12490 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Does anybody out there beieve that the first 5 games you play at chess.com plays a huge part on what your rating will be?
[the] first 5 games will pretty much decide how hard improving your rating will be.
Are two different ideas.
1) Yes, and it makes sense because with everyone starting at 1200 you'd want to have their rating reflect their actual strength as quickly as possible. This way an 800 rated player doesn't have to wait months for an accurate rating, and the same for 1600 strength players etc.
2) No, this makes no sense.
Also,does anyone get the feeling that a lot of times you are really playing the computer despite what the username may say or what avatar they may have? Just wondering.
No, but I get the feeling you may be trolling Will you delete this OP too after a few comments are made?
"Does anybody out there beieve that the first 5 games you play at chess.com plays a huge part on what your rating will be?"
"Also,does anyone get the feeling that a lot of times you are really playing the computer despite what the username may say or what avatar they may have? Just wondering."
Easy tiger! very few are cheating sub 2000 (let alone sub 1400... no one makes software that weak).
Enjoy the site, James.
I've only had "the feeling" of playing an engine once online. It wasn't here though. I was playing an online tourney at fics, 20 min., each side. I had won my first 3 games, and was playing the final to win. After we made our first 5 or 6 moves in a few seconds, my opponent let their clock run down to something like 1min. 45secs., whereas I had more than 19 min. left. Some of the most bizarre moves followed by my opponent, incredibly fast. I mean they were making 10 moves every 5 seconds, and won! It was like four years ago, and I still remember it.
As far as the importance of the first five games here? Nah. After a hundred games, the rating seems right.
are there any celebritys who play chess on chess.com
by darek123 a few minutes ago
9/17/2014 - GM Abhijeet Gupta - IM Roeland Pruijssers, Corus C
by Vera5SK 4 minutes ago
by YohannaShavit 6 minutes ago
program cheating or a glitch
by Blah_blahh 9 minutes ago
9/16/2014 - Knight After Knight
by 64spreader 15 minutes ago
Live Chess: Mouse vs Trackpad?
by pdela 27 minutes ago
Is there ANYONE who can challenge ZOD?
by Hy19roPH1l1C 50 minutes ago
Chess Set Value
by baddogno 67 minutes ago
World Chess.com Correspondence Chess Championship Match (MSC157 vs. windmill64)
by MSC157 68 minutes ago
True or false? Chess will never be solved! why?
by chessmstrmate 90 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!