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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Jan '07 09:58
    Do anyone has open account at emrald chess tactics server? How is your rating there compared to your RHP rating?
  2. 07 Jan '07 10:08
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Do anyone has open account at emrald chess tactics server? How is your rating there compared to your RHP rating?
    Blitz tactics puzzle =/= my correspondence chess skill.


    since when did these two have ANYTHING IN COMMON?
  3. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    07 Jan '07 11:17
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    since when did these two have ANYTHING IN COMMON?
    well, it's the only tactical training I've done since I learned how the horsey hops, and I'm in the 1700's here.
  4. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Jan '07 11:19
    Not much I assume, but there must be some correlation between them. Not important question though.
  5. Standard member Dies Irae
    I Love U
    07 Jan '07 11:24
    That server is awesome, but it is so time dependent. Obviously when you have a day or two to move you won't be able to compare it to when you have 3 seconds.

    I like doing those puzzles because they make you think of the chess board as having a solution. There is always a best move and when you start thinking about it like that it really changes your perspective on the game.
  6. 07 Jan '07 11:31
    well
    CTS ~1700
    RHP ~1570
  7. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Jan '07 11:32
    I am actually asking this because I wonder what rating would be closest to my imaginary OTB rating. I don't have one. When me and a couple of friends decided to subscribe to local and the only one chess clubs, the leader of club seemed pretty uninterested and was a litle bit rude, so we were there only once, and decided not to go anymore...
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    07 Jan '07 11:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    I am actually asking this because I wonder what rating would be closest to my imaginary OTB rating. I don't have one. When me and a couple of friends decided to subscribe to local and the only one chess clubs, the leader of club seemed pretty uninterested and was a litle bit rude, so we were there only once, and decided not to go anymore...
    there really isn't any other way of knowing besides playing OTB. standard games online are the closest to it, but OTB just still is different, as people handle pressure differently face to face.

    oh, and 1560 CTS, 1755 RHP.
  9. 07 Jan '07 12:14
    Originally posted by wormwood
    there really isn't any other way of knowing besides playing OTB. standard games online are the closest to it, but OTB just still is different, as people handle pressure differently face to face.

    oh, and 1560 CTS, 1755 RHP.
    whats going on with you wood? you have come down pretty much in CTS ranking..
  10. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    07 Jan '07 12:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    whats going on with you wood? you have come down pretty much in CTS ranking..
    2-3h sleep a night and a little fever. I was at 1530 and going down a couple of days ago... I'm better now, but far from being alert. I'm also concentrating my efforts on endgame instead of daily CTS, so that might affect it too. but mostly bad shape, I'm sure I'll be back at 1600 soon...

    hey, I just noticed 'back in business', is the military over and chess back?
  11. 07 Jan '07 12:31
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Do anyone has open account at emrald chess tactics server? How is your rating there compared to your RHP rating?
    I haven't played much here, but my CTS rating is about 1470 (highest 1550 or so.) My blitz rating is 1840 and my bullet rating is 2010 so there really isn't any correlation between the CTS and anything else.
  12. 07 Jan '07 13:09
    Originally posted by wormwood


    hey, I just noticed 'back in business', is the military over and chess back?
    yeah. military service is over. about chess, I dont know. probably I keep playing it as I used to; couple "big" tournaments in a year and dozens of small
  13. 07 Jan '07 19:14
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    I am actually asking this because I wonder what rating would be closest to my imaginary OTB rating. I don't have one. When me and a couple of friends decided to subscribe to local and the only one chess clubs, the leader of club seemed pretty uninterested and was a litle bit rude, so we were there only once, and decided not to go anymore...
    RHP 1700
    CTS 1380ish

    something wrong there?!!?

    Imagining an OTB rating based on RHP or CTS is like imagining eating an orange, while you're actually eating a turd. It just doesn't happen.
  14. 07 Jan '07 19:32
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Are you saying that you could eat turds if you dripped hot wax into your mouth first? Am I missing something?
  15. 07 Jan '07 23:10
    No he's saying that the chillies were so hot you'd rather pour hot wax into your mouth.