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  1. 30 May '08 13:08
    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 rating vs. beating someone with a 1200 rating, or vice-versa. 2. Do the # of moves in a game come into play? 3. Does resigning a game differ from playing through? Thanks for your time.
  2. Standard member wittywonka
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    30 May '08 13:13 / 2 edits
    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.
    1. FAQ

    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.
  3. 30 May '08 13:30
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    1. FAQ

    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.
    I figured there was a place to look for the answers to these of types questions, but didn't know where. Thanks for the references.