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Ratings are much lower than before

  • #1

    This has probably been explained before but I'm curious what happened to the rating system about six or nine months ago, specificly in lightning.  I used to be 2100 now around 1700.  I notice a lot of players in the 1700's and even 1600's have their Lightning highest rating in the 2000's (sometimes above 2200).  It seemed to rapidly go up & then rapidly go down.  I went from 1600 or 1700 to over 2000 quite quickly & back down just as fast.

  • #2

    Me too.... i go around 950-1050 back and forth, 5 consecutive wins then come 5 consecutive losses... i just dont know why

  • #3

    Rating formula was changed a while back. There is a topic started by erik about it when it was being discussed. I'm sure somewhere in there is a post about when the actual change was implemented.

  • #4

    Looks like Erik never replied back in that thread.

  • #5

    Agree with RegicidalManiac "I still play more for the enjoyment of the game than the rating. I have come to the realization that I am too old to compete with the upper echelon and am satisfied to have some good friends to play chess with on this site."

    It's a fun thing or else I couldn't stomach getting so much licks.

    But it's a strange thing of late... my OTB (FIDE rating) has been increasing while my rating here has been decreasing ???!!!

  • #6

    i just push wood for fun sod the ratings Tongue out

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