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how are points allocated

  • #1
    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?
  • #2

    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. 

  • #3

    Thanks

  • #4

    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

  • #5

    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

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