. In most cases those two are equal to 1. But, the game outcome is determined by comparing our score against our opponent’s score. Thus, if those two scores differ a lot, it is possible to earn more points than those that will lose if we lose the game.

In addition to the above weights, a user may earn (or lose) two points if (s)he won (or lost) the game double. Double is the game in which a player’s opponent hasn’t bear any checker off.

In the mobile version we can see how many games a player has won or lost. Also, we can break this information up in different time periods: This month, Previous months, Previous years. But, more about this in a new article.

One last but extremely important thing. There are no weights for the tournament score. Also, for the online score we consider all games, but the tournament score only the games that are finished. More about this in the article Backgammon Tournament.

We can discuss about this in forum

Enjoy the game!

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