Friday 31/08/2012, 00:57
I am by no means, a great ELO player or UR player in general, so Don’t read this thread as if I am gloating about how well I know this game, or ELO for that matter. That is far from my point.
When I play ELO by the week, I will face several different opponents. I will face players with many different limits and various top ELO scores and rarely will see the same opponent more than once in the same week. Even at 1300 to 1400 where there are less opponents to face than at 1000 to 1100 I will still face different opponents every match with the occasional duplicate opponent as from a couple matches ago. Why does this happen? And more importantly, why do I even see this as a problem?
Elo was a ranking system first developed to rank chess players. It was developed so over time, players would be ranked according to their skill level. This was achieved by gaining a certain amount of points for win+ the variable of the opponents ranking. You all probably know that as most of you have played ELO and know to some degree how the scoring works. Players in the ranked mode would play each other within a certain range of similar skill level to either move up in ranking of move down. As what would happen in chess, players would have different titles for each category of points they had in the Elo ranked mode.
You may be asking what does chess have to do with UR?