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My real FIDE Elo was 2400 at max in 199x and in 2018 my real blitz rating was 17xx(Now I got few hundred points back in few tournaments). Not everybody who plays on platforms or even in tournaments have your "professional attitude" and cares about rating - I don't care about my - I play for fun, intentionally go for high risk combinations often ...


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Arpad Elo was rated 2065 in the August 5 1960 Chess Life ratings list. I believe this list was the first he appeared in that used his Elo system rather than the previous Harkness system. Elo turned 57 years old that month, and he was likely stronger than that when he was younger. In the November 20 1950 ratings list, which used the Harkness system, Elo was ...


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According to this article on the Chessbase site: Using his own rating system to estimate his playing strength, he calculated his best five-year average rating at 2230 – enough to have earned for him the national master title. In this context, "national master" refers to the USCF National Master title.


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On chess.com my ratings are: Blitz: 1339 Rapid: 1721 Daily: 2153 My understanding of chess doesn't change based on time control. I am poor at quickly performing safety checks and so blunder more at faster time controls.


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There are several factors involved with rating differences: There is no one-to-one mapping between blitz and rapid ratings on online sites such as lichess and chess.com. Usually, the blitz pool has much more experienced and stronger players, thus your rating in blitz could be (much) lower. But this is also subject to your actual rating. For example, if your ...


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First of all, offhand I don't see what advantage "differential sandbagging" would bring on Lichess, but then, I never played online. That said, I can come up with much more legit possibilities for person X having a vast rating difference in different modes: It's genuine and style-based. I bet my own rating would be vastly higher in Blitz (even ...


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Like other answers, let's assume FIDE rating is the baseline for comparison. The it is very much possible to compare a player's strength across multiple sites and see which matches the baseline the closest. This comes with some assumptions, like the assumption that online chess performance matches OTB performance, which are decently reasonable. According to ...


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How strong is Leela Zero today in terms of rating / strength, esp when compared with Alpha Zero / Mu Zero? We will never know for sure because we don't have the source code for AlphaZero/MuZero. However, it's very likely Leela Zero is a stronger version because it is an evolving project. Open source for the best AI programmers in the world, not just ...


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We can't compare Leela vs. AlphaZero or MuZero, because they are private engines. That means we can't just get them to play tens of thousands of games against each other (which is the standard way of telling how strong each engine is). However, if AlphaZero has not improved since it was unveiled, Leela is likely to be stronger than it. The same goes for ...


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Study as if you were taking a university course. Choose a lecture series. I recommend Naroditsky's (first) speedrun! 1 Apply various learning techniques while watching the "lecture" videos: Watch one lecture video each day. Pause and guess what move the instructor will play (especially in critical sections), and try to explain your reasons for the ...


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There still aren't as many OTB tournaments as there were in 2019, but they're starting to come back. You can find USCF rated tournaments at this link. Just make sure to set the "Online" option to "No" if you only want OTB tournaments, and then you can search by date range and either state or proximity. Bear in mind that that for these ...


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Go ahead! A lichess rapid rating around 2000 is quite good, there must be a lot of players in national open (or club) tournaments not reaching that rating. But study some theory also ...


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