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In all seriousness, 1400s look quite strong here. However, I manage to beat 1600s. Mere coincidence?
I think playing on the internet poorly reflects your actual strength I R L. I have lost to 1200's and I've beaten 1800's - so how strong am I in the long run ? And what if I start learning something about chess ? I might get even stronger.
However, there's a correlation between fast learning abilities and chess improving. The rating over time follows your higher understanding of the game.
Ratings are good, they prevent high level players from having their time wasted by being matched with patzers like me. Meanwhile, patzers like me don't have to be demoralized by being matched with high level players.
time fraudsters have you shame
I've given away easy wins to 1400s by making pointless blunders. I hope my thought process gets better.
consistency is the key to success. though, I'm not consistent.
sorry I know that i am on the wrong thread but I cannot find how to create a new thread.
I ld like to know how how to get the blog rss feed of a specific member, could you tell me how to do that and where to look for the rss link
Thank uou for your help
i don;t understand what the ratings mean in terms of understanding
would this be accurate?
International professional players have two ranks:
I know what you mean and I agree mostly with you.
Nonetheless there is something wrong if a 1350 rated player can crush you move after move , yet when you are home and play vs a computer at 1800 ELO you win. That means that clearly some people here consider it ok to use computer help. I don't say that they do it for the entire game, but who knows, maybe they start using it if they don't know what to do.
Again - I have two chess engines at home (Shredder and Tiger) and I beat the first one up to 1750 and the second one up to 1800 quite regularly. So somebody should explain me why here,players that are way below those ratings, can just take over the game after 10 moves.
Fuck that, seriously.
1: Your rating here is just bit over 1500. It certainly does not translate in OTB 1800.
2: What makes assume that elo strength setting on computer really matches that of real ELO rating
My SELO(ELO for finland) is about 1400 and my standard rating is about 1400. so go figure
3: RATINGS ARE RELATIVE. By and large no two pools will assign same number for sam skill level. SO 1400 means you should have a fair game with some with ratinng 1400 HERE.
How would you do that? Rating is calculted at interval resulting in a number and history is not taken into account after that (or history is condensed into that umber)
Thera algorithms that re-evaluate rating ased on history. Commoly used in go servers and hardly ever in chess. They are faster to converge. Bayes-Elo would be on such
fb thieves of time
How come some people have points and others don't
What kind of points?
chess.com thieves of time without shame
There are points one can earn by taking part in forums and by writing blogs. I think they are worthless, certainly not connected to ratings
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