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Should we have 2 different ratings?

  • #1

    I have been playing blitz for quite some time on this website. What I found is that the quality of my chess play decreases dramatically when I'm inebriated. This of course brings down my rating, which isn't fair because it doesn't fairly represent how good I actually am.

    My suggestion is for chess.com to introduce 2 separate ratings. 

    1. A player's drunk rating

    2. A player's sober rating 

    This should equalize things. Are you guys in favour of my 2 rating system?

  • #2
    Errrrrm how's Chess.com meant to know whether your drunk or not.
  • #3
    MitSud wrote:
    Errrrrm how's Chess.com meant to know whether your drunk or not.

    Ok so I haven't been able to figure out the details exactly but it would go something like this:

    1. Log into your chess.com account as usual

    2. Then select the game you wish to play as is already standard 

    3. But then a window is prompted after you click on your desired game asking "Are you drunk?"

    There you will have an option to select "Yes" or "No"

     

    Again this could be improved on. I'm just trying to get the idea out there so we can begin working on it. 

  • #4

    You really don't have anything better to do? 

  • #5

    VladimirHerceg91 wrote:

    3. But then a window is prompted after you click on your desired game asking "Are you drunk?"

    There you will have an option to select "Yes" or "No"

     Again this could be improved on. I'm just trying to get the idea out there so we can begin working on it. 

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    But what if the player lied?

    If you developed and sold a breathalyzer attachment for desktop computers, this could even be a money-maker!

  • #6
    blueemu wrote:

    VladimirHerceg91 wrote:

    3. But then a window is prompted after you click on your desired game asking "Are you drunk?"

    There you will have an option to select "Yes" or "No"

     Again this could be improved on. I'm just trying to get the idea out there so we can begin working on it. 

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    But what if the player lied?

    If you developed and sold a breathalyzer attachment for desktop computers, this could even be a money-maker!

    Why lie? You have to ask yourself a question do I want to be considered a high drunk rated player or a serious player. And obviously the non-drunk rating is going to be the most respected one. If you want to waste your time pretending to be drunk when you're actually sober your rating will be too close to your real rating, so people will be skeptical. Playing drunk blitz when you're actually sober is like using an engine. People will know. Thanks for your input. 

  • #7

    I agree, if the difference between 10 minute time controls and 30 minute time controls is great enough to warrant players having separate ratings then the difference between playing sober or intoxicated most certainly does too.

  • #8

    But if there are separate drunk and sober ratings, it only makes sense that eventually there will be separate drunk and sober tournaments. This is why its important to catch those sneaky pseudoinebriated sand-baggers.

    ... (although... now that I think of it... since they are not really drinking alcohol, perhaps we should refer to them as "tea-baggers").

  • #9
    VladimirHerceg91 wrote:

    And obviously the non-drunk rating is going to be the most respected one.

    What?! I've always considered playing sober was tantamount to cheating!

  • #10
    Pashak1989 wrote:

    You really don't have anything better to do? 

    I probably do, but this is what I choose to do. 

  • #11
    VladimirHerceg91 escribió:
    Pashak1989 wrote:

    You really don't have anything better to do? 

    I probably do, but this is what I choose to do. 

    You chose to be the forum's clown/troll? Congrats!

  • #12
    IpswichMatt wrote:
    VladimirHerceg91 wrote:

    And obviously the non-drunk rating is going to be the most respected one.

    What?! I've always considered playing sober was tantamount to cheating!

    Yes in OTB, but online they have different rules. Thank you for pointing that out. 

    I've been cumulating all the differences between online and OTB chess. Perhaps that should be added to this discussion: https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/online-chess-rules-vs-otb-chess-rules

     

     

  • #13

    Or we could test the players, and I have a failproof way to determine whether somebody is drunk or not. Just look at this photo:

  • #14

     This all actually makes a lot of sense if you really think about it. 

  • #15
    MitSud wrote:
    Errrrrm how's Chess.com meant to know whether your drunk or not.

    By the way, what does "Errrrrm" mean?

  • #16

    But how would I get a drunk rating if im underage? 

  • #17
    BronsteinPawn wrote:

    But how would I get a drunk rating if im underage? 

    Maybe your parents can sign a waiver or something. I don't know I'm not a lawyer. 

  • #18

    Should we also get a rating for when we are pooping?

  • #19

    How about a left hand rating and a right hand rating

     

    One day chess can be featured in the olympics with 32 categories..

  • #20
    prusswan wrote:

    How about a left hand rating and a right hand rating

     

    One day chess can be featured in the olympics with 32 categories..

    You think so?

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