Rating/Rank/Skill Level: Are Players In Live Chess Automatically Matched On This Criterion

LoukasElion
Rating/Rank/Skill Level: Are Players In Live Chess Automatically Matched On This Criterion I realize that opponents can choose each other based upon rating with the "Challenges" option, but I mean within live outside of that. If I just go in and request a "random" live opponent (and, of course, set the time limit) is my opponent assigned to me automatically according to my rati g? Thank you for responding.
LoukasElion

I think I see now: whether "PLAY" is clicked on the main, live chess play screen or, at the bottom, within the "CREATE CHALLENGE" screen, the parameters/specifications set within "CREATE CHALLENGE" are in effect. Does that sound correct?

LoukasElion

Just a note, it appears that when one clicks on "CREATE CHALLENGE," the screen, once entered, says "NEW CHALLENGE" at the top.

Lucas_Elion

I see now that my secondary deductions were incorrect, and my original must remain: are opponents of very disparate skill level or rating thrown in to be pitted against one another when a "PLAY" is clicked on the main "live" screen.