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How relevant is historical performance for Elo rating?

How far back are results of matches relevant for Elo purposes? If a player wins a few early matches then they will earn less points for later wins that if they'd lost those early matches. In the end ...
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Historical motivation for the 1200-1800ish rating average

Although there is some variation in rating systems (in chess), most systems put the starting value and the mean of all users somewhere around 1500. Some pools are higher, some are lower, but most have ...
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Lichess vs Chess.com ELO system and player strength

So I usually play on Lichess now a days while my friend plays on Chess.com. He keeps telling me that Chess.com is harder and has more players and more serious players, therefore the games are harder ...
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limit stockfish 9 to a specific range of ELO rating

I am using stockfish 9 for our chess game project, and I want to limit the ELO rating of the engine to a range. I saw attributes like movetime and depth are used to limit the engine skill level, but I ...
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Elo distribution

In some online chess platforms you can see the Elo distribution of the players. It usually has Gaussian form. Is there somewhere where you can find the distribution of the classical Fide Elo?
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Are Elo Ratings Zero-Sum?

Are Elo ratings a zero-sum system in chess? In other words, if I gain +9 points from a game, does my opponent necessarily take a -9 point loss? If so, would it make sense to say that Elo points are a ...
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Initial FIDE rating below floor, what happens?

I'm curious to know what happens in the following scenario: I play a Swiss tournament and meet 3 rated players, I score at least half point but do badly overall. Then I play another Swiss tournament ...
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Would an ensemble of chess engines beat the best one?

In many areas such as prediction and classification, ensemble methods tend to outperform individual methods. This made me wonder if it would make sense to pick a few of the top chess engines and work ...
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Absolute strength and stability of Elo

Not sure how to phrase this... I am aware that Elo measures the relative strength of players. Let's assume for this question that there is such thing as an absolute strength in chess and that players ...
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By how much does being told what piece to move improve one's Elo?

Here is a (rather humorous) game in which a 900 player is told by a much higher rated player only which kind of piece to move (e.g. along the lines of "bishop", not "light square bishop"). Is it ...
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Is there a list of approximate ELO ratings for each Stockfish level?

I want to create something that will select an appropriate Stockfish difficulty setting automatically given the player's rating. The straight Stockfish v11 that I've downloaded has 20 difficulty ...
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Why does the FIDE rating table go beyond 400?

The FIDE rating regulations say: 8.5 Determining the rating change for a rated player 8.51 For each game played against a rated player, determine the difference in rating between the player and his ...
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How does Elo rating gain scale with games played?

I only take two players starting out at 1500 Elo and have them play against each other with one player winning all games. Also I leave out any artificially introduced cut-offs. So the winner is ...
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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:...
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The Evolution of the K-Factor

The change in Elo ratings depends, among other things, on the K-factor (or development coefficient). Current rules FIDE Rating Regulations effective from 1 July 2017 give the following values: K = ...
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Equation for Handicap

Are there any sort of equations for how much of a handicap one should receive to make a game between two players with differing Elo ratings as balanced as possible? There might be a time equation to ...
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Why have engines not increased top rated chess players' Elo?

The arrival of strong chess engines as Stockfish, Houdini or Rybka allow top players to deeply prepare lines in openings or to study better endgames. I would expect a rating increase of top players. ...
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Creating program for finding top players with respect to elo and age

I want to create a program for personal use but also maybe for publishing it on the web, in order to detect the top players with respect to elo and age. There will be two cases: A) In this case, ...
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I played my first (rapid) tournament recently and I wanted to calculate my ELO

According to FIDE regulations I should calculate the average of my opponents and just plug it here: https://ratings.fide.com/calculator_rp.phtml. I scored 5/9 but a couple of players didn't have ...
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Probability of winning based on Elo rating [duplicate]

I already looked on several websites but I have not been able to get a clear and thorough answer to this question: If player A has FIDE rating x and player B has FIDE rating y, how many times, on ...
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Is there a low-end ELO Deflation?

I've heard often about Elo Inflation among the top chess players, meaning that a player rated 2650 Elo nowadays is weaker compared to a player rated 2650 Elo player 10 years ago. I'm curious if there'...
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Establish Rating System for My Community

I want to establish a rating system for my community. I've decided to publish the rating every 1st January, April, July and October. Every new player will be given a rating of 1200. Using result ...
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How much does time control affect ELO strength? [closed]

Suppose we cloned Magnus Carlsen and arranged a match between the clone and the real Magnus. I will give the real Magnus x minutes on his clock, and the clone will have y minutes. Is there any ...
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Story of unexpectedly high (400+) Elo rising in few months (reaching 2500 Elo mark)

I'm sorry for being vague, but that's exactly my problem: I can't find an online blog post of a German/Scandinavian master anymore which illustrated a case of a young boy from Eastern Europe who ...
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Calculation of national rating

In order to calculate effect on national rating, should it be enough to choose the relevant k coefficient (assuming this is what makes for the discrepancy between national rating and FIDE rating) and ...
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Experience of big difference between Elo and national rating?

