Renaming blitz to rapid? Huh?

cheeky_chicky

Here is news link- https://www.chess.com/amp/news/10-minute-chess-now-rapid-rated-bullet-ratings-increased

cheeky_chicky

I dunno how I feel about this? It's like re- naming jogging and now calling it walking. 

g-fischer

Interesting!  I like 10 minutes myself.  happy.png

glenhoffman

Lichess has categorized 10i0 games as rapid for as long as I can remember.  I personally rarely play anything less than 10i0.  

cheeky_chicky

I used to enjoy playing 10/0 

..I rarely ever play it these days. I prefer faster time settings.

mercatorproject

Cheeky, I am disappointed in you. I thought you were right up with the latest news. You will have to learn to walk the walk..

giftedguppy1000

I prefer anything 5+0 and less.

cheeky_chicky
mercatorproject wrote:

Cheeky, I am disappointed in you. I thought you were right up with the latest news. You will have to learn to walk the walk..

I'm only 12 days behind. In dog years that's only about a mili-second. Woof, woof! 

jamesstack

So let me get this straight....a G10 game is now rated the same as G90?

mercatorproject
jamesstack wrote:

So let me get this straight....a G10 game is now rated the same as G90?

That seems to be the case.

giftedguppy1000

Hi, what do you mean by “G”? Thanks happy.png

jamesstack

G is shorthand for game. For instance G10 would mean both players start with 10 minutes to play the chess game.

giftedguppy1000

Ah, thanks happy.png

jamesstack

Your welcome happy.png

cheeky_chicky
jamesstack wrote:

So let me get this straight....a G10 game is now rated the same as G90?

This seems to be the case. I just don't understand why? 

mercatorproject
cheeky_chicky wrote:
jamesstack wrote:

So let me get this straight....a G10 game is now rated the same as G90?

This seems to be the case. I just don't understand why? 

I am sure the management has its reasons. 

jamesstack

Seems like there should be a category for longer time control games. I mean there are several G30 tournaments played every day on chess.com. why not then have a rating for games of G30 or longer?

catmaster0

I wish chess.com rated every time mode with its own rating, but I can see why they don't.

Anyways, I preferred my 10 minute and 30 minute games rated differently. Probably because they were my two most played modes, I used 10 minutes when I wanted to speed it up a bit, now I use 30 for when I want to slow down. 

mercatorproject

For arcane reasons, the 10 minute Blitz type was probably inflating the Blitz pool ratings. 

NobleElevator

Yeah, chess.com should have a 'classical' rating just like (Another Website). Classical could be for all games 60|0 or longer imo.