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  1. 20 Mar '14 12:44
    Yesterday I lost a game to a friend who's rating was 196 lower than mine (yeah, I know, I made a fatal error).

    My rating went down by about 23 points and his went up about 37. Is this right? I'm sure that if your ratings are more than 200 apart this triggers a more significant points shift, but am a bit disappointed the swing has been so great in this case.
  2. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    20 Mar '14 12:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Poston
    Yesterday I lost a game to a friend who's rating was 196 lower than mine (yeah, I know, I made a fatal error).

    My rating went down by about 23 points and his went up about 37. Is this right? I'm sure that if your ratings are more than 200 apart this triggers a more significant points shift, but am a bit disappointed the swing has been so great in this case.
    Actually both of your ratings changed for 24 points (Poston 1372-1348; EwenMC 1186-1210).

    You lost another game which gave you the impression to have lost disproportionate points.
  3. Subscriber Kewpieonline
    chess dummy
    20 Mar '14 14:09
    Detailed rating chart is at Thread 80000.
  4. 25 Mar '14 18:55
    Thanks for the response, but isn't it supposed to be 12 points with that rating difference?
  5. Subscriber Kewpieonline
    chess dummy
    25 Mar '14 22:25
    Originally posted by Poston
    Thanks for the response, but isn't it supposed to be 12 points with that rating difference?
    No. If lower-rated player wins it's 24, if higher-rated player wins it's 8. Check the chart.

    If one of the players has a p (provisional) rating, the actual number will be half of the chart number. If you've seen a 12-point change sometime that may be the reason.