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So you're asking us to whip 'em out and compare basically?
Im interested in how chess.com ratings relate to ratings in real life
OTB USCF 1870
Might help to give USCF, FIDE, ect by the numbers to avoid possible confusion. I'm just over 1500 USCF, I forget the exact number at the moment.
I'm 169 ECF (English Chess Federation), which converts to 2002 FIDE. I should get a nice little bump in the next list, having scored W2 D3 L0 in the last rating period.
that's a good dog!
Lately, after crossing 1600 (FIDE), I finally got to higher tournament section. But after playing 1 tournament (and I didn't go today) I feel like I'll stay as ~1650 for some time. ^^
wow everyone here is higher rated than me...
skullskullskull thats just wrong..
I am not rated because I am not a member but I kind of want to join, I am just scared my rating will be bad.
I am just scared my rating will be bad.
When I sarted, I scored 0/8 followed by 0.5/8, in my first two tournaments. I was awarded a two-digit rating in what is more usually, a three-digit system. Most of us go through the process, don't worry about it.
Is membership worth the price?
I don't know about the USCF but in England, rated competition pretty much forces one to join the ECF. It's not a huge amount of money, much less than petrol costs or entry fees, so I don't even think about it. Pay and play.
For the USCF the price for an adult premium membership is around $46/year I believe, which also gets you a monthly Chess Life magazine. In my opinion if you assume a Chess Life price tag of $3/issue that is about $10 for the actual membership part per year, which isn't much at all.
What area do you live in Brisket? The only drawback for me anyway is that if you live in a "dead chess" part of the country getting into tournaments is more difficult and expensive which means your making less use of the membership than others may.
And don't worry about getting a bad rating. We all started there (well, many of us!).
I am in the Chicagoland area, so I assume there should be stuff there.
The first step, before you join the national body, is to join a local chess club. See if you like the game, as much as you think you do.
I paid for a lifetime membership to USCF about 25 years ago glad i don't have to pay membership costs anymore. I know this is not an option for a lot of people but i am glad i could do it
1807 uscf for me. However, I sincerely believe it will go up significantly this year because I'm learning some openings for the first time in my life. Its been all middlegames and endings till now having to figure stuff out move by move in openings. I'm using this site to get training games to help my openings, curious to see rating difference too.
the membership is well worth the price :D
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