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# Chess rating system

• #2801
aethern3 wrote:
Some people is getting 1400, others 1200 me 800 at begining. Why happen this?

When new accounts are created a skill level is chosen. Each skill level has an associated starting rating.

• #2802

Wht is the white and black bars in the annotation box on the right side while you are playing it gives points to movea

• #2803
Bernardnewman wrote:

Wht is the white and black bars in the annotation box on the right side while you are playing it gives points to movea

Time taken per move.

• #2804

How do I delete this message so I don't see every post on here?

• #2805
I need to understand how points are given. In some matches you get +8 others +11 and so on why is that?
• #2806
saameyo wrote:
I need to understand how points are given. In some matches you get +8 others +11 and so on why is that?

it depends who you are playing if the person you are playing has a higher rating than you then the points you will win by will increase and the points you lose by will decrease, and the opposite for a player with lower rating than yourself

• #2807
FGBergeron wrote:

How do I delete this message so I don't see every post on here?

• #2808

I found that people's measurements are not accurate sometimes

• #2809
ohduckme wrote:

I found that people's measurements are not accurate sometimes

I have been told mine appear to be very accurate.

• #2810

viswanathan wrote:

turtle wrote: i am starting to understand the rating system, but how do you determine points during a game? are certain peices worth different points?

turtle, the general points system followed is as follows:

pawn - 1pt.

knight/bishop - 3pts.

rook - 5pts.

queen - 10pts.

of course points are not everything... the position of your piece also matters.. for example you might not mind losing a bishop or rook to save a pawn on the 7th row.. and points dont have any bearing on the game result.. it is just a basic framework to help beginners understand the value of different pieces

viswanathan wrote: turtle wrote: i am starting to understand the rating system, but how do you determine points during a game? are certain peices worth different points?  turtle, the general points system followed is as follows:pawn - 1pt.knight/bishop - 3pts.rook - 5pts.queen - 10pts.of course points are not everything... the position of your piece also matters.. for example you might not mind losing a bishop or rook to save a pawn on the 7th row.. and points dont have any bearing on the game result.. it is just a basic framework to help beginners understand the value of different pieces I never pay attention to pawns, unless they're critical to the game. Hence my fantastic rating! lol
• #2811

ok now u c

• #2812
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• #2813

erik wrote:

basically:

everyone starts out with a rating and a variable that determines how accurate your rating is. if you haven't played any games, then that variable is HUGE and allows your rating to swing more aggressively. but if you have played 1,000 games all very recently, then you have a low variable, so your rating will move more slowly. also, your opponent's variable matters. if they have a very loose variable, your rating will move less than if they have a tight variable.

:)

That's very good well expressed. 😊
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