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  1. 27 May '06 11:12
    Is there an easy way to compare RedHotPawn ratings to official Elo rating.

    Years back I had an Elo of about 1700. I I´m lucky I can play 1500 now. So I was just wondering what my corresponding RHP rating would be.
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    27 May '06 11:27
    Originally posted by kifosi
    Is there an easy way to compare RedHotPawn ratings to official Elo rating.

    Years back I had an Elo of about 1700. I I´m lucky I can play 1500 now. So I was just wondering what my corresponding RHP rating would be.
    there's no way. different player pool. ratings are meaningful only within the same pool of players.

    CC is also so different compared to OTB that ratings vary a lot, +-400 points what I've seen so far. but if I was forced to guess, I'd say anything between 1500-1800. depends a lot of what kind of player you are. in CC there's time to calculate a lot, even if your opponent was 'weak'. here, mistakes will be caught.

    just play until you stop being provisional (20 games) and you'll see where you'll end up.
  3. 27 May '06 13:50
    Ya......

    OTB - CC are very different, afterall, give a monkey a typewriter and a thousand years he will eventually write a novel.
  4. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    27 May '06 14:44
    Originally posted by kifosi
    Is there an easy way to compare RedHotPawn ratings to official Elo rating.

    Years back I had an Elo of about 1700. I I´m lucky I can play 1500 now. So I was just wondering what my corresponding RHP rating would be.
    It really depends. RHP uses the ELO system to calculate ratings. So based on the method you would say equal. However in correspondence chess analysis is done on an analysis board, you can play out variations till you drop, in over the board chess your ability with analysing using mental arithmetic is the single thing that most determines your playing strength. So in cc your understanding of the position is more important as (at least in theory) you won't miss as much on the tactical side. So the same plus or minus about 400 depending on whether you get an advantage or disadvantage from the change in importance of the various skills you need to play chess.
  5. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    27 May '06 14:49
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    I think you mean a million monkeys. I can't see one monkey writing a novel in a thousand years. The monkey would die anyway.
    I don't think it matters, if you give a monkey a typewriter what you'll get is a broken typewriter...
  6. 28 May '06 00:53
    off topic i know, but ive heard randomly dropping scrabble letters till they form the sentence "to be or not to be that is the question" would take well over 1000 years, so that monkey would need to write the novel with the intention of writing the novel, something i dont think a monkey is capable of.
  7. 28 May '06 00:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TheDarkKnight
    off topic i know, but ive heard randomly dropping scrabble letters till they form the sentence "to be or not to be that is the question" would take well over 1000 years, so that monkey would need to write the novel with the intention of writing the novel, something i dont think a monkey is capable of.
    What if it was the Poe of all monkeys? It might not be a very good novel, but I think it would still be a New York Times bestseller. Or the New New York Times in the future.

    By the way, what is with New York Times bestsellers? Nearly every book I read has it at the top. It has lost all semblance of credibility for me (not that it had any to begin with).
  8. 28 May '06 01:03
    i dont think there is a poe of all monkeys, but who knows.
  9. 30 May '06 03:08
    My rating sucks, but thats due to my lack of skillz. I'm about 1050 here, if I were OTB, are we saying that I'd be higher or lower than my RHP rating?
  10. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    30 May '06 11:11
    Originally posted by tsantsa
    are we saying that I'd be higher or lower than my RHP rating?
    that's precisely what we are not saying.
  11. 30 May '06 16:05
    Originally posted by tsantsa
    My rating sucks, but thats due to my lack of skillz. I'm about 1050 here, if I were OTB, are we saying that I'd be higher or lower than my RHP rating?
    Most likely you would be higher or lower than your RHP rating, yes.
  12. 30 May '06 16:09 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Most likely you would be higher or lower than your RHP rating, yes.
  13. 31 May '06 00:22
    Originally posted by tsantsa
    My rating sucks, but thats due to my lack of skillz. I'm about 1050 here, if I were OTB, are we saying that I'd be higher or lower than my RHP rating?
    Just play for fun. With a 1050 rating, you sure won't be a Kasparov anytime soon - nor a POWERSHAKER! hehe *wink*
  14. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    31 May '06 03:18
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    They're* two completly seperate figures.
    separate
  15. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    31 May '06 09:41
    Originally posted by powershaker
    ..nor a POWERSHAKER! hehe *wink*
    I hope not!

    "houston, we have a problem! the powershaker-module has dropped from orbit, and is plummeting towards 1400's!"