1. Joined
    14 Nov '22
    Moves
    64
    08 Mar '23 18:43
    How do you get your latest rating on this site?
    Mine only shows p 1200
  2. SubscriberRagwort
    Senecio Jacobaea
    Joined
    04 Jul '09
    Moves
    175496
    08 Mar '23 20:25
    The FAQ will tell you that you do not have a provisional rating until you have completed 5 games and it then remains a variable p rating until 20 games are complete. None the less if you look at any of your pgns for your games on this site it will show a provisional rating in the headers. Yours is currently 1655.
  3. Joined
    20 May '16
    Moves
    25782
    09 Mar '23 02:48
    @andrew-kasperoff said
    How do you get your latest rating on this site?
    Mine only shows p 1200
    Losing a lot of games😉.
  4. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    Australia
    Joined
    20 Jan '09
    Moves
    371826
    09 Mar '23 03:54
    Only 1 rated game played on site so far, so it's a mystery where that 1600+ rating comes from. Play another 4 rated games and you'll lose the p1200.
  5. SubscriberRagwort
    Senecio Jacobaea
    Joined
    04 Jul '09
    Moves
    175496
    09 Mar '23 08:50
    @Kewpie

    No mystery. A provisional rating is calculated as opponents grade + 400 on a win, -400 on a loss and = on a draw, averaged over the number of games completed. As he has completed one game the rating is simply his first opponent's rating + 400. The site starts the calculation at game one but does not choose to display it on the player profile until five games have finished - presumably to give a clearer idea how strong a new player might be. The pgn creation software simply takes the players ratings at the time of request and sticks them in the pgn header without reference to their provisionality. You could argue it shouldn't but since the rating method is well known and in the FAQ, looking at the pgn saves having to get the pen paper and slide rule out.
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