Ep. 79: Everybody Loves Ratings
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Did you know that the world of chess ratings can be as intriguing and mysterious as the game itself?  How significant are tactics, game analysis, and a consistent opening repertoire for players rated below 1800? We go a step further, shedding light on the pros and cons of competing in higher rating sections and the unreliability of online ratings. As we wrap up, we serve up practical tips and strategies to help bolster your rating, including the pitfalls to avoid like dual-rated games. But above all, we celebrate the sheer love for the game and the joy of tournament play. Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 01:17 - Listener Mailbag 28:55 - Playing Up 32:46 - Online Ratings 37:34 - Rating Deflation 42:48 - Dual-Rated Games 51:44 - Outro Referenced: Blindfold Chess PodcastAudible Chess Blindfold Chess Offline (Android app)Blindfold Chess Training (Android app)Chess for Tigers (Amazon)The Seven Deadly Chess Sins (Amazon)If you have a question or topic idea for a future episode, e-mail us at [email protected]. Our links: WebsiteTwitterYouTubeThe Amazon links above are affiliate links which earn us a small commission on qualifying purchases. This helps support the podcast at no additional cost to you.
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