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?


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.

  • What makes chess.com's closer to FIDE? – ETD Jan 30 '16 at 1:17
  • I think it's partly because FIDE and chess.com start new users at 1200 and lichess starts them at 1500 – pguardiario Jan 30 '16 at 1:59

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