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Rookside_Castling
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
pfren wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:

ask the gm streamers for me please

 

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I don't stream but I've gotten a lot better combining blitz and rapid games on chess.com with classical. the balance is extremely helpful. my otb classical level a few months ago was 1200 (those were my performance ratings), now I get performance ratings of 1700s and 1800s, and am climbing up

Your USCF rating is 1267.  No idea what you mean by a performance rating?

look for instance at my last tournament, the kamp's tournament.

it shows that I got fifth, above a master, and second highest performance rating

my USCF is what it is, but according to several of the highest rated players in my state, I am the most underrated in the state.

NervesofButter
Rookside_Castling wrote:
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
pfren wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:

ask the gm streamers for me please

 

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I don't stream but I've gotten a lot better combining blitz and rapid games on chess.com with classical. the balance is extremely helpful. my otb classical level a few months ago was 1200 (those were my performance ratings), now I get performance ratings of 1700s and 1800s, and am climbing up

Your USCF rating is 1267.  No idea what you mean by a performance rating?

look for instance at my last tournament, the kamp's tournament.

it shows that I got fifth, above a master, and second highest performance rating

my USCF is what it is, but according to several of the highest rated players in my state, I am the most underrated in the state.

Been where you are.  I have had performance ratings over 2300.  I have also had them being much lower.  You seem like your rating can go up quite a bit.  But take it for what it is.  A slow ride.  Dont get caught up in performance ratings.  Just enjoy the ride :-)

Ziryab
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
pfren wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:

ask the gm streamers for me please

 

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I don't stream but I've gotten a lot better combining blitz and rapid games on chess.com with classical. the balance is extremely helpful. my otb classical level a few months ago was 1200 (those were my performance ratings), now I get performance ratings of 1700s and 1800s, and am climbing up

Your USCF rating is 1267.  No idea what you mean by a performance rating?


I am USCF A Class, but also have the USCF title of Category 1. This requires a performance rating above 2050 in five events. 

Something like that anyway.

 

A 1287 with regular performance ratings of 1700+  quickly rises well above 1400 unless they also have frequent performance ratings of 1000.

 

I had performance ratings in the 1200s in two tournaments that I directed and unwisely also played in to avert anyone getting an involuntary bye. Each one dropped my rating about 50 points.

KevinTheChessGnome
xbrenbrenx wrote:

Sans pants

Glad im not the only one. ;oD

Rookside_Castling
Ziryab wrote:
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
pfren wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:

ask the gm streamers for me please

 

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I don't stream but I've gotten a lot better combining blitz and rapid games on chess.com with classical. the balance is extremely helpful. my otb classical level a few months ago was 1200 (those were my performance ratings), now I get performance ratings of 1700s and 1800s, and am climbing up

Your USCF rating is 1267.  No idea what you mean by a performance rating?


I am USCF A Class, but also have the USCF title of Category 1. This requires a performance rating above 2050 in five events. 

Something like that anyway.

 

A 1287 with regular performance ratings of 1700+  quickly rises well above 1400 unless they also have frequent performance ratings of 1000.

 

I had performance ratings in the 1200s in two tournaments that I directed and unwisely also played in to avert anyone getting an involuntary bye. Each one dropped my rating about 50 points.

my rapid rose from 1200 to 1400 within 1 tournament, and my classical rose from 1000 to 1200 within like 2 or 3.

Rookside_Castling
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
pfren wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:

ask the gm streamers for me please

 

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I don't stream but I've gotten a lot better combining blitz and rapid games on chess.com with classical. the balance is extremely helpful. my otb classical level a few months ago was 1200 (those were my performance ratings), now I get performance ratings of 1700s and 1800s, and am climbing up

Your USCF rating is 1267.  No idea what you mean by a performance rating?

look for instance at my last tournament, the kamp's tournament.

it shows that I got fifth, above a master, and second highest performance rating

my USCF is what it is, but according to several of the highest rated players in my state, I am the most underrated in the state.

Been where you are.  I have had performance ratings over 2300.  I have also had them being much lower.  You seem like your rating can go up quite a bit.  But take it for what it is.  A slow ride.  Dont get caught up in performance ratings.  Just enjoy the ride :-)

yeah thanks happy.png. I'll look less at performance ratings, it just is sometimes annoying to constantly beat and or draw against (and sometimes lose against) 1500s and 1600s and be hundreds of points lower rated, even when I have plus scores against them. but yeah, i'll wait for when it deserves to get there. also I'll get more playing time in the summer (for my school this is the last week, its finals...shock) and I'll see how I do then.

NervesofButter
Rookside_Castling wrote:
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
pfren wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:

ask the gm streamers for me please

 

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I don't stream but I've gotten a lot better combining blitz and rapid games on chess.com with classical. the balance is extremely helpful. my otb classical level a few months ago was 1200 (those were my performance ratings), now I get performance ratings of 1700s and 1800s, and am climbing up

Your USCF rating is 1267.  No idea what you mean by a performance rating?

look for instance at my last tournament, the kamp's tournament.

it shows that I got fifth, above a master, and second highest performance rating

my USCF is what it is, but according to several of the highest rated players in my state, I am the most underrated in the state.

Been where you are.  I have had performance ratings over 2300.  I have also had them being much lower.  You seem like your rating can go up quite a bit.  But take it for what it is.  A slow ride.  Dont get caught up in performance ratings.  Just enjoy the ride :-)

yeah thanks . I'll look less at performance ratings, it just is sometimes annoying to constantly beat and or draw against (and sometimes lose against) 1500s and 1600s and be hundreds of points lower rated, even when I have plus scores against them. but yeah, i'll wait for when it deserves to get there. also I'll get more playing time in the summer (for my school this is the last week, its finals...) and I'll see how I do then.

