How are points calculated?

When I win a game my points gained can vary from 1 point to 7 points and even more, who says how many points I gain from a win? Probably a simple explanation but I would like to know anyway, thanks.

It depends on your rating vs the rating of your opponent. If you beat a guy rated loads higher you will get a lot of points. If you win vs someone way lower you get very few. I don't know the exact maths of it but its basically based on the statistical chance of you scoring a win based on the rating of both players.

Ah that sounds about right, 👍
L1verpo0l wrote:
When I win a game my points gained can vary from 1 point to 7 points and even more, who says how many points I gain from a win? Probably a simple explanation but I would like to know anyway, thanks.

https://support.chess.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1444777-how-do-ratings-work-

Martin, just a side question. Playing unrated games will not affect rating points (obviously), but will playing lots of such unrated games affect the RD?

eric0022 wrote:

Martin, just a side question. Playing unrated games will not affect rating points (obviously), but will playing lots of such unrated games affect the RD?

I don't know for sure but I would think they do not.

Okay, thank you!

The period of time between rated games will affect the RD. If you spend a lot of time playing unrated games, that could increase the RD.