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  1. 01 May '07 12:45 / 2 edits
    I have been looking on the web about chess. Is the rating/score that we use what they refer to as a ELO rating?? I am still a bit new to this so I hope this isn't a stupid question. I would like to become a better beginner Thanks for your help!!!

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  2. 01 May '07 13:00
    Originally posted by DUFFley
    I have been looking on the web about chess. Is the rating/score that we use what they refer to as a ELO rating??
    Yes. It is not, of course, the FIDE rating, nor does a player's FIDE rating have any influence on the RHP rating. However, it does mostly use the same Elo system that FIDE uses. Mostly, because there are special rules for provisional players which are (obviously) not used by FIDE, and which aren't part of the Elo system.
    Note that it's Elo, not ELO: it isn't an acronym, it's named after Árpád Élő, who devised the system.

    Richard
  3. Standard member Mathurine
    sorozatgyilkos
    04 May '07 06:50
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Árpád Élő,
    Hungarian does look very beautiful...
  4. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    04 May '07 10:43 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Note that it's Elo, not ELO: it isn't an acronym, it's named after Árpád Élő, who devised the system.

    Richard
    Árpád Élö
  5. 04 May '07 12:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    Árpád Élö
    No, and that's the problem. It's not an o with two dots above it, it's an o with two accents. This should be one: ő , and looks like one in the edit box. It's not a common letter, though, it's not in ISO-8859-1, and apparently either the forum software RHP uses, or Internet Exploder, has problems with it.

    Richard
  6. Standard member Mathurine
    sorozatgyilkos
    04 May '07 13:03 / 1 edit
  7. 04 May '07 14:11 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by Mathurine
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