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Chess.com Rating Comparisons

  • CM smarterchess
  • | Jan 24, 2014
  • | 36440 views
  • | 55 comments

Many players are curious about how the different chess.com ratings stack up against each other.  This survey is designed to figure out the answer!  

At the bottom of the survey there are also a few questions about USCF and FIDE ratings for comparison purposes.  If you would like to remain anonymous on chess.com it's recommended you leave the USCF/FIDE fields blank.

To help keep the survey accurate please only fill in fields when you have 25+ total games in that category, and 5+ games in the last 6 months.  As the results start to come in I'll create a few plots and summary tables in the results spreadsheet.  Enjoy!

Survey  |  Results

Using Linear Regression, Blitz rating --> other ratings. (After 265 responses)

Blitz Standard Bullet Turn-Based USCF FIDE
800 1105 667 1355 944 1207
850 1134 720 1380 992 1240
900 1164 773 1406 1039 1273
950 1193 827 1431 1087 1306
1000 1223 880 1456 1134 1338
1050 1253 933 1482 1182 1371
1100 1282 987 1507 1229 1404
1150 1312 1040 1533 1277 1437
1200 1342 1094 1558 1324 1469
1250 1371 1147 1584 1372 1502
1300 1401 1200 1609 1419 1535
1350 1431 1254 1634 1467 1568
1400 1460 1307 1660 1514 1600
1450 1490 1360 1685 1562 1633
1500 1519 1414 1711 1609 1666
1550 1549 1467 1736 1657 1699
1600 1579 1521 1762 1704 1731
1650 1608 1574 1787 1752 1764
1700 1638 1627 1813 1799 1797
1750 1668 1681 1838 1847 1830
1800 1697 1734 1863 1894 1863
1850 1727 1787 1889 1942 1895
1900 1757 1841 1914 1989 1928
1950 1786 1894 1940 2037 1961
2000 1816 1948 1965 2084 1994
2050 1845 2001 1991 2132 2026
2100 1875 2054 2016 2179 2059
2150 1905 2108 2041 2227 2092
2200 1934 2161 2067 2274 2125
2250 1964 2214 2092 2322 2157
2300 1994 2268 2118 2369 2190
2350 2023 2321 2143 2417 2223

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Blitz Ratings are on the x-axis.

Comments


  • 3 weeks ago

    Chaseanthemum

    I somewhat agree with this graph. Im 1900~ uscf but my blitz rating is only 1700 on here. I've never been too good at faster time controls, but it could also be, in part, due to the fact that I haven't played in any tournaments for 4 or 5 years so my USCF rating isn't a good representation of my actual playing strength at this point. So yeah, somewhat agree.

  • 5 weeks ago

    SmyslovFan

    Milliern, the reasons for the correspondence between different ratings isn't really the point of this particular exercise. The graph shows the actual numbers. 

  • 5 weeks ago

    Milliern

    Sorry, I have to be the one to ask the stupid question: Why would a chess.com blitz rating of 1750 correspond to a USCF rating of 1847 and a FIDE rating of 1830?  If anything, being that USCF ratings are inflated compared to FIDE, and usually by 60-100 points, I would imagine that there is something wrong with these numbers.  I could see chess.com's 1750 corresponding to 1830 FIDE and 1890 USCF, but not a situation where FIDE and USCF ratings are swapped.

  • 6 weeks ago

    theboss1234567891234

    I have a rating of 1887 in 15|10 games, and I only have a 1000 rating in 10 min games so does that still mean I m at a 1900+ rating on USCF? I'm only an 8th grader, so is that good? How good would it be, because I haven't played normal (by normal, I mean not live but with actual boards) at a tournament or a class?

  • 3 months ago

    troywins

    I'd like to see this analysis updated for 2015.  That would be great.

  • 3 months ago

    sergio0101

    I have a low blitz rating but a decent standard. So I wonder what my rating FIDE would be

  • 3 months ago

    fhermosillat

    Do it again!

  • 4 months ago

    spraveen2

    As per SmyslovFan's comment could you please re-calculate and post the updated rating chart. This shall help a lot.

  • 4 months ago

    spraveen2

    Hi chess.com,

    As per SmyslovFan's comment could you please re-calculate and post the updated rating chart. This shall help a lot.

  • 5 months ago

    amaoto-miku

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  • 6 months ago

    SmyslovFan

    Sadly, the standard ratings will have to be recalculated due to the major changes Chess.com made last week (around October 20, 2014).

  • 6 months ago

    PequenoMaestro

    Good job! Thank you.

  • 7 months ago

    SmyslovFan

    Oldchessdog, I think you did something wrong with your math. If your online (turn-based) rating is 1792, you can expect your USCF rating to be ~1760, +/-200 or so.

    Your blitz rating of 1109, which has been shown elsewhere to be generally a more reliable measure, would suggest you'd be ~1240 USCF.

  • 7 months ago

    OldChessDog

    If this is true, than my USCF rating is now closer to 1750!??

    Well, it's a nice dream. Time will tell. I'll start playing in tournaments again when I get back to Texas in February.

  • 9 months ago

    Optimissed

    Actually those graphs imply very strongly that at blitz, something other than chess ability is highly influential to the point of possibly being the most defining factor.

  • 9 months ago

    md1987

    Nice work.

    Thank you.

  • 12 months ago

    pointstealer1964

    website sucks! very good competition. the problem is with timer. they have no control over the lagging from player to player. quite obvious either you pay or you are punished. play for free means you lose

  • 12 months ago

    InverseVariation

    Is there any possibility that the standard ratings will be properly adjusted?

  • 13 months ago

    tigerjimmy

    Can anybody explain why my rating jumps around so massively. In one game, I'm 1200, in the next game down to 1036.

  • 13 months ago

    canwedoit

    thx

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