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  1. 15 Jun '10 13:01
    I recently joined a 1675-1750 banded duel tourney, my favorite kind

    My first opponent has a current rating of 1280 but had a rating of 1759 as recently as May 29 and had been at 1780 for an extended period

    Now I'm playing a better player (I'm 1650) with an expectation of -28/+4

    I asked my opponent about his rating and he said he had just resigned over 50 games

    This is an extremely frustrating situation and doesn't seem to be within RHP's normal standards of "fairness"

    Thanks for your consideration - Jeff from Indy
  2. 15 Jun '10 19:04
    Originally posted by RedHotMayor
    I recently joined a 1675-1750 banded duel tourney, my favorite kind

    My first opponent has a current rating of 1280 but had a rating of 1759 as recently as May 29 and had been at 1780 for an extended period

    Now I'm playing a better player (I'm 1650) with an expectation of -28/+4

    I asked my opponent about his rating and he said he had just resigne ...[text shortened]... hin RHP's normal standards of "fairness"

    Thanks for your consideration - Jeff from Indy
    It happens, its just one of theose things.

    After all look at your graph, 20 March 2010 you peaked at 1773 but less than six weeks later you are down to 1544.

    What you lose in one situation you gain in the next.
  3. 15 Jun '10 19:25
    I understand your point - but mine were legit losses

    I did not tank any games - just had a lot of losing games when I hit 1759
  4. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    16 Jun '10 05:41
    it all works out. best to not take the ratings blips too seriously either way
  5. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    17 Jun '10 14:42
    I am quite happy that the palyer in question is in teh band he belongs to and not wrecking havoc in the lower bands.

    As people pointed out ratings oscillate but if you lose the 56 points by losing two games you will win also more points for your wins then...so it really will close in some time. And your own reating seems not to be so sconstant anyway (not that mine is)