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Chess rating system

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #1821


    joeyson wrote:

    wow ppl

    just play

    ratings dont even matter

    People do get obsessed with them, but they do tell us how well we are playing (which is an important feedback for improvement) and match players up (I like my rating to be "realistic" so I can get evenly matched games).

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #1822


    Usually the average Elo rating is 1200 so that's why chess.com starts you off with a 1200 blitz rating. 

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #1823


    While a "high rating" might be a motivation, be wary of the common chess pitfall of playing the "player" based on his/her rating.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #1824


  • 8 days ago · Quote · #1825


    I was taught the qeen was worth a meagre 9.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #1826


    Ratings pair you up with people around your level (or so it should be without sandbaggers)

  • 2 days ago · Quote · #1827


    What's the approximate difference in ratings between two players that changes a match into a seal-clubbing session?

    In other words, what is generally considered an insurmountable rating (dis)advantage?

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