I need some players who play at the ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation) to answer this question.
What would approximately be the ICCF Elo rating of the two following players?
Player A is a Grandmaster with an OTB rating of 2500 Elo FIDE. He will not use any engine, nor will he use any opening database, nor will he use any opening book, nor will he use any endgame tablebase, nor will he use any form of outside assistance. He will play using only his brain. He will use on average about 5 minutes per move, which also happens to be the average time per move of humans in OTB chess at classical time control. Player A is 100% human.
Player B is in reality a patzer, with an OTB rating of 1200 Elo FIDE. For the opening he will use an opening database and in each position he will just pick one of the popular moves which score well. For the rest of the game, he will use one (and only one) of the top 3 best engines: Komodo 9, Stockfish 6 or Houdini 4 (64-bit version). His engine will have 7-men endgame tablebases. At each position he will let his engine run for one hour (using 4 CPUs) and then he will blindly pick his engine’s first suggestion. He will not offer draws or accept draws early, he will continue his games until it is very clear that the position is a draw. He won’t resign early either, he will wait until he gets checkmated. Player B is 100% computer.
Note that I only need an approximation. But still, try to make your approximation as accurate as possible.