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Chess rating system


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1301

    Shubham764

    viswanathan wrote:
    turtle wrote: i am starting to understand the rating system, but how do you determine points during a game? are certain peices worth different points? 

    turtle, the general points system followed is as follows:

    pawn - 1pt.

    knight/bishop - 3pts.

    rook - 5pts.

    queen - 10pts.

    of course points are not everything... the position of your piece also matters.. for example you might not mind losing a bishop or rook to save a pawn on the 7th row.. and points dont have any bearing on the game result.. it is just a basic framework to help beginners understand the value of different pieces

    isn't the queen worth just 9 points, and not 10?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1302

    uhavai

    Yes, in my case that is precisely what had happenned. Two or three unexpected disconnections, and my score slid down from 1480+ to 1450.Staff support seems to have pre set questions and answers only. There is no one live who can read individual questions and then answer them.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1303

    framer96

    Sometimes when I play a game of "Live Chess" and win (or lose) against a higher rated opponent, my rating doesn't change at all. Why does this happen?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1304

    Mcleanio

    hello im new to this site and the internet and all this stuff and i have a few questions on how to work the site.  if someone could tell me why all my live games start with a draw request? That would be a big help.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1305

    Mcleanio

    Also im not a member here but the site has placed restrictions on my playing time (5mins between games) because it said i was rude, or wasnt playing fair or something, and i just wanted to let the players here know thatany offense i may caused you by waiting to long to make a move or getting disconnected was not at all intentional.  Ive been onsites where players will do that kind of thing and i find it petty and annoying.  and unsportsman like.

    Thank you for your time

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1306

    jrolder

    Mcleanio, I have no idea why your games start with a draw request. A bug, probably - not that chess.com has many of those. Try a different browser.

    You probably received the playing time restriction because you let the timer run down in a live game.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1307

    wseanscott

    New to this site. I have a 1600 plus rating but only have played a few blitz games. Will I get another rating if I play slower time controls? Also where are blitz tournaments advertised?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1308

    jrolder

    Sean, there are a variety of ratings. There are bullet, blitz and standard ratings for live games and standard/chess960 ratings for correspondence games. You'll find blitz tournaments in the live chess 'tournaments' tab. Tournaments start every 15 minutes or so.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1309

    Ira755

    openings are very difficult to understand.The chess struggle starts fighting for abstactions.The center space pawn structure piece activity ect. Another words the creation of a plan.Later on in the middle game the game becoms more tangible and clear and concrete.The plan the exists and becomes more tactical.Much more easier to understand but difficult to play less room for error.Obviouly the endgame isthe most difficult to play but easy to understand.very little room for error                           

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1310

    Ira755

    MY point is maybe persons should have ratings for each different portion of the game.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1311

    Ira755

    Maybe from apractical point of view that would not work but would be helpfil for the individual.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1312

    jrolder

    Ira, Igor Khmelnitsky's "Chess exam and training guide" gives you exactly what you're asking for. It pointed out that my positional understanding was at expert level but my tactics were class D. After a focused training in that area of weakness my rating went up some 300 points.

    Full disclosure: I won't receive a dime should you buy the book, nor will any of my friends or family.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1313

    OTBPractice

    joeyson wrote:

    wow ppl

    just play

    ratings dont even matter

    And this is why you have a rating under 1000.  Some people play this game to get to a certain rating, my personal goal is to become an FM. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1314

    Grobzilla

    OTBPractice wrote:
    joeyson wrote:

    wow ppl

    just play

    ratings dont even matter

    And this is why you have a rating under 1000.  Some people play this game to get to a certain rating, my personal goal is to become an FM. 

    So, what you're saying is that he has a low rating because it's directly linked to his level of desire for a higher rating? Well, I really, really wanna be a Super-GM. I desire it greatly. Now let me do my "I Dream of Jeannie" nod 'n' blink, and pow(!), I'm a Super-GM. I just can't figure why you only shot for FM....?

    Maybe you'll forgive my tone if you take into consideration the *myriad* of reasons why a player might currently have a low rating and not try to shame them.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1315

    zutey

    why the **** is this website so ******* **** every single game is buggy and ******* laggy cant even finish game coz peices get stuck to my cursor *** is that

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1316

    AndyClifton

    Some of us find that charming.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1317

    pellik

    The lag or the endearing language and grammar?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1318

    waffllemaster

    zutey wrote:

    why the **** is this website so ******* **** every single game is buggy and ******* laggy cant even finish game coz peices get stuck to my cursor *** is that

    Don't use netscape grandpa.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1319

    AndyClifton

    Oh, was netscape a self-censoring browser?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1320

    SumoZebra

    I was once in a tournament that had my incorrect rating(191) when it was actually 426 or something. I got to play a 998, the highest rated in the tournament. He underestimated me because he thought I was bad, but I whooped him.


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