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.
Thanks, your answer helped out alot. I know what my approximate rating should be...so when it jumped after two games I felt a little guilty, especially considering the caliber of the players I was playing at the time.
everyone starts at 1200. then as you play you get a new rating. it is all based on the Glicko ratings system :) check it out - it's a fun read!
I'm good at math, but that makes almost no sense at all.
From the article: "If the player is unrated, set the rating to 1500 and the RD to 350."
The average is 1500, not 1200. However, chess sites that set unrated players at 1500 tend to find themselves with grossly inflated ratings. Those that set initial ratings at 1200 more often achieve the 1500 average.
Why do I have 3 in 'my points" ?
My friend won more games than me and don't have any point yet...
Oh yes it does! How well you play includes how well you manage your time. Time is as much part of Chess as it is in other games. In football you could score the greatest goal in history, but if the referee blows time before it goes in it doesn't count. Similarly in Chess if you don't get your moves in within the time, you lose, and correctly so.
So basically what you're saying is:
Football is a game. Football is timed.
Chess is also a game. Therefore, chess should also be timed.
You've got me convinced.
Question: Chess.com rating = USDF rating
How does the Chess.com rating compare to the USCF rating. Right now I am at a whopping 1300 on Chess.com (impressive, I know). So what would that get me in USCF?
I would like to know the same thing. I never played USCF rated games, and I can't believe I would end up with an around 1800 rating there too?
"Question: Chess.com rating = USDF rating"
This has already been asked and answered in another thread.
thank you :)
In playing my first game on Chess.com, I received a rating of 1200, before I played. Why, and how was that arrived at?
I also want to known how was, I assume that every player should be play with the computer and then rating should be define by that game result. How do you think?
Why then did I go down from 1200 (to 1361) when I beat someone who has a rating above 1200 (1089)?? Admittedly don't have time to read the article... but hoping someone knows how this works anyway!
The higher your rating the better. This isn't golf or anything. The grandmasters have ratings of like 2500.
DonnGee - your sooo smart and clever! Not.