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A lot of you guys turn down games with players because u look at their rateing and if you c a low number you wont play.I'll play anyone,screw your points.low score doesn't mean you are a poor player,high score doesn't mean u r a good player.dont focus so much on the rating. U never know who u r up against
atilladapawn007, I'm sorry you're having trouble getting a game of chess around here. I hope you have better luck getting sporting opponents in the future. Don't worry: not everyone views rating points as things to be horded, as if they were money.
Actually, a low rating does indicate that you're probably not a good player, while a high rating indicate that you probably are. After all, your rating is a measure of your win/lose performance.
A high rating doesn't mean you're smart, good looking, or even that you understand chess better, but it does measure performance. But I agree that there's no excuse for aborting a game just because you don't like your opponent's rating. We all like to play slightly higher rated opponents, but we should give players weaker than us the same opportunity
@OP: Though I staunchly protect my privacy anywhere I go on the Internet, I will divulge that I am not a military pilot... although I'm honored to have been fleetingly thought of as one. My avatar comes from a video game I like to play.
I got to say that it isn't that the rating doesn't reflect a person's actual level of play, unless they haven't played many games. I wouldn't think it shouldn't matter who you refuse to play after enough games the score should be statistically accurate. Am I right, or am I right?
(PS. I only like playing people who can speake teh engliash) I know I know, I can't help it though.
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