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  1. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    11 Jun '09 14:23
    The number of days considered when calculating the "Tournament Entry Rating" has been increased to 365 days, from 100, to help prevent "sandbagging" in tournaments.

    The Tournament Entry Rating for every player is available from the profile page, as before.
  2. 11 Jun '09 14:47
    Now that's more like it Russ. I don't care what they say about you, you are a good man.
  3. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    11 Jun '09 19:01
    Originally posted by hiphop
    Now that's more like it Russ. I don't care what they say about you, you are a good man.
    How "good" was he?
  4. 11 Jun '09 22:42
    Originally posted by zozozozo
    How "good" was he?
    I'll never tell.
  5. 11 Jun '09 22:43
    Excellent move. However one small point. It can happen that a player's rating 'spikes' considerably because a much higher rated player resigns games even though in clear winning positions. This distorts a rating and it does seem unfair that a player is penalised for a year through no fault of their own.

    That said, it is a small price to pay for what is a good move to go to 365 days. May be some refinement to deal with the 'spiking issue' could be considered?
  6. Subscriber padger On Vacation
    12 Jun '09 03:45
    Originally posted by jayaitch
    Excellent move. However one small point. It can happen that a player's rating 'spikes' considerably because a much higher rated player resigns games even though in clear winning positions. This distorts a rating and it does seem unfair that a player is penalised for a year through no fault of their own.

    That said, it is a small price to pay for what is ...[text shortened]... to 365 days. May be some refinement to deal with the 'spiking issue' could be considered?
    As the T E R is half the difference there is only half a spike if you see what I mean
  7. Standard member adim
    Brian Hugh Warner
    12 Jun '09 05:14
    This can be adjusted by removing the 10% highest and lowest values first (meaning 10 highest values and 10 lowest values from a total of 100 values) and then calculating the average.
  8. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    12 Jun '09 05:41
    365 days is a great improvement, thanks Russ.

    The tiny differences caused by things like the Korch meltdown are just that, TINY.
  9. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    12 Jun '09 12:46
    Originally posted by jayaitch
    Excellent move. However one small point. It can happen that a player's rating 'spikes' considerably because a much higher rated player resigns games even though in clear winning positions. This distorts a rating and it does seem unfair that a player is penalised for a year through no fault of their own.

    That said, it is a small price to pay for what is ...[text shortened]... to 365 days. May be some refinement to deal with the 'spiking issue' could be considered?
    Yes but everyone is going to experience this so you'll find there is a weakening effect on the bands...
  10. 12 Jun '09 13:04
    I Need some understanding. Why in a 0 days 21 days time bank, I got 2 time out while I was actually playing with no warning when all my other games have many days left re May 2009 Banded Hardcore Grand I 1400-1450
    Description ZERO day timeout. 21 day timebank. Everyone should be time-out at the same time? or what is it that i do not understand
  11. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirateā„¢
    12 Jun '09 13:18
    Originally posted by Russ
    The number of days considered when calculating the "Tournament Entry Rating" has been increased to 365 days, from 100, to help prevent "sandbagging" in tournaments.

    The Tournament Entry Rating for every player is available from the profile page, as before.
    At last!
  12. Standard member Tychoo
    F**k the EU, IMF,WB
    12 Jun '09 15:45 / 1 edit
    I've gone up 200 points in entry rating from a high of 1500 last Aug 08.

    Looks like I must play smarter from now on.

    Over all good move Russ
  13. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    14 Jun '09 06:48
    Great improvement..
  14. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    14 Jun '09 16:46
    Speaking as a 2000+ player, I'm not thrilled with the idea of seeing 1400 rated players [who used to be 2000] in the high-band tourneys...
  15. 14 Jun '09 18:23
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Speaking as a 2000+ player, I'm not thrilled with the idea of seeing 1400 rated players [who used to be 2000] in the high-band tourneys...
    surely that's very unlikely, despite the new changes..