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  1. Subscriber pakeha
    pakeha
    06 Jul '06 14:41
    even though its only 5 games played and 4 won, I am not able to BELIEVE, starting from 1200 can JUMP up to 1541, with an average Opp rating of 1277 at this rate I will be a GRANDMASTER in a short time

    I am sure I have gone through the FORMULA, via EXCEL, and I only get 1224
  2. Standard member Saint Nick
    Pimp of the elves
    06 Jul '06 14:51
    Well, it is correct.
    I don't really want to go through all the specific of how it is calculated because I think that is answered in the FAQ and in several other posts.

    The easiest thing to do is just to keep playing and when you get to 20 games you will find that you have an accurate rating. Until then, your rating will be erratic.
  3. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    06 Jul '06 16:14
    Originally posted by pakeha
    even though its only 5 games played and 4 won, I am not able to BELIEVE, starting from 1200 can JUMP up to 1541, with an average Opp rating of 1277 at this rate I will be a GRANDMASTER in a short time

    I am sure I have gone through the FORMULA, via EXCEL, and I only get 1224
    Try reading the FAQ again.
  4. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    06 Jul '06 17:01
    Originally posted by pakeha
    even though its only 5 games played and 4 won, I am not able to BELIEVE, starting from 1200 can JUMP up to 1541, with an average Opp rating of 1277 at this rate I will be a GRANDMASTER in a short time

    I am sure I have gone through the FORMULA, via EXCEL, and I only get 1224
    I asked the same question only 3 weeks ago.

    I didn't read the FAQ either.

    Initial ratings seem to be very erratic but I guess you've got to start somewhere and they eventually seem to settle down.

    I think the formula is the same used by FIDE for ELO ratings. Am I correct someone?
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    06 Jul '06 17:11
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire

    I think the formula is the same used by FIDE for ELO ratings. Am I correct someone?
    Why don't you try looking it up.
  6. 06 Jul '06 17:23
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Why don't you try looking it up.
    Why do you live in the help thread? When most of the time your posts are not helpful.
  7. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    06 Jul '06 17:25
    Originally posted by chronicman
    Why do you live in the help thread? When most of the time your posts are not helpful.
    Help helps those who help themself.
  8. Standard member Saint Nick
    Pimp of the elves
    06 Jul '06 18:40
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Help helps those who help themself.
    Kind of like a self-help referral service.
  9. 07 Jul '06 01:09
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=30856&page=2

    See my post from 11 Oct 05 for a full explanation.
  10. 07 Jul '06 01:46
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    Thread 32478
    this has got to be your fav post
  11. 07 Jul '06 04:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    Thread 32478
    Haha, that chess host bloke has been here since Feb 01 and hasn't moved yet.
  12. 07 Jul '06 04:12
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Haha, that chess host bloke has been here since Feb 01 and hasn't moved yet.
    You should rec him/her/it.