Rating jumped for no reason

withnail42
So I logged in this morning and my rating had changed from 1505 to 1550. I thought maybe one of my higher-rated opponents had resigned, but nope. It still shows my highest rating as 1549 on Jun 1st, so is it just a glitch, then?
RonaldJosephCote

    There's a possibility that someone you played......MAY have been found cheating.   Either that.....or.....go back to bed. When you wake up, you'll be 2000. happy.png

WSama

I don't know. Maybe if the rating thought of you as a means of escape, then...

I'm just yanking your hair @withnail42. With your rating now 1555, it's a bit difficult to tell. Perhaps one of your opponents had cheated and you were later rewarded or reimbursed some points

Also, you still get points even if your opponent was rated lower than you, especially with correspondence chess. Did you check if any game had ended, with you the winner?

withnail42

No games have ended within the last 24 hours. It could have been someone cheating, I guess. If that's the case I'm not sure why my highest rating still says 1549. Wierd.

JamesColeman

you can see the reason if you go to your archive. Can't say more than that without going against the forum rules.

But you have highlighted what looks like a minor glitch - when they manually refund points it doesn't seem to have a knock-on effect to your "highest rating"

 

Optimissed

Different algorithm that checks for highest, I expect.

 

WSama

I don't know... these guys usually pay special care to detail. It could be that they decided - because you didn't really beat the opponent, it can't then be said that it was your best win. I suppose to put this to the test we'd have to view instances where the circumstances varied.

WSama

Though I once had my tactics ratings readjusted after a slight glitch and then too my highest rating stat did not add up. This was a long time ago, of course. I could be mistaken.