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The website 2700chess.com has a database with the FIDE ratings (from May 1st, 2019). Their search form only offers the option to show the top 50 or 100 players satisfying the search results, but it's possible to modify the submit request and ask for the top 5000 instead. When I do that, I get 808 results: So the other 700 must have ratings lower than 2500 ...


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I think they certainly have increased their ELO, but more importantly, their overall chess strength. ELO is only a rating relative to others in the pool so it may tend to go up more slowly if everyone in the pool gets better, which they have collectively. First, you need to take an average of the top players, rather than look at just two incredibly special ...


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Most chess sites use some variant of the Elo rating system If you have a much higher rating than your opponent, the expectation is that you will win. So if you do win, then we haven't gained that much information, so the change in rating for both you and your opponent will be small. If your opponent wins, there will be a much larger change in rating as ...


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The question is apparently based on a misunderstanding of how ELO ratings work. There is absolutely no mechanism by which the overall increase in players' strength would lead to increase in their ELO. The actual value of the ELO rating bears no meaning; nor does the comparison of ELO at distant times. The only thing that has direct relevance is the ...


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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: LiChess FIDE LiChess username Name 2585 2265 ClassyPlays Thibault Dudognon [FM] 2389 1869 nikkon2006 Nikita Konstantinov ...


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The Elo rating system is a rating system for two-person, zero-sum games based on the assumption that performance is normally distributed. That is, a player's performance is expected to follow a normal distribution. For FIDE the mean = the player's rating and standard deviation = 2000/7 = 285.7. It was developed by Arpad Elo and first implemented by the ...


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Using the official FIDE rating lists, there are 954 players with above 2500 ELO. Currently, FIDE has awarded 1668 players the title of "Grandmaster". Filtering out inactive players, there are 1334 GMs and 729 players with "grandmaster strength". There are GMs with a current ELO as low as 2138. Keep in mind that titles can be awarded for achieving certain ...


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To make GM, a 2500 FIDE rating is needed, among other thing. But there is not a separate "Elo rating" which is also needed. Elo rating is a generic term for any rating system based on the work of Arpad Elo. It's also often used as shorthand for FIDE rating. If someone says their rating is 2500 Elo, that normally means 2500 FIDE.


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A typical way to do it is to treat puzzles the same as players and rate them based on whether they "win/lose" and the rating of the "opponent" ChessTempo has a nice explanation here copied below: The rating system is inspired by an idea implemented at the Chess Tactics Server. CTS treats both problem solvers and the problems as opponents with their ...


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I looked at the data briefly and got some interesting conclusions. I used data from FIDE webpage for january in years 2006-2019. I calculated each player's rating change in consecutive years and used player's age in the first of the two as the age when this rating change occurred. Then I simply calculated the average. The result is this: As you can see, ...


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If those engines have a 3600 Elo, shouldn't top players have profited from it to leave Kasparov's 2851 score in 1999 far away? No. The main effect of engines and also the internet has been to democratise chess. The top players have always had access to top level evaluation and knowledge. For lower level players that kind of knowledge, analysis, position ...


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"PhishMaster's Complete Guide To Improvement": What to study, and how. Every player has times where they "plateau", and have trouble moving on, but they usually get past it eventually if they are continuing to study. Sometimes, it is a matter of patience. Here is a set of comprehensive answers to questions I previously gave in various chunks, that are now ...


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Rating is a lagging indicator. That is, it gives an estimate of playing strength in the past. Therefore by definition players who are improving are underrated and players who are declining in strength are overrated. Therefore as a first step if you can enter late you should look at the age profile of the entries and avoid entering tournaments with lots of ...


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OK, so the tournament was the Rattenberger Schnellschach-Open 2019 Tiroler Einzelmeisterschaft im Schnellschach It was a Swiss tournament. Here are your results from the tournament. One of your opponents, Karl-Heinz Staudacher, has no rating. You should exclude your result against him altogether. One of your opponents, Manuel Keßler, has a standard rating ...


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What you have to understand is, first, that any rating is just a comparison of players within that pool. So a 2200 on chess.com is not the same as 2200 on lichess.com, or on ICC. They are probably close, but it is not the same. Second, you need to realize that your three game sample is just not enough to draw any valid conclusions. You are human, so even if ...


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This trick is prevalent in all levels. Of course, depending on the position, your ability to muddy the waters varies. Against much higher rated opponents, it is typical that they will gain an advantage without giving you much counterplay. Nevertheless, in all levels of the game, the losing side will try to muster some counterplay to get back into the game. ...


