for
Steve Akselrod

USATT#: 23936

##### Introduction
This page explains how Steve Akselrod (USATT# 23936)'s rating went from 1982 to 2067 at the LYTTC Friday Pro League event from 8 Oct 2021. These ratings are calculated by the ratings processor which goes through 4 passes over the match results data for a league event. The following values are produced at the end of each of the 4 passes of the ratings processor for Steve Akselrod for this league event.

Initial Rating Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Final Rating (Pass 4)
1982 2062 1982 2067 2067

You can click here to view a table of all the resultant values from each of the 4 passes (and the initial rating) of the ratings processor for all of the 20 players in this league event. Sections below for further details on the initial rating and the 4 passes of the ratings processor.

Note: We use mathematical notation to express the exact operations carried out in each pass of the ratings processor below. Whenever you see a variable/symbol such as for example ${X}_{i}^{3}$, we are following the convention that the superscript part of the variable (in this case "3") indicates an index (such as in a series), and it should not be misconstrued to be an exponent (which is how it is used by default).

##### Initial Rating
The initial rating of a player for a league event is the rating the player received at the end of the most recent league event prior to the current league event. If this is the first league event the player has ever participated in (based on our records), then the player has no initial rating.

The initial rating for LYTTC Friday Pro League event from 8 Oct 2021 for Steve Akselrod, and its source league event are as follows:
Initial Rating From League Event Date
1982 LYTTC Friday Pro League 1 Oct 2021

Click here to view the details of the initial ratings for all the players in this league event.

##### Pass 1 Rating
In Pass 1, we only consider all the players that come into this league event with an initial rating while ignoring all the unrated players. If a rated player has a match against an unrated player, then that match result is ignored from the pass 1 calculations as well. We apply the point exchange table shown below to all the matches participated in by the rated players:

Point Spread Expected Result Upset Result
0 - 12 8 8
13 - 37 7 10
38 - 62 6 13
63 - 87 5 16
88 - 112 4 20
113 - 137 3 25
138 - 162 2 30
163 - 187 2 35
188 - 212 1 40
213 - 237 1 45
238 and up 0 50

Suppose player A has an initial rating of 2000 and player B has an initial rating of 2064, and they played a match against each other. When computing the impact of this match on their rating, the "Point Spread" (as it is referred to in the table above) between these two players is the absolute value of the difference their initial ratings. When the player with the higher rating wins, presumably the better player won, which is the expected outcome of a match, and therefore the "Expected Result" column applies. If the player with the lower rating wins the match, then presumably this is not expected, and therfore it is deemed as an "Upset Result" and the value from that column in the table above is used. So, in our example of player A vs player B, if player B wins the watch, then the expected outcome happens, and 5 points are added to player B's rating and 5 points are deducted from player A's rating. Looking at Steve Akselrod's match results and applying the point exchange table, gives us the following result:

##### Steve Akselrod's Wins
Winner Loser
Point Spread Outcome Gain Player USATT # Rating Player USATT # Rating
106 UPSET 20 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982 Jenny Wang 196123 2088
68 UPSET 16 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982 Douglas Yi Li 59160 2050
162 UPSET 30 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982 Henry Chau 223877 2144
163 UPSET 35 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982 Arnav Jain 198566 2145

##### Steve Akselrod's Losses
Winner Loser
Point Spread Outcome Loss Player USATT # Rating Player USATT # Rating
217 EXPECTED -1 Geoffrey Honfai Cheng 91967 2199 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
115 EXPECTED -3 Gaurang Rana 231252 2097 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
138 EXPECTED -2 Amir Khan 85897 2120 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
34 EXPECTED -7 Max Kolodkin 94084 2016 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
20 EXPECTED -7 Max Mouchinski 1150995 2002 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
189 EXPECTED -1 Daria Fahimi 214365 2171 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982

You can click here to view a table of outcomes and points gained/lost from all the matches with all the players in this league event.

