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Offline Der Quasi

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« on: 27 December 2017, 09:01:57 PM »
Is there a different rating if you give up just before the end of the game? It annoys me more often with other players!

Offline JW

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Re: Rating
« Reply #1 on: 27 December 2017, 10:25:24 PM »
In a game with one human opponent, there is no difference between resigning and losing in other ways.

If you resign a rated game with multiple human opponents, your rating goes down more (and your opponents' rating goes up more) than if you had played out the same game but come in last. The reason for this extra penalty for resigning is that if someone resigns, it changes the landscape of that game, and may alter the outcome between the two other players. When a player resigns, the remaining players can choose to play on with a computer replacing the resigning player, but that continuation doesn't impact their ratings.