Originally posted by MontyMooseThank a lot Monty, I will do just that.
FAQ gives the detailed explanation.
A rule of thumb is if you win, you gain points (a lot of points if you beat someone much higher rated than you, but not so many if you beat someone much lower in rating from you.) The reverse applies if you lose (losing to someone 500 points above you won't cost you that much.) For most of us morta ...[text shortened]... May I suggest you read through the entire faq, it has a lot of information.
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Originally posted by marioppThe way I understand OTB tournament ratings is that your ratings along with all your opponents ratings at the beginning of the tournament are used in calculating your new rating at the end of the tournament which depends on your win-lose record during that tournament.
One other question about new rating calculation after every game:
I read how calculations are done. But ... which ratings are taken into account, those you and your opponent have the moment you challenge (or are challenged) or those the moment the game ends?
I mean: if I challenge someone 20 points above me, I´m looking for a good reward if I win. But ...[text shortened]... me which are the ratings used for calculations?
Thanks in advance.