I think that os dependent on which rating the opponent is. Maybe I lost to higher points so my decrease is smaller. If the difference between you and the opponent is to big, you win/lose less points than usual. I played the first day in the night. Friday I worked, then family and late night I played xDEnded up 67th in the world with 1704.
I had a laugh when the competition was announced, but in the end it was pretty fun!
I had literally the same record as you after day 2 (17-3) and I was 1641, so I don't understand how this same record had you at 1700 after day 2. The climb is always slower in the first days because most people are low (we're all starting) and thus don't give many points.