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  1. 27 Sep '07 22:58
    Sure I read somewhere on this site that a player cannot lose / gain more than 32 pts at one time regardless of the formula calculation.
    Cant seem to find it now, although I haven't tried that hard.

    Remind me please, those in the know
  2. 27 Sep '07 23:06
    Originally posted by Policestate
    Sure I read somewhere on this site that a player cannot lose / gain more than 32 pts at one time regardless of the formula calculation.
    Cant seem to find it now, although I haven't tried that hard.

    Remind me please, those in the know
    FAQ

    (Score - Win Expectancy) can't be > 1 or < -1, so you can't lose / gain more than 32 for 0-2099, 24 for 2100-2399, and 16 for 2400 and above.
  3. 27 Sep '07 23:12
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    FAQ

    (Score - Win Expectancy) can't be > 1 or < -1, so you can't lose / gain more than 32 for 0-2099, 24 for 2100-2399, and 16 for 2400 and above.
    That's what I'd have said.
  4. 27 Sep '07 23:13
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    That's what I'd have said.
    Darn, I should have eaten cheese and let you answer the question.
  5. 27 Sep '07 23:29
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Darn, I should have eaten cheese and let you answer the question.
    Lovely. Thank you.

    I could certainly not be ar**ed to derive that from the formula at half past midnight. FAQing good of you to help me out.

    Good night
  6. 29 Sep '07 22:12
    sweet, so if I had some resignable positions I could just hold them off until I hit 2100 and then only lose half the amount of points when I resigned them
  7. 29 Sep '07 23:05
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    FAQ

    (Score - Win Expectancy) can't be > 1 or < -1, so you can't lose / gain more than 32 for 0-2099, 24 for 2100-2399, and 16 for 2400 and above.
    Actually my question is complicated a little by the fact the opponent is a provisional.
    I know this means only half the points are lost, but is this applied after the equation or before?
    In other words, is the maximum one can lose to a provisional 16pts, or can you still lose 32pts (equating to a loss of 64 were it not for the 'p'?
  8. 30 Sep '07 20:09
    Originally posted by Policestate
    Actually my question is complicated a little by the fact the opponent is a provisional.
    I know this means only half the points are lost, but is this applied after the equation or before?
    In other words, is the maximum one can lose to a provisional 16pts, or can you still lose 32pts (equating to a loss of 64 were it not for the 'p'?
    Do the calculation with the provisional rating, then divide by 2.
    Add (or subtract) as necessary.

    Maximum you can gain/lose from playing a provisional player is 16 points. Maximum you can gain/lose to a non-provisional is 32.

    It gets less again as you first reach 2100 (24 points), then 2400 (16 points).
  9. 30 Sep '07 20:28
    Originally posted by orangutan
    Do the calculation with the provisional rating, then divide by 2.
    Add (or subtract) as necessary.

    Maximum you can gain/lose from playing a provisional player is 16 points. Maximum you can gain/lose to a non-provisional is 32.

    It gets less again as you first reach 2100 (24 points), then 2400 (16 points).
    Many thanks that man