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  1. 12 Jan '08 13:19
    All I have to do is win more games than I lose! Now to figure out how to win. :/
  2. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    12 Jan '08 13:28
    you got the sps in a challenge soon so i hope you dont start winning in that
  3. 12 Jan '08 20:49
    Originally posted by deeploser
    All I have to do is win more games than I lose! Now to figure out how to win. :/
    Even doing that won't necessarily increase your rating. For example, if you win 55% of your games, then you will still losing rating points if the rating of your average opponent is 100 points less than yours.

    Similarly, you can gain rating points even if you score only 45% if your average opponent out-rates you by 100+ points.
  4. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    12 Jan '08 21:12
    i think he was trying to express the obvious so as to be amusing. i got it. i feel very clever. if only i could figure out how to win my games.
  5. 12 Jan '08 22:27
    Originally posted by deeploser
    All I have to do is win more games than I lose! Now to figure out how to win. :/
    Take your time! Don't play too many games at the same time. Write your move, don't play it and the day after check if your move is smart. Use flip board and take the place of your opponent. Ask yourself what would you play as opponent. Take your time!
  6. 12 Jan '08 22:57
    Originally posted by backfrom1994
    Take your time! Don't play too many games at the same time. Write your move, don't play it and the day after check if your move is smart. Use flip board and take the place of your opponent. Ask yourself what would you play as opponent. Take your time!
    Excellent advice!