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Serious glitch in ratings?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    mtguy8787

    I was around 1500 and played this guy who was 1542. We played 3 games, which I lost.

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/profile/Alex_1

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    infinex

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    ImaBullet

    mtguy your a beginner and wouldnt understand but that isnt a glitch

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    MisterStretch

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    Cystem_Phailure

    MisterStretch wrote:

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    RainbowRising

    Change in ratings is a function of game density

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    MisterStretch

    Cystem_Phailure wrote:
    MisterStretch wrote:

    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.

     

    That helps me understand that, thanks.  Appreciate the information.


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    Cystem_Phailure

    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.  Cool

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    ImaBullet

    Hello


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