Originally posted by Ramiri15I couldnt agree more Ramiri, I analyzed this game for over an hour trying o find a reason for a draw... I figure maybe he thought both would play a perfect game the whole way through and hes a great mindreader and futureteller. Its the only buyable reason I can see for this draw, but I wont get into it since the guy is 3rd and would make a human rug out of me. Honestly theres no reason he shouldve given a draw.. is there any possblility his mouse slipped and clicked Draw by Mistake? I know its unlikely but stranger things have happened.
Your rating is determined by a formula (score - win expectancy) that is multiplied by a constant K. The value of K changes from 32 to 24 to 16 as you pass 2100 and 2400. Therefore players 2400+ cannot lose more than 16 points for a loss (looking at the formula you can see that it can never exceed |1|) or 8 points for a draw. As for why he decided to offe ...[text shortened]... no idea what he was thinking making that decision against a player rated 900 points beneath him.
Originally posted by GalaxyShieldVey fishy draw, considering the rating difference. Of course, I'm not casting any aspersions here.
Granted, this position looks complicated, but is it really a draw already?
And why did he only lose 8 points out of the draw? I've drawn 1500's and lost more points than that, or are the point losses calculated differently when you're over 2400?