Chess.com a Blessing and a Curse to Online Chess

universityofpawns

 Chess.com is not publicly owned, so has no stock holders.....it is an LLC.

shaun
knighttour2 wrote:

Hey, I said it first!  See post #46

That you did!  

RonaldJosephCote

He should get a free burger at Bill's. wink.png

ilovesmetuna
no stock in the chesscom, aw dang! and i thought it would smash bitcoin.
ambrooks

I don't understand the OP's complaint about people artificially boosting their rating.

 

I'm rated something like 1730 now. If somebody offered to magically give me a couple of 250 extra rating points - I would turn down the offer.

 

Because I have no desire to be a fake 2000 player, play my peers ( I always play in a window of 100 plus or minus ) and get crushed over and over again by real 2000 rated players.

I'd rather relax, take my time, play my peers. If I get experience and improve naturally to 2000 that's OK - if I simply hit my peak lower than that, that's OK too.

 

Romolus

There are 3 reasons I can think of why people may artificially boost their rating.

 

1) People like high ratings! There's something about numbers people just obsess about and the higher the number the better they feel (real or not).

 

2) Hitting the best lists. People love to see and talk about how they are/were on the top 10 or 50 list for a rating category.

 

3) Opportunity to play titled players. 1700 rated? No problem, people can make a boosted account and all of a sudden top gms are accepting matches. This unfortunately also in turn artificially boosts the gms that play them.

IMBacon
ambrooks wrote:

I don't understand the OP's complaint about people artificially boosting their rating.

 

I'm rated something like 1730 now. If somebody offered to magically give me a couple of 250 extra rating points - I would turn down the offer.

 

Because I have no desire to be a fake 2000 player, play my peers ( I always play in a window of 100 plus or minus ) and get crushed over and over again by real 2000 rated players.

I'd rather relax, take my time, play my peers. If I get experience and improve naturally to 2000 that's OK - if I simply hit my peak lower than that, that's OK too.

 

An online rating is right up there with "Life Experience" degrees.  They dont mean anything, but people get to hang something on a wall that looks impressive.

MGleason

People get banned for rating manipulation all the time.

 

I've even seen someone who only had one account get banned for rating manipulation.  He was sending multiple challenges to every obviously-cheating account he could find, and then reporting them so that they would get banned, he would win, and he'd get the rating boost from beating a high-rated player.

importantheart
MGleason wrote:

People get banned for rating manipulation all the time.

 

I've even seen someone who only had one account get banned for rating manipulation.  He was sending multiple challenges to every obviously-cheating account he could find, and then reporting them so that they would get banned, he would win, and he'd get the rating boost from beating a high-rated player.

I agree with you. 

Romolus

Some people get caught, some don't. In any case it screws up the system.

D2-D2
replying to @universityofpawns replying to my post #69 and 70;

People still own chess.com. Danny rench probably does. Other politicians who Danny wants to be buddy buddy with might own chesscom stock, I don’t know. Anyway, it was only theoretical.
importantheart

WOW!

MGleason

You might be surprised the creative ways people find to push their ratings up.  Some are within the rules, others are not.  Some of them can be pretty funny but still lead to a ban.

RonaldJosephCote

Is THIS a blessing......or a curse.?  https://www.chess.com/forum/view/community/how-can-we-improve-your-chess-com-home

drmrboss

Windows-->run--->command prompt--->ping chess.com 

and see how much ping you get. According to my location from Australia, (i guess chess.com server is in USA) 

I have 230ms in chess.com,   other sites varies from (64ms to 420ms ) .

Chess.com is average to me.

 

importantheart

Hi!

VanishingDragon

I will still pick chess.com over other websites. I mean what other websites give you 8 premoves? grin.png they so miser with just one, and making another move cancels the previous premove??? (chess.com has a great solution for this, which was to right click to cancel)

ilovesmetuna

i like chessdotcom best bcos it helped me quit bcos of all the cheatin dweebs using assistance in live chess.