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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?
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
And your chess teacher is right. A queen is worth 9. That is also the value she has on chess.com
no.the reason kasparov is better than you is because hed beat you in less than twenty moves.:P
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.
i want to play chess in tournaments.....how it possible..... please help me
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.
so if your opponents score affects oyur score?
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.
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!
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.
10/25/2016 - Too Far Advanced
by The3Dkey 120 seconds ago
The notion that <1000 is awful?
by madhacker 5 minutes ago
Why are so many non members on this site?
by aidan0816 10 minutes ago
Nakamura is Japanese not American
by With_every_step 10 minutes ago
To the people who won't stop complaining about other people
by kaynight 13 minutes ago
Sub 1000 (ranging from just below 1000 to about 400 :O)
by AIM-AceMove 19 minutes ago
Time loss for f2p players punishes many other players
by ponz111 26 minutes ago
Is 1....e6 a good and flexible move against 1.d4?
by EdwinAugustus 29 minutes ago
by DrSpudnik 35 minutes ago
erik and cc staff
by DrSpudnik 40 minutes ago
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