#### Help Forum

1. 01 Aug '05 03:24
Just for information (no reflection on the player), how can a player's rating jump 400+ points after one game? Specifically, look at Regicidal's rating after game one at RHP. Am I misreading the graph?
2.  leestatic
Hristos voskrese
01 Aug '05 03:30 / 1 edit
Originally posted by jebrydzagin
Just for information (no reflection on the player), how can a player's rating jump 400+ points after one game? Specifically, look at Regicidal's rating after game one at RHP. Am I misreading the graph?
Ratings are locked at 1200 until 5 rated games are completed. he or she won the first five.
3. 01 Aug '05 03:44
Originally posted by leestatic
Ratings are locked at 1200 until 5 rated games are completed. he or she won the first five.
Thanks. I had read that, but still see the player's rating moving upward in each of the first five games according to the graph. The greatest move is after game one. If the rating scores are back-figured after five games, I guess it could lead to unusual graph configurations.
4.  leestatic
Hristos voskrese
01 Aug '05 03:56 / 1 edit
yeah i' just looked at my own now im confused, it does seem a big jumpðŸ˜²
5.  XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
01 Aug '05 05:58 / 1 edit
Originally posted by leestatic
yeah i' just looked at my own now im confused, it does seem a big jumpðŸ˜²
Read the FAQ to discover how provisional ratings are calculated. Then a math textbook and work out the specifics of the situation.

EDIT: It's quite simple really.