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  1. 27 Jan '10 13:44
    please can anyone explain the ratings when i was playing chess over the board my rating was less than 100 now its more than 1500 (double dutch)?
  2. 27 Jan '10 13:46
    Originally posted by russsellchadbourn
    please can anyone explain the ratings when i was playing chess over the board my rating was less than 100 now its more than 1500 (double dutch)?
    Don't compare the ratings at RHP with any other rating. They are totally different scales.
  3. 27 Jan '10 15:51
    Originally posted by russsellchadbourn
    please can anyone explain the ratings when i was playing chess over the board my rating was less than 100 now its more than 1500 (double dutch)?
    Is your less than 100 an ECF grade? If so it is not worked out using Arpad Elo's rating system and bears no relationship whatsoever to most other rating systems. There is a conversion system but that doesn't seem hugely reliable.
  4. 27 Jan '10 16:02 / 1 edit
    100?Yes,must be a british grade for sure.
    ECF 100 = FIDE 1450

    With FIDE grades you're at least 900 if you know how a horse moves
  5. 27 Jan '10 16:08
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    100?Yes,must be a british grade for sure.
    ECF 100 = FIDE 1450

    With FIDE grades you're at least 900 if you know how a horse moves
    The horse moves? How does that happen?
  6. 27 Jan '10 16:11
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    The horse moves? How does that happen?
    Your new ELO grade just got in: 623
  7. 27 Jan '10 16:27
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Don't compare the ratings at RHP with any other rating.
    Well, it is a simple formula:

    RHP (Subscriber) rating + 500 = FIDE rating

    RHP (Non-sub) rating - 500 = FIDE rating

  8. 27 Jan '10 16:39
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    Your new ELO grade just got in: 623
    I am hugely impressed. My rating has doubled in the space of a couple of hours. If I learn how to castle will it go up again?
  9. 27 Jan '10 16:44
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    I am hugely impressed. My rating has doubled in the space of a couple of hours. If I learn how to castle will it go up again?
    castling is worth 117 ELO points
  10. Standard member Traveling Again
    I'm 1/4 Ninja
    27 Jan '10 17:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    castling is worth 117 ELO points
    Simply knowing what en passant is without starting a help forum "Game error!" thread during a game in progress is worth another 58 ELO points all by itself. But, unfortunately, you have to prove that you specifically didn't not know what en passant was during a game when it was in progress.

    Send feedback (link at the bottom of this page) to get a copy of the form you need submit. I think they've begun requiring proper notarization, but it only takes a month or so and it's worth the points.
  11. 27 Jan '10 18:01
    Only 58 for en passant!?

    Damn!castling is vastly overrated
  12. Standard member Traveling Again
    I'm 1/4 Ninja
    27 Jan '10 18:04
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    Only 58 for en passant!?

    Damn!castling is vastly overrated
    That's what I said too. But I was told I needed to print off the proper "complain to the authorities" form and send it post before my dissatisfaction could even heard.

    I don't have that kind of time.
  13. 27 Jan '10 20:46
    Another +38 for avoiding a variation because of an e.p. possibility
  14. 27 Jan '10 20:58
    Originally posted by russsellchadbourn
    please can anyone explain the ratings when i was playing chess over the board my rating was less than 100 now its more than 1500 (double dutch)?
    I dunno, why don't you ask this stupid question in yet another RHP forum?
    Yeeeesh
  15. 27 Jan '10 22:22
    Back again I see. How long for this time?

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