- 27 Sep '07 23:06

FAQ*Originally posted by Policestate***Sure I read somewhere on this site that a player cannot lose / gain more than 32 pts at one time regardless of the formula calculation.**

Cant seem to find it now, although I haven't tried that hard.

Remind me please, those in the know

(Score - Win Expectancy) can't be > 1 or < -1, so you can't lose / gain more than 32 for 0-2099, 24 for 2100-2399, and 16 for 2400 and above. - 27 Sep '07 23:12

That's what I'd have said.*Originally posted by Nordlys***FAQ**

(Score - Win Expectancy) can't be > 1 or < -1, so you can't lose / gain more than 32 for 0-2099, 24 for 2100-2399, and 16 for 2400 and above. - 29 Sep '07 23:05

Actually my question is complicated a little by the fact the opponent is a provisional.*Originally posted by Nordlys***FAQ**

(Score - Win Expectancy) can't be > 1 or < -1, so you can't lose / gain more than 32 for 0-2099, 24 for 2100-2399, and 16 for 2400 and above.

I know this means only half the points are lost, but is this applied after the equation or before?

In other words, is the maximum one can lose to a provisional 16pts, or can you still lose 32pts (equating to a loss of 64 were it not for the 'p'? - 30 Sep '07 20:09

Do the calculation with the provisional rating, then divide by 2.*Originally posted by Policestate***Actually my question is complicated a little by the fact the opponent is a provisional.**

I know this means only half the points are lost, but is this applied after the equation or before?

In other words, is the maximum one can lose to a provisional 16pts, or can you still lose 32pts (equating to a loss of 64 were it not for the 'p'?

Add (or subtract) as necessary.

Maximum you can gain/lose from playing a provisional player is 16 points. Maximum you can gain/lose to a non-provisional is 32.

It gets less again as you first reach 2100 (24 points), then 2400 (16 points). - 30 Sep '07 20:28

Many thanks that man*Originally posted by orangutan***Do the calculation with the provisional rating, then divide by 2.**

Add (or subtract) as necessary.

Maximum you can gain/lose from playing a provisional player is 16 points. Maximum you can gain/lose to a non-provisional is 32.

It gets less again as you first reach 2100 (24 points), then 2400 (16 points).