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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."
I like all people
whoever goes first will win
How in hell did this thread go on for 5 years, and how is anyone supposed to follow all of it? :)
how to do shelter's move on the computer???
how do you calculate position total?
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.
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.
it's time to change the laws so black can move first sometimes. that would only be fair.
That is how I think, too!
if both players have same pieces then? how we calculate position advantage?
defence4gizches posted " chesspunk04 wrote......" how he did that help!!!!
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
LoL, too bad there's no 'Like' button next to the comment :)
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.
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.
Your own rating-change was okay. Apparently your opponent was playing another game around the same time which resulted in his rating-changes ?
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.
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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