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  1. 30 Mar '06 15:38
    my uscf rating is around 1600 and im playing like a 1700 lately and would love to play an expert or a high rated player who plays d4, the yugoslav against the dragon, or the french defense. Dont let my rhp rating fool u i can play
  2. Standard member Freddie2008
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    30 Mar '06 15:39
    Originally posted by tnmn6789
    my uscf rating is around 1600 and im playing like a 1700 lately and would love to play an expert or a high rated player who plays d4, the yugoslav against the dragon, or the french defense. Dont let my rhp rating fool u i can play
    Go tell it to powershaker.
  3. 30 Mar '06 15:46
    whats ur deal man?
  4. Standard member Freddie2008
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    30 Mar '06 15:50
    Originally posted by tnmn6789
    whats ur deal man?
    1 |_0\/3 ppl \/\/|-|0 c4|\|7 5p311 0r u53 gr4|\/|m4r.

    Also I suggest you speak to powershaker because he knows all about having a lower RHP rating than his real one; he goes on about it ALL!! the time.
  5. 30 Mar '06 15:53
    o my bad i have a question its probably a dumbass one but what is an otb tourney?
  6. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    30 Mar '06 15:55
    Originally posted by tnmn6789
    my uscf rating is around 1600 and im playing like a 1700 lately and would love to play an expert or a high rated player who plays d4, the yugoslav against the dragon, or the french defense. Dont let my rhp rating fool u i can play
    I doubt any high-rated players will play you until you get a decent rating. you might also find out cc is a lot different from realtime chess, and get blown off the board by 1400-1500's at first. it happens to surprisingly many players in the beginning.
  7. 30 Mar '06 15:57
    thanks for that tip but umm what is cc and what is otb tourneys i feel like an idiot asking this but idk what it is im only a kid so... yea
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    30 Mar '06 16:01
    Originally posted by tnmn6789
    thanks for that tip but umm what is cc and what is otb tourneys i feel like an idiot asking this but idk what it is im only a kid so... yea
    otb = on the board, meaning face to face games.

    cc = correspondence chess, as we play here. which means the minimum time-limit for 1 move is 1 day. in addition to that there's usually a 7 day timebank or longer, which starts to run when the time for current move runs out.
  9. 30 Mar '06 16:04
    thanks a lot man and umm r u in the us if so whats ur uscf rating?
  10. Standard member Freddie2008
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    30 Mar '06 16:05
    Originally posted by wormwood
    otb = on the board, meaning face to face games.

    cc = correspondence chess, as we play here. which means the minimum time-limit for 1 move is 1 day. in addition to that there's usually a 7 day timebank or longer, which starts to run when the time for current move runs out.
    * actually its "over the board"
  11. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    30 Mar '06 16:07 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    * actually its "over the board"
    eh, right. -like you see, I'm not from the u.s. nor is my mother tongue english.

    and about my otb-rating, I don't have one, but I'd estimate it would be maybe 1300-1400 selo (finnish national rating) at most, add a 100pts to get rough idea about it uscf-wise...
  12. 30 Mar '06 21:51
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    Go tell it to powershaker.
    No way I'll play a provisional player on here who says he has a 1600 OTB rating or whatever. He's got to prove his worth on RHP, before he gains my respect. All of us with real RHP ratings (and real memberships on here) have earned our ratings over 100+ games mostly. I know I have. Can't risk losing 30 points to a provisional player who says he plays at a 1700 rating lately. Insane to even do it.
  13. 30 Mar '06 21:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by tnmn6789
    my uscf rating is around 1600 and im playing like a 1700 lately and would love to play an expert or a high rated player who plays d4, the yugoslav against the dragon, or the french defense. Dont let my rhp rating fool u i can play
    Incidentally, what is your USCF ID number, tnmn6789? I would love to look you up on uschess.org, and see what tournaments you've been in. Would be interesting. My USCF correspondence rating at present is 1724, but I hope to better it sooner or later. Mainly I'm trying to get my sorry OTB rating (I've played 9 USCF games) into the 1600s-1700s. I have a tournament in Miliani (island of O'ahu; Hawaii) on April 8th, 2006 at 9AM.
  14. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    30 Mar '06 21:59
    Originally posted by powershaker
    ... (and real memberships on here) ...
    what? is that supposed to mean that we non-subs have not "earned" our rating?

    i dont see why being a non-sub makes a difference. personally i have played almost 200 games on here, i think i have earned my (crappy) rating just as much as any sub with 200 games played.

    and dont start with the "pay up" crap cause its soooooo predictable
  15. Standard member Kirwan
    Mel Kirwan
    01 Apr '06 06:15
    Originally posted by MCA
    what? is that supposed to mean that we non-subs have not "earned" our rating?

    i dont see why being a non-sub makes a difference. personally i have played almost 200 games on here, i think i have earned my (crappy) rating just as much as any sub with 200 games played.

    and dont start with the "pay up" crap cause its soooooo predictable
    We like predictability. Keeps is warm and fuzzy.

    Probably why Terry Wogan gets 8 billion listeners every morning to listen to exactly the same show every day