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Win, draw, loss probabiltes based on Elo

  1. Dec 13, 2011 #1
    Using past results and Harkness ratings, Elo observed that the distribution of individual performances resembles a normal distribution"

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsprint.asp?newsid=4326 [Broken]

    What exactly is this "performance"?
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2011 #2

    mathman

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    I would guess that it is a way of assigning a numerical value to the outcome of a player's performance in a tournament.
     
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