Originally posted by piderman
I think somewhere a flaw entered your table. If the players have equal rating, the winner gets [b]exactly 16 points, and the loser loses exactly 16 points. There will be no difference. Furthermore, at a difference of 600 points, the pl ...[text shortened]... ect.
Note: this only applies to players both below 2100 points.[/b]
Are you sure you are reading the table correctly? It's not saying that in the SAME GAME one player goes up 16 and one goes down 15. It's really saying the points change depending on whether the result is the expected (Higher ranked wins) or there is an upset (Lower ranked wins).
So, the first column is saying: 'upset' = winner goes up 16 and loser goes down 16. Expected result = winner goes up 15 and loser goes down 15.
Apparently that means that with equally ranked players the result is +/- 16, so it fits in the 'upset' column.
With the 1000 points difference, maybe he/she didn't calculate quite far enough.
EDIT: Okay, I see you are disagreeing with the 600 figure as well. Maybe you WERE reading it right partially. But as I said, the table is NOT suggesting there will be a difference in how much each player's rating is affected by a single result.