Originally posted by jobsworthYou should have read the FAQ... "If you have a non-provisional rating and you play a provisional-rated player, then you receive (or lose) only half the number of rating points you would normally. If the provisionally-rated player has played fewer than five games, then their rating is treated as 1200 when calculating your rating."
Yeah, I get that whole part...my question was regarding the points equation. Specifically, if I lose to someone with a p1320 rating does that mean I'm deducted points as if I'd played a 1200 player? The answer is obviously 'yes' according to the FAQ. I just had trouble getting my head around the inequity. Sorry for bothering all the code talkers out there.