English ratings come out soon

cap78red

english ratings are due out maybe next after this weekend. i am expecting my grade to be 126

cap78red

for those of you that will scoff like korchnoi once did at hastings when his opponent said he was 150 rated he said ;do ratings go down that low?' 126 is equivalent to about 1660 fide and 1760 uscf

Probe_Plankton

I'm used to the old BCF ratings - guess they're the same as the ECF ones?

cap78red

the bcf are thought of as harder by most people but not me i was 153 bcf and heading upwards at a rate of knots then ecf came out and i dropped a ton but i am on medication now which effects my concentration.

Probe_Plankton

153 BCF is what I'd catagorize as 'handy' (for playing in both a club's 1st & 2nd teams! happy.png) I was similar, about 160 but i thought there might be some slight regional variation. 160 in the Leics. league might only be 155 in the Bristol one, as i played there before. I often had problems concentrating too, being the nervous type... difficult to visualize possible continuations deeply.

cap78red

i play in 1st and 3rd teams anyway as a 123 grade ecf because i am a car driver so much sort after and i get 50% in under 175 majors usually

harbi_canoshi

That is nice. I wish you well.

Probe_Plankton

Majors are u175 now? i seem to remember the cut-off was a bit lower (haven't played OTB for 20 yrs!) I recently checked out a few of the club's websites recently and it looks like the club scene is a lot quieter than it was.

cap78red

i know it may seem strange to blame the russians but they want getlemans clubs if you get my drift and the kgb see britain as a thorn in their affairs and the kgb like chess as a means of organising and infiltrating.