10948 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Check out this site which gives you an estimated ELO rating after choosing a move for 10 different positions . Try it out and post your rating here , and mayb post your chess.com or fide/uscffor comparison . My rating was 1690
Scroll Down for best moves according to the page :
best moves :
The test is a little strange. Just to play around, after I got my elo estimate I decided to change my answer to the final question to see how this affected my score. My original move had been Bb7 (c8 b7). I tried moving the bishop to other squares and they all resulted in the same score, even moves like Bg4 and Bh3 that lose a piece! I also tried Re8 and this scored significantly worse -- worse than just giving away the bishop!
One of the positions I thought the first move of the combination might be played by a beginner just because it is a capture, but seeing the whole combination is actually quite difficult. So someone who just likes to take pieces and someone who calculates a several move combo might score the same on that problem.
Anyhow, estimated elo from the test: 1995. My actual USCF rating is in the 1700s.
Chess.com = 1601
USCF = 980(p2)
ELO Test = 2042
just started playing chess last week with two friends who've been playing for a
while and they've beaten me every time. i was reading about ELO ratings and found
a link to this thread. according to the test i have 1550, but that seems a bit high
since i just started and i read that '1200 is a talented beginner'. my answers:
The problem would be that the test doesn't take into account your motive for the move; you may unwittingly blunder into the best move possible without knowing.
I definatley agree with this comment. The test is good but something like, writing out ones thought process and scoring that would be much better. I mean, for each puzzle there are candidate moves and there is certain depth to each move, and before deciding on which move to play one would have to analyze each after assessing the position. Ok, some dont need much thought to find the 'right' move but why moves are inferior should be worked out too.
I got a shock some years ago when i was given a similar test (exam) by a GM as part of lessons. The depth was much greater than one move and proper grading was given with respect to what i had written on paper. If i had just written one move down with no analysis, surely my coach would have simply said, FAIL! ha i dunno, i like the link tho.vv
Now I'm gonna search for the best responses.
given that on FICS my standard is in the 1800-1900 range (and here its 1850+) I don't think it is that inacurate.
but I only think this is because of the way I attempted to solve each position; with each move I had a precise line in mind, if you "just guessed" then I don't think this test would be in anyway reliable.
^ in short, its up to you, if you don't try to "cheat" the test it will, most obvoiusally be more reliable.
for those interested; my awnsers: (LOOK AWAY NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE IT YET!)
It's kind of inaccurate if you are under 1000 , as the least you can get is 1000 whatever your answers
Just a reminder...
by kaynight a few minutes ago
1/29/2015 - White Wins
by hieutrung 2 minutes ago
Do Americans tend to flame more on live chess
by kaynight 3 minutes ago
by BahramKian 7 minutes ago
gg = Rub It In?
by Lifewitlooie 8 minutes ago
1/28/2015 - Horvath vs. Lajos Mayer, Budapest, 1917
by LaGr77 15 minutes ago
Please Start Enforcing Restrictions on Those who Abandon Games
by chester6 47 minutes ago
by jiriborc 69 minutes ago
Pieces do not move
by lazizbek0307 75 minutes ago
Podium Prediction Chess (PPC) - "GRENKE CHESS CLASSIC 2015" Edition
by Louis-Gaetan 78 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!