I am still trying to figure out this rating system works I know if you win your ratings increase but if you lose your rating decreases. Do you ever gain zero points. I'm asking becuase I am going to BR tomorrow where I figure it will mostly be local players, I'm currently 15th in North America with a rating of like 1865, I expect most of the compitition to be in the 1650's or lower. So can I even gain points? I know many of the top ranked players are sitting BR out than I noticed how Austin Reed jumped ahead of me from playing BR (JK). So basically I'm asking if I play am I risking 8 points every game with the possiblity of gaining zero? Should I just sit out and judge. I don't want this to turn in to an argument about why the ratings are bad I just want help understanding how they are figured.