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Hi you guys.. I'm new here.. Registered to chess.com back 2009 but never actualy active in chess.com. Thanks to Manjazam for reintroducing Chess.Com.... Never thought of playing corespondence chess because i always thought that live games is all that attractive (maybe because i'm older now haha...). Though i'm not really a highly rated player.. I just wan't to share some experience that i'm learning on Chess.com..

1) rating

First we need to understand that rating in chess.com is not the same with FIDE rating... The system used in chess.com is based on glincko rating system.. It was not only based on the opponent rating like what FIDE rating using but also variable call Glincko SD(standard deviation)... this variable determined how accurate your rating is...

When you first start, the variable is huge so your rating will swing more higher (this explain why when you first started.. any win or losses will increase@decrease your rating by huge margin)... The more you play... the lower your Glinko SD because the system have somewhat calculate your rating more accurately.... and any win or losses will increase@decrease by smaller margin.... Its not only your Glinko SD that matter,  but also your opponent's Glinko RD also contribute to calculation of your increase@decrease in rating.. Basiccaly... win agains the higher Glinko SD opponent will increase your rating more than lower ones...

 

Now we understand more about the rating system in chess.com. Using this.. we can evaluate how accurate the rating is compared to his true plaring strenght... Take note that the more games the person play the more accurate his rating is..... 

 

But thats not all..... If you have not played any games for long times@your playing strenght increase... your Glicko RD also may increase... but this does not mean bad thing... Higher Glinko RD also mean that any win will jump your rating higher...

Hope this info can be usefull... and I will continue in part 2 of this articles...

Comments


  • 2 years ago

    JagdeepSingh

    No, I don't think so Manjazam.  The colour does not effect the points for ratings received.

  • 2 years ago

    ghombau60

    Oh yes..one more thing. This really out of my knowledge...its about playing white or Black. I think by winning or losing on those colour does effect points achieved. Or does it not?  :) Please anyone?

  • 2 years ago

    akuazman

    Haha.... thats why i've first started with gold membership... it allow me to check on my stat.... More higher membership.. you can access anyone.... But its okay bro jagdeep.. its what friends is for... i can help you to check on anyone haha..... But its difficult to justify for the diamond membership... The only reason i'm subscribing is to download the lesson video...... Afterward maybe switching back to gold only...:)

  • 2 years ago

    JagdeepSingh

    Good article but the stats (full) can only be opened by paid members.  Proof?  Just see below

    Online Chess - Detailed Stats: JagdeepSingh

    PREMIUM: GAME STATISTICS

    Premium Members can access greater statistics for their Online Chess games. Gold Members can see their own enhanced statistics. Platinum/Diamond Members can view enhanced stats for all Chess.com members. Basic Members can only see basic stats on their Online Chess homepage.

  • 2 years ago

    ghombau60

    ..best start with Forum...chip in your thought..:)

  • 2 years ago

    akuazman

    Members point is just points that you gain when you participate@socialise in chess.com such as give comments.. contributing articles & puzzle or anything.. Basically it show that you're actively participating@contributing in chess.com.. but its just points... As far as i know cannot buy anything@special privilage if high points.... Very high point like mr jagdeep indicate the person are  very active ... while person that have 0 member point.... while may play alot of games.. but never actualy give any comment@contributing articles... puzle@forum... etc.... 

    Hope my explanation not to complicated...

  • 2 years ago

    ChiefGPasir

    Just wondering about member points. what does this reflect?
  • 2 years ago

    lembu_comey

    nice one.. now i'll hunt a higher rating oponent to achieve higher rating.

  • 2 years ago

    ghombau60

    Good job Doc..baru paham skrg :)

  • 2 years ago

    dpandaluvr

    Nice article :)
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