Today i played an online game at chess.com against a 1710 player,my rating after 1 game on chess.com was 1450.Chess.com start you off on a 1200 rating. After this game it is now 1701. In 2 games my rating has gone from 1200 to 1450 to 1701,if only i could make my bank balance jump that quickly!!! When i lose a couple of games i expect my rating will drop as quick as it rose. I am black in this game. chessx is not my chess.com name.
This game was my first with a digital chess clock,and i got into allsorts of trouble with the clock.
The time was 15 minutes plus 10 seconds each time you move. At one point i thought i only had 5 seconds left when it was 5 minutes. I won the game because my opponent made a mistake,otherwise i think i should of lost.
I am black in this game. Once i got the g pawn off it was a race to h8.