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  1. 14 Sep '10 07:42
    Which of the two gets the most points or is it the same? and how are the points calculated? Is the player with the most pieces get the more points? Thank you
  2. 14 Sep '10 07:58
    Originally posted by Celsius I
    Which of the two gets the most points or is it the same? and how are the points calculated? Is the player with the most pieces get the more points? Thank you
    A stalemate IS a form of draw. The points gained or lost by a draw are decided by the ratings of the two players. The higher rated player loses points for drawing the lower rated player, and the lower rated player gains points from drawing the higher player. If the ratings are close, sometimes there is no rating change at all.
    The rating increases and decreases are only calculated by ratings of the players. Whether a person has a full army or bare king makes no difference.
  3. 14 Sep '10 08:01
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    A stalemate IS a form of draw. The points gained or lost by a draw are decided by the ratings of the two players. The higher rated player loses points for drawing the lower rated player, and the lower rated player gains points from drawing the higher player. If the ratings are close, sometimes there is no rating change at all.
    The rating incr ...[text shortened]... d by ratings of the players. Whether a person has a full army or bare king makes no difference.
    Thank you a lot. I did not expect an answer so quickly. I just was not sure about stalemate was treated but if it is the same than a draw, then all is fine.
  4. 14 Sep '10 09:10
    Do you see where you went wrong in your game against LHaas73? You lost a few points with the stalemate, because you didn't anticipate his queen sacrififce that lead to this. You could have blocked the path from his queen to the g-pawn with your queen and then checkmate him in a few moves.