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The bots do have a lot of variance, especially the weaker ones. I just tried playing Oliver and he hung his queen on move 3. If that happens you're obviously going to have an easy game. and started to get stuck around the 1100s with having to take time with my games to get past them although rushing the openings, I haven't been able to consistently beat ...


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It really depends on the player, because some top players are used to think about their position without looking at the board (Nakamura, for instance is very often looking somewhere else during his games). For these players, it woud feel quite easy to play blindfold. But there are lots of players, who never think without looing at the position on the board. ...


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Let's say a FIDE player is rated 1800, and has k=20. Every month this player plays in one 4-game tournament, in which they play against opponents all rated exactly 2000, and scores exactly 50%. How fast does the rating converge? After six months, they would be rated 1898. After one year, the player's rating would be 1949. After 18 months,the rating would be ...


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The Glicko and Glicko-2 systems require that new players be given the rating of 1500 as one of the axioms. This is not to mimic existing systems, but simply to ensure the maths works out correctly (since Glicko and Glicko-2 don't just look at absolute rating differences between the players.) Although the rating gain/loss for both players in a single game is ...


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