Originally posted by cambridgeian
Howabout this guy, Adram ?
prime example of why the banded tournaments ratings are flawed ...
guy enters low-rated tourney's and wins, and at same time enters others and times out loads of games, to enable him to enter new lower banded toutneys ... and so on ...
basically we have a guy who is highest rated at 1850, winning ...[text shortened]... that tournament rating can't drop to below, say, 100 below 'HIGHEST EVER' rating the better
interesting threadsomeone alerted me to.
i am this user, i thought i would post
many years ago i played chess a lot and was fairly good, but i hadnt played in ages before i joined this site in july 2006. i was out of practice but i knew i would be a decent played again
when i signed up i did resign some games, i think 3 or 4, to have a low rating after my few provisional games. i was really keen and joined TONS of tournaments at that point. it is because of those that i have won so many tournaments.
i have not constantly abused the system by resigning tons of games constantly. i have had a high rating at one point, but that is because i had a good winning streak at one point due to playing against too many lower ranked opponents. i would say a rating of 1550 or so would be my "true" rating.
my recent timeouts and resigned games havent been because i wanted to drop my rating, they have simply been because of christmas and other recent committments that have meant i dont have enough time for 80 odd games of chess at a time.
i can certainly understand all of that looking dodgy, and i guess it is my own fault because i came out of provisional games rated lower than i should have been, which let me join so many low-rated tournaments.
if an admin wants to reset my tournament wins, thats fine with me