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Tournament entry level.

Original post by Subscriber GraemeK, 31 Mar '12 03:00
  1. Beginner
    Toronto
    Joined : 01 Apr '10
    Moves : 21461
    Just as a matter of interest, I entered into 'March 2012 Banded Threesomes I 1400-1425'. I noticed some recent entrants with much higher tournament/play ratings than the tournament suggests... how come? Kind of seems like us mortals don't have a chance now :-)
  2. Dave
    S.Yorks.England
    Joined : 18 Apr '10
    Moves : 37193
    Originally posted by GraemeK
    Just as a matter of interest, I entered into 'March 2012 Banded Threesomes I 1400-1425'. I noticed some recent entrants with much higher tournament/play ratings than the tournament suggests... how come? Kind of seems like us mortals don't have a chance now :-)
    Your tournament entry rating changes every time you complete a game(see the note on your home page which tells you how it works).
    I presume you are referring to "blicher".If you look at his graph, he's won a lot of games recently which will have boosted his rating from when he "qualified" to enter the tournament.
    Also be aware that there's some sad people on this site who will deliberately lose a lot of friendly games to artificially lower their rating which allows them to enter banded tournaments below their real ability.I'm not suggesting anyone in your tournament is guilty of this practice.
  3. Beginner
    Toronto
    Joined : 01 Apr '10
    Moves : 21461
    Thanks for the info. Odd behaviour. Is that like an ego trip thing? I would have thought playing chess on-line was just a bunch of fun, nothing more ... silly me!
  4. Dave
    S.Yorks.England
    Joined : 18 Apr '10
    Moves : 37193
    Originally posted by GraemeK
    Thanks for the info. Odd behaviour. Is that like an ego trip thing? I would have thought playing chess on-line was just a bunch of fun, nothing more ... silly me!
    I think it's more about getting a buzz out of manipulating the system.A bit like people who write computer viruses!!
  5. Beginner
    Toronto
    Joined : 01 Apr '10
    Moves : 21461
    Odd. I'd go for base jumping :-)
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