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The USCF Rating System

Prof. Mark E. Glickman
Boston Univeristy - Thomas Doan

The following algorithm is the procedure to rate USCF events. The procedure applies to two separate rating systems: the Quick Chess (QC) system, and the Regular system. The QC system governs events with time controls of G/10 through G/29. Regular events have time controls of G/30 or slower. The formulas apply to each system separately. This algorithm also distinguishes rating calculations between ``full-$K$'' and ``half-$K$'' events.

Mark Glickman