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  1. 10 Mar '04 18:57
    A question.
    I am currently involved in a game with e01osama, who (apparently) is a recognized cheater since his rating just dropped from the 1400-level to exactly 500.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/core/playchess.php?gameid=412188

    The problem is that, although I'm winning the game, I no longer want to finish it, since my rating will unnecessarily plummet.
    Is there a system in place so that the game can simply be cancelled, and thus not affect my rating at all? Or do I just have to bite the bullet?
    Thanks for any assistance.

    Lord Ivan
  2. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    10 Mar '04 19:21
    Originally posted by lordivan
    A question.
    I am currently involved in a game with e01osama, who (apparently) is a recognized cheater since his rating just dropped from the 1400-level to exactly 500.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/core/playchess.php?gameid=412188

    The problem is that, although I'm winning the game, I no longer want to finish it, since my rating will unnecessarily plum ...[text shortened]... my rating at all? Or do I just have to bite the bullet?
    Thanks for any assistance.

    Lord Ivan
    Send Chrismo (admin) a PM. He'll advise you on the options

    skeeter
  3. 10 Mar '04 19:33
    Skeeter:

    Thanks. Will do.
  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    11 Mar '04 05:33
    Now try and figure this out...

    "I am a boy . some is say to me a mad guy. Sometime I like to do that works..........Boom Boom........"

    ?

    P-
  5. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    11 Mar '04 08:02
    Originally posted by lordivan
    A question.
    I am currently involved in a game with e01osama, who (apparently) is a recognized cheater since his rating just dropped from the 1400-level to exactly 500.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/core/playchess.php?gameid=412188

    The problem is that, although I'm winning the game, I no longer want to finish it, since my rating will unnecessarily plum ...[text shortened]... my rating at all? Or do I just have to bite the bullet?
    Thanks for any assistance.

    Lord Ivan
    If you win your rating will not plummet,but by all means,try to get rid of the game if you want.
  6. Standard member Toe
    11 Mar '04 09:45
    Your rating could be badly effected if it is a provisional score. This is jet another case where the negative effect of cheaters continues beyond their own downfall.
  7. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    11 Mar '04 11:50
    Originally posted by Toe
    Your rating could be badly effected if it is a provisional score. This is jet another case where the negative effect of cheaters continues beyond their own downfall.
    How can it be badly affected when you win??😕
  8. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    11 Mar '04 12:00
    Originally posted by lordivan
    The problem is that, although I'm winning the game, I no longer want to finish it, since my rating will unnecessarily plummet.
    i just lost a couple of big time plummetters.

    the most you can drop is 32 points - it doesnt hurt that much, less than an injection or a filling.

    and now my rating will, hopefully, joyfully climb back to where it should be.

    (or did it just drop to where it should be?!)
  9. Standard member Toe
    11 Mar '04 12:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SirLoseALot
    How can it be badly affected when you win??😕
    From the FAQ:

    Until you complete 20 games, you will have a provisional rating. This rating is calculated as the average of all the games you have played. Each game is scored as being your opponent's rating (for a draw), your opponent's rating plus 400 (for a win), or your opponent's rating minus 400 (for a loss). If your opponent is also on a provisional rating, then the 400s above become 200s. If your opponent has played fewer than five games then their rating is treated as 1200 when calculating your rating.

    So if your opponent suddenly goes down to 500, then if you win, that would lower your average due to the '900' score in there.
  10. 11 Mar '04 15:25 / 1 edit
    Lordivan, since you no longer have a 'p' rating, you will see a very small (possibly zero) boost to your rating if you win, lose up to 16 points if you draw or up to 32 points if you lose.

    Since you only completed your 20th game a week or so ago, you may not have noticed that the 'normal' rating system has kicked in.

    Now you've got a regular rating, why not invest in a nice star against your name?😀
  11. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    11 Mar '04 21:51
    Originally posted by Toe
    From the FAQ:

    Until you complete 20 games, you will have a provisional rating. This rating is calculated as the average of all the games you have played. Each game is scored as being your opponent's rating (for a draw), your opponent's rating plus 400 (for a win), or your opponent's rating minus 400 (for a loss). If your opponent is also on a provisional r ...[text shortened]... s down to 500, then if you win, that would lower your average due to the '900' score in there.
    ah