Originally posted by peewee678
I have a question regarding Fritz (15) and the playing strength slider for Rated Games. No matter which engine I install (from a very weak 1500 Tarrasch to a very strong Stockfish e.g.), the slider always has a range between 1039 to 2439 (give or take).
Can someone explain what's going on here?
Since the program has no way to actually or reasonably assess a relative ELO rating for whatevery engine you use in conjunction with whatever hardware you are using, it is probable that the 1039-2439 range is just the standard range for the sliding adjustment.
I would suspect that the system uses some kind of handicapping mechanism such as how many ply forward it can look which would be independent of the engine algorithm itself.