Originally posted by wormwoodI belive the awnser to that is rather simple.
that's one thing I've been wondering about: where do the points go? I mean, I see no reason why the blitz ratings should be lower, yet they clearly are. the way I see it, there should be an equal amount of people who have 200-300 higher blitz rating compared to standard, but I haven't really met any. for every dropped piece someone wins the points, s ...[text shortened]... es doesn't really explain why blitz ratings are lower either. where do the points go?
Originally posted by Dragon FireI was refering specifically to standard and Blitz FICS ratings, not OTB, FIDE, or any other organisation.
Edit: My blitz rating is 300 points above my normal grade (OTB) so the previous posting is not strictly correct. Blitz can help you manage time trouble better in full length games OTB.
Originally posted by ShinidokiI don't get it. how should the size of the pool affect ratings? if anything, a (relatively) bigger influx of newbies should bias the rating towards 1500...
I belive the awnser to that is rather simple.
its because Blitz has a bigger pool of players than standard.
Originally posted by ShinidokiI wish they had a web page for this sort of things, and to announce things. like the relaying of major tournaments which seems to occur totally unannounced. at least I haven't found a place which would give that sort of information in advance... if you don't play there daily, you won't know if a tourney is going to be relayed.
I'm not really the one to ask -- But I'm sure someone at FICS will be able to help.