Hiding My Rating?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1


    This may appear as a weird request, but would it be possible for Chess.com to implement a feature which hides one's rating? I habit of quitting play solely due to the fact that my rating is dropping, and I do believe that does not help my play at all in the long run. I try ignoring the rating, but it is dificult for me.

    There is unrated, but I would like to see my progress every once in awhile, just not after every game. Also, I get the feeling my opponents wouldn't take unrated as seriously as rated.

    So could it be a possibility? Just not showing that blasted number is all I ask. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2


    no such feature, but good idea.  Is it to hide for yourself or for others to see?  A lot of people cancel challenges because of low rating, they only want to play stronger opponents.  

    Whenever I play I try to figure out their strentgh by the way they respond to my moves not looking at their ratings at all until the end.  So it would be good to have that on and off option too.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3


    It would be just to hide my own rating from myself. I don't believe there would be any problems to this other than implementation.

    Honestly, this plus video chat would create the perfect illusion of being in a actual chess club but online instead. But, I'll just be happy with the hidden rating for now =P.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4


    I was just thinking about wanting to do this myself and did a forum search. did anything every come of this? I would like to hide ratings as well as an option, I just don't want them in my field of view at all during a match.

    my two pawns worth.. Laughing

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5


    People put way too much emphasis on their rating. Only professional players need to be concerned about their rating. For the rest of us what does it matter? Just have fun and enjoy your games.It's just a number.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6


    This is absolutely needed. I put way too much emotional investment in my own rating as it rises and falls. It frustrates me when i see it go down and I stop playing way before I should because of it. That doesn't mean I want to play unrated games. I want to be competitive, I just don't want to watch it go down.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7


    If you care so much about your rating then why not just play unrated games? When I play blitz at my local club all of the games are unrated and we still have a lot of fun.

    A rating is just a number that helps match you against similar players. Unless you are a professional then it does not matter at all. We all suck at chess compared to grandmasters, but we still have fun.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8


    If you play unrated games the rating will always be the same...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9


    idea, you can change your background and text to white.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10


    Have you tried sticking a piece of masking-tape on your monitor?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11


    blueemu wrote:

    Have you tried sticking a piece of masking-tape on your monitor?

    Don't be silly, you should always use duct tape.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12


    @Stapleton - you beat a GM and an IM and your blitz rating is 1800? Of course these wins were on other sites, not chess.com - very convenient. Sorry, but that is impossible. When you beat your next GM can you please post the game links here so we can admire your chess ability?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13


    @BigNose - your blitz rating is 1800? and your standard is 1580, what does this say about your chess game? either 1 of 2 things, or both. You memorize chess moves far too much and lack the ability to problem solve for yourself. or 2. You use time to save you in losing positions, keep in mind your ISP has nothing to do with your chess abilities. But ofcourse even in my worse game type, blitz and bullet I have already beat a master on here, review my blitz games if you have admirations. :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14


    Gee, he slays titled players right and left and he's the cutest little dickens you ever saw as well.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15


    Kaluki wrote:

    There is unrated, but I would like to see my progress every once in awhile... 

    And yet...according to you you're not progressing, but fading fast (that's quite a conundrum).

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