Originally posted by thebonemaster
I don't like to moan, but I have just tried to get into the Aplha Tournament rated at a maximum of 1250 and been refused because my rating was 1292 in the last 30 days. My rating is now 1224 and I have played my 20 rated games so it will not change much from now, trust me I was just lucky in a couple of games that got me to 1292. Can this be reviewed?
Unfortunately there will always be circumstances that mean that whatever method we use, it will result in something like this happening for someone.
I think this method is very effective. The good thing is that after 30 days, your maximum rating will qualify you for future tournaments with a 1250 max rating.