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Chess rating system


  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2101

    Viviplex

    joeyson wrote:

    wow ppl

    just play

    ratings dont even matter

    They actually do matter, they make chess more competitive and they give a sense of how strong a player is

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2102

    AWSmith61

    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.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2103

    Ralphnickelby

    ευχαριστη!

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2104

    zoodwzood

    chess.com is using idiots staff. 

    many problems had been reported to them, but no response what so ever.

     

    stupid site team!

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2105

    attackbread

    mznor wrote:

    In playing my first game on Chess.com, I received a rating of 1200, before I played. Why, and how was that arrived at?

    Duh!

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2106

    MEL1967

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    MEL1967

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  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2108

    AWSmith61

    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

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #2109

    hsong1

    Does titled players start at a rating of 2000 at everything?

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #2110

    SmyslovFan

    hsong1 wrote:

    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?

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #2111

    hsong1

    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.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #2112

    TylerChessMaster03

    Im a 1525 at standard chess

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #2113

    materjaquer

    Hola. Hay rivales que hacen trampa
  • 10 days ago · Quote · #2114

    Imagidin

    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.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #2115

    hsong1

    Yeah, a blitz loss is really annoying. Yet, a blitz win is really exciting.

  • 8 days ago · Quote · #2116

    AWSmith61

    Imagidin wrote:

    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.

    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.

  • 8 days ago · Quote · #2117

    Jeremy_Jacobus

    Settle your Debt at pricedebt.com and your credit score may be higher than your chess rating.

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #2118

    hsong1

    I see some regular players who started at there rating at 1300, 1400, 1500, etc. How is this possible?

  • 6 days ago · Quote · #2119

    Martin_Stahl

    hsong1 wrote:

    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).

  • 6 days ago · Quote · #2120

    hsong1

    Oh okay. Thank you. :)


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