Skip to main content
26 votes

How do FIDE rated players perform on lichess?

I went through the list of LiChess classical top 200 players and collected the FIDE ratings of LiChess classical ratings of anyone who I could verify on FIDE's website as actually having a FIDE rating:...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
9 votes
Accepted

Can one feasibly calculate the Glicko rating of a player by just using a pen, a paper and a calculator?

Of course it is possible! All the functions needed for the calculations are available on a scientific calculator, e.g. square root, log, value for pi, etc. The Wikipedia page should get you started. ...
Brian Towers's user avatar
  • 98.3k
9 votes

How do FIDE rated players perform on lichess?

The rating system used by Lichess is called Glicko and is different from the FIDE one, called Elo system. This post on Lichess forum gives some insights about the topic: https://lichess.org/qa/6/how-...
Mikel Larreategi's user avatar
8 votes
Accepted

Why is 'Elo' sometimes capitalised to 'ELO'?

People simply don't recognize Elo as being a last name; it's Hungarian, which is completely unrelated to English. People do recognize ELO as a rock band so it's not strange to think of it as an ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
  • 24.9k
3 votes
Accepted

Is it possible to measure play strength by analysing games of a player?

Yes it's possible. Sort of. It's one way people have compared the top players throughout history. The basic idea is that you feed the engine the position and the moves played by the players, and see ...
Allure's user avatar
  • 27.9k
3 votes

How do FIDE rated players perform on lichess?

Of course, lichess is extremely inflated. Just look at Penguingim1's bullet rating; it is like 3100. In fact, it was almost 3200 at one point. Yet, in real life, Penguingim1 is only rated 2450 or so ...
Sorin Solberg's user avatar
2 votes

How does Lichess rating compare to USCF?

From my personal experience, the ratings at lichess and most other online chess websites are drastically overrated in score. I know someone who uses lichess regularly. Although I don't know his USCF ...
JobHunter69's user avatar
2 votes

How does Lichess rating compare to USCF?

There is unfortunately no 'good' way to convert from Glicko-2 to ELO. While a lot of people claim they have a formula, there really isn't any system that maintains the same invariants and distribution ...
cool.coolcoolcool's user avatar
2 votes

Ranking systems that take into account the size of the victory

If you're interested in use (more than in development), you should give a try to rankade, our ranking system that features rankings, stats, and more. Rankade doesn't use Elo, but its algorithm (...
Tomaso Neri's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Rating system (glicko, elo, etc): is 'predict the outcome of games' the same thing as 'reduce the number of upsets'?

Basically correct. (Note that these rating systems don't natively deal with draws, only with binary wins/losses. Draws are incorporated by summarizing results as point-score = wins + 0.5 * draws.)
Mobeus Zoom's user avatar
  • 2,279
1 vote

Ranking systems that take into account the size of the victory

I think what you should do is, treat every pair of players like they played a match, and arrived at the given result. So for example in the second case: Alice vs Bob 10-4 - 14 games Bob vs Chris 4-3 ...
Usern4me's user avatar
  • 480

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible