K factor amp FIDE ratings

  
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Thibault de Vassal    (2009-04-28)
K factor & FIDE ratings

FIDE decided to increase the K factor so that ratings change quicker...

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5381
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5376 (bottom)

Does anyone have an opinion on these changes ?


Wayne Lowrance    (2009-04-28 18:19:44)
K factor

In the long run I think it will average out. Ratings will be very dynamic in short periods. Being a EE engineer I sort of like the smoother curve integrated concept, so I think I would opt for no change. This means I believe that in any cycle period a more accurate rating of the player can be viewed with the curve smoothing integration concept. For example a very common use of this is in the stock market where, daily, weekly changes can be very dynamic. A often used example use of this method is "30 day running moment of integration" to clarify the picture. Wayne


Thibault de Vassal    (2009-04-29 11:31:46)
K factor

Thanks for sharing your opinion Wayne, in comparison, the "K factor"-like here at FICGS is really high, I still wonder sometimes if it should be changed or not even if it allow players to find their place in the rating list quite quickly...


Ranganathan Raman    (2009-05-03 01:14:43)
what happen with my ratings?

before Correspondence chess : 1683
now Correspondence chess : 1396
pls how will ratings now any new factor
1 game won & loss rating?


Thibault de Vassal    (2009-05-03 14:14:06)
CC & OTB chess

Hello Ranganathan, you mean that you lost FIDE points since you started to play correspondence chess ?


Ranganathan Raman    (2009-05-06 00:03:04)
rating how will cal?

win how many point rating?
loss how many point rating?
i resign how manypoint rating?



Thibault de Vassal    (2009-05-06 12:15:23)
Loss / Resignation

You mean here at FICGS or FIDE ? Here, resignation or loss is the same, all rating rules are here :

http://www.ficgs.com/membership.html