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zoobrenok 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Rating question Let's say I can easily win against people with zzzz rating or lower, but i always get in trouble when playing people with (zzzz+yyy) rating.

Where does it put me? -- Not in terms of my current rrrr rating, but in terms of trying to estimate my "real" strength?
death_by_pawns 13 ( +1 | -1 )
Are we talking trouble as in with your parents? Or with a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pool!
zoobrenok 50 ( +1 | -1 )
death_by_pawns i do not use "x" as many people do to show that you can put any charachter there because i had bad experience with once at my work:
Once I had names several documents and recods in the database with triple X for my testing purposes (I do Software Quality Assurance) and my boss decided that I am watching some porno while at work - and I did not not only because of my beleives (read FW Forum hehehe), but also because at that point of time I did not know what triple X stands for :-). Since then I decided not to use it :-).
death_by_pawns 8 ( +1 | -1 )
So trouble with your boss... *shudders* Well, I wouldn't know...
brobishkin 12 ( +1 | -1 )
My thought... I think it puts you in the neighborhood of xyz... Just keep on pushing wood pal... Ratings mean nothing here on-line...

zoobrenok 14 ( +1 | -1 )
brobishkin Can't you come up with some kind of formula? :-).

Let me add to my question - what if same for "real-life" chess over the board in tournaments?
brobishkin 70 ( +1 | -1 )
Real... The reality is that you can artificially balloon your rating score by the use of a chess program, making your rating on-line much higher than what you can accomplish at a chess table (OTB)... So scores on-line will never amount to much... I enjoy the game and use our technology (internet) to sharpen my skills at the game (and still learning)... Don't get caught up in the world of my rating is bigger than you (On-Line that is)... Now if you're part of an organized chess federation and have obtained a rating of 2100 plus... Then you're prospects of making some kind of living at the game is something to brag about...

Your formula just wont add up to "real life" no matter how you want to add to it...

So sorry... Bro...
richardgee2001 10 ( +1 | -1 )
As a rough guide how about (1/2)(zzzz+yyy). This should be roughly your actual rating.
richardgee2001 13 ( +1 | -1 )
Oops I meant to write:

As a rough guide how about zzzz+(1/2)(yyy). This should be roughly your actual Gameknot rating.
triangulator 13 ( +1 | -1 )
what are ya'll talkin about? just play and dont worry about ratings- they dont matter as long as you play your best
brunetti 38 ( +1 | -1 )
Of you want to calculate your performance, i.e. the equivalent rating, knowing some results, you may just use the module at GK Elo menu, ELO calculator option. Fill in opponents' ratings and your score, leaving the other fields blank. The you will get your performance value over those games.

atrifix 17 ( +1 | -1 )
You can know youre current "rrr" rating (why you use 'rrr' over 'x' or 'ε' or any other letter is beyond me), but trying to estimate your "real" strength by the use of ratings will never work.