18285 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!
Much of fear and tension comes from seeing your opponents rating. Against lower rated, you "must" win. Against higher rated you maybe lose your confidence.
So If you could hide your opponents rating during the game, you could play the board and not the man (or women).
See also article: http://www.chess.com/article/view/rating-fears
Yeah, my/the question is... how?
The first thing would be not showing the opponents name and rating on the board when playing.
Maybe you could put a piece of black tape on your monitor right where the rating shows up?
This would be an interesting feature for the chess.com staff to look in to!
But I would rather suggest to chess.com to make a new setting for this :D
My way is quicker.
Though your way is a bit
The point of me playing a 2000+ rated player is? The whole points of ratings is to play someone your evenly matched with.
I like the idea, and I think it should be very easy to implement.
i like your creativity
I like this idea.
I like to see their rating. It's my rating I would like to hide.
I just posted a very similar idea a few days ago; I'd like to play in a tnmt with no ratings displayed (which would mean no names displayed either otherwise you could always look up your opponents ratings).
No one seemed very interested however except in making jokes about the tnmt winner being declared "anonymous."
You would like to hide your rating so you can beat up on 1200's am i right?
"Qatar Masters Open 2014, Round 3 - Hosts GM Daniel King & GM Simon Williams"
sexism in chess?
by jamesmalvarez a few minutes ago
by RonaldJosephCote 2 minutes ago
by upen2002 6 minutes ago
11/28/2014 - Inch By Inch
by TomHaegin 6 minutes ago
Post your best miniatures here
by Cedroke 14 minutes ago
Aronian: Women Cannot Play Chess
by CP6033 21 minutes ago
Kings Gambit: Theory
by lolurspammed 21 minutes ago
a 24 hour discussion with all the world champions
by chessmaster54458 26 minutes ago
Bad People are making me feel Sad :(
by ab121705 26 minutes ago
the chess mentor is mean
by mathfreak231 26 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!