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  1. 03 Dec '06 20:24
    why after claiming a timeout win, my rating falls down for some points????
  2. 03 Dec '06 20:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TwistPeaks
    why after claiming a timeout win, my rating falls down for some points????
    Because you are a pro'.


    From the FAQs
    Until a player has completed 20 games, they will have a provisional rating.

    Provisionally rated players will have their rating locked at 1200 until 5 rated games are completed. After 5 games, a rating is displayed, but this rating is still considered provisional until 20 games are complete.

    Ratings can be erratic until after these games.
  3. 04 Dec '06 12:11
    So why did my rating drop when I beat a lower-rated player?

    I've played way more than 20 games.

    Can you lose points for playing below your rating???
  4. 04 Dec '06 13:17
    Originally posted by Special Agent
    So why did my rating drop when I beat a lower-rated player?
    You're not a provisional player anymore, that's true, so you should not lose rating points unless you lose, or draw a game to a inferiour opponent...
    Please, tell us which game you were losing rating points when you shouldn't and we'll tell you why.
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    04 Dec '06 20:16
    I think this is someone looking at their graph seeing their graph not go up. Your next game finished will show an up-spike for your win against the 800 player. Very small up ward spike... graph is always one game behind for some reason.

    P-
  6. 11 Dec '06 20:40
    what governs whether a game is rated or not
  7. 11 Dec '06 21:21
    Originally posted by alia
    what governs whether a game is rated or not
    When you challenge someone you decide whether or not the game will be rated.
    When challenged you agree by playing.
  8. 14 Dec '06 23:58
    Okay, the graph issue makes sense now.

    Good to know it lags, I'm sure that was it.