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My excellent (bogus) rating increase!


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    Cystem_Phailure

    Man, I can't believe how my chess has improved over the past week or so.  I added 73 points to my rating over an 8-day span and blasted into new territory for me for a personal high that eclipsed my previous high by more than 50 points.  And I'll gladly share my secret to (bogus) chess success with you for a mere $19.95!

    Oh, OK, I'll share my secret for free.  From December 26 through January 2 I had 11 CC games "finish".  Before this streak my rating was 1743.  My rating after each valiant victory is in parentheses.

    • Dec 26 - Opponent A resigns from tournament (Mini) 2 days after it started, 3 moves into my game (1754)
    • Dec 26 - 2nd game (unstarted) against opponent A is awarded to me with 0 moves (1764)
    • Dec 27 - Opponent B is terminated for cheating 3 days after the same tournament started, 3 moves into my game (1772)
    • Dec 27 - 2nd game (unstarted) against opponent B is awarded to me with 0 moves (1780)
    • Dec 27 - Opponent B is also in my group in another tournament (Catalan) that started 5 days before he got terminated, and the 1st game is awarded to me after 9 moves (1781)
    • Dec 27 - 2nd game (unstarted) against opponent B in the Catalan Tourney is awarded to me with 0 moves (1783)
    • Dec 29 - Opponent C times out against me in the Catalan Tourney after 5 moves (1790)
    • Jan 02 - Opponent D, who made his last moves in September and has been on vacation for more than 3 months, finally runs out of vacation and times out in his tournament games against me, both with 13 moves made (1800)
    • Jan 02 - 2nd game with Opponent D (1808)
    • Jan 02 - Opponent E times out of both of his tournament games against me, the first after 34 moves (1812)
    • Jan 02 - 2nd game with Opponent E, after 33 moves (1816)

    Voila!  Here I am, temporarily slotted into the 1801-2000 tier for the next chess.com tournament, where I'd get my butt kicked big-time, of course.  Cool

    And that's Cystem's system for an excellent bogus increase of more than 70 rating points in 8 days!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    87654321

    A good system, Cystem. Sound more like the chess.com glicko cystem phailure, err I mean system failure.

    >:)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    Ubik42

    Forward this to Magnus Carlsen, he could use another 70 points.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    Cystem_Phailure

    Happy new year to you, too echecs.  I'm guessing you're looking forward to something to celebrate late next Monday (the 9th).  Cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    ivandh

    Ok, now pay up. They're done dirt cheap not free

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    Cystem_Phailure

    It was (-9.9) F here a couple hours ago.  All the dirt is frozen solid.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    delcarpenter

    It is nice to hear some random acts of bad behavior can turn out to be random acts of kindness.  Thanks for for sharing the story, Cystem_Phailure.    

    From my point of view the meaning of your experience is: Participation counts. "Being there", according to some is 80% of success.  

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    ivandh

    delcarpenter wrote:

    From my point of view the meaning of your experience is: Participation counts. "Being there", according to some is 80% of success.  


    I wish that were true in my classes.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    jaydeeuk1

    Does your rating go down less if you lose to someone on time rather than CM/Resignation? I accidently timed out against a 1400 opponent, and only went down about 25ish points from 2060, was expecting a higher 'punishment'. I'd like the answer to be 'yes', but I can see how this could be easily manipulated.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    Cystem_Phailure

    This streak of non-games was a fluke, to be sure, and the rating rise is sort of funny albeit meaningless in terms of reflecting ability.  But of course I'd rather have played the games (except maybe the 4 against the guy who got booted for cheating)-- that's why I signed up for them in the first place.

    I've never been very concerned about my rating, although having an artificially high one will change things for the next little bit because I play essentially only tournaments and team matches (of my last 125 games only 2 weren't in a tournament or team match), and my rating determines what I'm eligible to enter and who I get matched up against.  I'll probably end up a bit overmatched in my next 2 or 3 events until I've lost enough games to get me back to a realistic rating value.

    And then people will look at my high rating mark and accuse me of sandbagging. Tongue out

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    Cystem_Phailure

    echecs06 wrote:
    Cystem_Phailure wrote:

    Happy new year to you, too echecs.  I'm guessing you're looking forward to something to celebrate late next Monday (the 9th).  


     Kudos to MSU for beating UGA!


    That was a long time coming-- MSU's first bowl win since 2001 (snaps a 5-bowl losing streak).  We'll see how Michigan does tonight against Virginia Tech.

    I always track how the teams from the Great Lakes States (GLS) do in bowls and in the March Madness tourney.  This year there are 14 bowl games with a GLS team (plus another bowl with 2 GLS teams pitted against one another).  With 11 of those played so far the GLS teams are 6-5, and 3 games to go (Michigan, Pittsburgh, and Northern Illinois remaining).

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    Cystem_Phailure

    jaydeeuk1 wrote:

    Does your rating go down less if you lose to someone on time rather than CM/Resignation? 


    No.  A loss is a loss, for rating purposes.  You can look in the "details" tab and click "rating adjustment" for an ongoing game and the rating changes it shows will apply regardless of the method of game termination.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    losscause

    Wink way to go!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    ZBicyclist

    I'm a bit lost as to why your rating went up when you won with 0 moves. As the example shows, my rating went nowhere when I "won" my most recent two games on time. These were rated tournament games. 

    I thought there needed to be a minimum number of moves for the game to be rated.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    Cystem_Phailure

    I don't know.  I remember something somewhere about a minimum number of moves for a game to be recorded as a win/loss rather than aborted, but that doesn't apply to games in tourneys and matches since they have to have an outcome.  I thought all (rated) games that were recorded as either a win or a loss instead of aborted always affected the rating.

    I see that all of my games with 4 or fewer moves were resignations, not timeouts, but that shouldn't make any difference.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    Cystem_Phailure

    Opponent C, the only one of the 5 opponents (in post #1) who had only timed out in one game against me, got his act together and today timed out in his other game.  He actually came back after the first game timed out and made a move to start off the second game, only to then let it time out after 1 move.  That brings my streak up to 12 bogus wins, though this one didn't have an accompanying rating change.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    wishiwonthatone

    well it couldn't have happened to a nicer, frozen dude. Here's hoping it's just a boost to a very long upward streak of winning. (long glug glug follows here...)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    mateologist

    Happy New Year Cystem all the best to you and yours! Congrats on breaking the 1800's threshold nobody cares how you got there just WIN baby! lol
  • 13 months ago · Quote · #19

    ceanan007

    my point is not changing any more,whats the problem...


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