For those, who are thinking.
So many posts, blogs on the theme of the rating level of playing...
I read sometimes useful advices on the development of tactical thinking.
People, thank You.
Bun one conclusion/question has matured.
During the year and a half I was searching of people, with whom is possible not only to raise the level of combinatorial thinking, but also interesting and nice to talk to, I realized, that unfortunately chess, as well as any other kind of intellectual activity doesn’t make more perfect thinking. This is just one way of thinking. But for some reason the most people playing chess think, that they are smarter and more logical thinking.
Then the question "in the air" for here these "wise men":
In Your head never came such a simple logical thought, that the rating on the Internet is not related to the level of playing?
(I'm already not talking about the general cultural level, no, no. This is an “atavism”, “archaic”, which today nobody cares!)
The concept of rating – abstract, conditional. Because you can always play with a weak partner and win to raise their ratings, but your game will not improve on these primitive victories. Known fact, that if you want to grow your skills, hone them to a stronger partner. In our context – on who has rating above your. As I understood, no need to look big difference – it makes no practical sense: it is easier then to play with the program.
And then the more advanced chess-players so concerned about their increase of the level and the rating, that they simple spit on weaker. They are just not interested. I understand their lack of such partners, because I faced a similar situation in other activities. But I never allow myself to neglect and rudeness. But it's not about me, but about ... chess-players. I'm just trying to understand, whether the situation is hopeless. :-}
Very often people ask me: "Oh, do you play chess! And what's your rating ?! "
At such moments, first of all, for myself I realize, that this person just never thought about this not-link the rating in some internet-site and level of the playing/thinking;
and in the second, I answer: "I play unrated."
On the other side – shock, stupor and silence. People don’t know, how to react to such a presentation of the situation. You know, it looks always very funny.
For example, personally, my level of play low objectively – it is a real fact.
And the rating of the Internet – is an abstract concept, because when playing with a weaker, even at the beginner rating will rise – whether it’s an indicator of the level of the playing/thinking ? Of course, not.
My illusion, that chess players are like mathematics, should have logical thinking, destroyed. And it's for the best. So I learned the difference between "logical" and "combinatorial" thinking – in the narrowest sense of the word!
I came to chess to develop my thinking, and make it more stable, focused and logical. Something is turns out, and something – is still terrible. :-} But chess for me – it’s only one of many ways to develop myself. Not alone way.
But here, looking for people, with whom it would be possible to share something else, besides :«WOW! See everybody to my best game / victory in life! What I am good done!!!", I see, that it’s almost impossible.
But …is it really so difficult – to understand, that such huge resources as chess.com (yes-yes-yes, it does not need to remind me, that “it’s a thematic site” , and “look for friends and associates should be in social networks”! Don’t repeat - it's boring! :-) And if we talk about social networks : they turned into garbage dumps, so I personally do – here!) the most important and amazing, that we can meet, even if only through the Internet ?! Those people, who are living in different countries and parts of the world, of which, perhaps, we had never heard of! And these people probably have similar interests with you. This is so exciting! You can communicate and learn to look at life with other eyes. You can expand Your understanding of life, of people, of Yourselves, and ... yes, Your thinking!
But nooo. :-) We prefer to look at the numbers and the rating to discuss "how can I get more numbers?" and "recognition" of the same "digital accounter" .... who sometimes don’t know how to say “Hello!” elementary. : -}
You never get bored with Yourself ? :-}
It’s sad, that such a lot of people are so blind.
But… I still believe, that there are people, for whom it’s more important the value of human life, there is someone else, behind the screen, for thousand kilometers, with whom You can touch by minds – at the chessboard, and by souls – in a conversation.
As we sing in one song from our film:
"Who are cheerful, that laughs,
Who wants, that will achieve,
Who looks for, will always find!"
Thank You for Your attention to my topic.
Wish You all the joy of Life!