Originally posted by chesskid001I'm just about to start with that book,literally,I have it right next to me
Have any of you guys read The Chess Exam: Rate yourself and learn how to improve by Igor Khmelnitsky? If so, how accurate were your rating results. Im curious, because the first time I took it (I;m in the process of taking it a second time) It said my rating was 974 (my rating was 1097 at the time), and all my individual aspects were below my re ...[text shortened]... y is.
Please post your results and what your real rating is, so I can compare the accuracy.
Originally posted by GorgarYeah your right. However, the problem is that there wasn't much range. Most of my things ranged between 940 and 990, and it claims my overall rating is 974, meaning that it says I am "well rounded". Not to helpful in what my weaknesses are. The only outlier in my thing was tactics at 1060.
I'm just about to start with that book,literally,I have it right next to me
Your USCF rating is determined by the pool of players you meet.No idea how the book determines your rating but I very much doubt it can accurately mimic that pool.It will always be somewhat off.
Doesn't matter really.The exam is meant to detect holes in your chessknowledge so you can optimise your study efforts.
Originally posted by RahimKExactly!
I don't believe any of those test. It fun to do them and see how many you can get right but assigning ratings from that isn't right.
I've did online test, Yasser Seirwan's test from his book and other book tests. All the numbers are way off.
Solving puzzles and tests at home is not the same as do them during real play with a big audience watching your ...[text shortened]... t kicking you under the chair, people breating on you, with the clock going tick tock etc...
Originally posted by lebowskiHehe,that's gonna take a while.I'm at the 2nd interim report and I'm scoring in the lower half of all the players who took this test.
Keep taking that test over and over, eventually you'll be a GM.