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What by definition is a “good chess player”?

  • #41

    I would consider below 1000 to be novices or those who give away the silliest of mistakes. 1200 is not so good and make 10 mistakes in 50 moves.1400 is OK but definitely not good as compared to strong players. 1600 is average. 1800 is good. 2000 is very good and worthy of it. 2200 is excellent and definentely deserves respect. 2400 is outstanding. Over 2600 is just unimaginable

  • #42

    there are in fact a few players over 2600 sadly.

  • #43
    Geometric652 wrote:

    I’ve been thinking recently if I would count as a “good chess player”. Is it preference or a general rank?

    A player who is at least 200 rating points above my best is a good player.

  • #44
    I think for the average person a rating of 1800 or higher is a good player. At 1800 or higher, you can beat the majority of casual chess players off the street. In terms of world class good, I think the minimum would have to be 2400 and above.
  • #45
    Howhorseymove wrote:
    I think for the average person a rating of 1800 or higher is a good player. At 1800 or higher, you can beat the majority of casual chess players off the street. In terms of world class good, I think the minimum would have to be 2400 and above.

    Carlsen treats anyone U2700 with no respect. He plays trash openings and tries to blow them off the board. And he usually succeeds!

  • #46
    Dsmith42 escreveu:

    The best player I've ever known taught me that the better you get at playing chess, the more you realize that you're terrible at playing chess.

    All too true!

     

  • #47

    sounds like the best player he knew was below 900.

  • #48

    As someone else said, "Am I good at tactics?" The computer says no. 

    We now know that humans just aren't that good at chess. 

  • #49

    Magnus is a chess machine. Most humans would be destroyed. It takes a more powerful machine to beat Magnus.

  • #50

    magnus style is not big on opening evals. so long as he gets a playable position in middle game, he is all set. 

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