### Initial problem ELO

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**Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:42 am**Maybe you are already doing this, or maybe it wouldn't even work, but perhaps a new problem's initial rating could be set to the mean or median of other problems with the same number of required moves before you get the "correct". For example, a Mate in 6 problem would start out rated in the middle of other Mate in 6 problems, while a tactics problem with only one required move would start out in the middle of other problems that only require one move. Even if you just figured out the starting ratings once, it could help those of us mid-pack players who lose a lot of points when we are the first one to try a hard problem.

Thanks,

-Guy

Thanks,

-Guy