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Not that I’m complaining. Chess level 2 is probably where I belong now. But last time, I was in level 4. And I didn’t think that’s how it works. It doesn’t look like too many players dropped out, either, as there is still a well-populated Level 4. And I’m one of 10, not 9 players in my section. Is there some rule that moves one up multiple levels if one’s rating is high enough, creating an extra spot in a section?
I had a similar experience 2 years ago. I won a EWN level 3 group, and next I played in level 1. Maybe it has also to do with your actual rating?
Anyway I am testing it right now. Playing at level 4, trying to keep my rating well above 1800. See what happens next ;-)
I think if there are empty spots in the championship there are filled based on rating.
Dvd, maybe you could ask Richard in your chess game ☺
He was also my first opponent here, way back in February, 2003.
Richard explained that if your rating is higher than the average rating of some group above where you’d otherwise be--and if your last finish in a championship section wasn’t last place— then you get placed in the higher group. I vaguely remember when he made that change, but had forgotten that it applied to levels below the top one.
Thanx for explaining Dvd :). Then it was a good idea for me to stop playing those 1-point EWN tournaments, they give the risc of very fluctuating ratings (maybe Richard should use a different algorithm for rating changes for 1-point EWN games?!). Now I have a chance to promote from level 4 to 2...