Originally posted by dizzyfingers
I only recently joined this site, after not having much involvement with chess-related things for many years. The rating system is something completely new to me. Can anyone give me some insight into how it works? My questions are mainly things like:
1. Your opponents ratings. Are they figured in someway? For example, if I beat someone with a 1500 rat ...[text shortened]... game come into play? 3. Does resigning a game differ from playing through? Thanks for your time.
2. The number of moves has no effect, except for the unusual 50-move-rule, after which a draw can be claimed.
3. Resgning and losing by checkmate make no difference.
If you have other questions, take a look at http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com/help/index.php?help=faq if you have a chance.