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  1. 24 Apr '03 15:03
    Hi guys,
    Everyone starts on 1200 points.
    Presumably, the lower the points, the better you are?

    I've only been playing two of my friends, and have won a lot of the games but my rating has got higher than the people i'm winning against.

    Whats the beef?!

    (thanks)

    Mr B
  2. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    24 Apr '03 15:06
    Originally posted by Mr B
    Hi guys,
    Everyone starts on 1200 points.
    Presumably, the lower the points, the better you are?

    I've only been playing two of my friends, and have won a lot of the games but my rating has got higher than the people i'm winning against.

    Whats the beef?!

    (thanks)

    Mr B
    No. The higher the points, the better you are. Look in the help, it will describe how the rating system works. Finally, look in "Player Tables". It will show you what rating puts you in what position in the 'hieracrhy'. Mostly, a rating is a statistical indication of how likely you are to beat someone else, and nothing more.
  3. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    24 Apr '03 15:15
    A quick look at the player tables should make things clearer.
  4. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    24 Apr '03 16:48
    I'm just wondering where you got that assumption from, as I've never heard anyone think that lower rating = better before. All chess rating are higher = better, and logically if your rating has been going up as you win then higher rating = better. I'm not trying to dis you, rather understand where you piucked up the idea that your rating should decrease with victories.

    Another thing I don't understand - the expression "what's/where's the beef". Anyone able to enlighten me?
  5. 24 Apr '03 22:15
    As an Belgianfreak I hope you speak Dutch, well just to be sure I'll type this twice!

    In holland if you have 'beef' you have a quarrel, I don't think he ment that....:-P

    Als je bij ons 'beef' hebt heb je fitti, oftewel: flinke ruzie...dat zal hij alleen vast niet bedoeld hebben:-P

    LivingLegend
  6. 25 Apr '03 09:22
    Thanks guys - i've never posted anything on a forum before and I was amazed at the number of responses! didn't really think anyone would answer my question.

    Ummm, to the guy that wondered how I came to the conclusion that lower must be better... (my friend agrees with you!)... I thought I had seen players that wouldn't accept games with people of a rating over a certain value. I thought that this could be cos they didn't want to play people that wern't as good as them. What it must mean is they don't want to play someone that is gonna beat em instantly, i guess. Also, i thought if you had a rating of 1 you were 'Number 1' (i.e. the best).

    What made me smile the most was the discussion about 'whats the beef'! Basically i meant 'whats the deal', or 'whats going on with this'.

    Thanks again guys,
    Mr B
  7. Standard member CFC
    Zak the mad boy
    25 Apr '03 09:32
    Originally posted by Mr B
    [b]Hi guys,
    Everyone starts on 1200 points.
    Presumably, the lower the points, the better you are?


    Eh? That doesn't make sense at all.
  8. 25 Apr '03 17:18
    Originally posted by CFC
    Eh? That doesn't make sense at all.
    I agree with you But well, you can't know everything