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Chess rating system


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #41

    DineshCH

    Charlie91 wrote:viswanathan wrote:

     

    Correct me if I'm wrong, some books say the relative strength of the bishop is higher by a fraction of a point (1/4) -- 3 1/4 or whatever fraction, and queen is 9 points, and the king is 3 points.


    Obviously it's a point of view but IMHO the King ought to be set at infinity. Or, at least a point higher than the sum of points of all your pieces on board at any time.


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #42

    doctor-ice

    i am feeling a little air sick. my rating started at 1200 2 months ago and i am now around 1500(a large percentage of these wins are from time-outs). maybe i have vertigo(fear of heights),but i know i am not this good. please let me know if anyone else has won many games from opponents time-outs, and how you feel about that!
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #43

    BigJimi

    What was the middle thing ??
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #44

    Queenie

    ZZBrandon wrote: Yes but for the most part, people play better in long games where they have time to think about their moves and let pressure mount, rating is like a reward showing your skill level compared to other players of course ratings aren't nessarly accurate and any chess player can have a bad day.

    I'm having a bad month


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #45

    pulpfriction

    invisible1 wrote: Haha people can often be "overrated" or "underrated", a rating isn't always the most accurate measure of a player's playing strength, in my opinion, because it majorly takes into account the no. of games you play! If Kasparov only played one game a year when he was 2750, for e.g., he'll probably take forever to reach 28++. If you play more, your rating can increase OR decrese faster. So don't take rating seriously! What's most important is to enjoy the game. Take rating as an incentive but not everything =)

    Well said!


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #46

    pulpfriction

    Do you think you have a software that would find you challenges from appropriately rated players based on a criterion you might give - like easy, medium, hard or something like that.  Easy, medium and hard would translate to lower rating, same rating and higher rating.   Would like to know what others think about the idea.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #47

    alma_eterna

    I believe that you can specify what ratings of opponents you would accept when you set up a challenge. You could also find people who have the rating you want and challenge them specifically.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #48

    TonyGas

    I think fkpost had the right idea and we should all take heed of his valuable comments. Ones 'nouvel inscris' is of paramount importance in these situations and without this the whole rating system would be merde!
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #49

    TonightOnly

    likesforests wrote:

    Turtle, with respect to the rating system, all that matters is whether you win, lose, or draw. You could have ten pieces left or zero pieces left at the end of the game and it doesn't matter at all.


     Well I think it matters if you have ten or zero. If you have zero left at the end of the game you obviously lost, whereas if you had ten, you might have won. Actually, I guess if you have zero pieces left you weren't even playing chess.


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #50

    HowDoesTheHorseMove

    doctor-ice wrote: i am feeling a little air sick. my rating started at 1200 2 months ago and i am now around 1500(a large percentage of these wins are from time-outs). maybe i have vertigo(fear of heights),but i know i am not this good. please let me know if anyone else has won many games from opponents time-outs, and how you feel about that!

    I haven't won any games my time-out yet, but I've noticed that this happens quite often and tends to inflate ratings. That's one of the reasons I prefer the 14 day option; chess should be about chess, not a clock.

     

    My rating is somewhat inflated, though. I recently won a game to fool's mate, I kid you not.


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #51

    TonightOnly

    I saw your game. I find it hard to believe that this has actually ever happened. The moves all seem so counter-intuitive. I think it is weird that the game didn't affect your rating. I think a game should always affect your rating if it is won by checkmate. Maybe your opponent knew this...
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #52

    likesforests

    Actually, I guess if you have zero pieces left you weren't even playing chess.

     

     lol. You got me there!  Laughing


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #53

    BigAlex

    where can I find a list of players sirted by ratings... I saw this some time ago, but now I can't find it anymore...
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #54

    likesforests

    Click on "My Home", then "Online Chess", then "Open Seeks".
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #55

    BigAlex

    Thanks for the info. It does help! Anyway clicking in open seeks you see only the players by rating that have a seek open. I would like to see the list even of the player hasn't issued a seek.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #56

    BigAlex

    Just found it! I should have clicked on players (duhhh)...Easy enough!Foot in mouth
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #57

    bigmac30

    This garding system is stange i play in enland where it is a starting grade of 50 every graded game 50+oppoments grade win 50- opomentsgrade loss oppoments grade draw grade dif 40 if more than 50 mutch more simple. F.I.D.E convert multyply by 8 plus 600
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #58

    WillyPinas

    The FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) answer why the 1200 rating.

     Is the 1200 average level?


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #59

    VICTOR120

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  • 7 years ago · Quote · #60

    littleman

    bishops are not always worth more it depends on the position and the over all pawn structure which decides which one is best really... if the pawns in the endgame cut the bishop off where the knight can jump around guess what knight is better, but if the bishop has move space to move and the pawns arnt in the way the bishop is usualy much better because they can defend and attack at a safer distance.....like i said it is all relative to pawns and position....

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