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# Blitz Rating Guesser - Answer The Questions & See If My System Can Guess Your Blitz Rating!

Aug 17, 2017, 1:18 PM 30

Hello! It's Ral here! After creating a blog on the worst ways to lose in correspondence chess, I have decided to make another post that is not a puzzle! This post will have nine questions, with multiple answers. Each answer has a different amount of points, which you should add up as you go along. At the end, tally up your points and see what category of ratings this post puts you in. (ELO rating) The aim is for the blog to get the rating category right! Comment below your actual blitz rating and the section that the blog put you in based on the points that you got from this blog post. Before we begin, note that for the questions about how much blitz you play and how much you have played, include rapid as well. The test will be most accurate if you play blitz more than any other game type or at least just as much as game types such as rapid. And finally, here are the rating categories that you can end up in based on the post:

Rating groups:

1. 0-500

2. 501-750

3. 751-1000

4. 1001-1250

5. 1251-1400

6. 1401-1550

7. 1551-1750

8. 1751-2000

9. 2001+

Okay, so without further ado, here are the nine questions! Be sure to track your points as you read and answer the questions! (pt stands for point, pts stands for points, example 1pt, 2pts)

1: How many rating points on chess.com have you improved in the last year?

less than 100 = 1 pt

100-200 = 2 pts

201+ = 3 pts

2: How many blitz and rapid games have you played in all (any site, online and on an actual board combined)

less than 100 games = 1 pt

101-250 games = 2 pts

251-500 games = 3 pts

501-1000 games = 4 pts

1001-2000 games = 5 pts

2001-4000 games = 6 pts

4001+ games = 8 pts

3. How many chess clubs/chess club visits do you do each week?

0 visits = 0 pts

1-2 visits = 3 pts

3+ visits = 4 pts

4. How many rated chess tournaments (OTB, FIDE, etc.) have you participated in in your life?

0 tournaments = 0 pts

1-3 tournaments = 1 pt

4-10 tournaments = 3 pts

11+ tournaments = 6 pts

5. How many hours of chess coaching by a coach do you get per week?

0 hours = 0 pts

1 hour = 2 pts

2 hours = 3 pts

3+ hours = 6 pts

6. How many chess books have you thoroughly (done the problems in the book, read and STUDIED the book) read in your lifetime?

0 = 0 pts

1-3 = 1 pt

4-9 = 2 pts

10+ = 4 pts

7. How many hours of blitz or rapid chess do you play per week?

0-1 = 1 pt

2-4 = 2 pts

5-9 = 3 pts

10+ = 4 pts

8. On chess.com, what has been your highest rating in blitz compared to where you are now?

500+ points higher than current rating = 0 pts

200-499 points higher than current rating = 1 pt

100-199 points higher than current rating = 2 pts

less than 100 points higher than current rating = 2 pts

9. How many years have you been actually playing chess? (note, different question than how many years have you known how to play chess)

less than one year = 0 pts

1-2 years = 1 pt

3-5 years = 2 pts

6-10 years = 4 pts

11+ years = 6 pts

Congratulations for completing the quiz! Now that you know how many points you have, here are the points with their corresponsing rating groups. Hopefully, the rating group that matches your points score is the ELO rating group where your blitz rating is in right now!

Under 6 pts = 0-500

6-7 pts = 501-750

8-10 pts = 751-1000

11-13 pts = 1001-1250

14-16 pts = 1251-1400

17-19 pts = 1401-1550

20-22 pts = 1551-1750

23-25 pts = 1751-2000

26+ pts = 2001+

Thanks for doing the quiz! Hopefully, your points have given you the correct rating group that you are in in reality! Please comment below your points, rating group, and current blitz rating so that first, we can all see the results, and so that second, I can improve the scoring system in the future! Also, tell me what you think of the quiz! I will read all comments!

Bye for now!

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