Originally posted by SwissGambit
The only reservation I have about this is that a player may have a 'hot' streak and temporarily rise to a rating they can't maintain.
They'd be stuck forever playing in tournaments that are a bit too strong for them.
This could be a slight problem, but how many players actually have this kind of a hot streak?
Lets say a banded tournament is for 1600-1700's
A genuine 1600 rated player would need a hot streak
to boost them to in excess of 1800/1850 before they would be unable to enter the above tournament. I think this is unlikely to happen.
From my own point of view I have reached a high of 1523 so would be unable to enter a tournament with an entry rating below 1373/1423.
Current rating 1355
Current Tournament Entry rating is 1383
Highest rating in last 100 days is 1411
so all fall quite closely in line with the limits proposed.
Looking at the biggest rating fluctuation who has posted so far would be coquette, currently 259 below her best!!
Highest every rating 1659 giving her an 1509/1559 tournament entry under the proposed.
Current rating 1400
Current Tournament Entry rating is 1483
Highest rating in last 100 days is 1566
Again the proposed system does not hit her too hard either.
Highest every rating 1592 giving him a 1442/1492 tournament entry under the proposed.
Current rating 1429
Current Tournament Entry rating is 1429
Highest rating in last 100 days is 1429
Again well within reach