Originally posted by coquette
Proposed: the game rating change will be calculated at no more than +/- 100 points maximum from the TOURNAMENT rating.
Wouldn't this be more "true" and fairer? (Just thinking out loud here)
I'm also thinking out loud here:
I think that the rating whould represent the players skill. The rating should not be higher nor lower than his skill. That's the very point of the rating, in the sense of a value of a players skill. Right?
So far I agree with you.
But in order to compare people who had never played to eachother, or the same player from times far apart we should take rating inflation into account.
If my skill never increase or decrease I should stay at the same rating niveau constantly. I doubt that this will be the case if your proposal of limited rating loss will be affectuated.
I think that the sum of the players rating after a game should be the same, i.e. ones rate loss is the same as the others rate gain, or else the overall rating for all players will go up.
So another proposal I have, in order to reduce rating inflation, is to have a constant average for the rating of all players. If the rating average increas the individual rating should be compensating in some way.
But his is only me thinking out loud here.