12747 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?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
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!
Hi, I have kind of frequent question here, but I can't found topic where it is really explained. I think about join some open tournament and I want to know what rating range I'm.
Have chess.com live long rating any relation to FIDE/USCF rating? I found that some players have about 100 points higher FIDE rating that their rating in long live games, is it truth? I know that it's difficult to compare rating systems, but in general FIDE rating is +- ??? to chess.com long live.
btw.My current long live game rating is about 1500, but just after few games it should be lower.
Thanks for answer.
It's not difficult to compare, its IMPOSSIBLE. It can't be done with any degree of accuracy, and anyone who tells you different doesn't understand how ratings work.
Play in the lower section, and see how you fare OTB. Then you'll have a good base to work on. Don't assume anything. You may be playing better or worse OTB than live. You'll know when you give it a try...
Very true hicetnunc. OTB is such a different form from online it is impossible to translate ratings.
Your first OTB should probably be in the lower sections, and then your results will give you a great gauge on where you should enter your next one! :)
Ok, I understand that there is a big difference in OTB and online live, but I can't get why is impossible to say it might be higher/lower about 50 000 points in very low accuracy and just in some cases? Every rating just shows relative level of skill. I don't want exact number. When forget about all the difference, is it still impossible to say your are 1500 here you might be 750-1200 in fide with very low accuracy? I'm just curious and I don't want waste my money and time to go and join some tournament and recognize that I cant win/draw one game even in lowest section. I understand that if you told me some rating range that it might not be right, but... something is better than nothing. If its really impossible ok thanks for helping me.
I hear you. The challenge in this comes from many angles, but time contols is a biggie. If you have a 1500 rating in blitz, it does not really translate to an OTB comparision with TC's of far longer.
I will post this with the caveat that this is just my stats and not intended to be cross referenced as an answer, just an example lol.
As of today my Chess.com grades are: 1596Blitz, 1759Online
USCF Grade is 1798, Scottish is 1599(regular) 1728(blitz), ECF is 130
For whatever it means, I hope it helps =D
If you're 1500 in live standard here, expect something like 1200-1700 in OTB, but that's just a rough estimate.
Now go, and get your feet wet
You don't have to start with an expensive tournament either. Try to a club in your area (list of chess clubs in the Czech Republic) and ask a stronger player to estimate your playing strength.
Thanks all of you. I will try some club.
by Nipplewise a few minutes ago
11/26/2015 - Sacrificial Fun
by ali99_98 a few minutes ago
The most interesting game of chess was played here in chess.com !!!!
by chess_anonymous 3 minutes ago
by Ankit_Upadhyay 9 minutes ago
Fritz 15 Question
by Krypt0n1te1313 29 minutes ago
tactical vision and strategy
by tranchant 32 minutes ago
by inmylab 33 minutes ago
New chess variant. Looking for players to play with.
by Ace569er 36 minutes ago
improving tactical vision
by tranchant 43 minutes ago
Which Anti-Sicilian to choose?
by Fiveofswords 47 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!