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  1. 10 Jun '10 19:59
    Is it possible to see how many points I´ll gain or loose before accepting/challenging an opponent?
  2. 10 Jun '10 20:05
    Originally posted by Ribalagua
    Is it possible to see how many points I´ll gain or loose before accepting/challenging an opponent?
    No it isn't.

    Because your opponent's rating, as well as your own, can change before the game is ended.
    And it is when the game ends the points won or lost is calculated.
  3. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    10 Jun '10 22:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    No it isn't.

    Because your opponent's rating, as well as your own, can change before the game is ended.
    And it is when the game ends the points won or lost is calculated.
    True.
    If you expect your opponents to be about the same rating when you finish you can calculate an indication tho: FAQ.
  4. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    11 Jun '10 12:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Ribalagua
    Is it possible to see how many points I´ll gain or loose before accepting/challenging an opponent?
    The chart shown below has been published several times in the help forum.

    With it you can find the points that will be gained or lost if you know the current rating of both (non-provisional) players. Using it to calculate the results before you play the game is fine. It will give you a good idea of what the rating change will be.

    But as pointed out, the ratings can change during the game if either player completes one or more or their other games, and it is only the ratings at the time the game is completed that are used to find your new rating.


    Rating Chart

    Difference ______ H -- D -- L
    0-10 __________ 16 - 0 - 16
    11-32 _________ 15 - 1 - 17
    33-54 _________ 14 - 2 - 18
    55-77 _________ 13 - 3 - 19
    78-100 ________ 12 - 4 - 20
    101-124 _______ 11 - 5 - 21
    125-149 _______ 10 - 6 - 22
    150-176 _______ 9 - 7 - 23
    177-205 _______ 8 - 8 - 24
    206-237 _______ 7 - 9 - 25
    238-273 _______ 6 - 10 - 26
    274-314 _______ 5 - 11 - 27
    315-364 _______ 4 - 12 - 28
    365-428 _______ 3 - 13 - 29
    429-523 _______ 2 - 14 - 30
    524-719 _______ 1 - 15 - 31
    720+ __________ 0 - 16 - 32

    Key

    H - Higher rated player wins that number of points.
    D - Draw, higher player losses that number, lower players gains that number.
    L - Lower rated player wins that number of points.