Originally posted by rob39
I play on a couple of chess sites, with my rating on here being 1441 at present but 1548 at present on the other site.
I know there are bound to be many variables which would account for the difference but how accurate are these ratings, and how would they compare to OTB elo
I have seen this subject discussed a lot. Indeed, last year I asked similar questions in the forum.
I think it depends at least in part on how religiously and extensively you use in RHP CC a games database for opening play, and to some extend the analysis board. Of course, there is the complicating issue of opponents also using those capablities in RHP (or CC).
Anyway, a super reliance on a games database (as I do) could prop your rating in RHP (or CC) play, and without such a security blanket in OTB could hurt your OTB rating in comparison, especially if you know little about openings.
With that said, these are just ramblings and I don't know.