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Losing points when opponent retires

Postby Jeppyboy » 07 Aug 2011, 11:25

ELO isn't so important, especially losing 3 points, but I'm just curious to know why the system is set up so that when I was serving at 4-5 my opponent lost connection (retired) and the game took 3 points from me and gave 3 points to him? He has an ELO of 1698 and mine is 1682. Seems like it should have gone the other way or no points at all.
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Re: Losing points when opponent retires

Postby Ayoub rima » 07 Aug 2011, 15:17

Yeah today i play agains some on have 1001 elo and i win 4/3 40/00 in my serve and he retired and i lose 13 elo.
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Re: Losing points when opponent retires

Postby manutoo » 08 Aug 2011, 05:06

Jeppyboy,
if your opponent won more games and you both have similar ELO, then he should get some ELO points.
You can tell it's unfair coz there was no break, but this is smoothed coz you'll serve 1st in the set 50% of times.
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Re: Losing points when opponent retires

Postby Jeppyboy » 08 Aug 2011, 09:07

manutoo wrote:Jeppyboy,
if your opponent won more games and you both have similar ELO, then he should get some ELO points.
You can tell it's unfair coz there was no break, but this is smoothed coz you'll serve 1st in the set 50% of times.


Someone who disconnects should earn some ELO points, but I should lose some? That doesn't make sense to me. I should just be reassured that 50% of the time I can serve first, be on serve at 5-4, and disconnect myself? Someone who disconnects should get zero points, and especially someone who didn't disconnect shouldn't be penalized.
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Re: Losing points when opponent retires

Postby Maxy » 08 Aug 2011, 11:43

Well, ELO isn't so important, but I agree with Jeppy.....
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Re: Losing points when opponent retires

Postby manutoo » 09 Aug 2011, 04:37

Most of times, the game can't know the reason of the disconnection, it can't determine if it's u who disconnected or your opponent, so it just calculates ELO with normal rules in such case.
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Re: Losing points when opponent retires

Postby Richou » 10 Aug 2011, 19:56

So when I'm leading *5-3 40-0 and he stays in the menus for 10 minutes and eventually connection is lost and i get a 70 elo penalty from an opponent who has MORE elo than me...
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Re: Losing points when opponent retires

Postby Algo » 10 Aug 2011, 20:32

or when the connection just disconnects itself and I lose 543 points.
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