Rating Estimator (2012-2013) Print E-mail
This is the Rating Estimator which uses the rating formula in effect between August 4, 2012 and May 17, 2013. On August 4th the "bonus factor" changed from 6 to 8. This version has bonus factor = 8.
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for the version for events ending after May 17, 2013, and before March 20, 2014.
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This program lets you estimate how your rating has changed after playing in a tournament. The Ratings Estimator is a javascript application. Some older browsers do not support javascript. If the ratings estimator does not appear in your browser window, your browser may not be javascript compatible, or you need to enable javascript in your browser.

Enter the ratings (post-tournament if possible) of your opponents in any of the twelve boxes below, followed by your total score. Click on the performance button to see your estimated performance rating.

Your current rating is optional, but it is required if you wish to see your estimated new rating.

  Total Score
  Current Rating
# of Prior Games                       Age

Note:  this software is based on information contained in Approximating Formulas for the USCF Rating System.  See The USCF Rating System for complete details.  

Note:  In the case of a perfect or zero score the performance rating is estimated as either 400 points higher or lower, respectively, than the rating of highest or lowest rated opponent.

Note:  you do not need to enter individual win, loss, draw results, only the total score (win=1.0, draw=0.5, and loss=0.0).  Click on the "New Rating" button to see your new estimated rating.  Click on "Show K" to see the "K" value (see below for details) used in the calculation.  Click on "Show Bonus" to see how much of your rating change was due to the bonus calculation.

Note: K represents an estimate of player rating volatility. The higher the value the more uncertain the prior rating is assumed to be, and therefore how rapidly a player's rating may change. Its value is determined from the number of prior games, the number of games played in the current event, and the prior rating.

Note: For unrated players with no prior games, set # of Prior Games to zero (Current Rating will be ignored). When all games are either lost or won, Age is used to estimate a prior rating. If no value is entered for Age, a prior rating of 750 is assumed.

Note: A current limitation is that the calculation may not be correct when prior games have either been all wins or all losses.