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Thanks man. It got a lot better when I sacced my queen.
I am around 1800 OTB (just below at 1768 USCF currently) and when I play 1400s, they definitely give me a game (especially if they're young up-and-coming kids), but in the end I win. Exceptions are in rapid and blitz games. I've dropped more games to players 1400 and below in G/25 and G/5 tournaments than I would like to remember. In general, the faster the time control, the higher chance a lower-rated player has against a higher-rated one.
In relation to this post,what exactly does "crush" mean?
I usually lose in the endgame to higher rated players but can hang in the opening and middlegame.
So a 1480 vs 1480 is even match up?
No not normaly
Yeah, I am around 1600, and even 1200s give me a decent game... until they lose.
The 1400 wil put up a good fight, and hang around until the late middle game, and them they start to lose there way.
Oh that's good to know thanks
LOL, depends on whether the 1400 player's skills actually are just 1400 , played a few people below 1400 in the past , some were insanely tough to beat cuz they were new to OTB and their ratings haven't adjusted to their full potential yet LOL.
I have had that before. I played an 850 who was not an 850 playing strength. He litterally played like a 1700... 6 months later I found out he actually jumped to 1712 -_-
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