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1.  sonhouse
Fast and Curious
18 Feb '07 19:38
I just won against a 1200 provisional. Don't you get at least one point for that? I got zero. No big deal but I thought you got something for a win even against a p.
2. 18 Feb '07 19:50 / 1 edit
Your rating is 1200 until you finish 5 games. After that it should adjust to the average "game value" of your games, and continue doing so until you have played 20 games.

The game value of a game is equal to your opponent's rating + a score for the result. A win is worth 400 points against an established player, 200 for a provisional, and a loss is the same, only you lose those points.

While provisional, you can lose points by winning (if the player is rated well below you), and gain points by winning to someone significantly higher.

Ooops: I thought you were asking something different.. my bad. Not sure how it handles scoring for the first 5 opponents of a player.
3. 18 Feb '07 20:45
Originally posted by sonhouse
I just won against a 1200 provisional. Don't you get at least one point for that? I got zero. No big deal but I thought you got something for a win even against a p.
FAQ

Your rating is such that you were expected to crush them and as such you are not rewarded for doing so.
4. 18 Feb '07 21:03
FAQ

Your rating is such that you were expected to crush them and as such you are not rewarded for doing so.
That's why I avoid playing to provisional players if I can.
5.  sonhouse
Fast and Curious
18 Feb '07 22:59
FAQ

Your rating is such that you were expected to crush them and as such you are not rewarded for doing so.
I thought if you were within 400 points of your opponent you got at least one point for a win.1591-1200=391. Maybe thats close enough to make it zero. But if I lose to a 2400 player don't I at least lose one point?
6.  XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
18 Feb '07 23:42 / 1 edit
Originally posted by sonhouse
I thought if you were within 400 points of your opponent you got at least one point for a win.1591-1200=391. Maybe thats close enough to make it zero. But if I lose to a 2400 player don't I at least lose one point?
Was the game rated? Because it's not appearing on your rating graph.
7. 18 Feb '07 23:44 / 1 edit
no, once you get to a certain level...say im 2000 rated, versus 1200, and i win, i will not gain a point, its just the way the system works so people cant beat 1200 rated players everyday and make it to 2000. If a rating is just far behind your own, you really shouldnt deserve a point anyhow.

As towards your own not gaining a point, you should of because your ratings are relatively close...it could be that your opponent is 0-3 or 0-4 and the system is rating the player a lot lower then 1200(maybe like p800) and therefore do not receive a point.
8.  XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
18 Feb '07 23:46