The "Outcome" column above, shows whether the match had an expected (player with the higher rating wins the match) or an upset (player with the higher rating loses the match) outcome. Based on this outcome, and using both the player's initial rating, we apply the point exchange table from above and show the ratings points earned and lost by Steve Akselrod in the "Gain" column. Matches are separated out into two tables for wins and losses where points are gained and lost respectively. We get the following math to calculate the Pass 1 Rating for Steve Akselrod:

Initial Rating Gains/Losses Pass 1 Rating
1982 - 1 - 3 + 20 - 2 + 16 - 7 - 7 - 1 + 30 + 35 $=\mathrm{2062}$

You can click here to view a table of pass1 calculations for all the rated players in this league event.

##### Pass 2 Rating
The purpose of this pass is solely to determine ratings for unrated players. To do this, we first look at the ratings for rated players that came out of Pass 1 to determine an “Pass 2 Adjustment”. The logic for this is as follows:

1. We calculate the points gained in Pass 1. Points gained is simply the difference between the Pass 1 Rating and the Initial Rating of a player:

${\rho }_{i}^{2}={P}_{i}^{1}-{P}_{i}^{0}$
where,

 Symbol Universe Description ${P}_{i}^{0}$ ${P}_{i}^{0}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the initial rating for the $i$-th player. We use the symbol $P$ and the superscript $0$ to represent the idea that we sometimes refer to the process of identifying the initial rating of the given player as Pass 0 of the ratings processor. ${P}_{i}^{1}$ ${P}_{i}^{1}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the Pass 1 rating for the $i$-th player. ${\rho }_{i}^{2}$ ${\rho }_{i}^{2}\in ℤ$ the points gained by the $i$-th player in this league event. Note here that we use the superscript $2$ to denote that this value is calculated and used in Pass 2 of the ratings processor. Further, ${\rho }_{i}^{2}$ only exists for players who have a well defined Pass 1 Rating. For Players with an undefined Pass 1 Rating (unrated players), will have an undefined ${\rho }_{i}^{2}$. $i$ $i\in \left[1,\mathrm{20}\right]\cap ℤ$ the index of the player under consideration. $i$ can be as small as $1$ or as large as $\mathrm{20}$ for this league event and the i-th player must be a rated player.

2. For rated players, Pass 1 points gained, ${\rho }_{i}^{2}$, is used to calculate the Pass 2 Adjustment in the following way:
1. If a player gained less than 50 points (exclusive) in pass 1, then we set that player's Pass 2 Adjustment to his/her Initial Rating.
2. If a player gained between 50 and 74 (inclusive) points in pass 1, then we set the player's Pass 2 Adjustment to his/her Final Pass1 Rating.
3. If a player gains 75 or more points (inclusive) in pass 1, then the following formula applies:
• If the player has won at least one match, and lost at least 1 match in the league event, then the player's Pass 2 Adjustment is the average of his/her Final Pass 1 Rating and the average of his/her opponents rating from the best win and the worst loss, represented using the formula below:

$\mathrm{{\alpha }_{i}^{2}}=⌊\mathrm{\frac{\mathrm{{P}_{i}^{1}}+\mathrm{\frac{\mathrm{{B}_{i}}+\mathrm{{W}_{i}}}{2}}}{2}}⌋$

where ${\alpha }_{i}^{2}$ is the Pass 2 Adjustment for the current player, ${P}_{i}^{1}$ is the Pass 1 Rating, ${B}_{i}$ is the rating of the highest rated opponent against which the current player won a match, and ${W}_{i}$ is the rating of the lowest rated opponent against which the current player lost a match.
• If a player has not lost any of his/her matches in the current league event, the mathematical median (rounded down to the nearest integer) of all of the player's opponents initial rating is used as his/her Pass 2 Adjustment:

