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Yeah, and I prefer to read real comments, not canned ones.
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.
In all my time playing chess, i noticed that there are two types of ratings, one elo and one is USCF. which one is the most precise for chess ratings?
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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
Incorrect - Queen is 9, not 10.
2 Rooks vs a Queen, no extra pawn for the possessor of the Queen, all other factors equal, is better for the 2 Rooks. Of course, other factors aren't always equal.
I think the points system as a whole is a joke. I've seen games, especially Bishop vs Knight, where a Knight is as strong as a Queen and a Bishop is as weak as a backwards pawn, and I've seen other games where the Bishop runs rampant like a Queen, and the Knight takes for ever to get from one place to another I'd almost rather have a pawn. This is especially true for the Bishop pair on an open board vs the Knight pair.
Agreed. The rating system is just a guideline. Players have been Queen up but mated.
The best example of how flawed the system is a bishop endgame pawn down. Opposite coloured bishop is WAY better than same coloured in that position.
These two items have likely been posted many times but I can't read through all postings.
1) I try often to play higher ratings so when a game comes up the higher rated player sometimes aborts. I guess this is due to my lower rating, so my question is, why not just set one's ratings to play a desired range and not waste anyone's time?
2) Because of the aforementioned selected ratings range, a person's rating can be manipulated (eg play lower and pad your score). It is a lower '+' score, but still a '+'.
The only accurate rating is based on OTB play.
Ratings based on playing on the internet are, for a number of reasons, unreliable and inaccurate and not worth worrying about
Hello, i have just joined. How do i release chess pieces once i have picked them up?
I'm not sure how you are picking them up, but it's generally a click and drag thing, so just let go of the mouse button?
just lost a game because of the server?
what should i do?
Report a bug if it wasn't just a connection loss in a live game. Then play more games, your rating will adjust.
ratings dont even matter
I can see why they wouldn't matter to him.
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