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JustaChessboy7767

I am 1600 uscf and i was wondering if this is up to the standards for a player whos been playing for a year

RatingsRequiem

Is it Otb rating?

TaeKwonLogan

1600 is a very solid rating for only playing for 1 year. I have been playing for 8 and am 1800

TaeKwonLogan

Its a very solid rating in general

DentonTD

There are now six different USCF Ratings. While I do have two students who reached 1700 in their first year, these accomplishments are extraordinary. Rare. A realistic range after
a year for MOST is 1000. There are so many factors which play into a players growh. First
is a players passion to make chess THE priority and very near #1, if not absolutely #1 in 
his life, and his parents sharing in that commitment. Chess for those advancing quickly 
cannot be a casual endeavor. Along with weekly study including hours of tactics review,

and game analysis, must be a devotion o application of a coach's direction. Online chess
has truly revolutionized youth chess. The Pandemic period while so awful in most areas

of life, has been a Godsend for youth chess, and for those truly committed to growth. As
many avid onine players are returning to OTB,, they are absolutely taking their accelerated

growth learned online to in-person. Those who have ignored online for the most part, are
truly struggling. Online chess is an ABSOLUTELY VITAL tool for growth. Last, for the parents as well-WEEKLY commitment to chess classes, at least monthly commitment to 
OTB USCF rated tournaments, Weekly online tournaments with the understanding that if it

is not USCF rated, one might as well be playing ping pong.

DentonTD

While USCF Reg OTB ratings are and do remain the gold standard, it is pure folly for those
avid OTB to reject USCF online regular and quick ratings. And those who do-prepare to get
royally spanked by far lower rated players who have advanced awesomely in ability during

the pandemic but have not had the opportunity to play OTB. I think he youngest NM on 
record now is just over 9 years old. Youngest GM just over 12. I would bet given the online
resources available, we will see 8 year old NMs very soon. We already have 1800+ reg OTB
7 year olds. Chess is certainly NOT a factor of age, with kids starting to learn the game as
young as 3. I fully expect new generations of chess players to accomplish records never accomplished before. But, we should always remember and respect the greatness of players such as Paul Morphy.

Trophies100

very good Ive been playing for 5 years otb and my uscf is 1900s (peak) 1850s now

DentonTD

I get referrals all the time, which is great, from parents of my "superstars"- but, the superstars have the improvement they do because of their own passion for excellence. 
The question I have is this - what goals do my new students have. And this is important.
Some wish to be merely good "casual" players-some school champions- what I hope for
are much higher goals.

EmeraldNighthawk

At one year from playing chess... my rating was around the 900's.

DentonTD

Emerald, you have accomplished quite a lot both over the board and online as a chess

player. And 900 for the first year is a good achievement, for sure.

Rob Jones/DentonTD

Trophies100

I’m dropping so much rn

Trophies100

I used to be like 1919 but now I’m 1844

DentonTD

Trophies, the path up is quite often not a steep slope. Reason dictates a few dips along the path.

Perfection is nice, but difficult to obtain. Play tonight in our Wednesday Warriors Classic

EmeraldNighthawk

there is actually no such thing as a perfect game...

Comfy_Girl

ya there are ups and downs in games here and there

DentonTD

One side might play near perfection, but, not both. So, "perfect game" impossible" 

JustaChessboy7767

I have managed to come up to this far without a coach but now i think will be a good time to get one to continue in my chess journey.

tamemagicprince
DentonTD wrote:

While USCF Reg OTB ratings are and do remain the gold standard, it is pure folly for those
avid OTB to reject USCF online regular and quick ratings. And those who do-prepare to get
royally spanked by far lower rated players who have advanced awesomely in ability during

the pandemic but have not had the opportunity to play OTB. I think he youngest NM on 
record now is just over 9 years old. Youngest GM just over 12. I would bet given the online
resources available, we will see 8 year old NMs very soon. We already have 1800+ reg OTB
7 year olds. Chess is certainly NOT a factor of age, with kids starting to learn the game as
young as 3. I fully expect new generations of chess players to accomplish records never accomplished before. But, we should always remember and respect the greatness of players such as Paul Morphy.

 

tamemagicprince
JustaChessboy7767 wrote:

I have managed to come up to this far without a coach but now i think will be a good time to get one to continue in my chess journey.

 

manavdash

I have been playing for around 2 years but I haven't been active in terms of playing tournaments. At one point I didn't play a tournament for 6 months in a row. I wish I had not done that but now my plan is to participate in many tournaments and hopefully, this club can help me do that. I'm around 1000 in online ratings.