Originally posted by C J HorseYes it makes sense. Thanks.
I would think that if it starts off as a 'rated' game it will always be called that. If it had been played out to the end there would have been the usual change in the players' ratings. As it's finished after three half moves the players' ratings will not change, so it has the same effect as an unrated game, but it is still classed as a 'rated' game.
Hope that makes sense.
Originally posted by FabianFnasI have noticed this too in clan games. Before clan games took the usual 3 moves to become a rated game. Now they are a rated game after 1 move. I noticed this a few times over the last year or so.
Look at Game 6748758.
Only three half moves have been done. (1. e4 d6 2. d4) So it cannot be a rated game.
Yet, in the information about the game, it says 'rated = yes'.
My statistics says that I have (right at this moment) 1026 games. If I count all my rated games I can only count to 1022 rated games. I suspect that some short tournament game ...[text shortened]... are counted as rated even if the games are too short. Hence the discrepance.