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dbalanza2, there was a discussion of this a while back on this thread:
The upshot is that computing the rating change with the most up to date rating leads to the most accurate ratings.
I have read many of the articles re ratings but none seem to addres the question of what percentile each raing falls into.
This should be a table issued by the web-site, showing (for example) that
Top decile above 2500
2nd Decile 2300 -2500
3rd Decile 2100-2300
and so on. At the moment, I am approaching 2000 but have no idea whether that is good, average, or what?
What about it, web-site analyst?
Well I love chess.com, but I have to critizice one thing that has to do with ratings. The rating adjustment adjusts itself to the actual rating when you end the game, I believe it should be adjusted according to the rating players had when the game began.
You might wonder why?, well let's say I have 1200 rating and start a game against a 1500 player, while this game lasts I lose 5 games and decrease my rating to 900. Then I win against the 1500 guy and increase to 1300. That seems somehow unfair to me because the 1500 guy didn't expect to lose 400 rating points against a 1200. This also works the other way around, that is if the 1200 guy increases to 1600 and then wins his fisrt game against the 1500, then he will only gain a few points, when he should win more for having faced a much higher rank opponent at first.
The second thing is that many people, because of this, resign early from games they believe might lose, so that their rating decreases and then win another game against higher rated opponents and increase their ratings excessively.
I hope you understand my points, please get back to tell me what you think.
I'm not really sure that what you said is right-no offense. But it does make sense.
A table would be more precise, but the info is essentially there in the rating graph:
we had it that way to start i believe, and then changed it. no matter which way we do it somebody will like it the other way :) i like it the way it is because a rating is an approximation of your strength, and the most RECENT rating is the most accurate. it isn't about managing your rating - it's about having an accurate rating.
I'm not too sure what Mikee is saying here. If the inference is that chess is only for fun and practise, then they should play another game. Chess is a war game. There is no fun in war...only the enemy. We are not practising anything..we are analysing what our opponent is doing and trying to outmanoevre them. Perhaps the word "enjoyable" would be more apt than fun. Chess is a serious game to be enjoyed.
I have a real life chess rating, and it is way, way lower than the one here. I have spoken to a few players, and they all report the same rating inflation. There is a trick you can use if you want to inflate your rating further - never play anyone with a low rating -- you can loose big time, they can only gain --- ever noticed the not less than massive rating requests? - OK I suppose if you are that good, perhaps playing us mere mortals is a bit below them, but as far as I'm concerned it does not matter, it's a just a game --- or is it?????
Here's a link I think gives a fairer estimate ... http://www.chessmaniac.com/ELORating/ELO_Chess_Rating.shtml
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
My chess teacher has taught me a queens is worth 9
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i agree i played 4 cornwall mens this year against devon im not actually fide rated but im ecf'd at about 120 and i was playin a 150 he thought i was gonna be easy so he got into a dodgy nimzo indian as white and i fought and got a draw
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