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Smallest Ranking Gain

Postby Dolchstoss von Hinten » 13 Jun 2019, 10:22

I just finished a game and got a 2 point ranking boost. Has anyone managed less than that?

[In case you're interested, I took over Turkey who surrendered on 17SCs. The board was clearly stalemated, so I had to play one turn and a builds turn so that Germany was eliminated (it was DIAS), and then the two-way draw was accepted.]
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Re: Smallest Ranking Gain

Postby Oh Cheese » 13 Jun 2019, 11:49

You'll be shocked to learn (as I was!) that you can LOSE points for a draw!!!
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Re: Smallest Ranking Gain

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 13 Jun 2019, 12:13

Oh Cheese wrote:You'll be shocked to learn (as I was!) that you can LOSE points for a draw!!!

Yes, that is indeed how an Elo system works. If you start, on average, better-ranked than your opponents, then you can lose points in a draw depending on the draw size.
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Re: Smallest Ranking Gain

Postby Dolchstoss von Hinten » 13 Jun 2019, 12:33

NoPunIn10Did wrote:Yes, that is indeed how an Elo system works. If you start, on average, better-ranked than your opponents, then you can lose points in a draw depending on the draw size.


I guess it does make sense when you think about it, but still a bit of a shock!
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Re: Smallest Ranking Gain

Postby marotta » 13 Jun 2019, 18:01

I've received:

    5 for a two way draw in 155544
    -16 for a three way draw in 150215
    -9 for a three way draw in 156676
    -8 for a three way draw in 152211
    0 for a three way draw in 155058
    -45 for a four way draw in 152212
    -12 for a four way draw in 153744

And those were the points for an entire game of play!

Losing points for a three day draw really hurts. But the system thinks anything less than a solo victory is beneath me.
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Re: Smallest Ranking Gain

Postby SimonMH » 14 Jun 2019, 10:47

Dolchstoss von Hinten?! There's a name from the past. You weren't a subber to Richard Sharp's zine by any chance? :D
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