On chess.com I have a blitz rating that hovers around 1000, but on lichess my tournament blitz rating is around 1500 and I can go toe-to-toe with 1600 players. Are they using the same rating systems? Which rating system coheres more to standard chess ELO?


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The average blitz rating on chess.com is 1090
The average blitz rating on lichess is around 1600

So that looks just about right. chess.com is closer to Fide.

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    What makes chess.com's closer to FIDE?
    – ETD
    Jan 30, 2016 at 1:17
  • I think it's partly because FIDE and chess.com start new users at 1200 and lichess starts them at 1500 Jan 30, 2016 at 1:59

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