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 Table of ratings changes

 From: Patti Beadles Address: pattib@netcom.com Date: 22 August 1994 Subject: Re: FIBS ratings formula Forum: rec.games.backgammon Google: pattibCuwttn.F8v@netcom.com

```Ratings changes are based on several things-- the length of the match,
the experience level of each player, the current rating of both
players, and whether the higher-rated or lower-rated player wins.

Experience figures into this in an interesting way.  For players with
400 or more experience points, there's no influence.  For players with
less than 400, the experience turns into a simple multiplier.  Your

Here are a couple of tables showing the ratings change for various
match lengths and ratings differences.  Note that you need to use a
different table depending upon whether the higher-rated or lower-rated
player wins.

Ratings change when higher-rated player wins,
assuming 400+ experience.*

diff         1         3         5         7         9        11
----     --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
100      1.884998  3.119854  3.899648  4.491772  4.974016  5.381994
200      1.770753  2.782339  3.345620  3.727760  4.006327  4.216725
300      1.658005  2.457773  2.826207  3.029076  3.142692  3.201313
400      1.547453  2.151421  2.353534  2.415209  2.409120  2.366478

Ratings change when lower-rated player wins,
assuming 400+ experience.*

diff         1         3         5         7         9        11
----     --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
100      2.115002  3.808349  5.044624  6.091233  7.025984  7.884505
200      2.229247  4.145864  5.598652  6.855246  7.993673  9.049774
300      2.341995  4.470430  6.118065  7.553929  8.857308 10.065186
400      2.452547  4.776783  6.590738  8.167797  9.590880 10.900022

* For a player with lesser experience, multiply the number in the
table by -experience/100+5, e.g. for 200 experience, 3.

So if a 1500 player beats a 1700 player in a 3-point match, I would
look in the table and find that for a 3-point match, lower player
wins, 200 difference, the change is 4.15 (rounded.)  If the 1700
player won, the change for both players is 2.78.

-Patti
```

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