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Chess rating system


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #201

    Nilesh021

    joeyson wrote:

    wow ppl

    just play

    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.


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #202

    ponar

    the higher the rating ... the better you play!
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #203

    maniac2008

    i am beginning 2 understand this ...
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #204

    ponar

    good maniac
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #205

    zlhflans

    if i get challenged, it tells me how many points i risk or gain, how do i know if i challenge someone else?


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #206

    maniac2008

    i never see how many points i can risk losing or gaining ... where do u find that out?


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #207

    chessman_calum

    wow


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #208

    drmr4vrmr

    true. blitz for good memory and sight. plodders rely more on their analytical skills, performing poorly in blitzes. so i think....anyway.


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #209

    jedominguez

    I agree , 1200 is average, and you can rise or down, play and no ask, or you can do yourself the website.


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #210

    maniac2008

    ok then... i think the ratin is a great idea... but still dont understand it ...

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #211

    SmokeJS

    I like joeyson's earlier response. His answer was don't worry about ratings just play. After all, we all hope we're playing a person at the other end not a person using a computer.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #212

    maniac2008

    yeah innit

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #213

    lexsis

    o0obruceleeo0o wrote: 1200 is supposed to be the average rating in the elo rating system, so most chess playing websites start all players at 1200.


     thats true

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #214

    maniac2008

    ok then ... so u can be great player and u still start at 1200

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #215

    dwaxe

    Anand could join chess.com and he'd start out at 1200.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #216

    maniac2008

    yeah even tho he is good ?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #217

    wolfrank5

    i need practice so someone wanna teach me?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #218

    yeres30

    maniac2008 wrote:

    i never see how many points i can risk losing or gaining ... where do u find that out?


    On your game screen, there's a line that says 'Messages", "Moves", "Details" and "Notes".

    Click on "Details". The right side of the screen will change.

    There will be three lines. The first line begins with the word "White". The second line begins with the word "Black".  And the third line begins with the words "Rated - show ratings adjustment".

    Click on the line that says "Rated - show ratings adjustment".

    That line you clicked on will change to show: "Rated - Win: +# Loss: -# Draw:+# if you have a rating lower than your opponent or Draw: =# if you have a rating higher than your opponent.  "#" is a number that tells you the rating points you would win if you win, the rating points you would lose if you lose and the rating points you would gain if you draw the game (if you are lower rated than your opponent) or the rating points you would lose if you draw the game (if you are higher rated than your opponent.

    Hope that helps.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #219

    mistermax

    Gideon wrote:   One of my friends can only think an average of three moves aheed, but I can't seem to beet him in blitz!!  


    If you could calculate accurately three full moves ahead on a consistent basis you would be a very strong player.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #220

    yeres30

    ozshmbal wrote: Ratings -- a measuring stick -- that's it  When I had a rating below 2000 I would challenge a player above that level and get a pathetic message like 'Oops! this player doesn't play anyone below 2000.  You know why!  Because they're scared of losing their precious little rating points.  They would be better off selling insurance, there is more security doing that.  Oops is a jellyfish burp!


    So you can get to play opponents higher rated than you, go take part in a tournament. I hope that helps


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