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I thought when i came here i would here how 2100 players talked to 1300 players like they were trash. Which is what i seen much of when i first came to this site. No it is just down to in Vote Chess games.
In which case i have proven that a couple of average players can beat some high rated players in Vote Chess. When they do not have good communication they can fall and fall hard. Their overconfidence helps also when playing against them.
Don't worry about it. Nobody on earth is ever going to care about anything other than your USCF/FIDE OTB rating. Use your ratings as a guide to your own progress.
I wish that were true.
I spent weeks working on traps when opponent make them in the opening. Now they avoid them by using analyze. Feel like i wasted my time and could have been better spent elsewhere.
Yeah i improved but the Dillinger Gang may have robbed me of my time put in, just the same. They come to forums and find instant solutions to methods of play. Progress? Have to play everyday to find out the new tricks as one may get far behind on this site. Move progress to the side and staying aware in its place.
I presume you are friends. Continue playing.
totally agree seraphimity.
If you think this technique will increase their ratings reliably, then you don't understand the rating system.
On chess.com it does. I've seen members on here that have around my same blitz rating from playing only below 1600 players. Mine is from fighting 1700-2000 range players. If I did the same as these types, I'd easily have a 2000+ rating.
Statistically, you would suffer very rare defeats that would hurt your rating very much. You win 40 games, getting 1 point from each, then you lose one that costs you 40.
And yet again, players are exploiting the rating system just as I said. You have to understand that the chess.com elo system doesn't have floors like in the USCF. A player can mop on lower-rateds on here and gain more than they lose. It happens all the time, and I see players all the time with ratings in the 1800-2000 range, yet their average opponent rating is only 1550. You can't get around that fact.
I like the latter part of your quote, the 1550 part. Ha, ha, ha!!!!!!!!
Regardless of how it may or may not affect your ratings--why would you want to consistently play much lower rated players? This will hurt your efforts to improve your game.
Suspose that somehow it is true that you can increase your rating by playing much lower rated players and you do just that and get a higher rating? So what? You have not improved your actual chess ability. And eventually players who play against better competition will surpass you.
^ Looks like we got outselves a culprit in the house!
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