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  1. 11 Jan '08 03:10
    Can it be that I go from 1512 to 1499 because of a tie with a player ranking 1180? I thought a draw is a draw.
  2. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    11 Jan '08 04:43
    It's not only possible but it is certain.
  3. 11 Jan '08 04:51
    Yup. Judging on rating you would be expected two win the game. The draw is a better than expected outcome for them so you go down in rating and they go up.
  4. 11 Jan '08 22:32
    Originally posted by carjacker
    Can it be that I go from 1512 to 1499 because of a tie with a player ranking 1180? I thought a draw is a draw.
    Yeah you're right, draws don't count. You got screwed.
  5. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    11 Jan '08 22:40
    lol?:p
  6. 12 Jan '08 05:31
    Originally posted by carjacker
    Can it be that I go from 1512 to 1499 because of a tie with a player ranking 1180? I thought a draw is a draw.
    1512 should win a game against 1180 (332 points below), so a draw means you weren't as good as your rating; penalty for 332 point draw = 12 points at this level; don't know about the extra point though. If you'd won you would have earned only 4 points. That's why strong players aren't too keen on friendly games with huge rating differences. The odds are much nicer if you're the person with the lower rating - 28 points is worth the gamble.

    But it's only a number, a VERY rough guide to your playing strength. Mine goes up and down in a 300-point range.
  7. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    12 Jan '08 09:13
    Originally posted by MissOleum
    That's why strong players aren't too keen on friendly games with huge rating differences.
    think you ment to say non-friendly (rated) games