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  1. 12 Aug '11 10:19
    I've recently seen a player that is 399-2. Just joined in June, yikes! Anyway he is a "Reckless Player Club member". Just wondering if any of you all have seen anyone better?
  2. 12 Aug '11 10:50
    I doubt the achievement, since it depends on the relative strenght of his/her opponents.

    Can you give a user id? Or without harming his privacy: an overview of his statistics (average opponent rating etc.)?

    According to the formula for win expectancy: If you play against players with a rating of 1000 points lower, your chances of losing are 3.16/1000 (which is about the percentage this guy has).
  3. 12 Aug '11 12:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by tvochess
    I doubt the achievement, since it depends on the relative strenght of his/her opponents.

    Can you give a user id? Or without harming his privacy: an overview of his statistics (average opponent rating etc.)?

    According to the formula for win expectancy: If you play against players with a rating of 1000 points lower, your chances of losing are 3.16/1000 (which is about the percentage this guy has).
    Didn't take too long to find the player when you visit the Reckless Players club Club 45

    Wow what an impressive record

    User 646837
  4. 12 Aug '11 12:51
    Originally posted by tvochess
    I doubt the achievement, since it depends on the relative strenght of his/her opponents.

    Can you give a user id? Or without harming his privacy: an overview of his statistics (average opponent rating etc.)?

    According to the formula for win expectancy: If you play against players with a rating of 1000 points lower, your chances of losing are 3.16/1000 (which is about the percentage this guy has).
    Hadn't really tnought of that. I've had a few of my Reckless friends stop participating in Reckless events as this player didn't seem mildly reckless. As you might know the Reckless players are a haven for people that like to push the button, and as they do, they say: "Why did I do that". This sheds a little more light if there is a chance that this player is not capable of being reckless then maybe the reckless players aren't for him.
  5. 12 Aug '11 13:16
    Originally posted by Madman1
    Hadn't really tnought of that. I've had a few of my Reckless friends stop participating in Reckless events as this player didn't seem mildly reckless. As you might know the Reckless players are a haven for people that like to push the button, and as they do, they say: "Why did I do that". This sheds a little more light if there is a chance that this player is not capable of being reckless then maybe the reckless players aren't for him.
    I did a recalculation:

    his current rating: 2270
    opponent average rating: 1515
    rating difference: 755

    His WE = 98.7%
    wins/total = 399/412 = 96.8%

    The WE and relative amount of wins match more or less. If you play opponents which have a far lower rating, it's not that difficult to win most of the games.

    Of course, he still has a very high rating, so this quy knows how to play. At least a lot better than I do.
  6. 12 Aug '11 15:37
    210 games in progress - that's ridiculous
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Aug '11 21:30 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    210 games in progress - that's ridiculous
    I see one of his last games was against Nimzo5, who resigned even though he was a pawn up. Anyone see what was so bad there? game id 8554027. Nimzo is white.

  8. 12 Aug '11 21:48
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I see one of his last games was against Nimzo5, who resigned even though he was a pawn up. Anyone see what was so bad there? game id 8554027. Nimzo is white.

    [pgn]1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. Bf1b5 f5 4. Nb1c3 fxe4 5. Nc3xe4 Ng8f6 6. Ne4xf6 Qd8xf6 7. Qd1e2 Bf8e7 8. Bb5xc6 dxc6 9. Nf3xe5 O-O 10. O-O Be7d6 11. d4 c5 12. Bc1e3 Bd6xe5 13. dxe5 Qf6xe5 14. Qe2c4 ...[text shortened]... 18. f3 Ra8d8 19. Bc5e3 b6 20. Kg1f2 Rd8d5 21. b3 Rd5e5 22. Be3f4 Re5xe1 23. Ra1xe1 c5 0-1[/pgn]
    I guess the resignation has nothing to do with the position
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Aug '11 22:19
    Originally posted by Madman1
    I've recently seen a player that is 399-2. Just joined in June, yikes! Anyway he is a "Reckless Player Club member". Just wondering if any of you all have seen anyone better?
    User 501860 is undefeated after nearly 100 games.
  10. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    12 Aug '11 22:47
    Originally posted by torten
    I guess the resignation has nothing to do with the position
    Correct.
  11. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    12 Aug '11 22:54
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    Correct.
    never has so much been said with one word.
  12. 13 Aug '11 00:27
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    User 501860 is undefeated after nearly 100 games.
    Wasn't there a player named Ian Meyer (or something like that) that used to play here? Or am I just mis-remembering things, as usual?
  13. 13 Aug '11 00:36
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Didn't take too long to find the player when you visit the Reckless Players club Club 45

    Wow what an impressive record

    User 646837
    Wow. Must be really good chess player.
  14. 13 Aug '11 00:36
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    User 501860 is undefeated after nearly 100 games.
    Him too
  15. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    13 Aug '11 04:20
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I see one of his last games was against Nimzo5, who resigned even though he was a pawn up. Anyone see what was so bad there? game id 8554027. Nimzo is white.

    [pgn]1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. Bf1b5 f5 4. Nb1c3 fxe4 5. Nc3xe4 Ng8f6 6. Ne4xf6 Qd8xf6 7. Qd1e2 Bf8e7 8. Bb5xc6 dxc6 9. Nf3xe5 O-O 10. O-O Be7d6 11. d4 c5 12. Bc1e3 Bd6xe5 13. dxe5 Qf6xe5 14. Qe2c4 ...[text shortened]... 18. f3 Ra8d8 19. Bc5e3 b6 20. Kg1f2 Rd8d5 21. b3 Rd5e5 22. Be3f4 Re5xe1 23. Ra1xe1 c5 0-1[/pgn]
    Looks drawish to me, but then I'm a moron.