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I do have a reason for that statement, and it's not just because you can appreciate wins more. I have found that playing 20 games at once (somehow) taxes my mind enough that by the time I come to the game against weaker players, I don't play as well, making my impending losses against to them very humiliating.
So, unless I really really have to, I won't play players with ratings.
No offence to those with low ratings in any way.
Why would a stronger player play you a rated game, and risk that you might use a chess engine to win.
If you want play stronger players enter and over the board tournament in your area and enter a section of the tournament where all of the players in that section are rated higher than you. In this way you will get practice playing against stronger players and they don't have to worry about you using an chess engine
I understand that point. I dont tend to play opponents under 200 points from mine often and i dont tend to challenge to many above 200 from mine either.
Or though sometimes those lower players do play a good game and give you a harder game then the higher ones.
But I don't use a chess engine. I'm an honest player.
Where in Canada are you from? Many larger Canadian cities have vibrant chess scenes with clubs where you will find excellent competition, and even the opportunity to play in rated OTB tournaments.
Belleville, near Kingston, near Toronto, Ontario.
However, I haven't the time or money to join a chess club or enter a tournament (they're on Sundays, when I have to perform for Chinese Service at church).
Then play a live tournament here on chess.com?
I tried to once, but it didn't work out. My free time comes in medium-sized fragments.
be careful of those who seek high rated games......but i'am honest,i don't use a chess engine----------------how many times have i run across this one.
Play less games, but better quality ones and look for seeks with players around your rating and above. That's the best u can do really.
But I don't want to play less games! I have too much free time!
Well then u better hope people higher rated play u because u obviously are playing to many games if u cant handle some of the lower players by the time u get through the other ones.
Wait a minute? What are you saying?
A simple question for the OP: Would it be possible for anyone to find a game if everyone only wanted to play stronger players?
Your best win so far has been against a player rated 979?
Pretty much anyone you play is going to be stronger than that
Play team matches where you play only one opponent as both black and white.
If your groups don't play team matches find one that does.
But I'm just one person.
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