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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.
I could be wrong, but I assume she's talking about blitz games. There are lots of people who are great blitz players but terrible in long games, and vice versa.
Some people continue to play others that have a much higher elo and lose more
often giving them a lower elo.
everyone starts out with a rating and a variable that determines how accurate your rating is. if you haven't played any games, then that variable is HUGE and allows your rating to swing more aggressively. but if you have played 1,000 games all very recently, then you have a low variable, so your rating will move more slowly. also, your opponent's variable matters. if they have a very loose variable, your rating will move less than if they have a tight variable.
Thanks, your answer helped out alot. I know what my approximate rating should be...so when it jumped after two games I felt a little guilty, especially considering the caliber of the players I was playing at the time.
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!
I'm good at math, but that makes almost no sense at all.
I have no lost and I startred from 1200 too, so watch out leaders!
who is that pig who challenged me right now?
From the article: "If the player is unrated, set the rating to 1500 and the RD to 350."
The average is 1500, not 1200. However, chess sites that set unrated players at 1500 tend to find themselves with grossly inflated ratings. Those that set initial ratings at 1200 more often achieve the 1500 average.
Why do I have 3 in 'my points" ?
My friend won more games than me and don't have any point yet...
So basically what you're saying is:
Football is a game. Football is timed.
Chess is also a game. Therefore, chess should also be timed.
You've got me convinced.
Question: Chess.com rating = USDF rating
How does the Chess.com rating compare to the USCF rating. Right now I am at a whopping 1300 on Chess.com (impressive, I know). So what would that get me in USCF?
I would like to know the same thing. I never played USCF rated games, and I can't believe I would end up with an around 1800 rating there too?
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