$\mathrm{{\alpha }_{i}^{2}}=\mathrm{⌊\stackrel{\sim }{\mathrm{\left\{\mathrm{{P}_{k}^{0}}\right\}}}⌋}$

where ${P}_{k}^{0}$ is the initial rating of the player who was the i-th player's opponent from the k-th match.
Symbol Universe Description
$i$ $i\in \left[1,\mathrm{20}\right]\cap ℤ$ the index of the player under consideration. $i$ can be as small as $1$ or as large as $\mathrm{20}$ for this league event and the i-th player must be a rated player.
$q$ $q\in \left[1,\mathrm{72}\right]\cap ℤ$ the index of the match result under consideration. $q$ can be as small as $1$ or as large as $\mathrm{72}$ for this league event and the q-th match must be have both rated players as opponents.
$g$ $g\in \left[1,5\right]\cap ℤ$ the g-th game of the current match result under consideration. $q$ can be as small as $1$ or as large as $5$ for this league event assuming players play up to 5 games in a match.
${P}_{k}^{0}$ ${P}_{k}^{0}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ initial rating of the i-th player's opponent from the k-th match.

• Therefore, the Pass 2 Adjustment for Steve Akselrod is calculated as follows:
• Given the initial rating of 1982,
• and the Pass 1 rating of 2062,
• the Pass 1 gain is 2062 - 1982 = 80.
• Since the Pass 1 Gain of 80 is greater than 74, and Steve Akselrod has won some matches and lost some matches, the Pass 2 Rating is calculated to be the average of the Pass 1 Rating and the average of the Best win and the worst loss:

You can click here to view a table of Pass 2 Adjustments for all the rated players in this league event.

3. After calculating the Pass 2 Adjustment for all the rated players as described above, we can now calculate the Pass 2 Rating for all the unrated players in this league event (which is the main purpose of Pass 2). Pass 2 Rating is calculated using the following formula:
1. If all of the matches of an unrated player are against other unrated players, then the Pass 2 Rating for that player is simply set to 1200. You can click here to view these players who received a 1200 Pass 2 Rating. Not all of Steve Akselrod's matches were against unrated players. So this rule does not apply to him.
2. For unrated players with wins and losses, where at least 1 of the opponents has an initial rating, the Pass 2 Rating is the average of the best win and the worst loss (using the Pass 2 Adjustment of all rated players) as defined by this formula here:

$\mathrm{{P}_{i}^{2}}=⌊\mathrm{\frac{\mathrm{{B}_{i}^{2}}+\mathrm{{W}_{i}^{2}}}{2}}⌋$

where ${P}_{i}^{2}$ is the Pass 2 Rating for the i-th player, ${B}_{i}^{2}$ is the largest Pass 2 Adjustment (best win) of the opponenet against whom the i-th player won a match, and ${W}_{i}^{2}$ is the smallest Pass 2 Adjustment (worst loss) of the opponent against whom the i-th player lost a match.
3. For unrated players with all wins and no losses, where at least 1 of the opponents has an initial rating, the Pass 2 Rating is calculated using the following formula:
$Pi2 = Bi2 + ∑k=0Mi-1 I(Bi2-αk2)$
where the function $I\left(x\right)$ is defined as, $$I(x)=\left\{ \begin{array}{ll} 10, & \text{if}\ x >= 1, x <= 50 \\ 5, & \text{if}\ x >= 51, x <=100 \\ 1, & \text{if}\ x >= 101, x <= 150 \\ 0, & \text{otherwise} \end{array}\right.$$
where,
Symbol Universe Description
${P}_{i}^{2}$ ${P}_{i}^{2}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the pass 2 rating, of the i-th player in this league event only applicable to unrated players, where ${P}_{i}^{0}$ is not defined
${B}_{i}^{2}$ ${B}_{i}^{2}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the largest of the Pass 2 Adjustments of opponents of the i-th player against whom he/she won a match.
${\alpha }_{k}^{2}$ ${\alpha }_{k}^{2}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the Pass 2 Adjustment of the player who was the opponent of the i-th player in the k-th match
$I\left(x\right)$ $I:ℤ↦\mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ a function that maps all integers to one of the values from -- 0, 1, 5, 10.
${M}_{i}$ ${M}_{i}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ total number of matches played by the i-th player in this league event
k $k\in \mathrm{\left[0,\mathrm{{M}_{i}}-1\right]\cap {ℤ}^{+}}$ The index of the match of the i-th player ranging from 0 to ${M}_{i}-1$
4. For unrated players with all losses and no wins, where at least 1 of the opponents has an initial rating, the Pass 2 Rating is calculated using the following formula:
$Pi2 = Wi2 + ∑k=0Mi-1 I(Wi2-αk2)$
where $I\left(x\right)$ is defined above and,

Symbol Universe Description
${P}_{i}^{2}$ ${P}_{i}^{2}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the pass 2 rating, of the i-th player in this league event only applicable to unrated players, where ${P}_{i}^{0}$ is not defined
${W}_{i}^{2}$ ${W}_{i}^{2}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the smallest of the Pass 2 Adjustments of opponents of the i-th player against whom he/she lost a match.
${\alpha }_{k}^{2}$ ${\alpha }_{k}^{2}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the Pass 2 Adjustment of the player who was the opponent of the i-th player in the k-th match
$I\left(x\right)$ $I:ℤ↦\mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ a function that maps all integers to one of the values from -- 0, 1, 5, 10.
${M}_{i}$ ${M}_{i}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ total number of matches played by the i-th player in this league event
k $k\in \mathrm{\left[0,\mathrm{{M}_{i}}-1\right]\cap {ℤ}^{+}}$ The index of the match of the i-th player ranging from 0 to ${M}_{i}-1$
5. For the rated players, all the work done in Pass 1 and Pass 2 to undone and they have their ratings reset back to their initial ratings while the unrated players keep their Pass 2 Adjustment as their final Pass 2 Rating. Since Steve Akselrod is a rated player, his Pass 2 Adjustment of 2067 will be ignored, along with him Pass 1 Rating of 2062 and his Pass 2 Rating will be set to his initial rating of 1982 with which he came into this league event.

Click here to see detailed information about the Pass 2 Ratings of all the other players in this league event.

##### Pass 3 Rating
Any of the unrated players who have all wins or all losses are skipped in Pass 3. Since Steve Akselrod has an initial rating of 1982, he is not an unrated player, and therefore this rule does not apply to him. You can click here to view list of all the players that are skipped in this Pass 3.

Pass 3 Rating is calculated using 2 steps described below:
1. In the first part of Pass 3, we apply the point exchange table described in Pass 1 above except this time by using all the players' Pass 2 Ratings. Looking at Steve Akselrod's wins and losses and applying the point exchange table, gives us the following result:
##### Steve Akselrod's Wins
Winner Loser
Point Spread Outcome Gain Player USATT # Rating Player USATT # Rating
106 UPSET 20 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982 Jenny Wang 196123 2088
68 UPSET 16 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982 Douglas Yi Li 59160 2050
162 UPSET 30 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982 Henry Chau 223877 2144
163 UPSET 35 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982 Arnav Jain 198566 2145

##### Steve Akselrod's Losses
Winner Loser
Point Spread Outcome Loss Player USATT # Rating Player USATT # Rating
217 EXPECTED -1 Geoffrey Honfai Cheng 91967 2199 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
115 EXPECTED -3 Gaurang Rana 231252 2097 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
138 EXPECTED -2 Amir Khan 85897 2120 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
34 EXPECTED -7 Max Kolodkin 94084 2016 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
20 EXPECTED -7 Max Mouchinski 1150995 2002 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982
189 EXPECTED -1 Daria Fahimi 214365 2171 Steve Akselrod 23936 1982

You can click here to view a table of outcomes and points gained/lost from all the matches with all the players in this league event for Pass 3 Part 1.

The "Outcome" column above, shows whether the match had an expected (player with the higher rating wins the match) or an upset (player with the higher rating loses the match) outcome. Based on this outcome, and using both the player's Pass 2 Rating, we apply the point exchange table from above and show the rating points earned and lost by Steve Akselrod in the "Gain" column. Matches are divided up into two tables for wins and losses where points are "Gain"ed for the wins and "loss"ed for losses. Putting all the gains and losses together, we get the following math to calculate the rating for Steve Akselrod in this first part of Pass 3:

Pass 2 Rating Gains/Losses Pass 3 Part 1 Rating
1982 - 1 - 3 + 20 - 2 + 16 - 7 - 7 - 1 + 30 + 35 $=\mathrm{2062}$

You can click here to view a table of these calculations for all the players in this league event.

2. Given the Pass 3 Part 1 rating calculated above, the second part of Pass 3 looks very similar to the part of Pass 2 that deals with rated players where we calculate their Pass 2 Adjustment.
1. First, we calculate the points gained in Pass 3 Part 1. Points gained is simply the difference between the Pass 3 Part 1 Rating and the Pass 2 Rating of a player:

${\rho }_{i}^{3}={p}_{i}^{3}-{P}_{i}^{2}$
where,

 Symbol Universe Description ${P}_{i}^{2}$ ${P}_{i}^{2}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the Pass 2 Rating for the $i$-th player. ${p}_{i}^{3}$ ${p}_{i}^{3}\in \mathrm{{ℤ}^{+}}$ the Pass 3 Part 1 rating for the $i$-th player. (Note that since this is an intermediate result, we are using a lower case p instead of the upper case P that we use to indicate final result from each pass of the ratings processor. ${\rho }_{i}^{3}$ ${\rho }_{i}^{3}\in ℤ$ the points gained by the $i$-th player in this league event in Pass 3. $i$ $i\in \left[1,\mathrm{20}\right]\cap ℤ$ the index of the player under consideration. $i$ can be as small as $1$ or as large as $\mathrm{20}$ for this league event.

3. Pass 3 points gained, ${\rho }_{i}^{3}$, is then used to calculate the Pass 3 Part 2 Rating in the following way:
1. If a player gained less than 50 points (exclusive) in Pass 3 Part 1, then we set that player's Pass 3 Part 2 Rating to his/her Pass 2 Rating.
2. If a player gained between 50 and 74 (inclusive) points in Pass 3 Part 1, then we set the player's Pass 3 Part 2 Rating to his/her Pass 3 Part 1 Rating.
3. If a player gains 75 or more points (inclusive) in Pass 3 Part 1, then the following formula applies:
• If the player has won at least one match, and lost at least 1 match in the league event, then the player's Pass 3 Part 2 Rating is the average of his/her Pass 3 Part 1 Rating and the average of his/her opponents rating from the best win and the worst loss, represented using the formula below:

$\mathrm{{\alpha }_{i}^{3}}=⌊\mathrm{\frac{\mathrm{{p}_{i}^{3}}+\mathrm{\frac{\mathrm{{B}_{i}^{3}}+\mathrm{{W}_{i}^{3}}}{2}}}{2}}⌋$

where ${\alpha }_{i}^{3}$ is the Pass 3 Part 2 Rating for the current player, ${p}_{i}^{3}$ is the Pass 3 Part 1 Rating, ${B}_{i}^{3}$ is the rating of the highest rated opponent against which the current player won a match, and ${W}_{i}$ is the rating of the lowest rated opponent against which the current player lost a match.
• If a player has not lost any of his/her matches in the current league event, the mathematical median (rounded down to the nearest integer) of all of the player's opponents rating is used as his/her Pass 3 Part 2 Rating:
$\mathrm{{\alpha }_{i}^{3}}=\mathrm{⌊\stackrel{\sim }{\mathrm{\left\{\mathrm{{p}_{k}^{3}}\right\}}}⌋}$

where ${p}_{k}^{3}$ is the Pass 3 Part 1 Rating of the i-th player's opponent from the k-th match.

