Originally posted by Ragwort
Hi Paul. As one who plays open tournaments here against all ratings I can report that you get nothing for a win over an opponent rated about 600 points or more below. Between about 400 and 600 the result of the formula rounds up to 1 point. It's still the full 32 if you lose though. Against the top rated players the formula changes for them. If one of them t ...[text shortened]... gain half the number of points which amounts to 1 point or less if you are more than 200 above.
Thanks to everyone who posted. Since this incarnation is not zero-sum, it is definitely different compared to the pre-2012 USCF formula.
I have not paid all that much attention to it until recently, but I have noticed that players seem to get really hung up about other people's ratings. I haven't cared about ratings much at all, except to note that my own rating tends to inflate when I play casual games against lower-rated players and real-world friends whom I play on the site, but then deflates in tournaments and clan games.
My rating would get more "real" if my real-world friends would stop playing on their phones and actually put a little work into the games, but I have sort of given up on the crusade.