I have a lot of questions about ratings, which are sort of connected, but I think I better split them. This is pair 1.
- I googled a bit: By definition, ELO>100, and someone said (chess.com) he knows a dude with 200. I'd prefer "official" FIDE data to hearsay, though - does anyone have it? (Remember ELO began only at 2000 when it was introduced!) Note that I can easily search DWZ (German ELO equivalent), but only for a current year.
- Assume a chess program that knows the rules perfectly, but makes strictly random moves. I'm sure that experiment is so simple that it has been done yet in the computer chess league - so what was the ELO result? (Note that you can't compare this with a human who just learnt the rules. That moves will be very nonrandom, I'd bet on pawn moves...)