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  1. 14 Apr '07 21:42
    Other player's experience, please. My rehotpawn rating hovvers around 1400. Why, then, is my BCF rating, based on over-the-board chess congress play, only about 950?
  2. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    14 Apr '07 21:44 / 3 edits
    My RHP rating varies from everywhere in the 1400s while my over-the-board rating, as of today, is 1657. Huge difference!
  3. 14 Apr '07 21:49
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    My RHP rating varies from everywhere in the 1400s while my over-the-board rating, as of today, is 1657. Huge difference!
    Do you play differently? I think for much longer times at real tournaments, but get far`porer results!!!
  4. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    14 Apr '07 21:55
    Originally posted by znsho
    Do you play differently? I think for much longer times at real tournaments, but get far`porer results!!!
    I dont' know. It's a mystery.
  5. 14 Apr '07 22:37
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    I dont' know. It's a mystery.
    Maybe it's your cavalier attitude on rhp.
  6. 14 Apr '07 22:40
    my otb rating is lower than rhp i am starting to play otb more but if your use to computer chess it can hurt your otb in a way that its different when calculating. it depends on what you learn on.
  7. 14 Apr '07 23:38
    Not sure what my otb rating is, but I'm sure it would be a lot lower than my current RHP rating. Mostly because I freeze for some reason under time constraints. On Uchess I'm below 1000, making horrible blunders I normally wouldn't do in non-timed contests. Just not used to the pressure I guess, heh.
  8. 15 Apr '07 01:32
    My rhp rating right now is about the same as my otb rating. x.x
  9. 15 Apr '07 03:11
    I tend to move between 1550 and 1650 here on RHP, depending on how much I feel like taking my time at the moment. On the other hand, my OTB rating is 1715. I think I take more time in my average OTB game than on RHP, sigh...
  10. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    15 Apr '07 03:30
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Maybe it's your cavalier attitude on rhp.
    What's that supposed to mean?
  11. 15 Apr '07 04:54
    Originally posted by znsho
    Other player's experience, please. My rehotpawn rating hovvers around 1400. Why, then, is my BCF rating, based on over-the-board chess congress play, only about 950?
    you mean your elo is 950. not your bcf rating...

    some people have higher otb ratings, some have higher rhp. it varies a lot. I have over 400 points stronger otb rating.
  12. 15 Apr '07 06:22
    Originally posted by znsho
    Other player's experience, please. My rehotpawn rating hovvers around 1400. Why, then, is my BCF rating, based on over-the-board chess congress play, only about 950?
    Rating OTB and rating RHP are two totally different measurements. Shouldn't be compared at all.

    The reason is that there are never any exchanges of points between the two so they are never correlated to eachother. The two groups never meet and are therefore isolated from eachother.
  13. Subscriber kNIGHTHEAD
    aka DEFIANT
    15 Apr '07 14:33
    I think that RHP ratings will be rather inflated compared to OTB ratings because with online system you can use the analysis feature and work out many combinations, many moves ahead and thus also forseeing potential blunder moves as well. whilst OTB chess, one has to try visualise all this in ones head while looking at all the pieces still on the board. OTB will invariabely have heavier pressure on a player specially when it come to time pressure in my honest oppinion.
  14. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    15 Apr '07 14:51
    Originally posted by kNIGHTHEAD
    I think that RHP ratings will be rather inflated compared to OTB ratings because with online system you can use the analysis feature and work out many combinations, many moves ahead and thus also forseeing potential blunder moves as well. whilst OTB chess, one has to try visualise all this in ones head while looking at all the pieces still on the board. ...[text shortened]... have heavier pressure on a player specially when it come to time pressure in my honest oppinion.
    firstly, that's not what inflation means. and secondly, you can't compare rating systems like that. otb (whatever your national organization happens to be) is apples, rhp (or ANY other rating) is oranges compared to that. 1800 apple-rating does not equal 1800 orange-rating, and there's no possible way to find out an exchange rate from apples to oranges.

    and thirdly, you can't compare high jump to pole vault.
  15. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    15 Apr '07 14:53
    Originally posted by wormwood
    you can't compare high jump to pole vault.
    I deserve a brilliancy prize for that analogy.

    ; D