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I have played chess now for many years, always on chess.com, never over the board. My intention has been to reach a credable standard and then join a local club. Please take a look at the numbers below, i am of the opinion 1269 is still an inexperienced player, given that GM Judit Polger is over 2700 (blitz), those figures put me at around the 50% point relative to her rating. However my positional ranking is approx 300,000 from 1.5 million, which is near to the top 20%.
Do you see my point the 50% position does not fill me with to much confidence, but the 20% made me feel pretty good to be honest.
Taken together these numbers are very misleading, I am not at this time too bothered about rating as such, but I do need to measure progress over time.
Am I now a resonable player for club level, can anybody please make sense of these conflicting numbers ?
Any level is a great level to join a chess club! It's a totally different environment because you learn off each other and there are usually many strong players in the local clubs.
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