Using David Pike's tool:
I found that my mother and her brother are fully identical on the portion of chromosome(s) 4 from position 122.2 million to position 175.9 million.
Both of them tested at FTDNA. I uploaded both kits to MyHeritage, and today I noticed that a man matches my uncle from position 139.6 million to 150.9 million. However, this man does not appear as a match to my mother.
How can this be possible? Being a fully identical region, my mom and uncle should have the exact same sequence of pairs of nucleotides all through this segment. Even if this man is a false match to one of them, say with the matching alleles bouncing back and forth between the maternal and paternal chromosomes, he should show as a false match to both of them.
All I can think is that David Pike's tool reported that there were two non-matching SNPs in the fully identical region that it assumed were in error and ignored. But it goes against my impression of MyHeritage that they would have an algorithm that is a stickler for these differences. If they are willing on one hand to impute data that isn't even there, presumably to show their customers more matches than their competition would, given the same user database, then would they counteract this effect with the other hand by having a very low tolerance for SNP read errors?
But can there be another explanation? I can't think of one. (My Uncle and Mother match at MyHeritage as they should, so it's not a matter of uploading the wrong kit or something.)