So you have difficulty with the idea that, even though 1.00000000001 is very close to 1.00000000000, it is still larger with (in this case) mathematical certainty - 100% LOS.Dann Corbit wrote: ↑Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:44 amA tie or a draw is, by its very definition, an indicator of equality.
The more ties between opponents, the more likely that they are of the same strength.
This is obvious by the very definition of a tie or draw: Neither opponent was able to overcome the other.
The Tic-Tac-Toe example as explained by HGM seems to be a realistic scenario where your sequence of results of 8 wins, 0 losses and an enormous amounts of draws could happen. Indeed the best inference one could make is that the engine with 8 losses is somehow more susceptible to cosmic particles or other kinds of very rare hardware failures and for that reason inferior. But in "strength" as measured by Elo they will be very very close.
So please stop confusing higher LOS with higher difference in strength.