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  1. 18 Jun '11 02:22
    mine is 1784 not sure why my rhp rating is so much lower
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Jun '11 05:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by NorrisB
    mine is 1784 not sure why my rhp rating is so much lower
    Never heard of it. Is it a long game site like here? Or is you rating there blitz? How long have you played there Vs here?

    So you have been here about 5 years and have played a sum total of 63 games.
    12 games a year, 1 game a month?

    That is one reason you haven't advanced much here, not much practice. Look at the # of games some of the other dudes and dudettes here have played. You are like a Noobie.
  3. 18 Jun '11 05:29
    mine is currently 1850 highest 1857. thats standard not blitz.
  4. 18 Jun '11 06:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Never heard of it. Is it a long game site like here? Or is you rating there blitz? How long have you played there Vs here?

    So you have been here about 5 years and have played a sum total of 63 games.
    12 games a year, 1 game a month?

    That is one reason you haven't advanced much here, not much practice. Look at the # of games some of the other dudes and dudettes here have played. You are like a Noobie.
    Its a problem solving site... best around IMHO.



    Edit: my user ID there is exegesis.
  5. 18 Jun '11 09:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by NorrisB
    mine is 1784 not sure why my rhp rating is so much lower
    Mine presently is 1670 , my highest is 1767. You RHP rating may be lower because chess consists of other elements than pure tactics and its not always easy to make the transition, indeed, there are times when a positional solution is to be preferred over a purely tactical one and while not wanting to get into another futile debate of strategy v tactics, its clear that in master games, tactics flow from a strategically won position. I have played through rather diligently, with board and pieces more than 100 Fischers games, the tactics that arose were very very simple, astonishingly simple in contrast to some of the monsters on chesstempo.
  6. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    18 Jun '11 09:20 / 1 edit
    Excellent site, well recommended - I'm 1990 now, which is pretty accurate I suppose, but since it's only tactics it's hard to compare with CC-ratings such as RHP's.

    Edit: robbie beat me both in time and clarity.
  7. 18 Jun '11 09:25
    Originally posted by davaniel
    Excellent site, well recommended - I'm 1990 now, which is pretty accurate I suppose, but since it's only tactics it's hard to compare with CC-ratings such as RHP's.

    Edit: robbie beat me both in time and clarity.
    Lol, that'll be a first, i haven't beat anything in ages😵
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    18 Jun '11 14:08
    Originally posted by NorrisB
    mine is 1784 not sure why my rhp rating is so much lower
    why shouldn't it be much lower?
  9. 18 Jun '11 15:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by NorrisB
    mine is 1784 not sure why my rhp rating is so much lower
    Blitz or Standard? (If Standard, how much time do you take, on average?)

    And how much time do you typically invest per move on RHP?

    Edit - In addition to the positional aspect that Robbie mentioned, I think the time used could be a factor. The discrepancy could be explained if you take less time per move than your average RHP opponent.
  10. 19 Jun '11 17:01
    Mad Rook <--- USCF standard approx 1200-1300, RHP about 1680, Chess Tempo blitz about 1400, Chess Tempo standard about 1600.
  11. 19 Jun '11 18:01 / 1 edit
    Tactics will only get you so far, and while good tactical awareness will enable you to pounce on opposition loose play much more quickly, beyond a certain point other things like opening knowledge, strategic sense and endgame play become critical to advance further.
  12. 19 Jun '11 18:28
    ChessTempo Standard-> 1525-1580, usually closer to 1550.

    I've only been doing ChessTempo everyday for the past few weeks.
  13. 19 Jun '11 19:04 / 1 edit
    Just solved my first 2100+ problem



    white to move


    edit: my total solving time is about 40 hours.
  14. 20 Jun '11 08:33
    Originally posted by NorrisB
    mine is 1784 not sure why my rhp rating is so much lower
    Frankly, I don't see why your rating at chesstempo should be similar to the rhp rating or vice versa.

    1. Solving puzzles is a different game than chess, although it has more or less the same rules. On chesstempo you play against puzzles in which you know something interesting can be achieved in a forced way. In most real middlegames, you will probably only encounter positions with 'almost forced' advantages.

    2. Ratings only have a relative meaning. It has a meaning within the pool of opponents in which the rating was established, but not outside of that.

    Anyway, my rating at chesstempo is 1379, while here it is 1392. So they can be similar.

    Have a nice day!
  15. 20 Jun '11 09:30
    Originally posted by tvochess
    Frankly, I don't see why your rating at chesstempo should be similar to the rhp rating or vice versa.

    1. Solving puzzles is a different game than chess, although it has more or less the same rules. On chesstempo you play against puzzles in which you know something interesting can be achieved in a forced way. In most real middlegames, you will probably on ...[text shortened]... ing at chesstempo is 1379, while here it is 1392. So they can be similar.

    Have a nice day!
    A vast majority of chess puzzles have tactical solutions.

    Maybe here NorrisB needs to work on its positional play.