how are points allocated

timothymorel
I'm getting different scores for different wins/losses. Wondering what the system is? How does chess.com decide how many points to give, or take away?
Cherub_Enjel

All you need to know is the following:

*The more games you've played, the less your rating will fluctuate

-If you win/draw against higher rated players, you gain more points.

-If you lose/draw against lower rated players, you lose more points.

 

*If you play against someone very established, your rating will fluctuate more. 

timothymorel

Thanks

Janebracken

What happens if I win against an equal opponent at the start of the game but when it is over he has lost loads of points playing other games

Martin0

It is your opponents rating at the end of the game that matters.

If you want to read some more about how the rating system works:

https://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-ratings---how-they-work