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I was around 1500 and played this guy who was 1542. We played 3 games, which I lost.
If you check his profile, you'll see that his rating jumped 150 points in 3 games, from playing a lower rated player (me) and another 40 points from playing a much lower rated player right after me.
He hasn't played many games yet so his rating deviation is very high. Once he plays a lot of games, he will reach his approximate real rating and he will stay around there. There's no glitch and he'll just end up where he belongs eventually.
mtguy your a beginner and wouldnt understand but that isnt a glitch
I am still wildly confused about the points awarded.
Last week I played a guy who had never completed a game. He only had a half dozen wins by timeouts and he had over 1450 points.
The last "win" I had by timeout, I received 0 points Something is awfully screwy in this process.
Games have to have a minimum number of completed moves before they count toward ratings-- I think there have to be four moves. Your most recent game where your opponent timed out had only 2.5 completed moves.
Change in ratings is a function of game density
That helps me understand that, thanks. Appreciate the information.
There's an exception to that minimum move threshold for tournament games. A week ago I resigned a game before any moves had been played and my rating went down 11 points.
I expected that when I did it, though. I was resigning 4 games in a tournament to allow the rest of the players to move on to the next round and to reduce my ongoing game load.
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