new to ICC trying to figure out where to start
Posted: 22 March 2020 06:23 PM  
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  3
Joined  2020-03-22

Hi I am new to ICC . I am using the 30 day free trial. Can I use the free trial to get 25 games in to earn a chess ratting? Where should I start. Do the shorter games like blitz games count for your score? I am not ready to spend all day playing chess on my computer. About 1/2 hour to 1 hour is about all I can do right now. All or any help is welcome . Thank you

Profile
Posted: 22 March 2020 06:35 PM   [ # 1 ]  
Administrator
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  378
Joined  2011-11-18

Hey.
Welcome to ICC!

the best way to get a game is to participate in the pools.
Which time control would you like to play?
you can play 1-minute (bullet chess), 3-minute and 5-minute (Blitz chess) or 25-minute (rapid chess).
To get a game, say a 5-minute game, type in your console /5, or click the “5” button.

To get an established rating, you need 20 played games in a given category.
Consider that in ICC you can get different ratings for each time control you play.

I hope this helps.

Profile
Posted: 22 March 2020 06:49 PM   [ # 2 ]  
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  3
Joined  2020-03-22

I think it does. I am not sure what a 3 minuet game is does that mean the total game last only 3 minuet for the entire game or doe that you must move in less tha 3 minuets? I have never done this.

Profile
Posted: 22 March 2020 07:42 PM   [ # 3 ]  
Administrator
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  378
Joined  2011-11-18

It means that you start with three minutes on the clock, and yes, you have to finish the game within 3 minutes. If you’re not an expert, it’d be best if you played some slower Time Control. Start with 5-minute, and if it’s still too fast, go with 15-minute.

Profile
Posted: 23 March 2020 12:32 AM   [ # 4 ]  
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  3
Joined  2020-03-22

thank =you

Profile
Posted: 24 March 2020 12:36 PM   [ # 5 ]  
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  16
Joined  2017-04-07
Lyon - 22 March 2020 06:35 PM

Hey.
Welcome to ICC!

the best way to get a game is to participate in the pools.
Which time control would you like to play?
you can play 1-minute (bullet chess), 3-minute and 5-minute (Blitz chess) or 25-minute (rapid chess).
To get a game, say a 5-minute game, type in your console /5, or click the “5” button.

To get an established rating, you need 20 played games in a given category.
Consider that in ICC you can get different ratings for each time control you play.

I hope this helps.

The problem is that the pools don’t have an increment so, by in large, they’re quite useless and outdated. This very thing has kept ICC subs down for years now.

Profile