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  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1281

    rahmboy

    Chess ratings are like IQ. in a way. They track your performance based on wins and losses, not on how strong your moves were. IQ measures how you did on the IQ test, not anything else. CHess rating does not reflect how well you inderstand chess. THere are many skills in chess, tactical skills. opening knowledge, knowledge of specific endings (someone may be good at K and P but not know hot to handle N and P andings.) So rating is an abstract composite.

    SIegbert Tarrasch said: "it is not enough to be a good player. One must also play well."

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1282

    minhtam851078

    I like all peopleCool

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1283

    jojosayslol

    whoever goes first will win

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1284

    KarlPilkington

    How in hell did this thread go on for 5 years, and how is anyone supposed to follow all of it? :)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1285

    creed107

    how to do shelter's move on the computer???Undecided

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1286

    officially007

    how do you calculate position total?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1287

    pundithv

    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?

    1200 is the starting rating for all users.  On chesskid.com, the starting rating is 600. How they got 1200 I dont know.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1288

    pundithv

    officially007 wrote:

    how do you calculate position total?

    How??

    Say you have a lot more peices than your opponent.

    Your opponent, however, can checkmate you in only a few moves, you are up in material, but he has a position advantage.

    If he could not checkmate you in only a few moves, then he does not have a position advantage.

    Hope that helps.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1289

    pundithv

    koolmobboss wrote:

    it's time to change the laws so black can move first sometimes.  that would only be fair. 

    That is how I think, too!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1290

    officially007

    pundithv wrote:
    officially007 wrote:

    how do you calculate position total?

    How??

    Say you have a lot more peices than your opponent.

    Your opponent, however, can checkmate you in only a few moves, you are up in material, but he has a position advantage.

    If he could not checkmate you in only a few moves, then he does not have a position advantage.

    Hope that helps.

    if both players have same pieces then? how we calculate position advantage?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1291

    Defence4Gizchehs

    chesspunk04 wrote:
    Well actually they do, otherwise we'd all be equal with Kasparov. Only we wouldn't get the chance to play him to find out. Well not all of us anyway.

    +1

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1292

    sakeththth123

    nice

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1293

    sakeththth123

    nice

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1294

    sakeththth123

    defence4gizches  posted   " chesspunk04 wrote......" how he did that help!!!!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1295

    waffllemaster

    KarlPilkington wrote:

    How in hell did this thread go on for 5 years, and how is anyone supposed to follow all of it? :)

    ......................................................................................

    orangehonda wrote:
    FifthDimension wrote:

    wow this is a huge amount of posts for a really lame question.

    Yeah, needed to have a concise and informative answer by staff and then a lock.  Inexperienced forum administrator stickied it without a lock (apparently) and it's just... lol

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1296

    Dragonbice

    justice_avocado wrote:
    1361 is higher than 1200. this isn't golf.

    LoL, too bad there's no 'Like' button next to the comment :)

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1297

    nigelnorris

    I just played someone and beat him. Our ratings before the game. me 1542, him 1543 - After the game, me 1550 him 1544! He lost against a similar rated player but still improved his rating.

    Now he was a new member with only a couple dozen games played so I know his rating will jump about a lot, but it's still difficult to get my head round that calculation.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1298

    jrolder

    The only game in your history that matches your description of the resulting ratings is Neprajah - nigelnorris. If you check your opponent's history you'll find that their rating was 1558 before the game.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1299

    netzach

    Your own rating-change was okay. Apparently your opponent was playing another game around the same time which resulted in his rating-changes ?

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=346389021

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=346381984 (your-game)

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1300

    nigelnorris

    jrolder wrote:

    The only game in your history that matches your description of the resulting ratings is Neprajah - nigelnorris. If you check your opponent's history you'll find that their rating was 1558 before the game.

    No, we played 3 times, consecutive games, I won all three. End of game one his rating went down to 1591. end of game two it went down to 1543, end of game three it had gone back up again to 1544. At least this is the information on my profile page, didn't occur to me to check on his.

     

    netzach wrote:

    Your own rating-change was okay. Apparently your opponent was playing another game around the same time which resulted in his rating-changes ?

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=346389021

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=346381984 (your-game)

    Oh ok, two games at once makes sense. In fact he did it twice and lost the other, which explains the big jump from 1590 down to 1543.


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