Chess rating system

  • #1301

    Yeah it was like grainy 35k size .jpg photos but pr0n nonetheless to me at that age haha.

  • #1302

    i think the nice thing with ratings is you can play people rated closer to yourself.  It gets frustrating to always lose to better people, even though thats how improvement is made

  • #1303
    johnmusacha wrote:
    AndyClifton wrote:

    Oh, was netscape a self-censoring browser?

    Oh hell no, Netscape was not self-censoring.  When I was growing up in the 90's Netscape Navigator was porn central for me!

    Then what the hell was wafflle's joke?

  • #1304

    Muppets shouldn't be allowed to participate in jokes Laughing

  • #1305
    AndyClifton wrote:
    johnmusacha wrote:
    AndyClifton wrote:

    Oh, was netscape a self-censoring browser?

    Oh hell no, Netscape was not self-censoring.  When I was growing up in the 90's Netscape Navigator was porn central for me!

    Then what the hell was wafflle's joke?

    Presumably implying that the problems with the website were due to him using an outdated browser.

  • #1306
    erik wrote:

    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!

    http://math.bu.edu/people/mg/glicko/glicko.doc/glicko.html 

    Smile For those who can't sleep tonight. Just five lines and you are out!

  • #1307
    Scottrf wrote:
    AndyClifton wrote:
    Then what the hell was wafflle's joke?

    Presumably implying that the problems with the website were due to him using an outdated browser.

    Yeah, he already told me.

  • #1308
    winnersp wrote:

    I dont know about how to calculate actual rating yet! any program available?

    No.

  • #1309

    Forget all about rating and just play your best-chess.

    Internet-ratings practically meaningless. Particularly on here until software-users are finally eradicated (The site IS trying!)

    GlickoRD and ELO are comparable but as stated without fair-play controls there is no point getting worked-up about it.

  • #1310

    :) 

    Sorry guys...

    You can do anything and be anything! Go all out for 2200 for starters!! (NM in USA). Load your PC with Rybika, Fritz & Houdini. Play cat & mouse with the site's detection-systems whilst wallowing in new-found-glory of being respected and admired high-rated player on chess.com.

    The world will be your oyster. Girls will telephone you constantly. Lucrative job-offers will fill the mail-box. Fawning-admirers will send fan-mail.

  • #1311

    net ... just curious, and hypothetically speaking, of course, but what kind of job offers are we talking about?  :)

  • #1312

    Tax-evasion inspector.

  • #1313

    what luck, my specialty :)

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  • #1315

    [mod: no spam please]

  • #1316

    Yeah, and I prefer to read real comments, not canned ones.

  • #1317

    groan

  • #1318

    I see some problems with Elo. 

    Firstly, some countries have inflated ratings because the "1800s" aren't that good(no offence meant).

    Other countries, like India, have 1500s who could give GMs a run for their money.

    Therefore, every year, I would adjust the ratings to avoid such inflation.

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  • #1320
    Vyomo wrote:

    I see some problems with Elo. 

    Firstly, some countries have inflated ratings because the "1800s" aren't that good(no offence meant).

    Other countries, like India, have 1500s who could give GMs a run for their money.

    Therefore, every year, I would adjust the ratings to avoid such inflation.

    I wish there were a systematic unbiased way to adjust ratings.  Ideally something that could be applied after every tournament, or after every game even.

    If some mathematician came up with a way I'm sure there would be applications outside of chess too.

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