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  1. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    07 Dec '07 02:33
    My head is now out of the clouds and my rating is much closer to a realistic one... those last two games blew.. i'll let tomtom have the glory of posting them... man i suck.. someone has to give me some advice... placebo or not i need a system to get back on track!
  2. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    07 Dec '07 02:37
    you ain't no 1800 btw.

    3 months ago you were barely 1550.
  3. 07 Dec '07 02:38
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    My head is now out of the clouds and my rating is much closer to a realistic one... those last two games blew.. i'll let tomtom have the glory of posting them... man i suck.. someone has to give me some advice... placebo or not i need a system to get back on track!
    it happens to me a lot... a huge success always is followed by a bitter downfall (in your case to inferiors )
  4. 07 Dec '07 02:38
    I am not looking forward to losing my highest rating either, I suspect it will be coming sometime in the near future - I have the choice of either pushing hard to try and break 2100 first or save the wins to sustain my rating at its current level once I have resigned the lost positions.
  5. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    07 Dec '07 09:45
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    I am not looking forward to losing my highest rating either, I suspect it will be coming sometime in the near future - I have the choice of either pushing hard to try and break 2100 first or save the wins to sustain my rating at its current level once I have resigned the lost positions.
    I too tried to break 2100 but failed, 2087 being the closest I got after 4 time outs against strong, highly rated opponents (2 to EveRyDay). Unfortunately when you take your wins trying to get your rating up your losses mount and you come down to earth with a bang.

    Generally instead of dtriving for ratings glory I tend to take my losses as they come and that way your rating stays much more stable. Unfortunately my graph stays far too horizontal due to wins that get me few or no ratings points and I still have a back log of "lost" games that I expect will pull me down below 2000 in due course.
  6. 07 Dec '07 10:58
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    you ain't no 1800 btw.

    3 months ago you were barely 1550.
    The difference between an 1800 and a 1550 play can be described as: Getting some endgame knowledge, and stop dropping pieces. After seeing some of his games that would seem to be what he has managed to do.
  7. Subscriber fiftyonehz
    Member 009
    07 Dec '07 12:03
    My rating has risen a little lately (albeit into the 1600s, not into the 2000s), but I found I was worrying about ratings too much. I finally downloaded ouroboros' grease monkey script that hides the ratings in the games page. Now, hopefully, I can just worry about the chess and let the rating take care of itself.

    I also catch myself playing games differently against higher versus lower rated players. I hope hiding the ratings will eliminate this.
  8. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    07 Dec '07 18:18
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    you ain't no 1800 btw.

    3 months ago you were barely 1550.
    Well.. .I usually beat 1700's and usually lose to 1800's so I'd say i'm somewhere in the high 1700's... it is a rapid improvement but I'm 16 and not a slow learner so it isn't imposible by any means...

    Thanks for the vote of confidence though .
  9. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    07 Dec '07 18:43
    anytime.

    LEAFS SUCK!!
  10. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    07 Dec '07 18:44
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    anytime.

    LEAFS SUCK!!
    ... there's this one hockey team I know about that has won their last 4 games...

    and this other one... oh i can't even remember their name.. but they suck.

    GO LEAFS.
  11. 07 Dec '07 19:39
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    ... there's this one hockey team I know about that has won their last 4 games...

    and this other one... oh i can't even remember their name.. but they suck.

    GO LEAFS.
    this is way off topic, but there's an IM who has learned how the pieces move in 17 and has got the title in 6 years. there you go!
  12. 07 Dec '07 19:46
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Well.. .I usually beat 1700's and usually lose to 1800's so I'd say i'm somewhere in the high 1700's... it is a rapid improvement but I'm 16 and not a slow learner so it isn't imposible by any means...

    Thanks for the vote of confidence though .
    you're still 16?
    hah!
    I'm up on you by one!
  13. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    07 Dec '07 19:59
    i'm surrounded by kids.....and btw ih8sens....4 wins in a row means nothing when you are in 20th over all.
  14. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    07 Dec '07 20:02
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    i'm surrounded by kids.....and btw ih8sens....4 wins in a row means nothing when you are in 20th over all.
    ... it means you're no longer 20th over all though doesn't it .

    .. it also makes u better than that garbage team from boston.
  15. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    07 Dec '07 20:40
    we are in 12th overall....and dont forget we beat you guys 2 times already this year.