Originally posted by jwa657
I play in tournaments where all the games should be rated (at least I haven't seen an unrated tourney here), and I've recently been resigned against in two games from the same opponent. One game had one move from myself and the other had no moves yet. My opponent for whatever reason felt he needed to resign before playing. However upon him resignin ...[text shortened]... ld it have? I'm currently at 1603, the same before he resigned in both games. He is around 1352.
I believe that a game is considered to be rated once black has completed their second move.
Prior to that the game is not considered to be rated and a non-tournament game can be deleted by either player without changing any ratings and without changing either player's statistics.
If the game is resigned within the first two moves I suspect it would still be considered as unrated as far as ratings are concerned, but would be counted as a win.
This is only my opinion and perhaps someone more knowledgeable can confirm or correct this reply.
<EDIT> Also, I don't believe a person's rating or other statistics are instantly updated at the moment that a game is finished. It may be a short time before new statistics are displayed.