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Why didn't I get a FIDE rating? Probably because you didn't meet the requirements to get a rating. According to FIDE Rating Regulations effective from 1 July 2017 (sorry no link currently because FIDE have munged their site and you have to search withing the site): Official FIDE Rating List 7.1 On the first day of each month, the QC shall ...


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Based on the screenshot, I believe this was a Swiss tournament. In that case, you ignore the unrated opponents. Do not average in a rating of 0, and do not count the results against those players. The Ra is the average rating of your rated opponents, not the average rating of the entire tournament, based on this line: In a Swiss or Team tournament: this is ...


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In general, countries with many tournaments but not a super strong "chess culture". I think China and Iran tend to not have so many tournaments (if I recall correctly), which explains why their players tend to be more underrated. Meanwhile, European countries have lots of FIDE rated events (some clubs have such events every weekend!). Since they have more ...


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Given Carlsen's 2882 current rating and the fact that he also reached this rating in 2014, it seems likely that at some point he had a year with a performance rating higher than your 2892 figure. (I calculated Carlsen's 2013 performance rating as 2890 [47 points in 69 games against an average opponent of 2757] but it's tedious enough to calculate that I don'...


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This is a list of Magnus Carlsen’s ratings at each of his birthdays. 9 years old: 900 Norwegian rating. 10 years old: 1645 Still Norwegian rating. 11 years old: 2127 FIDE rating now. 12 years old: 2250 Magnus became an FM at age 11. 13 years old: 2450 Magnus became an IM at age 12. 14 years old: 2581 Magnus became a GM at age 13, the youngest in the world ...


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please check Ekanayake E M Anindu Rehan Fide ID is 29909279 OK, so this is your playing record - 2017-10 1754 0 1155 0 1371 0 2017-11 1112 0 2018-04 (1018) 1286 0 1079 0 1018 1 1318 0 1067 1 1090 0 2018-05 (1018 - 25.2 -> 0) 1418 0 1332 0 1221 0 1292 0 2018-10 1352 0 1255 0 1174 0 2018-...


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As suggested in the question I have taken FIDE rating data from 1992 (when active/inactive flags were first introduced) through to September 2019 taken from Olimpbase and FIDE and loaded it into a database which has allowed me to run SQL queries against the data to get some answers for this question. I looked at average decline in playing strength for ...


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No. A good arbiter needs to know the Laws of Chess, but that's about it. There's no need to refer to tactics or openings or strategy when you're arbitering. After all, the days of adjudication are over. I've heard that there are a lot of arbiters with titles that aren't good arbiters, but that wouldn't be solved with imposing a minimum rating. In fact, such ...


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A few things: 1) Ratings overall tend to rise due to inflation of more players entering the pool, rather than the average playing strength of players increasing. If everyone becomes better by some factor due to engines, why would top players' ratings increase? They're now playing opponents who have also gotten stronger by roughly the same amount. 2) ...


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From your context, there is no difference between the two. "Elo" (From Arpad Elo, a professor at Marquette University and president of one of the two organizations that merged to form the US Chess Federation back in 1939 -- IIRC he chaired the meeting that resulted in the merger) when used by in the context of FIDE titles typically refers to the FIDE rating ...


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If you're losing, then attempting to complicate matters is a good idea. It gives your opponent a chance to go wrong and you a chance to recover. I've saved many games by aggressive moves that upon scrutiny could be found wanting. If your opponent stays calm and analyzes them thoroughly, then chances are they probably won't work. But nothing has been lost by ...


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Handicapping I've played in blitz tournaments where the higher rated player was handicapped 1 minute per 100 rating points with a maximum of 3 minutes deducted. When you play with one 1 minute physical ability becomes a huge factor. If you are not fast enough to move a piece while your opponent is reaching for his clock, and then hit your clock near ...


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From Jeremy Gaige's Chess Personalia: a biobibliography (2005 paperback edition (originally from 1987), MacFarland), if no other source is given. 1) Shmit Anatoly Shmit, a pseudonym, actual name is Anatolijs Šmits, p. 389 Anatolijs Šmits, born 1941.09.02 in Pskov gov., URS, p. 397 Pskov is a city in Russia very close to Estonia. Likely I found ...


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The free Excel add-in Chess Ranking Assistant found at https://www.add-ins.com/free-products/chess-ranking-assistant.htm uses the glicko system and is menu driven for easy of use. It is designed for chess clubs


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