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Tactics Trainer on Cellphone Issue

  • #1

    Hello to all, 

    I love doing the tactics trainer on my phone whenever I have a small slot of free time in between my classes, however I have noticed an irregular trend. 

    For some reason, whenever I solve a problem on tactics trainer on my phone I only get around an average of +5 rating per problem, however when I do it on my PC I get about +10 to +15 per problem. 

    I know some of you will say that I may be taking longer on my phone than my PC, however this is not the case! I have solved some problems in literally 5 seconds and I only get like +8, however when I do them on the PC I get around +12 to +15. 

    I was asking, is this intentional? 

  • #2

    I believe this is simply a coincidence. Each tactic is rated, and if you look at your recent tactics stats, http://www.chess.com/tactics/stats  the games where you receive +5 when the problem was solved quickly (100%) it also shows that the problem was slightly easier than previous ones. As when you win against  a lower rated opponent, your rating increase will be less than if you won against a stronger opponent.

  • #3

    About the average tactic time,

    I know it is based on the performance times of all who complete the tactic, but I find it a bit annoying when I lose points for solving something less fast than others. In a game, I won't get less rating points if I win with 5 mins left on my clock compared to when I have 2 seconds left. Or is that also to prevent programmes from solving it and getting way too high 'surreal' ratings?

    Kind regards,


  • #4

    Problem is you get only easier problems on the android than you current rating, you should get equal to higher rated problems.


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