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Win but LOSE rating points.

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Posted by birchbeer 2012-03-08 20:00:14 GMT

How is it possible to win three games in a row and lose nearly a thousand rating points? This makes no sense at all.

Posted by mith 2012-03-09 05:17:46 GMT

You finished (and won or came 2nd in) 5 games Oct 5/6, and those games were dropped from your rating after five months passed, while you only replaced them with 1 game (the other two wins were friendly).

(The rating doesn't mean a whole lot anyway, since it doesn't take strength of opponent into account.)

Posted by birchbeer 2012-03-16 17:19:03 GMT

Hmmm, well it does -- or should -- give some indication of player strength. Why game ratings should "drop off" makes no sense. A. Far better system would to use a variant of the Elo rating formula used in chess. Obviously it would need some tweaking based on three and four players, but it's certainly doable.

Posted by birchbeer 2012-03-16 17:21:45 GMT

Also, friendly games are not rated but 'private' games ARE? That also makes no sense.

Posted by Dvd Avins 2012-03-20 20:08:26 GMT

It doesn't take opponent's strength into account? I've been rising fairly rapidly and thought that wasn't just because I was doing OK, but also because most of my opponents were reasonably highly rated, too.

Posted by Velcroshoe 2012-03-21 20:28:08 GMT

Both public and private games can be counted toward your rating. There is a separate category signifying if a game is "friendly" or "competitive". Only competitive games count toward your rating.

Posted by jazzdream 2012-04-26 10:50:54 GMT

For this kind of questions, you might have read the FAQ ( Most specifically the "How is a player's "rating" calculated?".

Have fun, Jazzdream.

Posted by David Parr 2012-07-12 14:52:18 GMT

See my post on Ratings. If you want true ratings you should use the US Chess Federation model. David Parr

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