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    20 Jul '05 11:00
    I think you should win or lose points according to both players ratings at the START of the game, not the end...

    ie if you take on a 1600 plus rater...but at
    checkmate he/she has dropped a few hundred due to losing other games, you don't get the relevant credit for taking up the challenge!!... i know it can work the other way..but never seems to with me !
    This system also encourages people to be tactical with the timebanks...ie delaying wins or loses at timepoints most beneficial to their rating.
    Hope this makes sense
  2. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    20 Jul '05 13:17
    Originally posted by RichyH
    I think you should win or lose points according to both players ratings at the START of the game, not the end...

    ie if you take on a 1600 plus rater...but at
    checkmate he/she has dropped a few hundred due to losing other games, you don't get the relevant credit for taking up the challenge!!... i know it can work the other way..but never seems to with m ...[text shortened]... .ie delaying wins or loses at timepoints most beneficial to their rating.
    Hope this makes sense
    What if someone joined the site and you started a game with them when they were rated 1250. They then turned out to be a 2000 rated player by the time you finish your game (slowpoke).

    Either way has it's disadvantages.
  3. Standard memberRagnorak
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    20 Jul '05 14:08
    Originally posted by RichyH
    This system also encourages people to be tactical with the timebanks...ie delaying wins or loses at timepoints most beneficial to their rating.
    And this would be a good thing because...?

    D
  4. Joined
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    20 Jul '05 14:11
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    And this would be a good thing because...?

    D
    thats my point, it isn't a good thing.
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    20 Jul '05 16:10
    its fine because if they drop a few hundred points you should beat them easier because they obviously arent as good as their rating suggested. Timing wins or losses is a problem though...
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