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  1. 29 Jan '08 05:33
    Really. I had an opponent recently emphasize the fact that my rating was slipping, and I was outraged. But then I thought, what's a rating?

    What do YOU think?
  2. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    29 Jan '08 05:42
    Well....i don't enjoy sitting down to play a guy who is far stronger or far weaker than i....so i use the rating system to get a decent game.

    But....I feel the rating system should be for "class" players.

    And once you pass expert and become a master the rating should be rid of.
  3. 29 Jan '08 05:47
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    Well....i don't enjoy sitting down to play a guy who is far stronger or far weaker than i....so i use the rating system to get a decent game.

    But....I feel the rating system should be for "class" players.

    And once you pass expert and become a master the rating should be rid of.
    That seems like a fairly arbitrary distinction. Why shouldn't masters have a rating? After all there are still large differences in strength.
  4. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    29 Jan '08 05:50
    sure there is...but do they have a "weak" master group and a "strong" master group?

    nope...they are all in the same group.
  5. 29 Jan '08 06:11
    Have you even looked at the Corus tournament that ended yesterday? They had three groups based on rating.
  6. Subscriber RDM
    29 Jan '08 06:54
    Ask Akizy and Weyerstrass - I'm sure they are pretty interested.

    I like a rating - it gives me something to aspire to. Also, give a good indication of the people you are playing - especially after 100 games or so.
  7. 29 Jan '08 07:46
    Ratings are fairly important to me. The closer my rating is to my true skill, the happier I am. The win/loss ration isn't even close instrument as the rating is.

    And I want to know how skilled my opponents are. I can see a lot of their rating graph. Some times I even reject a challenge because of the info from their rating graph. If I judge a players skill to 1800 when hi has a actual rating of 1200 points, it's just throwing away points to him.

    So I would say, without ratings I lose interest quite quickly.
  8. 29 Jan '08 08:40
    Rating?
    my opponent Game 4417093 decided to stop moving after 40 moves and even asked me to resign. now he moves once at 3 days....
  9. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    29 Jan '08 08:47
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    sure there is...but do they have a "weak" master group and a "strong" master group?

    nope...they are all in the same group.
    Yes.

    They are GMs, IMs or FMs.
  10. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    29 Jan '08 08:50
    Originally posted by elady
    Rating?
    my opponent Game 4417093 decided to stop moving after 40 moves and even asked me to resign. now he moves once at 3 days....
    Don't want to comment on a GIP but I guess you feel you could win this and think your opponent is being a jerk by not resigning or moving quickly.

    I think you are wrong. He is spending a little time finding the forced win (for him) that is there.
  11. 29 Jan '08 08:57
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Don't want to comment on a GIP but .... He is spending a little time finding the forced win (for him) that is there.
    If I was the opponent in that game I would say thank you for that bit of information, which I may not have been 100% sure was there.
  12. 29 Jan '08 09:42
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Don't want to comment on a GIP but I guess you feel you could win this and think your opponent is being a jerk by not resigning or moving quickly.

    I think you are wrong. He is spending a little time finding the forced win (for him) that is there.
    Huh? Elady has black.
  13. 29 Jan '08 09:56
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Don't want to comment on a GIP but I guess you feel you could win this and think your opponent is being a jerk by not resigning or moving quickly.

    I think you are wrong. He is spending a little time finding the forced win (for him) that is there.
    Don't wish to brag DF but I reckon I could have you from that position! If you really mean that and didn't just get the colours reversed, then when they eventually play out I challenge you to play it as a set piece game...me in eladys shoes of course.
  14. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    29 Jan '08 09:59
    Originally posted by MissOleum
    If I was the opponent in that game I would say thank you for that bit of information, which I may not have been 100% sure was there.
    I am talking about the forced win for white!!
  15. 29 Jan '08 10:00
    Originally posted by elady
    Rating?
    my opponent Game 4417093 decided to stop moving after 40 moves and even asked me to resign. now he moves once at 3 days....
    Trying to punish you the only way he can...when it's finished just thank him for the extra time he gave you to study an endgame you've an interest in. I guess though, there are circumstances where someones rate of play slows down for genuine reasons but either way the only thing you can do is ignore it and play on.