# Online resource for estimating my elo rating using my games?

There are resourses that can estimate your elo rating such as this one. Usually I need to solve some puzzles and the system will give me an estimation of my elo rating. Here I have a different thought: Can an online resource estimate my elo rating based on the games that I play?

For example, if I can upload the recent 100 games that I played under some standard time control, will there be a way to estimate my elo based on how I play? It seems feasible to me but I am not sure if such resource exists.

• Lucas have a feature where it gives an Elo performance to each move. May 6, 2020 at 4:20
• It's called a coach , I think May 6, 2020 at 7:50

## 1 Answer

For example, if I can upload the recent 100 games that I played under some standard time control, will there be a way to estimate my elo based on how I play?

If, as part of that upload, you also supply the ratings of opponents in the same rating system (i.e. all FIDE or all lichess or all chess.com) for at least 5 of the games in which you score at least half a point, then yes. Of course the moves played would be irrelevant.

The point being that no rating system gives a measure of absolute playing strength. Every single rating system gives a measure of relative playing strength.

• Thank you! I was hoping that the system can analyse the accuracy of my moves instead of my results. So even if I scored zero in all games, the system still can reasonably estimate my elo. May 5, 2020 at 21:12
• Remember that "Elo" is only a system for calculating a rating (and also the name of the person who invented the system...), and the only thing the rating is useful for is comparing your success to other players in a given pool of players. You can't "estimate your elo" based on the moves in a game because it's not an absolute benchmark of skills (like, "if you have this rating, then you have the following playing skills") - it is literally only useful to compare yourself against other players in a given pool of players. May 5, 2020 at 22:02
• @patbarron, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…, where the elos of some famous players before the invention of the elo system, say José Raúl Capablanca, were estimated. I doubt if José Raúl Capablanca has played against any player with an elo rating, yet there is a way to estimate José Raúl Capablanca's elo. May 10, 2020 at 23:54