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jamesing
Feb 10, 2014, 4:40 PM 1

Chess.com suggests a range of 1223 to 1823 for my games.

I have a hard time understanding why the default range of ratings is so huge on chess.com.

Not that it would be impossible for someone with a rating of 1223 to beat me or that I might possibly beat someone with a rating of 1823, but I would have to assume they had played very few games, for either of those things to occur.

In general, I find a range of plus or minus 50 to give me a pretty good game.  And I would certainly be willing to play in a plus or minus 100 range.

The plus or minus 300 points, however, seems absurd!

jamesing
Mon 10 Feb 2014 06:35:51 PM CST

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