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Common rating plateaus


  • 13 mesi fa · Cita · #21

    btickler

    I don't know about plateaus, but I am still trying to figure out how my blitz rating apparently starts at 1200, and I have a pretty decent 42-28-3 record, yet my rating has dropped to 1135? ;)

    My "standard" rating of 1400 is closer to my old USCF rating.

    Also, ratings seem to be relative.  In the boonies, they mean less, for example.  I am a 1400-ish player but I have played at a 1750 level in one tournament in Athens, Greece, and I have a winning record versus a 1900 player in Wyoming in the handful of games we played.

  • 13 mesi fa · Cita · #22

    jambyvedar

    RobertJack wrote:

    When I first started playing chess I was stuck at that 800-900 range for well over a year. Then some of the intermediate tactics started to stick & I quickly shot up a over 1000 in a short period. Then only a few months later I reached the elusive 1200 mark and have been there for about 5 years (though sometimes I don't play for long periods, like entire years after I "quit"). These ratings are not official, but I have pretty much the same rating on chessmaster 10, 11, grandmaster edition, & here on chess.com. And when I used to play on yahoo I was rated around 1200. That seems to be my ceiling.

    I have also noticed that on chessmaster I can win or draw any opponent under 1300 and only lose if I am really not focusing. But, I have never had a victory against any of the 'personalities' over 1300, either losses or draws [(mostly losses) but I did get a draw once agains a personality rated over 2000 (game was only 23 moves and it forced the draw on me via 3 fold)].

    As I understand these ratings are benchmarks. I could be wrong...

    below 800 you know the moves and the rules.

    800 - 1200  beginner

    1200 - 1600 intermediate

    1600 - 1800 expert

    1800 - 2000 strong expert/master

    2000+ - Master/IM/GM

    But do study chess like endgames, strategy and tactics?

  • 13 mesi fa · Cita · #23

    btickler

    That's who I am getting matched up with.  Not like I chose to play the 800 rated players...

  • 13 mesi fa · Cita · #24

    jambyvedar

    btickler wrote:

    That's who I am getting matched up with.  Not like I chose to play the 800 rated players...

    I guess you already know it, you can set a rating range of opponents here.

  • 13 mesi fa · Cita · #25

    btickler

    If one is playing in blitz tournaments, how does one avoid the 800-ish players in the sub-1200 tourneys?

    You are right, though, I don't use a rating filter/option even outside tourneys.  It seems elitist, somehow.  I just play the people I am presented with and I don't cherry-pick opponents to nurse my rating.  I am starting to gather reading the forums that the rating system as it sits fosters players that coddle their ratings.

    Maybe you can help me with that...I notice that you recently gained 30 rating points by beating the same player 9 times in a row...nicely done.

  • 13 mesi fa · Cita · #26

    Abhishek2

    ..

  • 4 ore fa · Cita · #27

    ohpunky81

    You can use values such as +100 for the max and -100 for the min. That way you always play opponents within 100 points of your rating and the range adjusts as your rating changes. I would hardly call that coddling or cheating. It's just getting paired up with even challengers.

    If you beat somebody nine times in a row, then the opponent had to keep agreeing to try again and try again and try again. That can not be held against you in any way. It's just each player playing the games they want to play.

    There is nothing wrong with your approach during tournaments, but your record has to be even better to improve your rating. When Fischer beat Spassky for the World Championship, his rating went down because he allowed too many draws based on their respective ratings.

  • 4 ore fa · Cita · #28

    ThrillerFan

    Plateaus vary from player to player.  As for myself, notice how long it takes to go up 100 points.  Below is when I first hit each 100 point plateau.  I think the slowdown is noticable:

    1100 - October 1996 (Provisional - 5 Games)

    1200 - Bypassed

    1300 - Bypassed

    1400 - August 1997 (Provisional - 12 Games) 

    1404 - First Established Rating - October 1997

    1500 - February 1998

    1600 - Bypassed

    1700 - June 1998 (Jumped from 1567 to 1705 in a single supplement)

    1800 - Bypassed

    1900 - April 1999 (Jumped from 1797 to 1904 in a single supplement)

    2000 - August 2001

    2100 - May 2013

    2200 - Never (yet!)

  • 4 ore fa · Cita · #29

    chessmaster102

    ohpunky81 wrote:

    You can use values such as +100 for the max and -100 for the min. That way you always play opponents within 100 points of your rating and the range adjusts as your rating changes. I would hardly call that coddling or cheating. It's just getting paired up with even challengers.

     

    If you beat somebody nine times in a row, then the opponent had to keep agreeing to try again and try again and try again. That can not be held against you in any way. It's just each player playing the games they want to play.

     

    There is nothing wrong with your approach during tournaments, but your record has to be even better to improve your rating. When Fischer beat Spassky for the World Championship, his rating went down because he allowed too many draws based on their respective ratings.

    +1

  • 4 ore fa · Cita · #30

    btickler

    No point in giving a +1 to 13 month bump...the sarcasm is lost because some of the people responded to have been banned since and their replies are long gone from this dead thread.

  • 3 ore fa · Cita · #31

    chessmaster102

    I didnt pay attention to how old it was 

  • 3 ore fa · Cita · #32

    btickler

    That's how the terrorists win... ;)

  • 60 minuti fa · Cita · #33

    ponz111

    Actually my rating plateau was 2550. After that my ability stayed the same for a very long time.

    What I learned each year [knowledge gained about chess] was counter balanced by  ups and downs in cogitive abilities.


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