How do points in ladders work? I just played in a match where I barely lost, and the person went up by 30 or 40 points. He was ranked in the 1600s, and I am ranked in the 1500s. The highest I've ever gone up is 3 or 4 at a time, and that's beating people way higher ranked (at least 200 or 300 higher than me) and people lower ranked (over 400 lower than me). Why did he get such a big jump, and I get almost nothing for each win?