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A number that approximates a player's skill. The actual meaning of the number depends upon the issuing organization. FIDE ratings are used as the international standard for over the board chess

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What rating system does the Play Magnus app use? [closed]

I played a total of 261 games against the Play Magnus app at different ages. My overall score is 144 wins, 99 losses and 16 draws. My last game was against the 10-year-old Magnus. Prior to the start ...
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Is my rating good? [closed]

I used to play chess a lot when I was younger (started when I was 2), but then a few years ago I stopped at around 10. I recently picked it up again and wanted to see how good I still am, so I took an ...
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Tournament (After 10 year hiatus...)

Good afternoon everyone, *This is my first post on this forum, so if I placed this in the wrong section, please let me know. I used to play regularly back in high school and stopped once I started ...
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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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How is this kind of performance rating calculated?

On this website, I came across three ways of calculating performance rating: Performance rating (the proper method) Performance rating (FIDE) Performance rating (Linear approximation) I'm familiar ...
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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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Can one feasibly calculate the Glicko rating of a player by just using a pen, a paper and a calculator?

I calculate the informal Elo ratings of a small pool of players (~10-15 in number) of whom I'm a member, using a scientific calculator. Can I do the same with the Glicko rating system, feasibly? (I'd ...
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How was the FIDE rating system introduced?

I am looking for a historical summary on how the first Elo ratings came about. Apparently in the first official rating list from 1971 there are already ratings in the range of 2200 to 2760. What are ...
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When was the oldest person ever to have a FIDE rating born?

Specifically, one FIDE rated player was born before all other FIDE rated players. Who was it and when was he born?
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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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Will my rating increase? [closed]

I just play 3 to 4 games in day(sometimes online) I am average chess player with rating 1400(rating is not fide rating. It is rating given by chess.com). Will my rating increase with time? Or I need ...
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How do you calculate your Tournament Performance Rating?

How do you calculate your Tournament Performance Rating? I can think about two different ways to answer my question: Do you know the formula for calculating your TPR (FIDE or USCF)? Can you link me ...
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What are the main tournaments in the chess world? [closed]

What are the big events that big players visit? Do every big Tournament has an effect on the players rating?
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Does rating increases in bulks or is it a steady increase?

I have been taking lessons from a coach since two months and I also played my first OTB tournament two months ago. Since then I have played around ten tournaments with an average of one or two ...
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HElp! Can i still reach master level? [duplicate]

I started playing chess when i was 13, year 2009. After a year and a half i reached 1850 peek ncfp(philppines) rating, i was 14 turning 15 that time. Due to personal reasons, I stopped playing chess ...
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Potential Rating Gain if Only 20 OTB Games Per Year

Context: I'm returning to the game after more than 25 years away! I only got back into it because my 8-year old son joined his elementary school chess club. They all got accounts to chesskid.com. ...
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Can a player ever lose her or his rating (voluntarily)?

I am just curious. Is it possible for a rated player to quit his association with FIDE and start afresh, as an unrated player?
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What to do about my low initial rating?

My initial rating came out to be 1166. At the time I played the games against the rated players, which gave me this rating, I did not know much about the rating system and would often agree to draw ...
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Can you objectively determine who was the best chess player of all time?

There have been a number of statistical attempts (e.g., chessmetrics and edo) or computerized attempts to determine who was the best chess player of all time. The statistical approaches attempt to ...
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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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Get Fide-rated without revealing your birthday?

I noticed the Fide rating list is always published with the date of birth of the player. Is registering one's actual birthdate with Fide a requirement for a Fide rating? It is a major concern for me ...
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Verbal description of FIDE/USCF ratings

Does anyone know of a reliable source (e.g. a knowledgeable tutor, academic surveys, GM John Doe's autobiography) that verbally describes the ability and study/training material of a variety of chess ...
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FIDE norm chance expectation calculation question

What is the expected probability that someone rated 2150 will have a performance rating of 2450 over a 9 round tournament and earn an IM norm?
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Difficulty of attaining USCF rating in different states.

