why is everybody playing lower rated players.

Cag4000
Every single persons profile I look at. Their average opponent rating is lower than theirs. Some by a lot. Some by hundreds.
poink4106

Because they always want to win i guess

Cag4000
Everybody! Your the only one I’ve seen with a higher one.
ESP-918

I always set higher in my settings, highest possible by chess.com standards actually and have been playing it without changes for many years.

Actually if I could I would set all my opponents to be 200 + more then my rating and play just with this members , but chess.com doesn't let you.

By playing higher rated players you get more experience, more rating points and don't get bored so I like it.

fireblitz77

How do you set higher in settings?

baddogno

No math genius here, but if you are steadily improving, won't the average rating of folks you have played always be a bit lower?  It never gets a chance to catch up.

fireblitz77

True True. Good point.

TheHarbingerOfDoom
I play whoever the random selector picks for me! Don’t run away from low or high ratings- I’m a hero!lol
Oliver_Prescott

If you really think about it, people grow rating over time. Therefore, it theyre a relatively newer player or have not played a certain time controlled game a lot yet, their average opponent rating will be lower since they have played lower rated opponents in the past.

Oliver_Prescott

If you want to play higher rated players, you can use chess.com settings and go to live chess, and set your preferred rating range for you opponent to be whatever you want. happy.png

redzippyquest

ironic. the people you look at might have this phenomenon, but if you think about it, their opponents might have the reverse!

Optimissed

If someone is improving, obviously the avarage opponent rating will be lower than theirs.

Bentcilian

Not me, i set my opponent range to higher than mine

Optimissed

I set mine on the high side of my rating but it won't alter the fact if you're improving.

happypi314

i do random

iballisticsquid123

well if you think about it very roughly 50 percent of players are playing lowere rated players in any given game.

Optimissed

I do something like +125 and -50 or -75

Free-de-la-hoy2

See mine

Drawgood
Nothing for you to worry about. Is there a reason you don’t like it?

It is also impossible for “everyone to play lower rated players”. Do you see why?