Originally posted by kyngj
No it just takes into account yours and your opponent's current ratings. So, in an indirect way it takes into account the games you've played, but is really heavily weighted towards recent form, as it should be, don't you think?
Not really. So for example: Someone rated 2200 plays a newbie who happens to be a GM and loses. Under the current formula his rating may drop say to around 1800 (for arguments sake). Does that seem right?
Even the best people have a bad day but does it make sense to penalize someone who consistently beats players rated say 1600 and has a rating of 1600 and has played 200 games to get their rating, but loses to a newbie and has their rating dropped dramatically?
I'm not sure how much fluctuation is allowed and I couldn't find anything in the help menus so I thought I'd get a discussion going. I'm not here for the rating. I just want to learn and have fun. I was just noticing what I thought was big jumps and drops. What do ya'll think?