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ratings dont even matter
They actually do matter, they make chess more competitive and they give a sense of how strong a player is
Interesting that the discussion led here with some saying ratings don't matter.
They may not matter to some but I find them incredibly accurate predictors of skill. When i play a 1300 vs a 950 I feel the difference. A 950 will blunder 3-4x in a game with an en pris piece almost every time. A 1300 will have to be tricked... beaten... and sometimes kibitzed into submission my my mere 1050ish rated self.I am actually posting here to ask ... my goodness, they are VERY accurate. i recently beat a 1300 person. I went to look at her games and I noticed she has a lot of games against lower rated opponents. Perhaps that strategy has carried her ot 1300. But I also noticed she has been at 1300ish for a long time too. I took too many Psychology courses in college. Way too many. So I'm REALLY in awe at how accurate the ratings are. And we see it in FIDE's antiquated elo rating system too. Wesley So vs Magnus Carlsen, Pogonina, or Muzychuk would probably be a loss for Wesley (Wesley, I love your games -- this is just a guess based on ratings.) And my own games are INCREDIBLY predictable against both equal, lower, and higher rated opponents. Have we somehow mastered this measurement? I think I fluctate +/- 50 points but wow is the math solid in the rating system.
chess.com is using idiots staff.
many problems had been reported to them, but no response what so ever.
stupid site team!
In playing my first game on Chess.com, I received a rating of 1200, before I played. Why, and how was that arrived at?
Attackbread & mznor:My wife has an account here too and she's rated at like 1400. That is because when you start off your rating is provisional. There's math behind the ratings that works but your rating really doesn't mean anything until after about 20-50 games depending on who you ask and who you play. As far as chess.com problems, I have not seen any and my account has worked well. Your rating will vary wildly for the 1st dozen or so games because the math in the system uses a weighted average of sorts to calculate your rating. So when you first start, you can go up or down by 100 points. Now, if i play someone 100 points higher I only go up by about 14 points.Check this out: http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-ratings---how-they-work
Does titled players start at a rating of 2000 at everything?
You ask that question about once a week. You're a member of USCF, why not just go to USCF and look it up yourself?
First of all, I am talking about Chess.com's rating system.
Second of all, I do not know how to look it up.
Third of all, I do not have a USCF account.
Im a 1525 at standard chess
I play blitz casually, just to play something instead of minesweeper, and haven't been in a tournament since I was a kid, was just wondering how a 1600 to 1700 rated player would do if I was to join a club again.
My blitz lvl is pretty much on par with my regular chess lvl.
Was just toying with the idea of picking chess up again.
Yeah, a blitz loss is really annoying. Yet, a blitz win is really exciting.
You'll be an average club player according to some of the chess.com statistitcs I've seen. Keep in mind, average club players are VERY good by any standard.
Settle your Debt at pricedebt.com and your credit score may be higher than your chess rating.
I see some regular players who started at there rating at 1300, 1400, 1500, etc. How is this possible?
I don't know about the specific ratings but I know that when players sign up for the site via the app, they are able to provide a strength they think they are at (such as beginner, intermediate, etc) and that assigns an initial rating (though I'm not 100% if that is actually used in the rating algorithms or not).
Oh okay. Thank you. :)
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