Hi everybody! I'm new of the site, and even if I have read the related FAQ, I have some doubts about scoring, maybe someone of you can explain me how it works. After 5 rated games system gave me a quite high score that is, on my opinion, exagerated.
My first game was a draw against an opponent that was rated 1451: result my rating went down from 1200 to 1190! But isn't a draw against a stronger opponent a positive result anyway?
Second game I won against an opponent rating 1181 and my score jumped to 1451!!! Almost a 300 jump!
Third game I won against an opponent rating 1281 and my score went up again to 1516
Fourth game I won against an opponent rating 1156 and I reached 1570
Fifth game I won against an opponent rating 975 and my score went down to 1559!
Now, while I have 5 games running, and none finished, my score is 1522.
I understand that 5 rated games are too few to give a reasonable score, but this seem to me really erratic and I don't understand how it works.