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  1. 31 May '07 16:09
    Is it just my opinion or ratings are inflated a little bit on this site? OTB 1400 players would hardly drop pieces so often..? Can you post your OTB ratings compared to RHP?
  2. 31 May '07 16:13
    Originally posted by wakchessdragon
    Is it just my opinion or ratings are inflated a little bit on this site? OTB 1400 players would hardly drop pieces so often..? Can you post your OTB ratings compared to RHP?
    yes otb players do...they drop pieces more then a few times..just only matters if the 2nd player notices it
  3. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    31 May '07 16:20
    I hardly ever have anyone drop a piece to me en prise. It happens occasionally but I think the ratings on this site are actually a little bit harsh in relation to OTB... that's been my experience anyways.
  4. 31 May '07 16:41
    so you mean my real rating is even lower?!

    oh, the bitter taste of loss!
  5. 31 May '07 17:21
    Originally posted by wakchessdragon
    Is it just my opinion or ratings are inflated a little bit on this site? OTB 1400 players would hardly drop pieces so often..? Can you post your OTB ratings compared to RHP?
    Real rating 1452, RHP 1292- I blunder way more on this site.
  6. 31 May '07 17:24
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    Real rating 1452, RHP 1292- I blunder [b]way more on this site.[/b]
    or as previously stated, with more time to think, your opponent just sees those errors here where he might overlook them at a board.
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    31 May '07 18:30
    Originally posted by zebano
    or as previously stated, with more time to think, your opponent just sees those errors here where he might overlook them at a board.
    Strangely enough, my RHP rating is 1541 and my USCF rating is 1541!
  8. 31 May '07 18:42
    1400-1600 players here do drop pieces and overlook mating attacks. I played against Dutch Defense who is around 1500 and judge for yourself. Game 3552356
  9. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    31 May '07 18:44
    Originally posted by z00t
    1400-1600 players here do drop pieces and overlook mating attacks. I played against Dutch Defense who is around 1500 and judge for yourself. Game 3552356
    So do 1800's... it just doesn't happen very often in my experience.
  10. 31 May '07 18:46
    my OTB rating would probably be about 100 points lower because I spend lots of time on my moves and usually use resources like books or databases too.
  11. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    31 May '07 18:52
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    So do 1800's... it just doesn't happen very often in my experience.
    So do 2100s Game 3533889 is an example with apologies to my opponent for embarrassing him.
  12. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    31 May '07 19:28
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    So do 2100s Game 3533889 is an example with apologies to my opponent for embarrassing him.
    I cant believe that 2000+ player can play so weak! I cant imagine how drunk I should be to play like that.....
  13. 31 May '07 19:31
    Originally posted by z00t
    1400-1600 players here do drop pieces and overlook mating attacks. I played against Dutch Defense who is around 1500 and judge for yourself. Game 3552356
    Dutch Defense is a 1600 otb player who plays in the 1400s and 1500s on this site. He does not constitute evidence of rating inflation.
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    31 May '07 19:54
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    So do 2100s Game 3533889 is an example with apologies to my opponent for embarrassing him.
    DOH! Nice way to lose TWO pieces.
  15. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    31 May '07 19:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Korch
    I cant believe that 2000+ player can play so weak! I cant imagine how drunk I should be to play like that.....
    We all make mistakes and sometimes you just rattle out moves in the opening without really looking as obviously happened here.

    I have also done that. Look at Game 2147039 and I cannot tell you what possessed me to make my 3rd move. I almost resigned immediately although thank goodness I did not.