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  1. Standard member Mr Average
    Mr Average
    16 Jul '07 15:06
    Is the skill difference between myself [circa 1400 rated] and an 1800 rated player, the same as the difference between a 1900 and a 2300?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    16 Jul '07 15:08
    Originally posted by Mr Average
    Is the skill difference between myself [circa 1400 rated] and an 1800 rated player, the same as the difference between a 1900 and a 2300?

    Thanks in advance.
    Not even close . If you've ever played a 2100 and then a 2200 player (100 points difference) you'll realize that even that slight number difference makes for a totally different skill level.
  3. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    16 Jul '07 15:10
    indeed, the atmosphere gets thinnner the higher you climb.
  4. 16 Jul '07 15:35
    Originally posted by Mr Average
    Is the skill difference between myself [circa 1400 rated] and an 1800 rated player, the same as the difference between a 1900 and a 2300?

    Thanks in advance.
    a 400 hundred point difference is the same across the board, regardless of the strata. Period.
  5. 16 Jul '07 15:42
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    a 400 hundred point difference is the same across the board, regardless of the strata. Period.
    I'm not sure I believe that. I'm a 2300 player approx (both here and FIDE) and I think I'm considerably more likely to lose to a 1900 player than beat a 2700, alas!
  6. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    16 Jul '07 15:42
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    a 400 hundred point difference is the same across the board, regardless of the strata. Period.
    rubbish, it's pretty easy to climb from 1000 to 1400, but try 1600 to 2000, big difference.
  7. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    16 Jul '07 15:46
    I think what is meant is that elo ratings are used to work out the probability of victory.

    The probability that a 1000 player will beat a 1400 player is the same as a 1600 player beating a 2000. This statement can be true even if the difference in skill is far greater at the higher band.
  8. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    16 Jul '07 15:48
    cool then, we'll go with that
  9. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    16 Jul '07 15:56
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    cool then, we'll go with that
    Obviously it isn't an exact science but it is meant to give you an indication.
  10. 16 Jul '07 17:57
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    a 400 hundred point difference is the same across the board, regardless of the strata. Period.
    Period? No way. It says clearly in the FAQ:
    "New Rating = Old Rating + K * (Score - Win Expectancy)
    K is a constant (32 for 0-2099, 24 for 2100-2399, 16 for 2400 and above)"

    You can go from 2000-2099 in (like) 3 games but from 2100 to 2999 in (like) 4 games.

    Period? No way.
  11. 16 Jul '07 20:11 / 1 edit
    With the current rating system, an 800 rated player should almost always beat a 400 player. I can't prove it, but I can't help but think that it is much more likely that a 800 player would lose to a 400 player, than a 2100 player would lose to a 1700 player.