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London

Joined 05 Feb '12 Moves 654 in the FAQs the following is posted:
Players are rated using the following formula:
New Rating = Old Rating + K * (Score - Win Expectancy)
K is a constant (32 for 0-2099, 24 for 2100-2399, 16 for 2400 and above)
Score is 1 for a win, 0.5 for a draw and 0 for a loss.
The Win Expectancy is calculated using the following formula :
Win Expectancy = 1 / (10^((OpponentRating-YourRating)/400)+1)
So win expectancy is >0 and <1 and k is >0 so together this implies that newscore>oldscore for a win.
I don't see therefore how score can decrease for a win...
Thanks

Linkenheim

Joined 22 Apr '05 Moves 532672 Originally posted by JeremyDR
in the FAQs the following is posted:
Players are rated using the following formula:
New Rating = Old Rating + K * (Score - Win Expectancy)
K is a constant (32 for 0-2099, 24 for 2100-2399, 16 for 2400 and above)
Score is 1 for a win, 0.5 for a draw and 0 for a loss.
The Win Expectancy is calculated using the following formula :
Win Expectanc ...[text shortened]... newscore>oldscore for a win.
I don't see therefore how score can decrease for a win...
Thanks It can decrease at the setup of the first rating, which is kind of calculated retrospectively...since there was no (real) win expectancy.