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The average adult tournament player in the USCF is rated around 1400. Very strong adult tournament competitors -- the top 10% or so of that group -- are rated over 1900.
Prestigious titles are available to the strongest players. These titles are usually award partially or entirely based on ratings. Experts are players with ratings over 2000. Masters are players with ratings over 2200. Earning the International Master or Grandmaster title requires more than just a high rating, but these players are typically rated over 2400 and 2500, respectively. The best players in the world are rated over 2700; the highest rating ever achieved was 2851, by former World Champion Garry Kasparov.
Garry Kasparov: The Super-Grandmaster! 2851
I wonder how players here would rank the ratings from strong to weak?
I'm still working on getting that 2nd digit for my rating.
A strong rating is anyone who is over 200pts higher than you are.
Do you mean a rating of 1500, or when there your opp- has 200 pts on you??
not sure that i would want to be rated
2000+ OTB, strong like bull
Really the +200pt rating difference means that you should win only about 25% or so. And I think that anybody that beats me 3 out of four is a strong player no matter what my rating is.
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
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Anyone Played 1000 Games?
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Tactics training score/ live game elo?
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suggestions on a narrow repetoire for a 1300s or 1400s player
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Puzzles just for fun!
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FUNNIEST GAME EVER.
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12/5/2013 - Too Many Attackers, Too Little Defenders
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QG - Tarrasch vs Albin Counter Gambit
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CHESScom: Beautiful game, beautiful mate ... I did not expect!
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Someone please recommend be a chess set.
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