Elo Mathematics?

  • I know somewhere is a post on the Elo calculations. I've learned to live with the system but this last game I played seemed odd. I can't seem to insert an image but I will type in the data. I won a 3 player game as such:

    • Blue 10 1080 +8.77
    • Purple 9 1201 -3.49
    • Red 8 1006 -5.29

    I only gain 8 or so points for beating a player that is about 150 rating points above me? I think when I beat 2 players ranked 1000, I gain 7 or 8 as well. This seems very hard to gain points. Also the Purple 1201 player lost only 3.49? I'm a chess player and this doesn't seem right.

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