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Schubendeherbet
12 Jun 2022, 04:59:00
#1
Hello,

Why is my rating on the new site lower than on the old site?
Administrator
12 Jun 2022, 08:45:53
#2
The old site had separate ratings for regular chess and Chess960. These are now combined on the new site, so the two values were averaged together when accounts were transferred. If you feel this calculation has unfairly affected your rating, we may be able to make an adjustment.
unavailable
12 Jun 2022, 22:50:42
#3
Will Apollo be added to this "Universal" rating too?
Schubendeherbet
13 Jun 2022, 01:29:22
#4
I did prefer the separate rankings, as I play mostly standard chess. One of my regular opponents likes the 960 variation, so I play it with them, but I do consider it a separate game. It seemed to me that the 960 rating was calculated differently, but that might only be my perception.
Administrator
13 Jun 2022, 08:31:16
#5
Apollo (and Apollo960) are combined with regular chess for rating purposes.

It's all a matter of practical tradeoffs, and trying to find the best compromise without having too many ratings to keep track of. It would be nice to have Chess960 and Apollo as separate categories, but then you already would have eight ratings even with just divisions for live/corr. Add in extra time divisions and it all gets unmanageable pretty fast. There's no absolutely right answer, but we felt that combining gameplay variations while separating important speed divisions was the best overall approach.
Schubendeherbet
13 Jun 2022, 10:11:01
#6
I can live with that. Thanks for the clarification.
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