is 1400 a good rating?

eric0022

The cat in post #100 is really cute!

blueemu
eric0022 wrote:

The cat in post #100 is really cute!

I have dozens of cute cat pictures on file, just waiting for suitable opportunities to deploy them.

ghost_of_pushwood

One reason why cats don't make good hippies.

Fixedthx

Image result for hippie cat

ghost_of_pushwood

Hey, looks like they finally got over their sandals hangup!

blueemu
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

One reason why cats don't make good hippies.

Cats make great hippies.

One pair of sandals will do for two of them; and "Make meow not fffffft!" is a great slogan.

Ziryab

1400 seemed like a decent enough rating to me in 1995, but I really thought I was a little better and so was not content to stay there. Now, it seems a good rating for the elementary school children that I coach.

Ziryab
blueemu wrote:
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

One reason why cats don't make good hippies.

Cats make great hippies.

 

Especially Persians.

Murdauuuandu

It depends who your playing relative to the moment

Terminator-T800

I'm 1400 & nearly terminated another 1800 player earlier but he slime out of it just in time the little git evil.pnghttps://www.chess.com/live/game/3772612041

Caesar49bc

The problem with lower rated players, sub 1400 USCF, is that they might play the best move or combination on the board.  It can be frustrating if your rated 300 or 400 points higher.

Years and years ago, I was rated about 1350, and drew a guy rated 1800 like that. The 1800 wasn't to pleased about it.  That was in a USCF tournament in the early 1990's.

That is, the lower rated player might play some off the wall move that the higher rated player never considered... then suddenly the higher rated player is scratching their head trying to figure out it was a blunder, or the best move possible on the board.

blueemu
Terminator-T800 wrote:

I'm 1400 & nearly terminated another 1800 player earlier but he slimmed out of it just in time the little git https://www.chess.com/live/game/3772612041

Yeah, I've drawn or lost to players rated hundreds of points below me, and also had occasional "giant killer" moments... my draw with Tal in a simul, for instance.

Terminator-T800

All I want is to get to 1600 rapid on here then I will relax & take part in normal life again

Ziryab
Terminator-T800 wrote:

All I want is to get to 1600 rapid on here then I will relax & take part in normal life again

 

Hahahaha.

Every time I dip below 1900, I go into a frenzy that will end when I get back to 1950. It often takes weeks as I fall to 1850...1800...horror of horrors...1795...

CoachTortoise
Stated simply, if you are proud of your rating then consider it a “good rating.” Good for you is different than what is good for Mickey Mouse which is different than what is good for Magnus Carlsen. For a happier experience with chess, try not to compare your rating with others but use it instead to track your progress and personal achievements. (Crackle crunch)
AlCzervik
Ziryab wrote:

1400 seemed like a decent enough rating to me in 1995, but I really thought I was a little better and so was not content to stay there. Now, it seems a good rating for the elementary school children that I coach.

1400 seemed like a decent enough rating to me in 1995, also. i knew i was better, but was content to remain there as i did not care to spend any time studying the game.