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My real FIDE Elo was 2400 at max in 199x and in 2018 my real blitz rating was 17xx(Now I got few hundred points back in few tournaments). Not everybody who plays on platforms or even in tournaments have your "professional attitude" and cares about rating - I don't care about my - I play for fun, intentionally go for high risk combinations often ...


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On chess.com my ratings are: Blitz: 1339 Rapid: 1721 Daily: 2153 My understanding of chess doesn't change based on time control. I am poor at quickly performing safety checks and so blunder more at faster time controls.


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There are several factors involved with rating differences: There is no one-to-one mapping between blitz and rapid ratings on online sites such as lichess and chess.com. Usually, the blitz pool has much more experienced and stronger players, thus your rating in blitz could be (much) lower. But this is also subject to your actual rating. For example, if your ...


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First of all, offhand I don't see what advantage "differential sandbagging" would bring on Lichess, but then, I never played online. That said, I can come up with much more legit possibilities for person X having a vast rating difference in different modes: It's genuine and style-based. I bet my own rating would be vastly higher in Blitz (even ...


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First some background: An 'input mechanism' is a tool to enact the moves you want to be played on a chessboard. The perfect input mechanism is probably "play whatever move I have in my mind immediately". But is this the fastest possible input mechanism? If you don't mind some perversion of the spirit of chess, you can get much faster: "play a ...


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Like other answers, let's assume FIDE rating is the baseline for comparison. The it is very much possible to compare a player's strength across multiple sites and see which matches the baseline the closest. This comes with some assumptions, like the assumption that online chess performance matches OTB performance, which are decently reasonable. According to ...


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Black's position is completely hopeless. Any chess game between players of a somewhat decent level would end by resignation here. So the computer resigning here is not a malfunction but definitely an intended feature.


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I am not a good bullet player, but will try to answer anyway. Apart from the usual suggestions (studying the game and working on tactics) the following ideas come to mind: In short time controls whose typicall completely neglected "non functional" aspects of chess can become more important, like time management, dealing with risk, dealing with ...


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