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  1. Standard member karoly aczel
    Howsaboutit?
    25 May '10 03:31
    I've read the blurb on ratings in the help bit a few times but I just dont get it.
    Could someone please give me an explanation of the change in ratings after a match is completed , possibly by the way of an example?
    So if a 1200 player (1) beats another 1200 player(2) , who gets what points?
    and just two more please?
    1700 (1) vs 1350(2)
    and 900(1) vs 1400(2)

    (the brackets are to note which player is which)

    Could all experienced chessers please excuse my apparent daftness
  2. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    25 May '10 07:43
    This chart appeared a few years ago in Thread 80000:

    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 loses that number, lower players gains that number.
    L - Lower rated player wins that number of points.

    For your examples:
    (1) 1200 beats 1200 (assuming neither is provisional).
    Winner becomes 1216, loser becomes 1184.
    (2) 1700 beats 1350.
    Winner gains 4 points to 1704, loser becomes 1346.
    (3) 900 beats 1400.
    Winner becomes 930, loser 1370.
  3. Standard member karoly aczel
    Howsaboutit?
    26 May '10 09:29
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    This chart appeared a few years ago in Thread 80000:

    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 _______ ...[text shortened]... 4 points to 1704, loser becomes 1346.
    (3) 900 beats 1400.
    Winner becomes 930, loser 1370.
    Thank you kindly
    Btw, you got any spare cash for me? hehehehe
  4. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    27 May '10 02:51
    Not now I've paid to renew my sub.
  5. Standard member karoly aczel
    Howsaboutit?
    02 Jun '10 02:01
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Not now I've paid to renew my sub.
    Thats cool. I'll go busking
  6. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    02 Jun '10 02:28
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Thats cool. I'll go busking
    Didn't anyone tell you Pentridge is yuppie townhouses now?