I understand what your saying, and in a way i agree, however, if i had known that this was the case, i would never have started the games i did. I, quite understandably i feel, looked at my rating, looked at my opponents, accessed what i stood to gain, and loose, and started the match. It's very annoying to play somebody over 1 week, beat them soundly, and then have your rating decresed! This is just absurd, as u so rightly put it, a players rating should be representative of their actual stength. Well i know my strength is around 1700-1800, i would like to be playing people of equal strength and i don't mind playing a few weaker players to get to that situation, thats fair enouph, but i don't want to HAVE to play stronger opposition as a matter of course, cos that makes me elitist. I haven't the time or the inclanation to mill around playing weak opposition, every other site on the Net calculates their ratings correctly, why not this one??