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  1. 03 Jun '16 00:30
    Is there a way to play fellow beginners.
  2. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    03 Jun '16 00:56
    Originally posted by Lucky Scrunchy
    Is there a way to play fellow beginners.
    Watch the ratings of the players. 1200 and below is approximately beginner level.
  3. 03 Jun '16 01:18
    Thank you Bill, I appreciate it!
  4. 09 Jun '16 19:45
    Originally posted by bill718
    Watch the ratings of the players. 1200 and below is approximately beginner level.
    1200 beginner?

    Wow, 1200 beginner has some real chess talent. I'd say beginner would be more like triple digits.
  5. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    09 Jun '16 22:44
    Be wary of p1200 players (provisional players) as although some of them may be new to the site, they may not necessarily be new to chess.
  6. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    10 Jun '16 14:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Eladar
    1200 beginner?

    Wow, 1200 beginner has some real chess talent. I'd say beginner would be more like triple digits.
    To clarify 64's point, when a new player joins the site he's awarded a provisional rating - p of 1200.
    The rating only becomes live after completion of 20 rated games although his provisional rating will be higher or lower by then