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Thanks for the good information!!!
The only problem I have with the current rating system for online (Or "correspondance") play is that the Glicko seems to stay permenantly high. I usually finish one or two game per day, and yet my glicko rating is still 77. Shouldn't it be going down as I play more and more games?
That's your rating deviation, not your rating. Your rating is 1934. 77 is a measure of how accurate that rating is.
This may be related to rating, or it may be covered somewhere else, but what are the diamonds and crowns symbols of? Some level of accomplishment I would think, but what?
Members who have payed this site so as to support it and have extra features not offered to the ones who dont pay.
One bizarre qwirk of this system is that when it tells the rating og the players you beat it gives their rating AFTER they lose their points: it was higher when I was playing them. That's the rating I beat. Not too important but it really bugs me.
The rating system used here is NOT the elo system. You can go to the FAQs to learn more. I don't think 1200 is exactly the "Average" in the elo system.
i am interested to see where my rating here setlles down. I hadnt played chess for 27 years till last week .
My rating was bcf162 when i "retired",should it have gone down a lot from not playing? i certainly cant remember any opening theory anymore! According to my dodgy maths bcf162 would tally with a rating here of circa 1900 so have a long way to go yet.
Just play chess and have fun with it , rating is not important at all at this point .
Here I thought the initial 1200pts was a welcoming gift, like a signing bonus, when you join. This makes me feel less loved!
ratings are just a measure of your progress, or lack of it
True, barnbybob, true.
This system stinks!! My friend just joined but he hasnt played chess in years. The first timme he lost he lost like 400 points ! When he improved, his rating wound go up by 10 or 15 because he played a lot of games!!!
i really don't like it
You must give reasons for these kind of things, especially if you make a strong statement. Why don't you like it?
Is FIDE hinting on upgrading to a global live rating system, perhaps by the next decade?
Ratings are only important if you are a pro and play for money. Other than that I keep up with mine because it is in front of me every game like it or not. Just play chess and have fun and the rating will take care of itself.
Wouldn't it be better if the average rating was 0, then we could have a ton of negative players and positive players?
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