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happinessisawarmgun 25 ( +1 | -1 )
Rating system ? My rating is 1189 at the moment , however on chessanytime where I play a lot of blitz games my rating is about 1500 ! Is there any way to determine my true rating as I read on a previous post that gameknot does not reflect this ..thanks.
clemens 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Well, blitz is very different from correspondence chess, so you shouldn't be comparing these ratings in the first place.

Your "true" rating can only be determined by playing rated events in an official chess organization.
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tulkos 30 ( +1 | -1 )
I donno, If you play only opponents rated higher than you, (at least a lot of them) I think it should show pretty accurately what your correct rating is. my rating, as far as I can tell, is quite accurately placed. My average opponents rating is in the 1900's and my personal rating is 1604. Go figure.
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bogg 34 ( +1 | -1 )
hap The best rating system only gives a comparison between the players in that pool. It is possible to have different ratings in differtent pools and to have all of them be accurate. For instance the SSDF computer ratings start out with a guess of how strong the average computer is (compared to humans) and work from there.
peppe_l 60 ( +1 | -1 )
Tulkos has a point Lets say the average rating of your opponents is 1900 - if you have 50% performance vs them your "true" rating is 1900. The problem of GK rating system is you can be anywhere between 1500 and 2300 and 50% performance vs 1900 opponents keeps your rating where it is.

Of course GK (correspondence chess), ChessAnyTime (blitz) and OTB (standard) are all different type of chess, plus like Bogg pointed out you have different pool of players. And as always, rating shows (sometimes accurately, sometimes not) your level compared to other players in that specific pool of players, be it GK, ChessAnyTime or OTB.
olympio 24 ( +1 | -1 )
peppe_l this is a common misconception.

your rating is inaccurate so just judge the average rating of ur opponents?

but their ratings are all inaccurate too.

so i disagree i tihnk there is no reliable way to gauge your rating based on your performance on GK
peppe_l 38 ( +1 | -1 )
As I explained Ratings shows the relative difference between GK "pool" and even though ratings of individual players may be inaccurate, if you play enough games you can expect your performance rating (based on your performance and average rating of your opponents) be more or less accurate. You can never expect it to be 100% accurate, there are under/overrated players in OTB tournaments as well.
olympio 12 ( +1 | -1 )
true the ratings of ur avg. opponent does show probably a fairly accurate GK "pool" rating. i agree with that