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Week 0199 : 15th April 2024



A method of scoring used in teams matches; it converts the aggregate difference between the scores of opposing teams on each board to International Match Points on a defined sliding scale.

The purpose is to reward large swings more generously than small ones but to limit the extent of very large swings to prevent the result on one board from effectively determining the outcome of an entire match.

Suppose a team’s scores are +420 in one room and -170 in the other. The swing is 250, which translates to a gain of 6 IMPs. If a team scores -100 in one room and -600 in the other, the adverse swing is 700, which translates to a loss of 12 IMPs.

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