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How do you determine your OTB rating?


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    JJN2

    How do you figure out your OTB rating?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    goldendog

    If you mean take your chess.com rating and discover an OTB equivalence, you don't.

    Different rating pools, different conditions, and so forth.

    There have been some casual relationships made between chess.com ratings and official OTB ratings, but they are just that, casual.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    JJN2

    Yes, but I want to know my OTB rating. (And I do play chess in person.)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    goldendog

    If you are playing in offical competitions, it will be calculated for you.

    Do you want a place to fiddle with a USCF rating calculator, if you have been playing in USCF tournaments?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    JJN2

    I have never played in a tourney.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    goldendog

    Then there seems to be no basis to calculate an OTB rating.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    JJN2

    So how do I know?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    burnsielaxplayer

    JJN2 wrote:

    So how do I know?


    Play in OTB tournaments

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    goldendog

    Maybe you can find a rated player, play him a few games, and he'll give you his opinion.

    There's no substitute for sanctioned play though when it comes to finding out your rating.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    JJN2

    So do I just make up a number?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    goldendog

    If you're talking about your profile, just leave it blank until you actually have a real rating.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    JJN2

    i play people in real life, but not tournaments.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    ivandh

    Basically you're asking what your badge number is without being a police officer. Until you have played in rated tournaments you do not get a rating.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    DENVERHIGH

                         Ok.  What is OTB?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    Gert-Jan

    OTB is over the board. In other words, playing with real chess pieces against an opponent that doesn't hold a mouse but moves the pieces with his hands. It's a very old-fashioned way of playing chess. Wink

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    ChessboardAbs

    ivandh wrote:

    Basically you're asking what your badge number is without being a police officer. Until you have played in rated tournaments you do not get a rating.


     

    Exactly. You can't calculate your rating without having played in official tournaments. You're asking what your rating is, but our point is you don't HAVE one.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    vladamirduce

    Gert-Jan wrote:

    OTB is over the board. In other words, playing with real chess pieces against an opponent that doesn't hold a mouse but moves the pieces with his hands. It's a very old-fashioned way of playing chess.


     LOL  What if I use a mouse glove?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #20

    vladamirduce

    Yes it's 20 games.


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