USCF is the chess federation for all of the United States. My question is if there is difference in a rating given in one state and another. For example, is a 1900 rated player in California on ...
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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 the best centaurs compare to the best computers?

Do human-machine combinations still beat the best computer chess players, or have computer players gotten good enough to beat even the best computer-human duos?
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How do I get my FIDE percentile? [duplicate]

How do I get the percentile rating? This is the rank: World (all players): 97112 World (active players): 45540 How many players are there in the world that are members of FIDE?
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1998 USCF Chess Rankings

Is there a place to look up rankings of USCF players for a previous year? Specifically, I would like to know who was #3 in the USCF in 1998 (for reasons not relevant to the question) - but figured a ...
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How is a player rated who has similar results against a wide range of players?

There is a player I know, whom I would guess to be somewhere between 1600-1800 in strength (call it 1700) who has an unusual profile. He's a defensive player who's good enough to beat players 1500 ...
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Bughouse rating formula

Is there rating formula like ELO but for bughouse chess?
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Is it too late to be a chess grandmaster at age 14?

I'm 14 and I started playing chess from 7 or 8 years ago, but now, I didn't think about being a grandmaster. So what should I do? Should I quit?
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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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Chess.com rating vs FIDE rating [duplicate]

I've been playing on chess.com standard time (not blitz) for a while with a rating of around 1670, but my FIDE rating is still around 1600, still growing. Is there an actual conversion available for ...
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What is the current highest rated chess engine?

http://www.computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/4040/ - Indicates that it is Komodo 10 but I am not completely sure this is up to date.
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What's a really good tactic trainer rating on chess.com for a Candidate Master?

I'm currently a Class B with a TT rating of 2100. I would like to aim to become a 2100 with norm of Candidate Master. What tactic rating does a CM usually have? How strong are Expert class chess ...
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Bullet rating fluctuations

I play on chess.com and I noticed that at some times I am getting beaten by 1700 pretty easily but other times I can beat 1900 with almost no effort. I broke my record and passed 2000 in bullet ...
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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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FIDE rating: how games are rated if a new list is published while playing a tournament

Does anybody knows how games are rated (FIDE rating) when a new list is published while playing a tournament? Let's say I'm playing a tournament starting at April and ending at June. Starting ratings ...
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Is there a way to get a FIDE ID without playing in FIDE rated events?

Is there a way to obtain FIDE ID, also known as FID, without actually participating in FIDE rated events? I don't mean obtaining a FIDE rating, just the ID. The reason why I am asking is simple: ...
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What is the lowest possible rating you can achieve (if any)?

This question comes from a lack of understanding of how ratings work. What is the lowest rating you can get ( or does it never stop decreasing )?
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How to become a rated player?

Can someone explain to me what are the procedures involvd in getting a chess rating? If different countries have different procedures then how one can get an international chess rating in India?
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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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Top chess books and online software that would help me increase my rating

My current rating is 1200 and I had stopped chess for some time due to school exam pressure. What steps should I take to increase my rating? I do tactics from chess.com everyday. Please suggest some ...
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Convert between different rating systems

Is there a table somewhere that shows how to convert between all the various rating systems? US Chess seems to indicate that ratings would be converted from others to play in their tournaments.
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Lichess vs chess.com blitz ratings [duplicate]

On chess.com I have a blitz rating that hovers around 1000, but on lichess my tournament blitz rating is around 1500 and I can go toe-to-toe with 1600 players. Are they using the same rating systems? ...
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Average ELO of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016?

I am wondering what the average ELO of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016 is? And if it falls to any rating category that elite tournaments usually have?
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Is playing stronger opponents useful as a beginner?

I have signed up to a chess website and there are very few people who are as bad as I am (rating around 800), so I have to resort to playing against people who are much better (1200+) and end up ...
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Probability of making a game-losing move as a function of Elo?

BlindKungFuMaster and I are having a debate (http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/34484/discussion-between-blindkungfumaster-and-jeff-y) and it got me wondering: Given any position that can be agreed ...
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