Chess rating system

  • #121
    o0obruceleeo0o wrote: So the reason Kasparov is better than me is because his rating is higher than mine?

     no.the reason kasparov is better than you is because hed beat you in less than twenty moves.:P


  • #122
    Hi Everyone! Me too, When I started playing online chess in here. I got 1200 ratings.
  • #123
    ratings just give you a idea how good a player is
  • #124
    justice_avocado wrote: 1361 is higher than 1200. this isn't golf.

    hahahahahahaha


  • #125
    Ratings aren't as important as learning new things. Not on chess.com anyway.
  • #126
    karlwig wrote:

    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?


    A necessary evil?  I don't think there is any other way around this problem.  You will just have to win those points back from someone else.


  • #127

    i want to play chess in tournaments.....how it possible..... please help me


  • #128

    Prad, welcome. If they don't have chess tourneys locally for you, this might be your best option. Go to the tournament section and just join one. If you are a talkative person, tell your opponents and maybe you can make new friends and learn from them too.

    Good luck 


  • #129
    I was playing chess since i was 6 yrs old ,chess is a mind freshing game
  • #130
    i get your point now
  • #131

    so if your opponents score affects oyur score?

     


  • #132
    yes. depending on your opponents score, you can earn or lose any number of points.
  • #133
    lol chess rating system is easy: how many wins, many points
  • #134
    I've only played 3 games so far on  line and noted I have a rating that changes with each win/loss - but - the "today's rank" is blank - does that change after I have played so many games?
  • #135

    After a few games (around 10) or a certain amount of time, the ranking box fills out.  

     

    I've always wondered about this, since joining the site.  For those who do have USCF/FIDE/Elo ratings, do you find that there is a significant discrepancy between those and chess.com ratings?  I'm suspecting so, but without an OTB ranking of my own, I've got no way of telling.

     Thanks.


  • #136
    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 


    You know what's really sad? I visited that link and understood every single bit of it. Heck, I even know how to write the Excel formulas to emulate it. That's just sad... sad, sad, sad. Man, I need a social life. ROFL. Smile


  • #137

    I guess for now I will choose not to visit the site and put the formula into excel - and just stick to my social life


  • #138
    excelguru wrote: 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 


    You know what's really sad? I visited that link and understood every single bit of it. Heck, I even know how to write the Excel formulas to emulate it. That's just sad... sad, sad, sad. Man, I need a social life. ROFL.


    I visited that site, took one look at that formula .........and ran !!


  • #139
       Ah yeah...like I just want to play... I got a headache looking at that site. Wow.
  • #140
    i think Jay or someone posted a topic on how they work and why you are given a 1200 preliminary.
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