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  1. 14 May '07 11:33
    Hi, I have played 3 games and now have to make an "open invite" I'm an active 1790 USCF rated player. I would like to play people 1600+ as to not get a waaayyy low starter rating...So my question is how can I play 1600+ players with out having to "trash/delete" games accepted by 1000 rated players?
  2. 14 May '07 11:40
    Originally posted by QwikE
    Hi, I have played 3 games and now have to make an "open invite" I'm an active 1790 USCF rated player. I would like to play people 1600+ as to not get a waaayyy low starter rating...So my question is how can I play 1600+ players with out having to "trash/delete" games accepted by 1000 rated players?
    Another few games and you'll stop being a provisional player - you can then set limits for the games.

    In the meantime, you'll have to put up with anybody accepting the games, but you could set the game title to be the rating limits you'd like.

    You could always pick players to challenge directly as well - The player tables are sorted either by rating or move frequency.
  3. 14 May '07 18:47
    The bad news: Since you have completed 3 games, you are going to be provisionally rated until you have completed an additional 17 games. This could take some time.

    The good news: After you have completed 2 more games, you will have a provisional rating based upon your performances. Assuming you win your next 2 games, your provisional rating will be substantially higher than its present level of 1200 (probably will be around 1600). And that should make it somewhat easier to obtain the competition you seek.
  4. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    14 May '07 20:05
    If you can get into a tournament that has short time controls that could be a fairly easy way to get those first games out of the way, especially if you get one with larger groups.

    Once you are past the provisional stage, it will just be a matter of working your way up the rating ladder.
  5. 14 May '07 22:11
    One last question... Is there a limit to the # of times you can "trash/delete" games before your "stuck" playing someone? Thank you guys for your help, I appreaciate it!
  6. 14 May '07 22:29
    Originally posted by QwikE
    One last question... Is there a limit to the # of times you can "trash/delete" games before your "stuck" playing someone? Thank you guys for your help, I appreaciate it!
    FAQ : "If a game is under three moves it can be deleted."

    No count kept, so you can do this as often as you like.
  7. Standard member whirlpool
    absolute beginner
    15 May '07 18:43
    Originally posted by orangutan
    You could always pick players to challenge directly as well - The player tables are sorted either by rating or move frequency.
    You might want to PM them first and offer a game. Ask about their prefered time restraints etc. Otherwise many will just delete the game ...
  8. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    16 May '07 00:52
    Join a banded tournament.
  9. 16 May '07 05:54
    What is a Banded tourny?
  10. 16 May '07 08:35
    Originally posted by QwikE
    What is a Banded tourny?
    A banded tourny is a tournament with a restriction. Only members with a rating interval from xxxx to yyyy are invited to enter.
    See for example tournament "May 2007 Banded Duel I 1450-1550" mmeaning - you can only enter if you have a rating inside the band between 1450 and 1550, hence banded tournaments.