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Correct me if I'm wrong, some books say the relative strength of the bishop is higher by a fraction of a point (1/4) -- 3 1/4 or whatever fraction, and queen is 9 points, and the king is 3 points.
Obviously it's a point of view but IMHO the King ought to be set at infinity. Or, at least a point higher than the sum of points of all your pieces on board at any time.
I'm having a bad month
Turtle, with respect to the rating system, all that matters is whether you win, lose, or draw. You could have ten pieces left or zero pieces left at the end of the game and it doesn't matter at all.
Well I think it matters if you have ten or zero. If you have zero left at the end of the game you obviously lost, whereas if you had ten, you might have won. Actually, I guess if you have zero pieces left you weren't even playing chess.
I haven't won any games my time-out yet, but I've noticed that this happens quite often and tends to inflate ratings. That's one of the reasons I prefer the 14 day option; chess should be about chess, not a clock.
My rating is somewhat inflated, though. I recently won a game to fool's mate, I kid you not.
Actually, I guess if you have zero pieces left you weren't even playing chess.
lol. You got me there!
The FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) answer why the 1200 rating.
Is the 1200 average level?
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