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Should an 842 player be pitted against an 1100+ player?

ThinWhiteDuke85

Or is there not really much difference? 

I just played this game which I lost. I actually think I did better than against some of the 700 - 800 rated players I've faced. 

I think exchanging Queens worked against me for the endgame. I played White. 

 

How do others find the rating pairing? 

Chess_Player_lol

i think pairing should only be within 100 pts so it defiantly was an unfair fight however you did manage to win so congrats on that

the_real_greco

You can choose the ratings window you wish to play. Somehow under settings.

My advice is to set it to like -50 +400, so that you play the strongest opposition possible. That also usually boosts your rating a bit.

MegaGamer15

Yeah, your queen is much better than your opponents' cuz its going aggresive on the king whereas your opponents' was a sitting duck.

astronomer111
the_real_greco wrote:

You can choose the ratings window you wish to play. Somehow under settings.

My advice is to set it to like -50 +400, so that you play the strongest opposition possible. That also usually boosts your rating a bit.

+400 is probably overshooting. Your chances of a win are about 3% and the opponent is just going to be annoyed that you are wasting their time.

Chess_Player_lol
astronomer111 wrote:
the_real_greco wrote:

You can choose the ratings window you wish to play. Somehow under settings.

My advice is to set it to like -50 +400, so that you play the strongest opposition possible. That also usually boosts your rating a bit.

+400 is probably overshooting. Your chances of a win are about 3% and the opponent is just going to be annoyed that you are wasting their time.

playing better people is exactly what you want to do because it improves you own play because you have to think more, not to mention you can ask question that they might answer

laurengoodkindchess

Hi! My name is Lauren Goodkind and I'm a chess coach based in California: www.ChessByLauren.com

   My advice to you is to play your best and have fun.  If you want to get better, then I suggest studying tactics and thinking ahead.  You want to consider all checks, captures, and threats.  

I hope that this helps.  

DaBabysBurner

lucky, I would love to be playing against players rated 300 points higher than me all the time

ninja888

I do -50 +400 and destroyed the 2300/2400's when i was around 2200 ish

asdfghkl123456798

trading queens i don't think worked against you 

Deranged

You put up a good fight, shame you lost that endgame a pawn up.

But yes, in general, I do think you'll benefit a lot from playing players in the 1000-1100 range when you're in the 800s.