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  1. 14 Nov '08 03:16 / 1 edit
    Ask Russ to give a grade 2400.

    Within two weeks most of you will have it down to 2000.
  2. 14 Nov '08 15:05
    This was almost helpful.
  3. 14 Nov '08 16:06
    I'm convinced I can do it in 1 week.I have confidence in my skills
  4. 14 Nov '08 16:45
    The best way to get a high rating on this site is to only play higher rated players. For example User 374412 has only won 26 out of 42 games, but he is rated 2154 because all of his opponents are strong.
  5. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    14 Nov '08 16:49
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    The best way to get a high rating on this site is to only play higher rated players. For example User 374412 has only won 26 out of 42 games, but he is rated 2154 because all of his opponents are strong.
    Hmm, I randomly klicked on 5 games in his graph, and four of them were won by move timeouts.
  6. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    14 Nov '08 17:06
    Originally posted by gambit05
    Hmm, I randomly klicked on 5 games in his graph, and four of them were won by move timeouts.
    War is war...
  7. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    14 Nov '08 19:38
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    War is war...
    Are that taken skulls within rules of Geneva conventions ?
  8. 14 Nov '08 21:45
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    The best way to get a high rating on this site is to only play higher rated players. For example User 374412 has only won 26 out of 42 games, but he is rated 2154 because all of his opponents are strong.
    That's a good way to improve but it shouldn't have much effect on your rating. Those players are rated higher because they're better and win a disproportionate number of games against weaker opposition. Thus, it really leads to the same. Either you have a high winning percentage against weaker players and get rating X or you have a low winning percentage but play stronger players and get rating X. It would only be a faster way to get a high rating if one's skills are at a comparable level to those high rated players.
  9. 14 Nov '08 22:36
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    That's a good way to improve but it shouldn't have much effect on your rating. Those players are rated higher because they're better and win a disproportionate number of games against weaker opposition. Thus, it really leads to the same. Either you have a high winning percentage against weaker players and get rating X or you have a low winning percentage ...[text shortened]... to get a high rating if one's skills are at a comparable level to those high rated players.
    Well, all I can say is that as far as I can tell User 91723 had a rating of about 1830 after his first 42 games, and he won all of his!
  10. 15 Nov '08 14:31
    Similar to this recently was a match I was playing for the school. My local area's league has basically collapsed and the league only has two teams in it. We were playing each other, and we lost, and I lost my game.

    As my teacher put it, "With help from doodinthemood's contribution, we managed to come second in the league."
  11. 15 Nov '08 14:38
    Good for you Dood.

    Coming 2nd is better than coming last.

    Post the game. I prefer to see OTB games.