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What is Consider a Good Chess Rating on this Site?


  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #221

    Ellie47

    Is there perhaps just a tincy little bit of intellectual snobbery creeping into all this rating business, who cares so long as we are having fun :-)

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #222

    MSC157

    7 years of zhe thread. Wow!

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #223

    Rogue_King

    2800 or bust

     

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #224

    SmyslovFan

    Ellie47 wrote:

    Is there perhaps just a tincy little bit of intellectual snobbery creeping into all this rating business, who cares so long as we are having fun :-)

    Well, chess is a snobbish game. Yes, it's a game that anyone can play, but it's an intellectual version of arm-wrestling. Ratings are just the way of measuring how many chumps you've beaten (or lost to). The bigger the rating the more intellectual brawn you have. So yeah, it's snobbish. But that's what competitive chess is about, competition.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #225

    Ellie47

    Well I am competitive, not that it's getting me as many wins as I would like, just between you and me though I would love to have a high rating then maybe people would think I was intellingent too ;) Perhapse I am a closet intellectual snob after all !!!

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #226

    titust

    I think 9999 (which is impossible) is the best rating

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #227

    DalaiLuke

    Ellie, you can improve your game greatly ... simply decide that one of your next books will be a book on chess, and study.  What worked for me was a book called something like "the 64 most instructive games of chess."  with each one teaching a particular strategy.  You'll be surprised at how "intellectual" you will feel after a few victories.  Come to think of it, I should follow my own advice!!!

    What's a good rating?  The best theory on here:  150 higher than you are now!  

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #228

    Ziryab

    DalaiLuke wrote:

    Ellie, you can improve your game greatly ... simply decide that one of your next books will be a book on chess, and study.  What worked for me was a book called something like "the 64 most instructive games of chess."  with each one teaching a particular strategy.  You'll be surprised at how "intellectual" you will feel after a few victories.  Come to think of it, I should follow my own advice!!!

    What's a good rating?  The best theory on here:  150 higher than you are now!  

    Hunter, you mean 62 games?

    http://www.amazon.com/Most-Instructive-Games-Chess-Played/dp/0486273024

    Excellent recommendation! 


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