Bullet Chess & Rating

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1


    I just played a couple of bullet games where my opponent resigned after the 2nd and 3rd move respectively as he dropped a pawn in one and did not like the opening in the second. The ratings did not change. I thought that a game is on once the first pair of moves has been exchanged. Are there different rules for bullet games?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2


    After the first pair of moves, an abort with no record of the game is no longer possible.

    From that point until White makes his/her 4th move, the game will be recorded and a win, loss or draw awarded but no ratings adjustments will be made to either side.

    Once White has played the 4th move, the game - if rated - will result in ratings adjustments depending on outcome and the players' statistics.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3


    It has always been this way.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4


    Well, w.r.t. the ratings. The record of the game has chagned I believed - you used to be able to abort with no record before whites 4th move as well.

Back to Top

Post your reply: