New players start at 600 Kleier points
juniors start at 300 Kleier points.
After that their points go up or down depending on their results.
Take for exemple John Vandoros
We can discuss if he is the best player in the world, but since his opponents 'in general' in Greece have lower Kleier points
than in Holland, he's gaining more slowly on the list if he beats all Greek players at a Greek tournament.
If Pim Niemeijer beats all dutch players in an tournament, he will 'normally' win more points than John, since the opponents of Pim are rated stronger.
I said 'normally' cause there are als 2 other parameters to consider for winning or losing Kleier points
1) when you play many tournaments, at a certain point, you won't gain many points (even with a big victory defeating top players), because you're other (previous) tournaments before were taken into account.
That said, that means that a new live player who plays immediately 1 good tournament will have instantly a good Kleier rating
2) Kleier calculates also this way: the latest tournament from a player counts for 100%, the previous tournament for 95%, the other one before for 90% and so on (I just gave fake %, but you understand my point).
I think more experienced players can give more info about how Kleier works, but this gives you allready an idea.
Fully agree. I wish i could play all the Dutch tournaments, if so; Pim and Vince would have more troubles from me and my rating.
I wish i could see-have my true rating...