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I feel like I deserve a pony. Can anyone get me one? I mean, I can't afford one, don't have a place to keep it, but I really really want one!
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I feel that I deserve a million dollars...
2200 is not that hard to obtain. I have a question for you guys: Why does mood affect your chess games? When you lose a game, do you feel like your a terrible chess player or dont take the chance to analyze because your too upset?
2200 is not that hard to obtain.
Yeah, I suppose Bobby would say that...
if a 15 year old can get to 1600 in 7 months im pretty sure anyone can get to 2200 in a couple years
Talents are really different between people. That sets people really different from one another, therefor do I have to disagree with your reasoning. If that 15 year old is still at school, sitting in a class with other 15 year olds, does he think that all of his classmates can get that chess rating within a couple of years?
All ratings imply is your relative ability to win a chess game compared to others in a pool of players, if you were given a rating of 2000, you would lose it straight away because your ability to win a game is around 1000, you would have a 1/330 chance to beat someone rated 2,000.
Again though... rating is not a measure of how much you know about chess or how good you can be, its a measure of your ability to win a game compared to other people in a pool based on your previous results.
I used to play a lot at school. Then took 25 years off and have come back again. I now play 8-10 minute blitz games and mess around vs engines.
I play without time controls vs engines at about 1900 ELO but absolutely suck at blitz being old and slow and a m aways getting into time trouble..
So I play about 1400 rating and against players in the 1200 to 1600 range.
I am much stronger than almost all of them in the opening and transitioning into the middle game but my lack of time management and middle aged calculation tends to cause me issues fron then on. If I can get to an endgame I often have a slight edge again.
Younger players may well demonstrate other characteristics.
All in all though, we get the ratings we deserve...
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