• Therefore, the Pass 3 Part 2 Rating for Steve Akselrod is calculated as follows:
• Given the Pass 2 Rating of 1982,
• and the Pass 3 Part 1 rating of 2062,
• the Pass 3 Part 1 gain is 2062 - 1982 = 80.
• Since the Pass 3 Gain of 80 is greater than 74, and Steve Akselrod has won some matches and lost some matches, the Pass 3 Part 2 Rating is calculated to be the average of the Pass 3 Part 1 Rating and the average of the Best win and the worst loss:

$⌊\mathrm{\frac{\mathrm{2062}+\mathrm{\frac{\mathrm{2145}+\mathrm{2002}}{2}}}{2}}⌋=\mathrm{2067.75}$

The Pass 3 Part 2 rating ends up becoming the final Pass 3 rating (also referred to as the Pass 3 Adjustment) except as follows:
• In the cases where the Pass 3 Part 2 rating is less than the players' initial rating ${P}_{i}^{0}$, the Pass 3 rating is reset back to that players initial rating. Steve Akselrod's Pass 3 Part 2 Rating came out to 2067. Since this value is greater than Steve Akselrod's initial rating of 1982, his Pass 3 Adjustment is set to his Pass 3 Part 2 Rating of 2067.

• It is possible for the admin of this league event to override the Pass 3 Adjustment calculated above with a value they deem appropriate. Steve Akselrod does not have a manually overridden value for his Pass 3 Adjustment, therefore the value remains at 2067.
You can click here to view a table of Pass 3 Part 2 Ratings for all the players in this league event along with any manually overridden values.

##### Pass 4 Rating
Pass 4 is the final pass of the ratings processor. In this pass, we take the adjusted ratings (Pass 3 Adjustment) of all the rated players, and the assigned rating of unrated players (Pass 2 Rating), and apply the point exchange table to the match results based on these ratings to arrive at a final rating. Looking at Steve Akselrod's match results and applying the point exchange table, gives us the following result:

##### Steve Akselrod's Wins
Winner Loser
Point Spread Outcome Gain Player USATT # Rating Player USATT # Rating
21 UPSET 10 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067 Jenny Wang 196123 2088
17 EXPECTED 7 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067 Douglas Yi Li 59160 2050
77 UPSET 16 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067 Henry Chau 223877 2144
78 UPSET 16 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067 Arnav Jain 198566 2145

##### Steve Akselrod's Losses
Winner Loser
Point Spread Outcome Loss Player USATT # Rating Player USATT # Rating
132 EXPECTED -3 Geoffrey Honfai Cheng 91967 2199 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067
30 EXPECTED -7 Gaurang Rana 231252 2097 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067
53 EXPECTED -6 Amir Khan 85897 2120 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067
51 UPSET -13 Max Kolodkin 94084 2016 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067
65 UPSET -16 Max Mouchinski 1150995 2002 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067
104 EXPECTED -4 Daria Fahimi 214365 2171 Steve Akselrod 23936 2067

You can click here to view a table of outcomes and points gained/lost from all the matches with all the players in this league event.

The "Outcome" column above, shows whether the match had an expected (player with the higher rating wins the match) or an upset (player with the higher rating loses the match) outcome. Based on this outcome, and using both the players' Pass 3 Adjustment, we apply the point exchange table from above and show the ratings points earned and lost by Steve Akselrod in the "Gain" and "Loss" columns. Matches are separated out into two tables for wins and losses where points are gained and lost respectively. We get the following math to calculate the Pass 4 Rating for Steve Akselrod:

Pass 3 Rating Gains/Losses Pass 4 Rating
2067 - 3 - 7 + 10 - 6 + 7 - 13 - 16 - 4 + 16 + 16 $=\mathrm{2067}$

You can click here to view a table of Pass 4 calculations for all the players in this league event.