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  1. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    14 May '14 15:21
    some of my opponents have tournament entry ratings more than a hundred points below their highest ratings.....why?
  2. Subscriber C J Horse
    A stable personality
    14 May '14 16:22
    No idea. Care to give a name as an example? Don't forget it's only the highest rating in the last year which counts.
  3. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    14 May '14 18:50
    I am currently playing in a final of a tournament where the entry rating was 1600-1650

    My opponent in this final CURRENTLY has a tournamant entry rating of 1887,
    which is over 200 points higher than the tournament max limit.

    How can this possibly be?

    *coughs* sandbagging! *coughs*

    p.s. a person's rating chart pattern is often a good measure of how true they are playing
    for instance, if their rating chart resembles a heart beat, they are [probably] sandbagging
  4. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    15 May '14 01:31
    thanks, I did not know that it was only the last 365 days
  5. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    15 May '14 04:52
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    some of my opponents have tournament entry ratings more than a hundred points below their highest ratings.....why?
    Thread 159249

    * people might have improved. Especially for strong players it takes time to get to their real rating.

    * Duchess64 comment is also quite valid. Permnent rating floors would circumvent that.