How did I go up two levels from one Championship to the next? General forum

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How did I go up two levels from one Championship to the next?
  • Dvd Avins at 2017-10-21

    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?

  • Paul Wiselius at 2017-10-22

    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?

  • Paul Wiselius at 2017-10-22

    Anyway I am testing it right now. Playing at level 4, trying to keep my rating well above 1800. See what happens next ;-)

  • richyfourtytwo at 2017-10-22

    I think if there are empty spots in the championship there are filled based on rating.

  • David J Bush at 2017-10-22

    Dvd, maybe you could ask Richard in your chess game ☺

  • Dvd Avins at 2017-10-22

    Good idea.

  • Dvd Avins at 2017-10-22

    Good idea.

  • Dvd Avins at 2017-10-22

    He was also my first opponent here, way back in February, 2003.

  • Dvd Avins at 2017-10-24

    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.

  • Paul Wiselius at 2017-10-24

    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...


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