Originally Posted by Fat MJB
The thing is, in a deterministic universe like ours, it doesn't matter what his rank in in relation to the start or end of the battle, you seeing the rank will have no effect on what the rank is.
In short, it doesn't matter what his rank is.
When I play people with lower rankings then me I tend to play with less predictions and always take the safe route. When I play players with high ranks I tend to take more risks and predict more often. When you try to predict on newer players it ends up screwing you ever.