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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1181

    fasttime

    A rating can give you sort of weakness . Do not look at the opponent's rating when

    you play, find a way to cover it up so it   does not matter anymore.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1182

    Ziggyblitz

    fasttime wrote:

    A rating can give you sort of weakness . Do not look at the opponent's rating when

    you play, find a way to cover it up so it   does not matter anymore.


    I agree.  However I know that I can lose to players rated way below me and win against players rated above me, so I always try to play carefully...and you never know if and when your opponent decides to use some engine assistance.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1183

    MuskieMan33

    How about the different game types and the points associated with those?
    I was wondering if anyone could break this down for me, I'm a little confused as to why a 10 min game I only get 15-30 points, and then I play a 15|10 game and will get 100+ points for a win... Is it that because I'm not an extremely high rated player? Or is it a combination of who I play, their rank, my rank, and how the game plays out (ie. if I lose with a majority of my pieces remaining on the board or lose with just my king on the board).

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1184

    AndyClifton

    It's doubtless because you've played far less games in Standard.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1185

    DavidMertz1

    MuskieMan33 wrote:

    How about the different game types and the points associated with those?
    I was wondering if anyone could break this down for me, I'm a little confused as to why a 10 min game I only get 15-30 points, and then I play a 15|10 game and will get 100+ points for a win... Is it that because I'm not an extremely high rated player? Or is it a combination of who I play, their rank, my rank, and how the game plays out (ie. if I lose with a majority of my pieces remaining on the board or lose with just my king on the board).

    The pieces on the board do not matter.  What matters is your rating vs the rating of your opponent, and how accurate the algorithm thinks the ratings of you and your opponent are.  For example, if your opponent has played very few games recently, your rating will not move as much because their rating may not be as accurate.  But if YOU have not played many games recently, then your rating will move MORE because YOUR rating is deemed to be less accurate.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1186

    MuskieMan33

    Alright, thank you for the clarification David. For the record, what is "standard"? I usually play 10 or 15 min games.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1187

    DavidMertz1

    Bullet rating - For games under 3 minutes.

    Blitz rating - For games of 3 minutes to 14 minutes.

    Standard rating - For games 15 minutes and longer.

    For details, look here:  http://support.chess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/94/0/why-are-there-three-different-ratings-in-live-chess

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1188

    MuskieMan33

    David, I appreciate you answeing my question, as well as posting a link. That cleared it up for me.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1189

    Rachel-Kiel

    Great, so I don't have to start at 0!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1190

    cinder3dx

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1191

    cinder3dx

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1192

    nahtanos

    ^_^

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1193

    darkfire123

    people are grandmasters at 2400 + thats why we have ratings or we would all be grandmasters.You can play unrated games if you want this means that your rating will not go up or down.Blitz games are for people who prefer to play fast, standard is 30 minutes these games usually result in a checkmate.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1194

    AndyClifton

    2400 is a bit low for a GM.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1195

    darkfire123

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1196

    tommcgrath

    yes but u hav i no a gm hu got 4/6 in a tourny he lost 2 a 1750 and 1810 and he was one of the highest seeds

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1197

    Wolvesarecool1656

     Can you solve this puzzle? (It's kind of tricky, but you can do it if you try hard!)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1198

    RigasUT

    Can't Black just promote the pawn to a queen, or did I miss something obvious...?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1199

    ThrowingSmoke

    i agree

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1200

    tommcgrath

    and in the end black can just take the queen


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