22577 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
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?
My chess craze
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.
just joined kirk from http://www.rapidtoolsdirect.co.uk/
No ! He is better then all of us because his chess game is vastly superior.
I'm playing rated games with Deep Fritz 13 and I have Elo rating 1800 for now. But I wonder what type of Elo ranking is it? That algorithm used by FIDE or something else?
I see my second rating too, marked as R with dash above, and that ranking is about 100 point lower. I'm totally lost :-(
My rating is not increased or decreased since last 10 games , what is the reason? How can i resolve this problem?
"Hack Attack! with IM Thomas Rendle and John Sargent!"
Test your Tactics! Ten tricky problems, can you go 10/10?
by DM_CaptainObvious 2 minutes ago
8/29/2016 - Outstretched
by Arisktotle 2 minutes ago
1rst Chess960 Correspondance Championship - Signup
by Smoothfang 3 minutes ago
1rst Chess960 Correspondance Championship Chess.com - Officilal page
by PositionalGenius 6 minutes ago
All The Reasons We Hate V3!
by Connor_Macleod1518 6 minutes ago
Are GMs stupid?
by 0110001101101000 7 minutes ago
mate in two #3
by estenssoro 8 minutes ago
by guineapig25 8 minutes ago
Chess ratings and what do they mean ?
by notmtwain 10 minutes ago
by Ziryab 12 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!