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  1. 15 Feb '07 17:15
    Is it irritating to you when you look at the open invites screen, and somebody with a rating of say 1357 (established), is only accepting games from 2300 and above? Let's see if we can make our sandbagging more obvious, shall we?
  2. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    15 Feb '07 17:18
    From his rating graph he is a genuine 1300.
  3. 15 Feb '07 17:23
    Didn't look at the graph; just using him as an example of my frustration. Though I really have no stake in who they decide to play, I don't understand the reasoning. If he is a genuine 1300, then ok, he isn't sandbagging; he just has a death wish. Of course, there is the chance that he hopes to use the game for instruction. In that case, perhaps I shouldn't judge.
  4. 15 Feb '07 17:47
    Perhaps he decided to try out his newly purchased copy of Fritz10.
  5. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    15 Feb '07 17:51
    Originally posted by UndeadNightOrc
    Perhaps he decided to try out his newly purchased copy of Fritz10.
    I was avoiding saying that.
  6. 15 Feb '07 17:52
    I think very few of the less than 10 players over 2300 on this site would accept.
  7. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    15 Feb '07 17:57
    If he wants to play a 2,300+ player he needs to subscribe, join a siege queue, and then wait for a couple of months like the rest of us.
  8. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    15 Feb '07 18:11
    LOL...2300, let me count the ways I can lose
  9. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    15 Feb '07 18:12
    He can't win.
  10. 16 Feb '07 03:54
    Originally posted by AlphaAlekhine
    Is it irritating to you when you look at the open invites screen, and somebody with a rating of say 1357 (established), is only accepting games from 2300 and above? Let's see if we can make our sandbagging more obvious, shall we?
    Would a 2300 want to play an a person rated less than 1900? If a 2300 beat an 1800 would not he lose points?
  11. Standard member StewartChess
    somethin clever here
    16 Feb '07 05:36
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    i think you need to realize that the subscribers are paying for this great site that you are playing on and this is also the forums where they can talk about anything they want as long as it's inline with the terms of services soo i believe you owe them an apology.
  12. Standard member narya
    pawnic attack
    16 Feb '07 06:20 / 1 edit
    All he needs to do is subscribe, and join a tournament, and then he can get lots of "learning experiences" (losses). That's what I did. Accidentally.

    A player at 1300 playing a 2300 would gain 24 points in the extremely unlikely chance that he won, and lose no rating points if he lost. More likely, the highly rated player would win, and lose 24 rating points.
  13. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    16 Feb '07 07:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AlphaAlekhine
    Is it irritating to you when you look at the open invites screen, and somebody with a rating of say 1357 (established), is only accepting games from 2300 and above? Let's see if we can make our sandbagging more obvious, shall we?
    That isn't sandbagging. A 1350 player wouldn't lose points if beaten by someone so far above him.

    If he wanted to sandbag, he'd intentionally drop points to those close to his own rating level.

    Edit: And I'm not sure why you're frustrated. The 2300's probably will never accept the invite, or accept and then delete the game. What does it matter to you either way?
  14. 16 Feb '07 14:02
    Originally posted by UndeadNightOrc
    Perhaps he decided to try out his newly purchased copy of Fritz10.
    He is defiantely not cheating! I am playing him and he has just blundered a knight away (well I hope he has otherwise I have misread the position and blundered myself). The game is not over yet so no comments specific to the game please
  15. Subscriber Ponderable On Vacation
    chemist
    16 Feb '07 14:21
    *Everybody is free to invite whoever he wants to.
    * Everybody is free to accept or decline invites.
    * If an invite is not accepted within two weeks it will vanish automatically.
    * Most probably a 1300-rated player won't learn anything serious from a 2300 player. It the latter wouldn't explain things, which are evident for himself.
    * It could be that a 2300 would be inmclined to give a halping hand, but then he should better teach people at about 200. 1300s can learn fro Rahim for example.

    Conclusions:
    * We need not be irritated be people setting up strange invites.
    * Even if a 2300 is irritated he can just ignore this.
    * If a 2300+ wants to accept its none of my business, if nody accepts the same is true.
    * The forums are fun if things are discussed which have no significance to any of the participants.

    Have FUN!

    btw: I am a lowrated player myself who is not inclide to do the study necessary to climb significantly. Thank you.