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  1. 28 Jan '16 13:17
    Hi all,

    In my profile there is a section that says:

    Moves This Month is the number of moves made since the 1st of the month.
    Highest Rating excludes provisional (first 20) games.
    Tournament Entry Rating is calculated by the formula (CurrentRating + HighestRating) / 2. The entry rating will never drop to more than 100 points below your Highest Rating.


    I am in a banded tournament (1425-1450) but have been pitted against an opponent who has - at his best - had a rating of 1,788. Given that point 2 says the tournament entry rating will never drop below 100 of your highest rating - this seems anomalous?

    I'm happy to play in unbanded tournaments, and will expect to get beaten by better players in those, but in banded ones I was hoping for a closer contest.

    Game 11557186

    Thanks for your time.
    Paul
  2. 28 Jan '16 16:35
    Originally posted by Paul A Roberts
    Hi all,

    In my profile there is a section that says:

    Moves This Month is the number of moves made since the 1st of the month.
    Highest Rating excludes provisional (first 20) games.
    Tournament Entry Rating is calculated by the formula (CurrentRating + HighestRating) / 2. The entry rating will never drop to more than 100 points below your Highest ...[text shortened]... ed ones I was hoping for a closer contest.

    Game 11557186

    Thanks for your time.
    Paul
    Hi Paul,

    Your opponent's highest rating in the last year was 1531, which places his minimum TE rating at 1431 based on the formula. Given your opponents average, I would consider your game a fair contest. Also, be aware that a large game load can result in a wide rating span, given the increased potential for large winning and losing streaks.
  3. 28 Jan '16 16:57
    Originally posted by pilgrim21
    Hi Paul,

    Your opponent's highest rating in the last year was 1531, which places his minimum TE rating at 1431 based on the formula. Given your opponents average, I would consider your game a fair contest. Also, be aware that a large game load can result in a wide rating span, given the increased potential for large winning and losing streaks.
    Hi there,

    Thanks for coming back to me, but you mention 'last year'? The notes in the profile do not mention a time constraint on the highest rating?

    Thanks
    Paul
  4. 28 Jan '16 17:36
    Originally posted by Paul A Roberts
    Hi there,

    Thanks for coming back to me, but you mention 'last year'? The notes in the profile do not mention a time constraint on the highest rating?

    Thanks
    Paul
    I remember seeing the 365 day window as part of the calculation when I first read about the rating system, but I can't find it now. However, a quick tour of several profiles will clearly reveal that the one year high is what is used.
  5. 28 Jan '16 20:59
    Originally posted by pilgrim21
    I remember seeing the 365 day window as part of the calculation when I first read about the rating system, but I can't find it now. However, a quick tour of several profiles will clearly reveal that the one year high is what is used.
    Thank you for the clarification!

    I shall just try my best!
  6. 28 Jan '16 21:12
    Originally posted by Paul A Roberts
    Thank you for the clarification!

    I shall just try my best!
    You're welcome and good luck with your match.
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