How are people rated like 500-600?

  • #81

    Yep, chess can be enjoyed at any level. Don't let the Looney-Tunes get ya down.

  • #82

    My CC rating is 1350.

    My blitz rating is 600.

    For CC I study the board and make the best move I can think of.

    For blitz I use a RMG (random move generator).

    I dream of the day I can get my blitz up to 700...

  • #83

    Thanks to the last few'very re-invigorated my enthusiasm.I'm not giving up.I'm going to continue to practice and learn....I'm even considering joining a club in NYC.

  • #84

    Wow!i'm totally blown away by the fact that you put so so much time and effort into your reply to me . For me to just say thank you seems inadequate. I'm sure that you would be glad to know that I watched the London System video on YouTube last week before I knew of your suggestion and I loved it-especially since I had never heard of it or encountered it in the beginner's books that I had read or skimmed when I was a kid. Icant wait to try it out! Thank you for what you have done for me and for others who will read your reply to me. My religious faith-Jewish on the outside,Christian on the inside lol-informs me that you

  • #85

    will be rewarded on the chessboard and off. Do

    you have any guidelines specifically related to pawn structure? I'm humble enough to admit that that's a huge weakness in my game right now?thanks again and I look forward to the day that I will be skillful enough to help someone in the way that you have given your help to me.

  • #86

    Thanks again I look fwd to applying your suggestions. I also have a suggestion for other near beginners/returnees.I bought Bruce pandolfini's book beginning chess and I love it! It's a great intro/refresher re:basic tactics and the 300 puzzles have improved my tactical vision tremendously as has the tactical trainer here at

    I highly recommend both !

  • #87
    Ronnee wrote:

    Well if you are interrupted during play incessantly you DROP in score.

    If you start a game and need to rush to another task abandonment you drop in score. However I really think that some players CANNOT ...are not euipped brain wise to handle chess moves. You must remember this is chess requires an enhanced RIGHT BRAIN hemisphere. If you have an enlarged RIGHT BRAIN you will be a good player. Some ambidextrous players who have EQUALLY enhanced RIGHT and LEFT brain hemispheres play better. Homosexuals actually have a wider corpus collosum connecting the 2 brains and you find these people are quite clever. JUST LIKE there are MATHS dummies and LANGUAGE dummies ...the same applies to chess.   Greta Chess players are not better than PRIME MINISTERS or top athletes ...they only play chess with ease 

    I just had to post to point out that this is factually incorrect and one of the most common misconceptions about the human brain. Sources provided if requested via PM.

  • #88

    Some people, like me, are stupid. Deal with it.

  • #89

    Because that is the talent they were born with. After all, your rating is not that spectacular.

  • #90

    Why my bullet rating is so low compared to my tactics rating.

  • #91
    When I first started I thought I was 1500 elo and even went easy on people. But then I realized (after a lot of losses) that you elo was barely 500 elo, I slowly became stronger after a while. And here I am today standing at 1150.
  • #92
  • #93

    I began playing chess 6 weeks ago, as in, I'd fooled around with the board a few times in my life and never anything past that. I'm 32 years old. My score started at whatever they start you off at, dropped to around 350, and has JUST TODAY risen above 500. Mind you, I've played more times here than I should have while tired, stressed, etc. I'm truly probably a 600-650 worthy at this point.

or Join

Online Now