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I hate the clock when I'm short of time, but I think it's only fair when my opponent's flag falls. :)
"well actually in football you get to finish your play after the ref blows the whistle"
True dat Nono!
Alec is obviously more chess than football, (or does he mean soccer?)
IMO do provisional ratings, then everyone would start where they belong
Could it be your enemy"s !!!
ratings arent always acurate, keep that in mind. If someone doesnt play for a while then their rating will be lower (or higher) than their actuall skill
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
Just adjusting this, but isnt the queen worth 9 points?
Somebody told me that the rook valuation of 5 points is a western idea - it's only 4 in Russia. Don't know if that's true - but it puts a different perspective on the exchange of two minor pieces for a rook and a pawn if it is.
While playing with chess.com its advisable to follow the follow the principles laid there in !!
I don't particular understand the ratings. Just beaten someone with a thirteen hundred rating on blitz, I am on less than one thousand (still getting used to not running out of time....the number of times my clock has ran out with me one or two moves from checkmate is annoying...but i guess it happens to everyone) and I get an rating of +27...very disappointing....
just one time playing good would not serve purpose!! pl gon playing more withmore success with highier Rating players then y'will see your ratings going more up !! Rating standard is a necessary evil without which U can not gauge .
In all cases u will have to start from a certain point!!
Are FIDE ratings accurate - for amateur players not the professionals?
They're accurate for adults who play in Fide-rated tournaments fairly regularly.
Is there a way to manually lower my rating?
No. Your rating is supposed to be an accurate estimate of your playing stregth, adjusting it would defeat the friggin' purpose.
Isn't a queen worth 9 pts? Getting two rooks for a queen is usually a slight plus for a player who can effectively use their remaining pieces.
This does differ from author to author. Nine is the most common, however Philidor, Stauton, Euwe and Evans all lean towards 10 (Wikipedia article). The value of any given piece, depends of course-as everything-on the position.
Thats not a fundamental problem !!
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What did your opponent say when they blundered?
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Just Checking lol
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