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Rating systems have come a long a way back in the old days like 18th and 19th centuries players that weren't of master level (internationally known to say) were ranked off how big of a handicap they needed when playing against a master. for example a 1200 player today would probably get a rook odds when playing against a master or what they use to call it (Rook player) other things (pawn and 2moves player) which would probably be a 1700 player of today and so on as the handicap got smaller the stronger you were but not a actual master until you could play one in a standard game. Modern rating systems use elo basing players by putting them in certain classes of play like Class E-A players (1000-1999). Even today other yet smaller systems are being used like how chessmaster for the PS2 shows a piece next your name based off how strong it considers you. Chessmaster will show a Queen next to personalities name's whose rating is between (2000-2399) and shows a King to anyone above.
If you were given a task on how you would base players strength without using the main rating systems used today how would you go about doing it ?Some interesting facts is Kaufman (a GM) suggest and believes Kasparov could give knight odds to someone around 2115 elo and Yasser Sirewan suggest that anyone 2800 could give pawn odds to low GM's (2500) . Kaufman also believes that a 2400 elo titled master could give pawn and 2 or 1 moves to Class A player's (1800-1999). I've even heard about stockfish being able to give rook odds to NM's !!! although that's debatable.
Odds that seems interesting
Why bother? What's wrong with the FIDE and USCF rating systems?
Yes it is interesting. Also something else to add about the old centuries when odds were very popular. master's were given ratings aswell based off how big of a handicap they could give to other master's or how largely they won against another master. Back then you were a strong master (2400-2600) when your were able to Give pawn and 2 move odds to other considered yet weaker master's (2000-2200). So this would be a small possible rating list:
Giving rook odds = Worldly known master
Taking Queenodds = Beginner
Prakash_M: Since you seem very interested I'd like to know your oppinon or idea based of all this.
It's just something to think about and being creative.
Player's amature and master's alike are always playing above or lower than that what there actual rating suggest so as long as we keep trying to apply new systems of rating we could possibly come even closer than the systems that already exist. FIDE and USCF don't give player's there exact strength there just the closest to getting it right and that could mean very little aswell I like the idea of thinking of new rating system ways
I like to think of anyone who's rating is below 1000 a pawn anyone below 1400 a knight. any one below 1700 a bishop and anyone below 2000 a rook. all who's above 2000 but is a endgame or opening specialist a queen and anyone above 2000 and is a specialist in both area's a KING.
I'm all in favour of a rating system based on fruit. One starts as a cherry and progresses towards a pumpkin.
I'd say that I'm presently a pineapple.
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