Good luck to you.  I hope you go as far as you can!

Rookside_Castling
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
pfren wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:

ask the gm streamers for me please

 

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I don't stream but I've gotten a lot better combining blitz and rapid games on chess.com with classical. the balance is extremely helpful. my otb classical level a few months ago was 1200 (those were my performance ratings), now I get performance ratings of 1700s and 1800s, and am climbing up

Your USCF rating is 1267.  No idea what you mean by a performance rating?

look for instance at my last tournament, the kamp's tournament.

it shows that I got fifth, above a master, and second highest performance rating

my USCF is what it is, but according to several of the highest rated players in my state, I am the most underrated in the state.

Been where you are.  I have had performance ratings over 2300.  I have also had them being much lower.  You seem like your rating can go up quite a bit.  But take it for what it is.  A slow ride.  Dont get caught up in performance ratings.  Just enjoy the ride :-)

yeah thanks . I'll look less at performance ratings, it just is sometimes annoying to constantly beat and or draw against (and sometimes lose against) 1500s and 1600s and be hundreds of points lower rated, even when I have plus scores against them. but yeah, i'll wait for when it deserves to get there. also I'll get more playing time in the summer (for my school this is the last week, its finals...) and I'll see how I do then.

Good luck to you.  I hope you go as far as you can!

Thanks happy.pnggrinhappy.png

Steven-ODonoghue
pfren wrote:

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I've never played an OTB classical game, but through playing tens of thousands of blitz and bullet (mostly bullet) games combined with study, in the past 3 years my online ratings have increased from 600 to a 1+0 peak of 2581 on chess.com and a 3+0 peak of 2479 on lichess.org.

Of course I wouldn't have gotten better by only playing, I've read over 100 books, spend hours upon hours studying on chessable etc. but never once have I played classical.

I think llama put it best when he said "classical is useful, but not necessary if the ultimate goal is improvement in blitz"

By the way, if you think that there is no correlation between improvement in online blitz and improvement in OTB classical, then you are denying both common sense and a mathematically established fact.

TheMsquare

All chess😎

NervesofButter

"I've never played an OTB classical game..."

"...but never once have I played classical."

"By the way, if you think that there is no correlation between improvement in online blitz and improvement in OTB classical, then you are denying both common sense and a mathematically established fact."

If you have never played classical chess then how do you know this?  Not arguing just asking.

 

Steven-ODonoghue
NervesofButter wrote:

 

If you have never played classical chess then how do you know this?  Not arguing just asking.

The relationship between online ratings and OTB ratings has been shown in many different places. This is the most professional/most frequently cited example: https://chessgoals.com/rating-comparison/

Of course it varies from person to person, but it is easy to approximate these things. a high online rating = a high OTB rating and vice versa

NervesofButter
Steven-ODonoghue wrote:
NervesofButter wrote:

 

If you have never played classical chess then how do you know this?  Not arguing just asking.

The relationship between online ratings and OTB ratings has been shown in many different places. This is the most professional/most frequently cited example: https://chessgoals.com/rating-comparison/

Of course it varies from person to person, but it is easy to approximate these things. a high online rating = a high OTB rating and vice versa

I will check it out.  Before i 'trust' this i like to know how they came up with the findings. 

Sack_o_Potatoes

I like all three along with atomic and 3 check

CooloutAC
Steven-ODonoghue wrote:
pfren wrote:

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I've never played an OTB classical game, but through playing tens of thousands of blitz and bullet (mostly bullet) games combined with study, in the past 3 years my online ratings have increased from 600 to a 1+0 peak of 2581 on chess.com and a 3+0 peak of 2479 on lichess.org.

Of course I wouldn't have gotten better by only playing, I've read over 100 books, spend hours upon hours studying on chessable etc. but never once have I played classical.

I think llama put it best when he said "classical is useful, but not necessary if the ultimate goal is improvement in blitz"

By the way, if you think that there is no correlation between improvement in online blitz and improvement in OTB classical, then you are denying both common sense and a mathematically established fact.

 

To believe otherwise is to deny the reality of this very website.  Or human nature and common sports sense ...lol.   Ty for providing your personal example.

agooddog

I only like rapid

Rookside_Castling
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
NervesofButter wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:
pfren wrote:
Rookside_Castling wrote:

ask the gm streamers for me please

 

So, what is your improvement / USCF rating after "learning" from streaming and blitzing?

 

I don't stream but I've gotten a lot better combining blitz and rapid games on chess.com with classical. the balance is extremely helpful. my otb classical level a few months ago was 1200 (those were my performance ratings), now I get performance ratings of 1700s and 1800s, and am climbing up

Your USCF rating is 1267.  No idea what you mean by a performance rating?

look for instance at my last tournament, the kamp's tournament.

it shows that I got fifth, above a master, and second highest performance rating

my USCF is what it is, but according to several of the highest rated players in my state, I am the most underrated in the state.

Been where you are.  I have had performance ratings over 2300.  I have also had them being much lower.  You seem like your rating can go up quite a bit.  But take it for what it is.  A slow ride.  Dont get caught up in performance ratings.  Just enjoy the ride :-)

thanks again happy.png now (once they update my recent tournaments in) im 1519.

Alchessblitz

Blitz chess in 5 minutes to be more precise.

The other is like training or learning not really play in chess game. 

 

1 minute too fast for me and if I would play at this time it is finally as a training for when I find myself in difficulty of time in blitz.  

10 minutes good put if position don't really like, example 1) e4-d6 2) d4-e5 3) dxe5-dxe5 4) Qxd8+ Kxd8 the time becomes too long, not really fun.

Long time is work for me and if lost, I lost a day, I don't like games in long time. 

Wuc9

All.

CooloutAC

5+0 and 30+0.