~~bannedplayer306509~~Best Loser16 Jul '07 15:08

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.*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.- 16 Jul '07 15:42

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!*Originally posted by Sam The Sham***a 400 hundred point difference is the same across the board, regardless of the strata. Period.** - 16 Jul '07 15:46I 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. - 16 Jul '07 17:57

Period? No way. It says clearly in the FAQ:*Originally posted by Sam The Sham***a 400 hundred point difference is the same across the board, regardless of the strata. Period.**

"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.