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Agent 86 has a good understanding ofwhere things are at. Correspondence chess is a quite different game to OTB. The latter favors the person who can think deeply and quickly, with good (almost photographic) memory, whilst the former is for those who are more analytical and think more deeply but slower. There are innumerable games from famous OTB players where a good CC player can find errors because of the opportunity to consider a wider range of moves and responses. This is no different to people generally, some of whom can debate any matter very strongly on a moments notiice, while others need time to get their thoughts together, but having done so, can articulate their point of view with authority.
new question (to anybody listening):
when i accept a challenge from somebody, under "game details" it tells me what the game will be worth to my rating. for example:
win: +156 lose: -83 draw: +17
i assume these numbers are derived from my and my opponents' relative strength, as measured by the score we have at the commencement of the game. my question, then, is this: suppose it takes us seven days to play the game. and suppose further that during those seven days, i complete ten other games that were pending at the commencement of the new game. and suppose even further (this will really be a stretch) that i won all ten of those other games.
so my rating goes up. shouldn't that affect that the win/lose/draw numbers for the game i finish after the other ten?
are you sure about this cause i didnt notice that at all
The more games you played, the lower your rating decrease / increase.
The first time i played against a 1400 rating i won 250, now i only won 16
i just wanna say hi
Agung, this is serious, share your thoughts with all of us.
I think it would be better to start at 900.
Starting at 1200 means that everyone is overrated. I know for certain from playing chessmaster on the PC at my chess.com rating means I get pasted. My real rating according to that program is under 1200.
Just my 2 euros :)
Oh yes it does! How well you play includes how well you manage your time. Time is as much part of Chess as it is in other games. In football you could score the greatest goal in history, but if the referee blows time before it goes in it doesn't count. Similarly in Chess if you don't get your moves in within the time, you lose, and correctly so.
Maybe not much effect on your rating in some cases. I played some1 almost 150 rate higher than me and when i won, i was upgraded just 1 rate and him less by 1 rate. teh i played another 1200 starter and lost almost 35 rate and he jumped up to 135something as a first bonus??????
I still don't get it????????????
ratings dont even matter
Yep. Though I must say, I can't stand being a very low rating. It's demeaning. I know it's a game, but winning is the point.
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