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Why Play Un-rated Chess Games ? ?


  • 24 months ago · #21

    DENVERHIGH

    temp_ddg wrote:

    I don't care if it is rated or not, I just want to play. I don't feel good after playing a chess game because my rating changed, I feel good if it was a good game, be rated or not.

    Hi Temp

    You have a great attitude for chess. Thanks for the comment.

  • 24 months ago · #22

    Da-Novelty

    I don't.

  • 24 months ago · #23

    msjenned

    DENVERHIGH wrote:

    msjenned wrote:

    I can try the three opening playing three games with you. Can takeback option used in unrated. I can help Mr Denverhigh.


    Hello Ms Jen

     Please call me Denver. Thanks for the offer. I want to practice playing a defence against D4 opennings. I will send you a message as soon as I'm ready.  I didn't know that there was a take back option on un-rated games. That is a great idea when you are trying stuff.

    Bye for now.

     

    I dont know also that is why I ask about the take back for unrated.

  • 24 months ago · #24

    arasilog

    sir,please tell me how to change unrated games to rated games

  • 24 months ago · #25

    Bunny_Slippers_

    The rating system has a marketing purpose: If you keep coming here and you win we will give you 'points'!!! However we hope you don't notice that 'points' cannot be traded for a toaster or a Stratocaster and that no matter how many phony 'points' you get, you will never have enough.

    On some other sites you can get green, blue, purple, red and gold stars when you reach certain 'point' values, Oooh can I have a BLUE star!?! Yes, but then you will crave a purple star...

    You will also find that some people desire so much to win 'points'(or perhaps more accurately, to make you lose your 'points') that they will rev up Rybka or Fritz in the background to make sure you lose those 'points' you worked for. The benefit for you is that you virtually get to play someone of Karpov's strength.

    Others, prefer to 'sandbag' for their pleasure: intentionally lose to low rated players to lower their own rating, to surprise someone who thinks they are playing a pushover. Kind of a nice gift to give the bullies.

    IMO, rating systems on an online chess site are strictly to entice all the 'points' addicts so the site can keep the numbers up for the sponsors.

    'Points' : the Chocolate of the Internet!!

  • 24 months ago · #26

    DENVERHIGH

    Bunny_Slippers_ wrote:

    The rating system has a marketing purpose: If you keep coming here and you win we will give you 'points'!!! However we hope you don't notice that 'points' cannot be traded for a toaster or a Stratocaster and that no matter how many phony 'points' you get, you will never have enough.

    etd   etc    etc    etc   

    'Points' : the Chocolate of the Internet!!

    Bunny Slipper

    I'm sorry but all that you wrote was not valid.

    Points are like the eleven (11) that you have. Ratings are different. 

    When we talk about rating is like your chess rating 1153. That is just a designation of you ability. They are not traded and can't get anything for them.

    Like my rating is about 1511. 

    Nor can you get anything for your 11 points that you got by interacting with the chess community. I have 2629 points and that is how many times I have interacted with the community. They are good for nothing.

    I hope all you members did not accept what he posted as gospel truth and he didn't confuse the subject.

     

  • 24 months ago · #27

    GM__Sanand

    Unrated games are great to practice off or try any tactics wihout any fear. I like them as i have then no fear of lossing or winning.

  • 24 months ago · #28

    GM__Sanand

    One day i was playing with a 1000 rated player and i was a queen up in that game. It was an unrated game. I just resigned the game and gave the win to my opponent. As i let him to set up a irresistable mate

  • 24 months ago · #29

    wbilfc

    @GM Sanand why would u do that?

  • 24 months ago · #30

    Scottrf

    People do it so they can discuss their plans in a specific line without being worried if it affectst their winning chances. I did a few against a forum member who wanted to play the Marshall attack, and another who wanted to play some e4 e5 games.

    Annoyingly, I never seem to lose unrated games.

  • 24 months ago · #31

    wbilfc

    I meant play someone and then let them win?

  • 24 months ago · #32

    Math0t

    Playing unrated games I have much more fun. And, as already mentioned, it's also great to play unrated if you like to discuss the moves during the game. And of course the welcome games are unrated too.

    Eventhough I realize the online ratings are not important I just somehow can't relax when I play rated games. I guess I am a rating points addict Embarassed

  • 24 months ago · #33

    DENVERHIGH

    Thanks so much for all your input, coments and posts.

    I appreciate it and I will put the un-rated games to use, but will not use them for tournament qualifying games.

    Bye for now.


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