### Chessgamble ELO points

#### ELO points in general

The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in two-player games such as chess. ELO rating systems are used both in international chess and many other sports.

A players ELO arises from its successes against other players whose ELO points are being considered in the calculation. Details of ELO calculation are explained on Wikipedia: Wikipedia: Elo rating.

#### ELO calculation for new Players

For Players not yet finished a tournament, no ELO points will be displayed. For such Players an ELO value of **1500 for quick chess** and **1800 for correspondence chess** will be taken as basis for the calculation of new ELO points.

#### Each Player has several ELO values

At Chessgamble you can play tournaments with a variety of attributes:

- For Playmoney (without computer assistance) / For real Money (with computer assistance)
- Correspondence chess / Quick chess
- Chess types: Normal chess, Dark Chess, ...

Of course each player has different playing abilities for example in a **Dark Chess Quick game for Playmoney** and a **Normal chess correspondence game for real money**. So for each of this various combinations a player as an own ELO value. That will lead more to a meaningful rating as all combinations where mixed.
Besides you can try other game variations without thinking "I would better not do that, because I will spoil my ELO rating".