Chess.com rating system...!!!

Docterrific

I was wondering how close do the ratings on chess.com(correspondence) corelate with the ratings of players...???

If i have 1600 rating here on chess.com(correspondence)...am i a player of the same calibre or are these ratings more...???

Hugh_T_Patterson

If you're talking about chess.com ratings versus OTB (over the board) ratings, the difference varies between 200 and 300 ratings points. Even facing a player with the same rating here on chess.com doesn't guarantee your opponent is of the same strength. A player's ratings can jump up due to opponent resignations and games lost on time.

GanymedeCT

I think the live game rating might be closely related to otb rating than the correspondence rating.

RadovanNikolic

why do you lose points for a draw? what determines how many points you get when you win? what determines how many points you lose when you lose?

qablo

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/chess-rating-system?lc=1#last_comment

http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-ratings---how-they-work