Originally posted by ray george
I WAS STUPID and my silly move allowed a stalemate, my points went from 1169 to 1141. Is this punishment for my careless move when the game was as good as won?
A stalemate is treated exactly as a draw.
You will see that a draw can still result in one player winning or losing rating points when there is a difference in the ratings of the players. The bigger the rating difference, the more points that will be won or lost with a draw.
There is a chart floating around that shows the actual number of points that will be awarded based on the rating of each player.
Click here to see chart ------> Thread 80000