When I signed up for the Baker Invitational, my rating was in the high
1400's, and I ended up getting a bye in the first round. Now my
rating is over 1550, and I feel a little guilty about playing in the
1400's. Believe me, I know that any player in the 1400's is capable of
beating me, and I also know that the rules were laid out plainly at the
start-- you played in the tourney according to your rating when you
signed up. But it just doesn't seem quite fair to me. So, I'd like
some input here.
The Dark Squire
It's fair. Ratings will fluctuate up and down. You have no I idea
who you will play in the next round. You could end up playing
someone whose rating is now 1600. How about that possibility..
Assistant Td Baker Invitational.
PS: Just dont feel bad that you have improved or have been lucky in
last several games.
Dude...everyone knew the rules when they signed up.
And after all of the games and lessons we have had and you still carry
that negative attitude around...if you think you are going to lose then
more than likely you will. Be positive...no matter who you play.
Negativity gives your opponent half the game already.
I find the current rules rather encouraging for weak players. I used to
play tennis tournaments where the best players usually play the
weakest players in the first round, often leaving them without any
chance to play more than that single game in the whole tournament.
In the Baker Invitational you can play people which are close to your
own ranking. Well, I guess there are enough examples where a weak
rated player beat a higher rated one, anyway.
rules is rules. We had a pretty close one (although you did win
eventually) and I'm in the 1300's.
Everyone's score fluctuates, and it's not like you deliberatly
manipulated yours to be in a lower group.
Play on, and if you win I'll see you in the winners playoffs. LOL.
Tim, please don't feel bad about it. When I signed up for the tourney,
I was in the low 1500. Since that time I've been in the 1600 but now
I'm back in the 1500 again. Things can turn out very strange. That's
Just wanted to say to Tim (and the other 1400 peeps) sorry for
holding the 1400s section up. Hardcorepawn and I are getting through
the games as fast as we can. Despite us living only 80 or so miles
away (in the hotbed of chess that is South Wales ;o) ) from each
other we seem to be logging in to RHP at different times.