Why is 10 minute blitz considered rapid now?

thugggee

Why was this implemented? This really ruins a gamemode for me. I can't play 10 minutes anymore because ratings are so mismatched. Why was this implemented?

Stunty

I believe it's a bug considering in the 10 minute games I just played it says "your new blitz rating is _____" but it was showing my rapid rating.

sgoldstino

Alas, not a bug:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/10-minute-chess-now-rapid-rated-bullet-ratings-increased

Martin_Stahl
thugggee wrote:

Why was this implemented? This really ruins a gamemode for me. I can't play 10 minutes anymore because ratings are so mismatched. Why was this implemented?

 

After you play enough games the rating system will adjust you to the appropriate place. It really won't take that long to get to a stable point.

Hedgehog1963

I do wish they'd have 10+5 as a common time control.  I play that on another chess site and I'm more comfortable with it than 10+0.   Whenever I try to challenge anyone with the increment here no one else is wanting to play it.

1e91-0

tbh im not surprised as 10 minutes always felt a bit long for blitz but thats prob just me

LetMeThinkForASecond

thought i was the only one.. my last 4 blitz games or so show up as rapid games. when actually in-game it shows my blitz rating but when its done it says a totally different rating for me and my opponents

 

Zellarman
I’ve found my opponents to be greatly mismatched since the change. Competition was reasonable prior to that
Kraig
As Martin said above though, the rating mismatch will sort itself out once you play through a few games.
EFV1728

I Thought I Was Playing A Ten Minute Game Game Is 1841 My Rapid Rating Is Originally 1892 So I Lost To A 1900 Rated Thought It Was Going To Affect My Ten Minute Rating Instead My Rapid Rating Dropped From 1892 To 1810

EFV1728

That Was A 82 Rating Drop Tried Again Won 3 Games In A Row Now Its 2009 I Gained 199 Rating Points Fix It Chess .Com

Stunty

Hey guys just thought I'd follow up in case anyone in this thread is unaware still. They DID change 10 minutes to rapid, I merely thought it was a glitch because they had not changed the chat messages to represent this yet.

This was what ultimately threw me off. 

Jenium
thugggee wrote:

Why was this implemented? This really ruins a gamemode for me. I can't play 10 minutes anymore because ratings are so mismatched. Why was this implemented?

Yes you can. Just click on "10 0". I tried it. It works....

NachoNob75
Does anybody know how to see the new rating? It was a weird Measure ... dont fix what it aint broken....
Martin_Stahl
NachoNob75 wrote:
Does anybody know how to see the new rating? It was a weird Measure ... dont fix what it aint broken....

 

The iOS app has been updated to version 3.9.7 which will show 10|0 as rapid now.

mig-f-86

so I just played on my account for the first time in 6 days. I won my first game back and went from a 768 rating for a 10/0 game and gain like 200 points to my rating. it went to 955. I only ever played 10/0 that is the time control that I like. I don't understand how changing the time formate from Blitz to Rapid can affect my rating by that much. if someone can help me understand how and why that would be great.

fuhrercaudillo

it's so annoying. You don't know how many points you'll lose/gain after each match. You see people with 1400 blitz ratings suddenly having 1800 rapid ratings. Annoying AF. And 5mins just isn't the same

CarlsensMagnets

I'm more annoyed that they still lump together increments with no increments as these are two different animals completely (especially in <5 min Blitz and in Bullet) and the ratings being untrue because of it.  

Martin_Stahl
CarlsensMagnets wrote:

I'm more annoyed that they still lump together increments with no increments as these are two different animals completely (especially in <5 min Blitz and in Bullet) and the ratings being untrue because of it.  

 

It works the same way for FIDE blitz regulations. 3,+2 is the same rating as 5,+0 and up to 10,+0 (though here that last one is rapid now)

Rinatk

I still don't understand why this change influences my rating that much. I play 10|0 and nothing else. Played several thousand games in the last years and my rating was stable, flowing from 1200 to 1400 and back. I understood from the article that only the people that had the blitz rating higher than rapid got their ratings adjusted. After the change my rating grew to 1500+, I'm playing against the people with 1500 and still winning. It would be a pleasant thought that I suddenly improved my skills but obviously not, this happens most probably somehow because 10|0 was moved to Rapid