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Questions tagged [elo]

The Elo rating system is the most widely-used method for comparing chess player strengths.

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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 anymore an online blog post of a german/scandinavian master who illustrated a case of a young boy from Eastern Europe who managed ...
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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 koefficient (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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Improving Blindfold chess [duplicate]

It is said that: playing blindfold chess is a good way to improve a player's chess rating and positional understanding! However every time I try to play this way I have many apparent mistakes and even ...
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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 ...
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How to measure my elo with using deep fritz 14?

I think I’ve heard deep fritz estimates elo and shows to user, but I don’t know how.
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Play chess online and get an offical Elo rank

I played chess 30 years ago an now I am back in the arena. I have some spare time to train and play online. Could you please recommend me a good place to do so. A web interface without the need of any ...
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How to get to 2000 elo

I'm a 1800 chess player. I know pretty much all the basics in every fields of game. I know the main lines of openings, I know tactics, I know end game. Average in all of it (=1800 player). I would ...
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How to measure strength of my own chess engine? [duplicate]

I'm wondering how can I estimate ELO ranking of my own written engine. I figure out that I have to connect my engine with some well known engine (via UCI protocol?) to be able to play automatically ...
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I'm looking for informations about calculating ELO (FIDE) rank

I'm looking this informations for new app to calculating ELO (FIDE) rank after games (live tournament etc.). So you can predict your future rank before it is pbulished on FIDE site.
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Would the Elo rating system remain useful if different tournament formats were used?

More or less what is asked in the title. I am familiar with how the system itself works, but I am wondering if there would be any issues if most chess tournaments didn't follow the Swiss format and to ...
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Is it possible to game my online chess rating?

When playing online chess, it is often possible to influence the order in which games are finished, either by choosing when to resign, or by intentionally playing as slowly as possible. Once the ...
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Does my online chess rating reflect my ELO rating?

I play a fair amount of chess online, on a chess site that updates my chess rating based on my performance using, I believe, the ELO system. I do not play in rated, "real" tournaments that often, and ...
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Why does it seem that one drops more rating points when losing than gaining when winning?

It seems that when one loses a game against a compatibly rated opponent, the (USCF) rating point decrease is more significant than when one scores a win. For example, between two 'C' players, losing ...
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Why by tournament instead of by game?

When you go to a chess tournament, why is your rating calculated by your tournament performance instead of how most internet chess servers do it? Why don't they adjust the rating by game? What is the ...
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In online correspondence chess, are the ratings adjustments based on the pre- or post-game ratings?

When playing rated online correspondence chess, it's quite possible that the players' ratings change during the game. When the game is over, which rating will be used for rating adjustments? The ...
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Simplest chess engine to reach 2000 ELO?

From what I have read coding a "vanilla chess engine" (c++ code for alpha-beta search over bitboard representation with simple hand-crafted evaluation function), will get you to 1500~1700 ELO on CCRL ...
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Determine ELO strength without playing in FIDE tournaments

I don't play club chess or tournaments, how can I determine my ELO strength? I often play on chess.com how well does it compare to the FIDE system? (I am aware that one cannot account for people ...
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Starting Elo in FIDE system for new chess game

I'm developing a chess game and for the Elo system I want to know recommendations for the starting Elo level for the users.
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Does elo rating have a limit?

The highest Elo rating to date is 2882, which belongs to Carlsen, while the last Elo rating of Kasparov is 2851. Could I have an Elo rating of 2950 or maybe 3000? Does the Elo rating have a limit?
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Could you estimate Napoleon's (or other historic persons) Elo on the base of his known games?

I wonder if there is a possibility to calculate/estimate the Elo rating Napoleon would have today by analysing his known games? Is it possible at all to calculate an Elo rating only with some ...
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What would approximately be the ICCF rating of a GM with no external help and of a computer with no human judgment?

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 ...
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Can i be a great player rated 2100+ in 2 years if i train 15 hrs daily

Hello I am 15 yrs old and my FIDE rating is 1674. I am playing chess since 1 and half year. And if I train something like 15 hrs a day and almost play 20 tournaments then can I take my rating 2100+ in ...
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What are the differences between the major online chess sites that allow to play?

I'm thinking of dedicating some of my free time to learn and play chess in a systematic and serious way and try to participate in a non-Internet tournament in a few months. I will take this activity ...
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Starting elo rating at chess.com

I am confused about the starting elo rating of new members at chess.com. Most of them start at 1200 but some of them have 800, 1000, 1400, 1600 or even 1800. How is it decided what is the initial ...
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Elo rating of the best player from the 19th century, if he played today?

Take the best player from the 19th century, at his prime, and imagine he started playing tournaments today. He can't learn new stuff. What Elo would he achieve?