50 ( +1 | -1 ) death_by_pawnsi 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 :-).
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...
As a rough guide how about zzzz+(1/2)(yyy). This should be roughly your actual Gameknot rating.
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
38 ( +1 | -1 ) Of you wantto calculate your performance, i.e. the equivalent rating, knowing some results, you may just use the module at e4e6.com 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.
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.