# IQ and FIDE rating

• 3 years ago · Quote · #1

University of MIT (Merely Incompetent Teachers) publish first ever formula for calculating IQ score from an official FIDE rating!

Here it is:

IQ = (FIDE rating/20) + (375/age in years)

Unfortunately it is only valid for ages 10 - 50.

Magnus Carlsen's IQ is therefore around 160.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #2

Totally off -- Rating = (IQ * 200) - 800 which supports Fischer's 180 IQ claim (giving him a 2800 rating) and explains why chess.com starts everyone at 1200 (corresponding to the average IQ of 100).

• 3 years ago · Quote · #3
TheGrobe wrote:

Totally off -- Rating = (IQ * 200) - 800 which supports Fischer's 180 IQ claim (giving him a 2800 rating) and explains why chess.com starts everyone at 1200 (corresponding to the average IQ of 100).

Of course it does - it was produced by MIT.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #4

Haha, I love your jokes WPL. My IQ is therefore 109,7. Not bad! :)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #5

The formula must assume that people live to only play chess barring all distractions, culture issues, exposure to the game and lack there of, monetary issues, ability to travel to countries that host FIDE tournaments, and pretty much all other humanly possible reasons that a chess rating may be lower or higher than it could be.

Ok.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #6

Lame.

So my IQ is 8.15 ... better go off and drool in the corner...

• 2 years ago · Quote · #7

According to these statistics, my iq is in the 40's. I know declare myself officially brain dead.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #8

Mine is 162 and I'm only 1400.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #9

Do I really have a negative IQ : -23

• 2 years ago · Quote · #10

Maybe... your math seems to indicate it ^_^

• 2 years ago · Quote · #11
BorgQueen schreef:

Maybe... your math seems to indicate it ^_^

What is a math ? Didn't even know I had one ? So , I have an IQ and a math , but what do I do with it ?

• 2 years ago · Quote · #12

Don't worry about it, you wouldn't understand.

But hey, then again, neither would I since my IQ is only 8.15.  Actually, I had a birthday, so now my IQ is 7.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #13
BorgQueen schreef:

Don't worry about it, you wouldn't understand.

But hey, then again, neither would I since my IQ is only 8.15.  Actually, I had a birthday, so now my IQ is 7.

I thought IQ stood for Indian Queens , a kind of reversed QI . So you need this math thing to rate something ? Do I have that , a rate ? I'm asking you because I think you must be smart , I mean 8.15 is more than -23 because there are more digits in it.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #14

I don't know what my IQ is according to that formula, because I don't get it.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #15

I am 48 and have an IQ of -23 but have no rating. My opponent is 33 years old and has a rating of 2247 but has no IQ.

Who will have the highest probabillity to win a game played between them?

*) Edited by my secretary.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #16
harryz schreef:

read again. its only valid for ages 10-50

It was not an answer to my question.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #17

stupid. my iq is only 42 than

• 2 years ago · Quote · #18
shsdshsd wrote:

stupid. my iq is only 42 than

42 than what?

• 2 years ago · Quote · #19

42 is my iq

• 2 years ago · Quote · #20

that is a stupid formula it does not even work. my real iq is somewhere around 150