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The system manages the allocation of the two players. Therefore you have an opponent with a quite equal strength.
If this repeats anything previously said, then I apologize, but there's NO WAY I'm reading through 55 pages of posts! On the general topic of ratings, I think there must be some sort of discrepancy in the rating of the problems on Tactics Trainer and the rating you get from playing online games. My online rating here at chess.com hovers between 1200 and 1300, however, I hover between 800 and 900 rating on Tactics Trainer! That's just too huge of a difference.
This is my own experience: When I am playing games, I have a plan. When I am doing Tactics Trainer, I am on the clock, plunged into a position I did not create and so have not been thinking about. When I improve on Tactics Trainer, I improve in my games as well, and as a result, have a higher rating. So far, my Tactics Trainer score has always been a few hundred points below my online rating, but as the points go up in Tactics Trainer, the rating points go up in online chess. It makes sense to me. :)
when i first started the tactics trainer, my rating plummetted but soon i got used to the format...now i have an idea of what i should be doing because i have completed similar problems before....of course, sometimes i miss the obvious and fail but that is chess......
u r ok !!
everyone starts at 1200. then as you play you get a new rating. it is all based on the Glicko ratings system :) check it out - it's a fun read!
may be nearest approximate also!!
Fun read?????? my brain shut down after 10 seconds......
Try to keep a mugful hot cofee at ur side and u wll see no power failure !!!
lol..not even a continuous intravenous drip of coffee would keep me awake for that...if anything gets too technical my eyes go into instant glaze mode.....
Then Sir, u think quick & execute instant !Game is fun & no serious technicality.and no worry for win or loss. And exercise more in chess and Physicals.Thanks ,
??????????? I think i now understand the phrase ‘Two nations separated by a common language.’ I understand the words you used, but when put together I am not sure what they mean.......are we still talking about the attachment explaining the glickorating system....?
I think that it doesn't matter how well one plays a game if one winds up losing the game. I think the one who wins is the quick-thinker or with the better strategy.
"The person who makes the 2nd to the last mistake wins." ___NM Robert Haines
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I am interested in the live v. online ratings. My rating for online is generally much higher than for live. I suspect that my live rating is a more accurate measure of my true strength because it is based equal use of time. I do better at online because I spend more time studying the position than most of my opponnents and gain an advantage that way. I have noticed that most players have a higher online rating and the average online rating on the site are higher than the average live rating.
I also have the impression that most online and live ratings tend to be higher than over the board ratings. The Glicko system was created for over the board ratings. It would be interesting for some math whiz to come up with some algorithym to estimate equivalent over the board ratings based on online and live ratings.
Now, before someone goes off on me about the insignificance of ratings, the value of ratings, in my opinion, is two fold. First, rathings allow players to find similarly skilled opponenents so that they may have an enjoyable game. Second, ratings provide a benchmark against which to measure progress for those who wish to progress.
Others perhaps just enjoy beating up on lesser skilled opponnents and will lose a bunch of quick games from time to time to keep their rating down so that they can have fun picking on weaker players.
Admittedly, the system is not perfect, but all in all, I think it works pretty well.
I think these ratings measure different things. Blitz challenges your speed of thought. OTB play at tournament speed tests your ability to calculate and to imagine complicated positions. Turn Based is more about strategy and understanding. There is overlap but they essentially require different skills. If you are at a similar level in each department, the scores should converge, otherwise they will be skewed to what you are good at.
In my case, my rating falls the faster I move.
I also found the same as you in TB. I used to play 1 or 2 games at a time and use the full 3 days and my rating shot up. I then noticed that nearly everyone else was playing multiple games and moving in a few minutes. So I did the same and...it went down. Glad I didn't give up the day job.
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