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Well I love chess.com, but I have to critizice one thing that has to do with ratings. The rating adjustment adjusts itself to the actual rating when you end the game, I believe it should be adjusted according to the rating players had when the game began.
You might wonder why?, well let's say I have 1200 rating and start a game against a 1500 player, while this game lasts I lose 5 games and decrease my rating to 900. Then I win against the 1500 guy and increase to 1300. That seems somehow unfair to me because the 1500 guy didn't expect to lose 400 rating points against a 1200. This also works the other way around, that is if the 1200 guy increases to 1600 and then wins his fisrt game against the 1500, then he will only gain a few points, when he should win more for having faced a much higher rank opponent at first.
The second thing is that many people, because of this, resign early from games they believe might lose, so that their rating decreases and then win another game against higher rated opponents and increase their ratings excessively.
I hope you understand my points, please get back to tell me what you think.
I'm not really sure that what you said is right-no offense. But it does make sense.
we had it that way to start i believe, and then changed it. no matter which way we do it somebody will like it the other way :) i like it the way it is because a rating is an approximation of your strength, and the most RECENT rating is the most accurate. it isn't about managing your rating - it's about having an accurate rating.
I have a real life chess rating, and it is way, way lower than the one here. I have spoken to a few players, and they all report the same rating inflation. There is a trick you can use if you want to inflate your rating further - never play anyone with a low rating -- you can loose big time, they can only gain --- ever noticed the not less than massive rating requests? - OK I suppose if you are that good, perhaps playing us mere mortals is a bit below them, but as far as I'm concerned it does not matter, it's a just a game --- or is it?????
Here's a link I think gives a fairer estimate ... http://www.chessmaniac.com/ELORating/ELO_Chess_Rating.shtml
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
My chess teacher has taught me a queens is worth 9
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i agree i played 4 cornwall mens this year against devon im not actually fide rated but im ecf'd at about 120 and i was playin a 150 he thought i was gonna be easy so he got into a dodgy nimzo indian as white and i fought and got a draw
That is so true, I once had to give up a knight and a rook to gain position for the mate that I got within the next couple of moves... I was proud of myself. lol But I've been told to keep in mind that having two bishops is more powerful than one bishop and one knight and likewise two bishops are stronger than two knights. I'm guessing because the two bishops can command both colors and this always isn't the case with two knights. Any thoughts on this? I think I'd personally rather have 2 bishops rather than two knights.
My Chess teacher says the Queen is 9 points!!!!!!!!
i dont get it
The only problem I see with the rating system is that the odds you get when playing against newly registered users (with 1200) when you have like 1600. Since they haven't played any games, you could easilly run into a player who's real elo is 2000. And against an opponent like that, you should get much better point "odds" - but when you loose your rating will drop like 200, and if you win it will only go up like 20... Even when he's a lot better than you. On the other hand, if that player has already played 10 games instead of 0, his chess.com rating will probably be around 2000 - and then you can play against him with good odds. Anyone get my point here?
And your chess teacher is right. A queen is worth 9. That is also the value she has on chess.com