9899 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
It neither quacks nor walks like a duck.
Blitz shouldn't be compared with standard.
Is that in the Bible somewhere? I don't really see what the problem is. Blitz is chess, and so is standard. Its ridiculous to pretend that changing the time control represents some dramatic shift in the nature of the game. Regardless, this has nothing to do with the subject of this thread.
They're both chess, but they use some different skills. Blitz requires quicker thinking, while standard uses longer calculation skills, and requires more patience. Two persons with the same standard rating might have a much different blitz rating because one is better at seeing the correct moves quickly, while the other is not. So to say Person A has a standard rating of X, does not mean Person A will have a blitz rating of Y.
What is USCF? Is that the normal elo - fide ratings?
Nope, so it's lucky nobody is claiming that.
I said they shouldn't be compared, and i'm expanding on what i had said.
You're in NK or do you simply support NK?
Can't say, I've never been there.
Mr. Gadsdenflag here to ask the tough questions.
Do they use USCF ratings in North Korea?
It could be a tough question since the answer may be neither of those.
Well, according to your evaluation, AdamRinkleEff, that means I suck at chess.
The truth hurts, doesn't it? Want a hug?
Seriously though, there's always room for improvement. Every time you make significant improvements, you'll look back and see how awful you really were back then.
Blitz shouldn't be compared with standard.
Lol like the bible is some kind of truth. Time controls matters a lot in chess, I for example is playing with perhaps 70% win against a 1200 player at my club at blitz. But in standard (Above 1 hour and increment or added time after a certain amount of moves) I have about 15 wins and 1 draw. Therefore this formula "chess.com blitz +~200 is USCF is complete bullshit and just a coincidence. I could state the same by saying bullet rating at chess.com is within 1000 points of your USCF. This would also in most cases be true but it wouldn't say a damn about an unrated player.
But is that really the truth? I wouldn't say a 1700 online chess player here on chess.com sucks.
1500 is 1700 USCF? Then I'm almost 2200 and that's not right.
Not in online chess which is too high, blitz numbers are generally a good amount lower than USCF.
Blitz USCF or standard time controls? Cus I'm one of those guys that suck at blitz compared to standard.
Its blitz Chess.com rating to standard (OTB tournament controls is what I call it) USCF rating.
That's a rather retarded formula then. It's just a very general idea of a persons rating that can vary by insane amounts.
Actually the data backs it up well from what I've read and witnessed myself. Here is a link to one recent discussion on the matter (its long, you can skip to the relevent parts).
Well the data also backs my formula that online chess is within 1000 rating of USCF. This is complete nonsense.
Well if it does and its repeatable then you have a valid claim. I can't say many will care much about it, though. :)
@Adam I'm interested in how you have such a high bullet rating but much lower blitz rating here. Do you move to fast (even for blitz) that opponents can capitalize on your errors more unlike in bullet?
It depends on how you look at it. If 1600 is avg., then 1500 would be a little below avg., while 1700 would be a little above. Then again, a 1700 still has much to learn, and could be considered a sucky player in one person's point of view. In another point of view, a 1700 might be making less obvious blunders and the word "suck" might not truly apply. Take an amateur boxer for example. This boxer would probably be better than the average person off the street in a boxing match. The boxer might even be very good against many of the opponent's faced in the arena. Now pit this boxer against a professional boxer in a ring. What does the audience see and think of this boxer?
I don't like boxing.
Well then it's certainly not the truth.
It's not valid, it's stupid. Who would care for such a stupid formula, blitz +200 is USCF, it's ridiculous.
Coaching available 1000-1400
by makatanglapis 4 minutes ago
9/3/2014 - Open Roads
by njack5 6 minutes ago
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by December_TwentyNine 12 minutes ago
Fabiano Caruana Puns
by vultureway 15 minutes ago
Sinquefield Cup 2014
by AnniDimiroudi 26 minutes ago
Let's Play: Rank the Bad Opening!
by Fiveofswords 28 minutes ago
9/2/2014 - Mate in 2 Again
by Ralphnickelby 45 minutes ago
Smart and Sexy - Top 10 Prettiest Female Chess players
by Limon24 52 minutes ago
New e4e5 tournament (Italian Game)
by Oraoradeki 53 minutes ago
Chess.com logging me out?
by LoekBergman 59 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!