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What are your real world ratings vs your chess.com ratings? I've recently started to get more serious at chess and I'm curious where i would be if I participated in an actual OTB tournament.
Oh and BTW I know this isn't a completeley accurate way to predict anything I'm just curious.
For me the standard rating seems to be pretty much accurate - chess.com rating somewhere in the 1300s, first OTB rating 1326.
Correspondence and bullet ratings here are said to be inflated. I don't play correspondence, but my blitz and bullet ratings are well below my standard rating (around 1200) since I'm just very bad at playing quick.
I tend to do much better at correspondence chess as opposed to OTB...
I've never played rated games before, so does anybody else have an idea what ~1500 in CC and ~1300 Standard means in OTB?
If you put the apples and oranges in at the same time, I don't see why not. Sure, they might spoil at different rates, but it's still a approximate gauge. Better, say, then closing you eyes and hoping for the best...
As an approximation, your blitz rating is a rough indicator of OTB, plus/minus 100 points or so, provided you have played plenty of games here and dont have an average opponent rating very low compared to your rating.
There is no accurate mechanism for such predictions. Those who have gathered data on the subject have found wide variances, although the averages mentioned by Rainbow Rising will hold true in some cases. I personally know people who are much higher rated than me here and substantially lower rated OTB--people who have played in OTB events in which have played. The reverse is true in the case of others in my circle of flesh and blood acquaintances.
I might put the apples and oranges in the refrigerator at the same time, but there are far more variables that will impact how long each remians fresh, including the kind of apple, the freshness when picked, the storage prior to arrival at my grocery, ... They are both fruit, just as the USCF ELO rating and the Chess.com Glicko rating are calculated with roughly similar formulae. They are both good for me too. But the performance of an orange will never reliably predict the endurance of an apple.
my circle of flesh and blood acquaintances.
I liked this better as "flask and blood". :-)
iPad autocorrect makes me want to burn Steve Jobs in effigy. I had to turn on my desktop to fix it.
It does offer a new spin on an old metaphor. ;-)
Compare games, not ratings.
Here's a horrible OTB game with a shocking rating mismatch.
Well, if you don't mind mixing kiwis and pineapples, I would say that your OTB rating might turn out to be some what inferior to your chess.com. They have over inflated their formula lately, which makes me think that USCF OTB rating would be some what less than chess.com. Also on OTB you might paired against very high rated players, which might not be your case on chess.com.
I disagree. At a recent 6 round swiss rapidplay tournament, my rating perfomance was 164 ECF, which translates to 1912 ELO. My only chess.com rating over 1800 is my bullet rating. Chess.com ratings appear deflated to me.
A single 6-round performance != rating.
I disagree. My USCF rating is in the 1600s and my chess.com is in the high 1700. It is a well known fact that chess.com ratings have been inflated for a reason unknown to me.
Chess.com rating are inflated because it is free and the required commitment is low. Lots of really weak players have almost average ratings from beating even weaker players. ICC ratings are deflated for a similar reason--only serious chess players join.
Even then that isn't a huge gap. I would say that a 1600 player and a 1700 to be more or less on the same level. I wasnt expecting chess.com to be accurate to less than a hundred points either.
I have two Yahoo! chess accounts, and they currently differ by ~150 points.
One I play at lunchtimes, and one I play in the evenings (they got set up on different computers, with 2 different default email accounts).
If 2 ratings for the same player can be so different under 1 system, should it be a surprise that 2 ratings under different systems, and under different playing circumstances should differ?
Interesting question. I believe that chess.com ratings may be slightly higher than OTB, but still a reasonable reflection of player strength.
My chess.com blitz rating is 1526, and my otb (USCF) rating is 1544...
Perhaps this is because I haven't played rated blitz for a few days.
I never reached my peak USCF rating because I stopped going to them early on during my climb. In my last USCF 3-round swiss, I swept two 1700s and a 1900 with all wins. My best win was against a 2200 NM, and my worst loss was against a 1400. These days, I prefer to play blitz or CC, but standard controls bore me unless I'm doing it OTB.
I have accounts on both playchess and ICC. On ICC, I've got a 2000 blitz rating for 5 min and 1700 rating for 3 min (random encounter button). The 3-min random on ICC is very challenging, and you'll often encounter other 1700s that turn out to be experts or even FMs. One I managed to beat turned out to have a 2400+ 5-min rating when I looked up their notes.
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