I was just wondering if others have experienced big differences between players Elo and their national rating? Currently I am playing a tournament outside of my own country. The tournament is Elo ...
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How much stronger is a team of GMs compared to a single GM? [closed]

For example Carlsen is currently the world number 1 and favourite to win a match against any other player in the world. Is he also favoured to win a match against Caruana + Mamedyarov + Ding Liren ...
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Elo rating software with automatic random matchups

This question is not about chess per se, but I am looking for a software that could generate random matchups through a list of 200ish options/people, then I could choose the winner and it would rank ...
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Preparations for chess tournaments [duplicate]

So I'm participating in a chess tournament in a few days (FIDE rating) and I'm in a fix as to preparation methods. I'm doing as many puzzles as I can and preparing many openings. I'm also playing few ...
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What would be the ELO of modern-day centaurs?

The last public ranking of chess centaurs was in 2014, and only compares centaurs to each other. As of 2018, what would be the ELO rating of the best centaurs compared to the best humans and chess ...
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How to calculate the FIDE Percentage Expectancy Table

Section 8 of the FIDE Rating Regulations provides the following table I understand that dp=800 and dp=-800 are arbitary caps at the top and bottom of the table. However, in relation to the other ...
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ELO rating and experience

I was looking at many players' ELO over time graphs and noticed something interesting. Usually players stay in the same 200-300 bracket through very long periods of time (I'm talking decades here) ...
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Why doesn't FIDE recalculate ratings match after match?

In this question I brought up two rating systems and wondered which is used by FIDE. Briefly, they are: Method 1 Ratings are updated (recalculated in other words) after every match. Method 2 Ratings ...
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How is Alpha Zero “more human”?

I have a possibly naive question about AlphaZero. I have seen it described as playing in a "more human" style than other computers, but whatever it does, it gains about 100 ELO points by doing it. ...
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Are Elo ratings adjusted after each match, or after each tournament?

I'm aware that the FIDE ratings list is only published once per month. I'm interested in how often the ratings are recalculated internally to FIDE without being published. Are ratings adjusted match ...
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Mistake in FIDE elo calculation?

One of the properties of an elo rating system is that the sum of all elo changes is zero. When calculating the new FIDE elo ratings, the elo changes are added to the old ratings and the new ratings ...
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How to earn IM/GM titles

Can someone please provide detail on how IM (International master) and GM (Grand master) norms are attained? Thanks!
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Should I join a chess club?

I started playing chess around 1 year ago, all I have done is watch some videos and play online, so my knowledge is pretty poor. I am coming to a new city and I was thinking about joining a chess club,...
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What's “National Master” in China?

Someone told me he's a national master in the Chinese rating system (not FIDE). His English wasn't very good, so he wasn't able to communicate more. He doesn't have a FIDE rating. He has only played ...
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Where can I find a rarity table of chess player ratings? [duplicate]

Now it's fine either as percentage of all FIDE players registered or just as number itself (like either 1/100k players are rated above X, or 23 players rated above X, respectively). Let's say by ...
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How does Lichess rating compare to USCF? [duplicate]

Just wondering some examples of peoples' USCF rating to Lichess (classic lichess, 10 min+) I know it's hard to compare different pools of players. But I think that considering how we do polling with ...
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Elo loss for resign vs checkmate

Is there a difference in the amount of ELO a player loses from resigning versus being checkmated? If so - What is the difference in the calculation?
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Huge difference between elometer.net approximation and other rating [closed]

I have a chess.com 3-days-per-move rating of ~1400 and recently I played someone offline with a national ELO rating of ~1530 which was a surprisingly equal game (even according to the computer) until ...
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Does it make sense to use an online ELO-rating-test for a beginner as a monthly test tool in order to see my progress?

I'm almost a beginner in the chess world who at the moment only plays online and watch various chess lectures on youtube. I'm thinking about using http://www.elometer.net/ on a monthly basis in ...
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How do you calculate elo?

I am starting a chess club at my school, and I want to create a Python program to calculate and store Elo ratings for each player. I am confident I can program it, but I just need to know: How do you ...
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How can Elo be unofficially estimated?

@user1657 has given an interesting answer to a question of @ArghyaChakraborty. He says that the Android app called "Analyze your games" can estimate the user's Elo strength. How would it do that? ...
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Ranking systems that take into account the size of the victory

I run competitions, not in chess, but my question relates to chess Ranking systems, and will give an example of the issue I face. Game 1: Alice scores 5, Bob 4, Chris 3. I use the glicko-2 and elo ...
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Chess Engines and Elo Ratings

I don't know if this question has already been asked. Pardon me if it was. What is the difference between a human player of approximately 1600 ELO rating and a competent chess engine like Stockfish 7 ...
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How to calculate initial Elo rating?

I completed my first FIDE rated tournament with 0.5/3 points against Elo rated players. This weekend I'm going to another tournament, where I'll probably meet other 2 Elo rated opponents, completing ...
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How to reach ELO Rating 2000? [duplicate]

I started playing chess a year ago, now my chess ELO rating is 750. How much time it takes for me to reach 2000 ELO rating assuming i play 2 hours of chess everyday? Is working on ELO rating ...