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What is Consider a Good Chess Rating on this Site?


  • 10 months ago · Quote · #221

    yureesystem

    • 6 years ago · Quote · #12

      Ziryab

      Loomis wrote:

      In the United States if you ask someone if they play chess and they say "no," it's because they don't know how the horsey moves. In Russia, if you ask someone if they play chess and they say "no," it's because they're only 1600.


       There's an insight that we can remember.

       

      BTW, I'm not any good at chess. 


       Ziryab, you have a sense of humor, strong player like you, we played them in the third round at my chess club, every expert in the first and second round we played a 1600 to 1700 player.

     If any player can reach otb expert ( 2000-2100 USCF or FIDE), he or she is a good player. That is the lowest title before master and better than A class (1800-1999 USCF). I believe most players would like to become master but it is too much work for most players.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #222

    varelse1

    PG-13 would be the ideal rating on this site. But that's a bit hopeful. Mostly, I'm happy if its kept rated-R.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #223

    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 :-)

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #224

    MSC157

    7 years of zhe thread. Wow!

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #226

    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.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #227

    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 !!!

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #228

    titust

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

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #229

    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!  

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #230

    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! 

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #231

    Natural_Pawn_killer9

    A good player is somebody that can still manage to shine and win games repeatedly against players of a similar rating ... so even 900 that never loses to 900s is a good player.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #232

    Kleyniar

    @Natural_Pawn_killer9:

     

    A 900 player who never loses to 900s is unlikely to stay 900 for long...


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